One of the web’s superpowers is its low friction: a new site is always only a single tap away, allowing users to easily navigate through a rich diversity of experiences. The mobile web provides a great discovery experience for users and unparalleled reach for developers.
Unfortunately, once users discover an experience they love, […]
April 20, 2015
A few months ago, I got into a rather feisty UX discussion with a coworker revolving around an innocent-looking tweet by Brad Frost. In it, he referred to a video that reveals a “shocking discovery” about an experience on a bank’s website.
When done right, filters enable users to narrow down a website’s selection of thousands of products to only those few items that match their particular needs and interests. Yet, despite it being a central aspect of the user’s e-commerce product browsing, most websites offer a lacklustre filtering experience. In fact, our 2015 benchmark reveals that […]
The DevTools Timeline panel has always been the best first stop on the path to performance optimization. This centralized overview of your app’s activity helps you analyze where time is spent on loading, scripting, rendering, and painting. Recently, we’ve upgraded the Timeline with more instrumentation so that you can see a more […]
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This is part two of a tutorial series for Running Your Own Open Source Email Server. In this tutorial, I’ll guide you through configuring and customizing iRedMail‘s administrative back-end console, iRedAdmin. You can use iRedAdmin to add domains, manage users and more. I’ll also cover how to configure your […]
On April 15th, a change to a Drupal.org website permission inadvertently allowed a small segment of users to view a report listing the email addresses of recently logged in users. No passwords were involved. The problem was mitigated within 13 hours of being introduced and within 3 hours of being reported. The problem was completely […]
Last year we announced QUIC, a UDP-based transport protocol for the modern Internet. Over the last quarter, we’ve been increasing the amount of traffic to Google services that is served over QUIC and analyzing QUIC performance at scale. Results so far are positive, with the data showing that QUIC provides a real performance improvement […]
If you are creating a custom IME (Input Method Editor) or a language processing app, you can use Android’s spelling checker framework to quickly add spell check functionality to your app without having to deal with low level tasks, such as maintaining word-lists or determining Damerau-Levenshtein distances between words.
The framework […]