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2012 Web Trends

2012 Web Trends
2012 Web Trends

Each year new trends emerge and each year some trends go away. This is the natural cycle of things. Staying on top of, or, at the very least, with the trends can help you, as a web developer or designer, produce creations that are current, that your clients will love, and that are always relevant. Below we will outline just a few of the many current and emerging trends in web development. Look into the ones that interest you further and keep an open mind and eye when surfing the web for the latest ideas to jump out at you.

Social Networking

This one is not going away, folks. I waited for the downfall of twitter, a service I was certain would be a flash in the pan but it hasn’t happened yet. Thank goodness I didn’t hold my breath.

Be aware of emerging social networking trends and services. On that’s recently cropped up is a site called Pinterest. I can’t attest to how long it’ll be relevant but there sure are a lot of people jumping on and it couldn’t hurt to take a few minutes and create a profile for your business, or a personal page and pin your products.

Keeping up with social networking trends also keeps the line of communication up between you and your target customers or audience which can help you in a number of different ways like crowdsourcing, feedback, and issue resolvement. Whatever your opinion of social networking, know your audience and seek to connect with them on the appropriate front.

CSS3 HTML5

Though still in their infancy, CSS3 and HTML5 are coming! True: many internet users do not have browsers that can handle the capabilities of these two coding languages but almost all the most recent browsers do and the rest are on their way. It’s better to be prepared for these coming changes and learn as much as you can about CSS3 and HTML5 lest you get left behind with the rest of the people with un-updated browsers!

Apps

I hear the word ‘app’ much more often than ‘software’ and that’s just the way things are going. As web developers it’s important that we begin to understand and, indeed, learn to develop apps for those are the wave of the future. This is because of…

Mobile Development

In no time at all desktop computers will become most people’s secondary devices while tablets and mobile phones will become primary. For many this is already the case but I suspect it will become the norm very soon. So it is important that we learn to develop sites and apps and everything not just around the standard web browser size but for mobile too. This is going to be a massive adjustment for some along the line and much less of an issue for the prepared.

So be prepared!

Layout

Going along with the aforementioned, the layouts of websites are going to be changing. There is going to be more of an emphasis on …

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What Elements Should You Look for in a Web Hosting?
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What Elements Should You Look for in a Web Hosting?

What Elements Should You Look for in a Web Hosting?

No matter what kind or size of business you have, getting it online and making it visible to the world is important. And your business website is the first step to that. While you want to ensure a great job with the creativity and other technical aspects of the site, you need to pay more attention to web hosting. It is not only essential but also a critical aspect of website management, which will determine its performance eventually.

If you are a site owner, seeking a web host, here are a few things to look out for.

The right platform. 

The first and foremost thing that you need to determine is the kind of hosting platform your site needs. Are you running a basic blog site or a static corporate page, which mostly has textual information? Then a shared hosting environment might be good enough for you. But if your site deals with a lot of data, attracts or will invariably attract huge traffic, as is the case with e-commerce, banking, gaming, etc. then you need a more stable, reliable, and resilient platform like Cloud Hosting.

The right kind of service. 

Web hosting takes up a big chunk of your tech budget. To make it cost-efficient, choose the service that will do justice to your investment. If you jump into shared hosting, just to save money, then it can end up becoming a costly affair in the future. At times of sudden traffic spikes, your hosting provider might not be able to allocate ample resources, since everything is shared. This can often lead to downtimes or slow site loading. In this respect, cloud hosting scores one over others. Scalability of cost and resources is one of the biggest benefits of cloud platforms. You only pay for the service/resources you use. That way, when high data and traffic volume hit the site, you can request for additional resources, and when not, you can easily make do with what you have.

Ample tech support. 

Not every site owner is or needs to be a tech expert. That’s why there is tech support. You might not consider having one at the start of your business, but soon, you will need professional help to manage the daily operations or address queries. Reputed hosting providers usually offer 24/7 tech support, since you might need to troubleshoot at any hour of the day. Alternatively, you can opt for managed hosting, where you are assigned a dedicated tech manager to run daily tasks, monitor security, and flag any concerns, on your behalf so that you can utilize that time towards other business functions.

Server control. 

To run your site your way, you need complete access to the control panel, which you can only get with Cloud or VPS Hosting. Based on your hosting type, package, operating system, and so on, you will be given free access to a control panel so that you can configure the system, its security, applications, etc.

Summing up…

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6 Essential Aspects to Consider While Assessing a Cloud Hosting Provider
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6 Essential Aspects to Consider While Assessing a Cloud Hosting Provider

6 Essential Aspects to Consider While Assessing a Cloud Hosting Provider

As the cloud gains popularity, it becomes essential for enterprises to boost their security to combat malware and virus attacks. One of the rehashes of updates concerning malware affirmation, and so on. Regardless, there are some central focuses that go unnoticed while picking a supplier of cloud hosting in India to settle on when the referenced things are on the most shocking motivation behind your psyche. Here are some examples at any rate fundamental focuses affiliations like yours desert a significant open entryway as you tick the occasion of basics for your cloud empowering.

1. A wonderful help and recuperation plan

In all fair play, what secludes most relationship from their enemies is their capacity to recuperate from conditions which put them on a back burner. Your cloud hosting supplier is a key device that helps move your master impeccable arranging. Right when a large portion of the operators inside your association depends upon the cloud to store and access a liberal extent of information, why chance business ampleness with a cloud supplier who has no blueprint B. Which is the reason, having a rock strong cloud recovery and backup plan with a demonstrated reputation of help and recuperation in the midst of emergency puts you breathing space. Express farewell to long information recuperation sessions which eat your business days. Locate a partner who promises you with a sound help game-plan.

2. Essential development and advantage of cloud flexibility

Cloud allows enterprises with the flexibility to move without having to lift all the apparatus and the hardware of a server. This way, cloud ensures that when you need to move from open cloud to private cloud or even environments like hybrid cloud, you see a wide extent of plans given by the master affiliation. It is not necessary that you need to have a predefined strategy or anything of that kind. Having said that, you can depend on the cloud as a strategy to store your important files on the server without having to worry about assorting information in containers. So, going ahead, bear in mind the advantage of cloud from a strategic and flexibility point of view.

3. Predictable uptime track record

Server uptime is one of the most important aspects that puts your business to speed. As a customer of cloud hosting in India be aware of what service uptime your provider is promising you with. A good uptime is considered to be 99% or anything above that. Service providers are certified by associations that check for the overall health of the service in order to avoid attacks and discrepancies.

4. Tight prosperity attempts

Everything that is on the cloud, ought to be anchored. That should be your need, essentially. Also, any good cloud hosting in India, that keeps up with their technique is someone you ought to stick to. Demand your power affiliation the central focuses from their system and information security blueprints. The certification you comprehend that your information is shielded from malware and phishing ambushes. …

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10 Web Trends For 2010
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10 Web Trends For 2010

10 Web Trends For 2010

It’s amazing that 2010 is only a few months away. It seems like a year out of a science fiction book. Yet, 2010 is right around the corner. There was a time when the Internet was thought of as science fiction and today it is very much a reality. So what are a few real Web trends for 2010? Let’s take a look at 10 important trends for 2010 and you can get a head start preparing.

1. Internet use Stabilized

Internet adoption and growth has stabilized. Future growth will come from older Web users. The growth will be in how people use the Internet and integrate it into their everyday lives. This means fewer Web newcomers and more in-depth usage.

2. Website Integration

Websites are no longer novelties, but a major part of a company’s identity. Business’ must get away from online brochures and focus on having their Website relate to what users experience offline. Social networking is an excellent example and a key driver of this trend. It is an extension of people’s lives on the Web and has become popular because it facilitates and expands relationships and the communication that happens offline.

3. Website Branding

The Internet is becoming the central resource for branding and marketing communications. Website messaging still has a long way to go with most Websites using various forms of “Welcome to Our Website” or cryptic tag lines as key messaging.

Users are looking for more concrete messaging that delivers a connection with the company. The Website must establish the brand as user’s perceptions are based on what they see on your site. This is branding.

4. Website Usability will Improve

Website marketers are realizing the importance of Web usability to success on the Web. Most Websites still need work, but the momentum toward improved usability is growing as marketers make an effort to fix their Websites. This will accelerate in 2010.

5. Increased Website Marketing

Most companies are in the early stages of Web Marketing. Many of those that have not taken the Web seriously will change their ways in 2010. Most Websites are online brochures. Slowing sales, competition and other factors will drive growth in online marketing. Websites will be integrated with sales and marketing activities to boost results from existing channels. Google is pushing hard to educate companies on driving qualified traffic. This will help firms get smart about driving traffic.

6. Website Content will Add Value

The content on most Websites has very little value. There will be a major shift from graphics and images to real Website content that adds value. The excuse of not having time to write content for the Website is no longer valid.

7. Wireless Access Growth

Wireless access will grow beyond the coffee shop to just about any place that people gather. This will drive Website visits up and also the need for Websites to be easily viewed from a variety of devices.

8. Google is the Internet

Google is posed for substantial growth. …

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