How To Create An Engaging And Useful Chatbot

Capital One. Adobe. Even Dominos has one. They’re chatbots, and they’re quickly becoming ubiquitous. A poor chatbot simply says “I’m sorry, I don’t understand” on repeat (or worse “error”.) A good chatbot feels almost-human, and helps answer questions so you don’t need to make a phone call or search the FAQ page. But what makes…

How Implementing AI and Automation Simplifies Enterprise Workflow

Running a technology-oriented organization comes with a slew of unique challenges, but the previous year has taught us that new, even more intricate issues can arise in the middle of a crisis – and it’s during such situations that we begin to value tech solutions more than ever before. Even before the pandemic, companies (especially…

Boost Engagement With WordPress Top Bar and Notification Bar Plugins

Do you want to create eye-catching announcement that your visitors won’t miss? Notification bars are used to immediately grab visitors attention and engage them without intruding into their user experience.  WordPress top bar and notification bar plugins come with lots of customization options that allow you to create professional-looking notification bars. They are a good way…

Scrape the Web at Scale With the scrapestack API

Introduction to Web Scraping Businesses need better information to target and reach wider audiences. They get this information by scraping the web for content from social media platforms, eCommerce platforms, video platforms, travel platforms, review and ratings, and more. Web scraping is simply collecting information and data from around the web. It can be done…

Smashing Podcast Episode 34 With Harry Roberts: What’s The State Of Web Performance?

In this episode, we’re talking about Web Performance. What does the performance landscape look like in 2021? I spoke with expert Harry Roberts to find out. Show Notes Harry is running a Web Performance Masterclass workshop with Smashing in May 2021. At the time of publishing, big earlybird discounts are still available. Harry on Twitter…

Where Two-Factor Authentication Falls Short

Web designers are constantly bombarded with security advice. We’re informed about best practices, security holes and their requisite patches. It’s enough to make your head spin. Of course, this is all important and well-meaning. Online security is a constantly moving target, where even the biggest players are susceptible. Therefore, it’s up to us to keep…