Mobile Apps / 10.23.2017

Ethiopia’s Meda Messenger combining chat with payments

Ethiopian startup Meda Messenger is hoping for swift uptake after rolling out its cross-platform social app that allows users to chat and make payments. Launched as a side project…

 

tools / 09.08.2017

15 Easy to Use Images Editing Tools for Websites

Heavy and un-optimized images are the biggest reasons for slowing down a site. Whenever you are using images in your front-end projects, you may want to ensure that you are using an…

 

Website . Mobile Apps / 08.27.2017

A Quick Intro Into Progressive Web Apps

Progressive Web App (PWA), in general, is a term used to denote web apps that use the latest web technologies. As such, this year’s PWAs will be average web apps in a few years. [Wikipedia]…

 

Website / 08.14.2017

Improving the Perceived Speed of Websites

Paul Bakaus, Developer Advocate at Google who heads up outreach for AMP, DevTools and Games, explains why perceived performance matters much more than actual performance –…

 

Website / 08.12.2017

Design Strategies for Profitable Landing Webpages

Every traveler knows it’s hard to find more annoying and upsetting experience than landing in the wrong place. It wastes the precious time and effort on looking for the needed spot…

 

Website / 08.11.2017

7 Web Designing Trends You Should Know About

Each and every year the web designing industry goes through some sort of evolution cycle that’s quite relevant and inspiring. Something that looked modern and fresh yesterday…

 

Website / 08.05.2017

Knowing When to Upgrade Your Website

First Impressions Like everything else in life, first impressions count. Nowadays, if users don’t find what they are expecting to find they’ll leave and more than likely never…

 

Website / 08.03.2017

Influencing Website User with Colors

Besides defining your brand, color grabs attention, conveys the right emotions, and also helps illustrate the hierarchy of page elements in your design. It’s a big influence in…

 

Website / 08.02.2017

Design Websites for All People, Not Most

Web design is about accessibility. Most web designers aim to create products for the largest swath of people within their audience, casting their designs out like gaping nets to yield…

 

Random / 07.27.2017

Linkedin to launch website demographics tool

LinkedIn is now using profile data to show businesses just who is visiting their websites. A new LinkedIn Website Demographics tool, announced Thursday, July 26, allows companies…

 

Website / 07.26.2017

Image Optimization for Websites

When it comes to displaying images on the web, there’s a tight line to walk. Make them too large or too high-resolution, and your website will slow to a crawl. Make them too small or…

 

Website / 07.25.2017

Eight Key Criteria To Help You Choose The Right Website CMS

In this post, we flag up eight of the most important criteria you should be using to assess a CMS, and to compare different software providers. #1 Overall UX An intuitive user interface…

 

Website . Mobile Apps / 07.24.2017

What is a progressive web app?

Build once, deploy everywhere. We’ve heard it all before haven’t we? Discussion now surfaces on a ‘new’ type of application. One that is being the progressive web app (or…

 

Website . Design /

5 Things Website Visitors Want to Know Sooner Rather Than Later

When I go to any website, I’m looking for something. I may want to buy a product, or find information, or browse random memes, but whatever it is, I have a goal in mind. That goal could…

 

Website / 07.23.2017

Eight Key Criteria To Help You Choose The Right Website CMS

In this post, we flag up eight of the most important criteria you should be using to assess a CMS, and to compare different software providers. Digital Doughnut’s CMS Vendor Selection…

 

Website /

113% Chance You’re Website Traffic is Bouncing: Here’s How to Save Them

According to Google’s latest mobile page speed benchmark report: As page load time goes from one second to seven seconds, the probability of a mobile site visitor bouncing increases…

 

News / 07.22.2017

INSA To Bring National Payment Systems Together

The Information Network Security Agency (INSA) is ready to roll out a national payment platform that will interface all the payment systems and the associated payment terminals…

 

tools / 07.21.2017

Wazema 2003 Amharic Font with Windows & MacOS Support

It is now over 17 years since the release of version 1.0 of Wazéma System, in July 2000. In 2007, Microsoft released its first font with Ethiopian characters: Nyala; alas, available…

 

Website / 07.20.2017

Trick users into thinking your site’s faster than it is

The secrets of psychological performance optimization. Before getting to the psychological part of performance optimization, let’s answer one question: what is web performance?…

 

UI/UX / 07.19.2017

User Experience Process and its Cost

Not unlike design itself, the cost of a user experience designer can be a bit of an abstract concept. The business tangibles of UX work – timelines, milestones and costs are usually…

 

Random . tools / 01.11.2017

JavaScript tools and where to use them

This article is part of a web development series from Microsoft written by sitepoint.  It seems like almost every other week there is a new JavaScript library taking the web community…

 

tools / 05.07.2016

Pagekit 1.0 – A Material Design, Modern & Lightweight CMS

If you’ve been following web development over the past few years, you will have noticed how fast it has evolved. The understanding of PHP and JavaScript has shifted, new frameworks…

 

News / 05.02.2016

Facebook Launched Amharic Translation Framework

As part of it’s goal to reach a global audience, Facebook launched Amharic translation framework along with other 5 languages making its support to reach more than 90-plus languages…

 

News /

How Ethiopia’s New Internet Crime Bill Could Stop Online Dissent

When things get a little too hot for the powers that be, a sure fire way to cool them down is a good old-fashioned social media blackout. Just ask Congo-Brazzaville, where back in October,…

 

tools /

Web Development Reading List : Boxy SVG, How To Keep Up, CSS Frameworks

After spring has started marvelously, this week brought us some snow again. But today, the sun is shining, it’s getting warmer, and nature is flourishing. Inspired by the fresh…

 

SEO . Ecommerce / 02.04.2016

Open cart Search Engine Optimization Guide

Having the right keywords is only half the battle. How and where you use those keywords is what makes the biggest difference. The next step in our SEO journey is to leverage our newly…

 

Design /

7 pillars of minimalist Web design

The simplicity of minimalism may seem simple enough, but under the surface lies far more than just, “the bare minimum.”   When it comes to minimalism, don’t think it’s…

 

Random /

The 2016 State of Email Report

Email is constantly evolving. In fact, mobile opens now represent 55% of all email opens, while desktop decreased by 17% in the last year. To help you keep your opening rates high and…

 

Insights / 08.19.2015

The Most Important Features of an eCommerce Platform

This article originally appeared on woothemes So you want to start an eCommerce business. You may be feeling a mixture of emotions at this point: excitement, apprehension, impatience……

 

tools / 07.30.2015

20 Quick Tips to Optimize Page Load Time

Web page loading speed is the most crucial part of a site’s usability and SEO. Google considers page speed to be one of the 200 ranking factors that influence a website’s position…

 

Website / 06.25.2015

WordPress Checklist (Infographic): 101+ Easy Steps to Follow

Killer WordPress Checklist: 101+ easy steps to launch your next website! So, You are working on a WordPress Project? Awesome! It’s a big struggle in remembering the steps involved…

 

Random / 06.22.2015

Guide to UX and UI Design for Clients and Designers

Excellent UX and UI design can take a product story to a whole new level. But bad communication can get in the way for both clients and designers. When the UX/UI design process is successful,…

 

Design / 06.08.2015

Guide to Responsive Web Design

Responsive design is rapidly becoming part of the essentials in web design for 2015. It is a web design technique that provides users with an intuitive and functional website version…

 

Insights / 05.27.2015

The epic battle: WordPress vs Drupal

Released only a couple of years apart, WordPress and Drupal are big players in the CMS market but WordPress has gained a lot more popularity over the years. Its user base is almost 10…

 

Random / 05.25.2015

10 Commandments of Good Form Design on the Web

Web Design Inspiration 1. Thou shalt provide clear, always visible labels for each field There is a trend in web design to show form labels only when a field is focused. This can be…

 

Random / 05.20.2015

21 tools that will help your remote teamwork better together

Working as a remote team can be difficult, but doesn’t have to be. Here at The Next Web, much of our team is remote. We have staff in the UK, India, The Netherlands, USA and New Zealand…

 

SEO / 05.15.2015

Google’s new mobile search rules explained

Fact: If your website is not mobile friendly you’re highly likely to see a significant drop in traffic over the next few weeks. Here’s why. It’s been coming for a long time. We…

 

Events / 05.14.2015

Meetings/Workshops on e-Learning, Computers in Education in Ethiopia

What is your vision for Africa? How are you using technology to provide new solutions for education and training? How are you helping to transform Africa? Africa is on the threshold…

 

Random / 05.12.2015

Our team went on a little trip

The Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa booming city is one of Africa’s fastest growing economy. The country which is sub-Saharan Africa’s fifth biggest economy is at the…

 

Random / 04.28.2015

How to Predict a Famine Before It Even Strikes

Hundred of miles about Earth, orbiting satellites are becoming a bold new weapon in the age-old fight against drought, disease and death In early October, after the main rainy season,…

 

Random / 12.16.2014

10 must-read UX design books

The UX design process is becoming an increasingly important aspect of creating quality website applications and software products. There are many different UX design books out…

 

Random / 09.17.2014

Domain Name Registration: How to register .et domain

Recently one of our clients .com.et, .edu.et, .org.et, .info.et, .gov.et, .net.et, .biz.et, .name.et Prepare a copy of your Ethiopian business trade licnese Write an official…

 
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