Graphic design is a cornerstone of many web projects and is mainly evaluated based on its impact on user experience. Today we’ll take a look at a different aspect of proper design — how designers can help front-end developers implement your design more efficiently, reduce frustration, save time on back-and-forth communication, and improve the final product.
Max Charuk, a front-end developer at Vertalab, has shared some handy tips on how to reach harmonic and efficient collaboration between designer and developer. These tips will be especially useful for designers working remotely.
Continue reading Tips for Designers: Working with Front-end Developers
If you’re considering outsourcing the development of your Ruby on Rails project, you aren’t alone. While outsourcing software development is generally cheaper than doing it in-house (primarily due to the lower cost of living in many outsourcing destinations), less expensive labor is not the only benefit to outsourcing. Let’s explore some the advantages to outsourcing with Vertalab that may not be obvious.
Continue reading Six Unexpected Advantages of Outsourcing Ruby on Rails Development
Airbnb, Basecamp, GitHub, Groupon, Kickstarter. These and a handful of other websites are listed in countless blog posts — and if you want to explore what Ruby on Rails is capable of, you’ll likely get an impression that besides these websites, there’s nothing worth seeing.
Continue reading A showcase of prominent web apps built with Ruby on Rails
These are some of the most common questions asked by entrepreneurs considering Ruby on Rails outsourcing. If you have other questions or have a pertinent experience to share, please participate in the comments below!
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In this blog post I will try to explain parts of web app development process that clients usually do not see: planning, some aspects of writing code, refactoring and code reviews. Even though our clients rarely pay much attention to these processes, they are important parts of building high-quality web applications.
Continue reading Behind the Scenes of Web App Development
A pre-launch landing page (or in other words, a “coming soon” landing page) is a great way of testing the waters to see if your startup idea has market potential. Of course, a launch page will not give you all the answers, but it can help you to craft a marketing message and enable you to see how it looks and whether it resonates with your target audience.
Continue reading An Inspirational Collection of Coming Soon Landing Page Examples
Oftentimes people are confused when it comes to selecting a web application framework for the project or startup idea they have in mind. There are countless detailed technical comparisons available, but they are practically useless for those without a technical background.
So we’ve decided to take a different approach and use an analogy to compare the various frameworks that are commonly used for building web applications. Continue reading Web Application Framework – Comparison Using an Analogy
So, you have decided that you need a web application and you want it built with Ruby on Rails. But since you don’t have enough in-house resources, you’ve started looking for a Ruby on Rails development company.
We know it’s not an easy task. So, to help you out, we’ve put together a list of important factors to consider and some tips that will help you find a good fit. Continue reading How to Select the Right Ruby on Rails Development Company?
Ruby on Rails is a great choice for launching web startups. There are lots of examples of successful startups running on Ruby on Rails, and there are also lots of startup founders who use Ruby on Rails to create prototypes of their startup ideas.
This post is for people who do not have past experience with hiring Ruby on Rails developers, and thus it is built on the assumption that hiring junior developers is simply not an option (simply because there will be no one in your organization to train a junior developer). Continue reading Ruby on Rails Developer – Profile of an Ideal Candidate
Outsourcing software development is a common concept, and there are many examples of successful companies hiring entire development teams overseas. They do it for various reasons: some cannot find enough talent locally, some are looking for a specific expertise, and some just want to cut costs. Everything seems to be pretty clear.
It’s not that clear, though, when it comes to startups. There are never-ending “holy wars” between experts who recommend outsourcing and those who don’t.
Continue reading Should Startups Outsource Software Development?