June 28th 2014 marks the 3rd birthday of Google’s social networking platform Google+. At only three years old, it is still in its infancy yet it has faced the harshest of criticisms and ridicule at times of all the social networks.
Heralded as Google’s competitor to Facebook, Google+ has not taken off as some would have predicted, especially with the might of corporate Google behind it. Nonetheless, the social network is still in the growth stage and has been tweaked in terms of design and functionality many times since its inception.
This is the first in a series of articles on how better understanding your clients can produce better profits for you.
Whether it is a large business like Procter & Gamble or one of the millions of small businesses, one need stands above all other business needs – PROFIT.
A weeks ago, we created a contest at instantShift called Depositphotos Giveaway had announced the 3 winners of a free 30 days subscription to Depositphotos.com (worth 69$).
After voiding spam and non-legit comments we have left with 38 valid comments. In case, If you missed this giveaway, make sure you are ready for next one as we going to create more such giveaways in future.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Web performance or website optimization simply means the optimizing the speed of web elements (pages, images, other file formats etc.) which are downloaded or displayed on the user’s web browser.
Attempts to improve download and display speeds have existed to earlier times; however, it was the Steve Souders who described it as “web performance optimization” and lead the development of this field. Considering the ever increasing connection speed worldwide, not it is an important issue for web developers.
“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” -J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
Are you a fantasy fan? What do you like the most? Literature, movies, video games, music, painting… Historically, fantasy genre has been available mostly in the form of books. Nowadays the situation has changed drastically and we can enjoy magic, gods, heroes, adventures and monsters almost in full flesh on the screens of our TV-sets and computer monitors.
Actually, fantasy literature, as a separate genre, emerged in Victorian times. Everything started with Mary Shelley, William Morris and George MacDonald’s works. J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis played an important role in fantasy genre popularization with their miraculous The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia publications.
The future of web design is already revealed, web design trends come and go, we just need to look behind us to see it. There are a few design trends that are up and running that I am actually excited about. Designers like me never gets tired of discussing previous, current and future trends, and it’s necessary for us to keep up with them in order to stay up-to-date.
Although minor trends pop up all the time, we’ll only talk about one of the creative trends in this article: Polygonal style in website designs. It is somewhat a hot trend these days. Even though this is not a common practice to follow but still as the new design styles come up, this kind of trends emerge.