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Will the Creator Economy Embrace Ecommerce?

As the so-called creator economy evolves and expands, ecommerce could become a significant revenue channel, helping to create new business models and drive the development of new commerce platforms. The terms “creator” and “creator economy” are a little ambiguous, perhaps because the idea of a creator is relatively new. For example, writer and consultant Hugo […]

Ecommerce Briefs: Amazon v. Walmart, Prime Members, E.U. Sellers

“Ecommerce Briefs” is my occasional series on news and developments that impact online merchants. In this installment, I’ll focus on Amazon’s omnichannel growth and Prime membership, as well as acquisitions of third-party Amazon sellers in Europe. Amazon Overtakes Walmart Amazon’s revenue was expected to surpass Walmart’s next year, but The New York Times reported it […]

11 Product Page Features to Drive Conversions

When it comes to compelling product pages, less can be more. Cluttered pages distract from selling points. Focus on the crucial details. Embrace a minimalist approach to lessen the thinking process and close the sale. Do not, however, eliminate detailed descriptions. Rather, summarize what’s important first — perhaps with icons and images — and then […]

Developer Decisions For Building Flexible Components

In the real world, content often differs vastly from the neat, perfectly fitting content presented in designs. Added to that, on the modern web, users have an ever-increasing range of options for how they access the sites we build. In this article, we’ll walk through the process of taking a seemingly simple design for a […]

New Smashing Online Workshops on Front-End & UX

You might know it already, but perhaps not yet: we regularly run friendly online workshops around front-end and design. We have a couple of workshops coming up soon, and we thought that, you know, you might want to join in as well. All workshops sessions are broken down into 2.5h-segments across days, so you always […]

3 Ways to Reduce Shipping Costs

Lowering shipping costs is a surefire way to improve profits. Same-day delivery, free shipping, standard transit, click-and-collect — all are candidates for cost reductions. 3 Tips to Reduce Shipping Costs Negotiate rates with shippers. There is always room to negotiate on price, even for small volumes. Gain a clear understanding of how weight and size […]

What’s New With DevTools: Cross-Browser Edition

Browser developer tools keep evolving, with new and improved features added all the time. It’s hard to keep track, especially when using more than one browser. With that much on offer, it is not surprising that we feel overwhelmed and use the features we already know instead of keeping up with what’s new. It’s a […]

HTTP/3: Practical Deployment Options (Part 3)

Hello, and welcome to the final installment of this three-part series on the new HTTP/3 and QUIC protocols! If after the previous two parts — HTTP/3 history and core concepts and HTTP/3 performance features — you’re convinced that starting to use the new protocols is a good idea (and you should be!), then this final […]

Privacy Changes to Streaming Ads Are Coming

Connected television, a rising star in the targeted, programmatic advertising industry, will soon be impacted by new privacy measures. Connected television is often called CTV or OTT. The latter stands for “over the top” and is reminiscent of cable boxes or Roku devices that sat over the top of televisions. For advertisers, the term can […]