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Pagination: Why there’s life in the web’s old dog yet

As web technologies continue to improve, so are the ways in which we experience the internet. In the 23 years of the web, many trends have come and gone. We’ve seen Page Counters come and go, Flash rise and fall, and we’re currently seeing Flat Design’s minimalism take the fore at the expense of skeuomorphic and ‘realistic’ 3D effects. The web is ever-evolving. Trends come and go, this is only natural – as we see in the world of fashion. Unlike fashion however, the web’s evolution has much to do with technological change.

Devices have got faster, bandwidth has increased, and our browsing methods have evolved from desktop to mobile. At the heart of these changes has been the method in which we structure our content.
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Humans Now Account for Less Than 40% of Web Traffic

You might assume that all web traffic is generated by actual people browsing the internet, but actually you would be wrong. In fact, statistically the human race is now a minority on the internet. Does this mean your pets are browsing the internet while you’re asleep? No! What it does mean is that now a days, bots are generating more internet traffic than humans.
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The Best UX Articles of January 2014

The new year has finally been ushered in. We’re begin to become accustomed to writing ‘2014’, the days are getting ever longer, and the sun is starting to make a reappearance. With January having whizzed past, it’s time to look at what you may have missed,

So, with so much quality content out there, we take one more look back at January 2014. We’ve compiled January’s best 5 articles we feel are interesting, invaluable or otherwise a must read for anyone with an interest in UX.
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Responsive Web Design

So, you’ve invested in a mobile site for your website and think you’re all set for the future?

Then you may want to think again.

Mobile-first remains an important trend with tablets & mobile phones, outselling the “ancient” desktop computer. However, this doesn’t mean that having a mobile website next to your regular site is necessarily the best solution. Whilst the size of phones & tablets keeps changing – not to mention the difference between portrait & landscape mode – a single site can’t scale properly to all of them. The solution: Responsive design.
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The ABC of Usability Part 12

The latest instalment in our monthly list of User Experience terms and definitions.

Each month, we are adding new terms to our existing glossary of Usability and UX definitions; terms we deem useful, interesting or – hopefully – a mixture of the two!

Discover new terms, learn more about the ones you thought you knew and find out interesting, little known, details.
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usabilla_live_devices Announcements

Record exposure of 2 Billion monthly displays for Usabilla Live

The team here at Usabilla has had an exciting 5 months. In September, we added focus to our efforts beyond Dutch borders, hiring country managers for France, Germany and the UK. A website redesign followed, adding both French and German language versions to cater for our ever growing international customer base.
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Our 5 Favorite UX Articles (December 2013)

The new year has finally been ushered in. Writing ’2014′ still seems a tad odd, drawing up our new year’s resolutions, and beginning to look toward an exciting 12 months. Yet, with so much to look forward to, it is worth looking back for a moment to see what the previous 31 days had in store for us.

So, with so much quality content out there, we take one more look back at December 2013. We’ve compiled December’s best 5 articles we feel are interesting, invaluable or otherwise a must read for anyone with an interest in UX.
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2013_12_23 Announcements

We are hiring: Skilled web developers in Amsterdam

Usabilla builds cutting-edge feedback technologies. We have just reached a record exposure of 2 billion monthly Live Feedback button displays – serving an international client base, including big online players like Booking.com, Vodafone, T-Mobile and Spilgames. Time to expand our team with a highly motivated and skilled web developer.
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