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What is the difference between a sketch, wireframe, mockup, and prototype?

Prior to the development work that brings your application idea to launch, all of the above terms represent a step that is beneficial or completely necessary in getting off the ground. When kicking off with design and development, these words are not interchangeable, though the differences can be hard to spot if you’re hearing them for the first time. A sketch, wireframe, mockup, and prototype are all unique ways to visually display the requirements of your application with varying levels…
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Shopify and custom development for your e-commerce business

“What is the best platform for my online store?” If you are a small business, you have made many decisions before you’ve gotten to this very question. At FarShore, we know that scouring the Internet for the pros and cons of various options can be a confusing process, but one that all businesses carry out as part of the research that is essential to success. In the past we have talked at length about platform options Magento and WooCommerce. As…
mobile or native

Mobile App Or Responsive Website in 2017

One of the most underlying questions that every internet entrepreneur should be asking is whether to make the website mobile responsive or start from the scratch and build a native app.  The answer to this question is by no means simple, but there are guidelines that can lead you in the right direction. In order to come up with the best solution for your business and customers, you should tailor it based on the factors detailed in this post. Responsive…
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Ecommerce Web Design: How to get Beautiful and Functional Design for your Online Store

As a web designer, working on designs for an e-commerce site is always a challenge. On the one hand, you want your designs to look great, and you want to bring something new and exciting to each project. On the other, there are several rules you have to follow and there is only so much invention you can bring to the table, since in the end, the only measures of a site’s success are conversion rates and sales. So how…
Working with offsite team

Truth vs. Myth: Working With An Offsite Team

Every project has challenges and often times the concept of working with an offsite technical team seems like it would amplify those issues. This is because there are several common misconceptions surrounding collaboration with a globally distributed team. In an effort to address and put to rest some of these concerns, I have gathered a list of typical myths surrounding this type of work. Let’s see if I can debunk them all! Myth: “I will never interact with the technical…
Raising capital

Raising Capital Isn’t the Objective

The glamor associated with raising angel or venture capital for startups is a far cry from reality.  For every outrageous funding round (see: Uber) there are hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs who are fighting tooth and nail to finance their company with outside capital.  So before embarking on this journey, keep in mind the following: 1. Do You Need to Raise Capital? Not all businesses require outside financing.  As my partner Nick always says, “Do you know what non-startups call…