Design & Developer Space

Modshopr understands that today’s shopping world is based on technology. Technology can be complex and confusing. Fortunately, learning about shopping technology is easier than ever before.

This corner of the Internet is the place where you can learn about the technologies that are driving new shopping experiences. Take a look around. Hopefully, you’ll find something interesting. If you think we’ve missed something, or if you just want to start a conversation, please give us feedback.

Getting Started

    • Front End: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, JQuery, Zurb Foundation, Web Design

Normal Document Flow
Foundation  Front-End Framework
Google – Web Fundamentals
HTML5 Rocks
The Site Wizard

    • Back End: PHP, WordPress, SQL

WordPress – How to make a theme
WordPress – How to make a plugin
WordPress – HTML & CSS References
The Language of SQL
W3 Schools PHP Tutorial
PHP Manual

    • Mobile: iOS, Android, PhoneGap

Also see Advanced Mobile – Responsive Web Design
The Bootstrappers Guide to the Mobile Web by Deltina Hay

Head First Labs Favorite CSS Design Sites
Head First PHP & MySQL


Information Architecture for the World Wide Web– (The Polar Bear Book)
About Face 3 (Book)
Adaptive Path
A Software Design Manifesto Mitchell Kapor
Bill BuxtonSketching User Experiences (Book)
Boxes and Arrows 
Contextual Design (Book)
David Armano
David Lee King
Designing The Digital Experience
Don’t Make Me Think
Don’t Make Me Think (Book)
Experience Solutions
Homepage Usability (Google Books)
IXDA (Interaction Design Association)
Jesse James Garrett
Louis Rosenfeld
Nathan Shedroff
Nielsen Norman Group (Jakob Nielsen and Don Norman)
Observing The User Experience (Book)
Peter Morville
Prioritizing Web Usability
Real Life UX Design Process
Rocket Surgery Made Easy (Book)
Steve Krug
SXSW Interactive
The Inmates Are Running the Asylum (Book) Summary (Book)
UX Apprentice
UX Magazine
User Experience Professionals Association
Undercover User Experience Design (Book)
Work Play Experience

Steve Krug Recommendations

Handbook of Usability Testing
A Practical Guide to Usability Testing
Usability Testing Essentials: Ready, Set, Test!
Moderating Usability Tests
Measuring the User Experience
Paper Prototyping

Recruiting Without Fear
Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions
233 Tips and Tricks for Recruiting Users as Participants in Usability Studies
Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content that Works
Forms that Work: Designing Web Forms for Usability

Website Design Inspiration

Best Website Gallery
Site Inspire
Think With Google
UX Awards
Webby Awards

Customer Journey Map

Customer Journey Map Example (Adaptive Path)
CX Journey Blog
How To Create a Customer Journey Map (UsabilityGeek)
How To Do A Journey Map (video)
Value of Customer Journey Maps (UXmatters)

Cross Channel Design

Cross-Channel Usability: Creating a Consistent User Experience (Norman Nielsen Group)

  • Performance & Scaling
  • Web Operations
  • Artificial Intelligence

Advanced Web Development

Font Awesome GitHub Project
How Browsers Work: Behind the scenes of modern web browsers
SASS – CSS with Superpowers

Development Platforms

Amazon Web Services 
Etsy – Code As Craft
Google            Google Code              Google Tools        Google Social Data Hub
Mozilla Developer Network
Mozilla Developer Network – Web Docs

WordPress      Plugins         Themes       Hooks Database       Function Reference

Development Tools

General Developer Links (Free)

Install XAMPP and WordPress on a Windows development PC.
Install MAMP and WordPress on a MAC/OS X development laptop.
Varying Vagrant Vagrants (VVV) Documentation
Xdebug Documentation (PHP Debugger)
NetBeans Documentation (Integrated Development Environment – IDE)
Selenium Documentation (Automated Test Tool)

Computing Infrastructure & Advanced Concepts

Apache Hadoop
The Datacenter as a Computer
Want to Write a Compiler?

Open Source & Design

Designing in the Open
Opensource.orgThe Guardian Font End Front End
BBC Designer Tools
The Programmable Web

Open Data

Open Data


Agile Development Process

Marketing Technology

Consumer Technology

Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

Retail Technology

Adobe – Web Experience Management
Amazon WebStore
Best Wordpress Retail Themes
IBM Retail
Magento     Which Magento Version is Right For You
Oracle Retail
SAP Retail      SAP For Retail
Retail Touchpoints
WordPress Ecommerce (From WordCamp Dev TO 2012)
Zebra Technologies

Stay Informed

General Tech News & Blogs


Development Educational Resources

Free programming books
on GitHub
Interaction Design (Coursera & UC San Diego, created by Scott Klemmer & Elizabeth Gerber)
Introduction to Databases (Standford Online, taught by Jennifer Widom)
Massive Open Online Courses (Mooc)

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