It’s hard to imagine that someone might not use the Internet, but according to Pew Research Center 15% of Americans are not Internet users. Check out this chart to see the growing and changing trends regarding the reasons why some Americans chose not to access the web: Do you know someone who doesn’t use the […]
I couldn’t agree more with these web design trends of 2013. Trends I expect to continue and further develop into 2014: Simplicity – less clutter, faster and cleaner designs Further Unification between desktop and mobile devices Websites that are tapping into mobile device technology (i.e. Apple’s TouchID) Responsiveness – more sites will be switching to […]
A report by Sandvine found that Netflix and YouTube accounts for half of Internet traffic in North America. “For the first time ever, peer-to-peer filesharing has fallen below 10% of total traffic in North America, which is a stark difference from the 60% share it consumed 11 years ago,” said Dave Caputo, CEO, Sandvine. Netflix […]
A survey by Qmee looked at the average online activity in 2013. Sending and receiving email took the top spot at 98% in 2013. The survey is based on 2,000 Internet users ages 16+. While this is only a very small fraction of users who are active on the Internet, it provides some interesting insight […]
Google announced Thursday that it has updated its search algorithm. The update is called Hummingbird and it has changed how Google will return search results. What the changes mean. According to SearchEngineLand, Hummingbird will “focus on the meaning behind the words….Hummingbird is paying attention to each word in a query, ensuring that the whole query […]
Responsive web design is crucial for success in the digital marketplace. Responsive web design is simply a site that seamlessly adjusts to fit to your device. This means that if you look at a site on your computer it will automatically change if you viewed the same site on a smart phone or tablet. This […]
While the Internet offers many places to share information about your life, many users would like to remain anonymous when using the web. According to Pew Research Center, 86% of Internet users have taken steps online to remove or mask their digital footprints. “Users clearly want the option of being anonymous online and increasingly worry […]
With the shift toward mobile devices, it’s critical for websites to be able to display on these various devices. An easy way to do this is creating the website through responsive design.