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The Pitfalls of Browser Perceptions

in Analytics, Technical by | September 19th, 2014 | No Comments

boxing gloves to fight over which browser is better

“Which browser do you use?

After the past twenty years of “browser wars,” this is a loaded question intended to stuff individuals into neat little cubbyholes:

  • Is your customer platform-loyal?
  • Is your coworker appropriately concerned about security?
  • Is your Grandma’s browser unable to handle the video element or is it time to take her to the Optometrist again?

There are plenty of reasons (good and bad) to ask the question. However, drawing a useful conclusion from answers is tricky. They can be based on anecdotal information, outdated experiences, or personal bias.

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Why You Should Care About Bots

in Web Security, Web Tools by | August 29th, 2014 | No Comments

photo of ant - ants and bots are similiar

Ants and spam bots share some traits in common. Both work in groups, and both relay information to each other about the location of a food source. In both cases, you usually have what they want. However, unlike ants, bots do more than annoy: they leave malicious spam links, and more.

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Best Web Development Reading at PINT in 2014

in Around the Office, Design, Online Marketing, Project Management, Social Media, Technical, User Experience by | July 16th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

books written by Thomas Powell, CEO of web development agency PINT, Inc. in San Diego

Recently, a potential client asked us how we stay on top of online security, UX, and web development trends. Since the web and its users are constantly evolving, the PINT team relies on a variety of resources to keep up to date and inspired to try new things with web development. Here is a list of of books and websites some of the PINTsters have checked out this year, and a few titles that we consider the best web development reading we’ve seen in 2014.

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