Design & Development

The nuts and bolts of an ecommerce site are design and development. We address design innovation and trends — including layouts, colors, photography, logos, video, and more. We explain the basics of code — HTML, CSS, JavaScript — as well as platforms, themes, plugins, open source, and related topics.

Code | Design & Dev Tools | Platforms & Apps | Schools & Resources | Typography & Fonts | User Experience
Brandon Chicotsky
Schools & Resources

Is College Necessary for Business?

Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and OpenAI’s Sam Altman are college dropouts. We asked Brandon Chicotsky, a professor of marketing at Texas Christian University, if college is worth the time and money.

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Design & Dev Tools

AI Audio Tools for Meetings, Podcasts, Text-to-speech

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Platforms & Apps

20 Recommerce Brands, Marketplaces, Platforms

Sample "Viral Content Bee" logo from Benchmark.
Design & Dev Tools

Testing 7 AI Logo Generators

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Schools & Resources

19 Free Web Design Courses: UX, Graphics, Code, More

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Schools & Resources

7 Resources for AI News, Updates, Ideas

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Platforms & Apps

19 Tools to Write, Publish, Sell Ebooks

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Platforms & Apps

Ecommerce Product Releases: April 16, 2023

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Design & Dev Tools

15 Free Themes for WooCommerce

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Platforms & Apps

Ecommerce Product Releases: April 3, 2023

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Typography & Fonts

The Right Font Drives Conversions

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Schools & Resources

12 New Ecommerce Books for Spring 2023

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Design & Dev Tools

20 Free Web Design Tools from Winter 2023

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Platforms & Apps

Ecommerce Product Releases: March 15, 2023

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Design & Dev Tools

A Web Designer’s Tech Stack

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Platforms & Apps

Ecommerce Product Releases: March 1, 2023

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Platforms & Apps

11 Podcast Platforms to Host, Distribute, Monetize

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Design & Dev Tools

20 Free Ecommerce Icon Sets

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Platforms & Apps

Ecommerce Product Releases: February 15, 2023

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Platforms & Apps

4 Ecommerce Growth Levers

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Platforms & Apps

15 Group Messaging Mobile Apps

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Platforms & Apps

Ecommerce Product Releases: February 1, 2023

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Platforms & Apps

13 AI Chatbots for Business

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Design & Dev Tools

21 Productivity Tools for 2023

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User Experience

Simple Steps to Mobile-first Web Design

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Design & Dev Tools

Shopify App Developer Takes on Coupon Leaks

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Platforms & Apps

Ecommerce Product Releases: January 16, 2023

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Typography & Fonts

20 New Free Commercial Fonts for 2023