Tips for Designers: Working with Front-end Developers

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.

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Six Unexpected Advantages of Outsourcing Ruby on Rails Development

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.

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An Inspirational Collection of Coming Soon Landing Page Examples

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.

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Web Application Framework – Comparison Using an Analogy

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

How to Select the Right Ruby on Rails Development Company?

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 Developer – Profile of an Ideal Candidate

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

Should Startups Outsource Software Development?

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.

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