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Weekly Web News Round Up (01-10 July)

By 8 July 2016No Comments

We don’t know any better way to end the week than with a good old web news round-up. It summarises everything important that has happened in the big world of web but more importantly it keeps so many of our readers in the loop without hard to pronounce jargon or nonsense rambling. So who else is ready for a clean cut end to the week? We know we are.

1. The UX secret everyone needs to know.

web news ux secret

It looks like Facebook aren’t very good at keeping their user experience secrets under wraps and now the whole app world asking “why couldn’t you keep your mouth shut?”. So, what’s the secret? Well, you know when apps and the like are telling you that they’re just taking you through a few steps for security reasons and it usually takes a little bit longer than you’d like? It actually isn’t taking as long as you think it is. This is because apps like Facebook, deliberately slow their user interfaces down when doing security checks so it makes users feel more confident in the security scans. Shady right? So what we want to ask is are the fast security checks still doing the job? Or should we be worried that they’re over so quickly and potentially missed a few bugs? What do you think? Tweet us to carry on the debate!

2. Elementor plugin.

web news elementor plugin

It’s no secret that we love WordPress and plugins so when this particular plugin was brought to our attention we couldn’t resist in including it in one of our famous web news round ups. Introducing the Elementor plugin, described as a page builder that can give your more control over template’s layout, styling, widgets, code and other design capabilities. The best part? You don’t have to know how to write HTML, CSS, JavaScript or even know how to use PhotoShop. It’s that easy. Following a simple drag and drop formula Elementor can really be used by everyone. However we always recommend that you hire a web professional first to help you with the initial site build and then only use Elementor for a few tweaks here and there.

3. The digital agencies of the future.

web news future of digital agencies

There’s been a lot of speculation recently about what’s going to happen to jobs in the future, mainly because of the impressive progress both robotics and artificial intelligence technology is making. Will robots eventually take over all of our jobs? Even creative roles like those at a digital agency? Well, it turns out that technology is making an impact on the digital market. Although the outcome can seem morbid, the best way to react is to adapt and learn from these technologies. Embracing these technologies is the digital agency’s key to the future. By adopting the latest processes, methodologies we can move with technology and better our business and our clients’ businesses. What do you think about a potential robot takeover? Tweet us and let us know!

4. The seven deadly sins of UX design.

web news seven deadly sins of user experience design

We talk alot about user experience and more recently we dedicated a whole article to the seven deadly sins of web design. So when we saw this article combining both we couldn’t resist adding it in to this web news round up.  User experience is one of the most important things to consider when designing any website. Making your website easy for users to navigate, fast to load and simple to understand are all ranking factors for organic search rankings and the back bone of a efficient user experience. That’s why learning about the don’ts, or in this case, the deadly sins, will help you create a better user experience.

That’s it for this week’s web news round-up. We’ll see you back here at the same time next week for more important web news.

As always, don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance with your web design or web development projects. Also, if you have found a story or want one of your stories featured in our future weekly round-ups please tweet us or send us a message on Linkedin. Happy designing!


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