Finally it’s Friday and finally we’re back with another web news round-up. We want to take this time to apologise that there haven’t been as many frequent web news round-ups lately. We’ve just been so busy at 3mil HQ working on some really exciting projects as well as attending some amazing industry events like Brighton SEO. Anyway, it seems that we have a lot of news to catch up on, so let’s get straight into this week’s web news.
We know we mentioned it above but we’d thought we’d mention it again because it’s a pretty big deal. Did you know that it is actually the world’s biggest search marketing event? And did you also know that we were lucky enough to go? That’s why we put together a Brighton SEO key takeaways and lessons post so that everyone who didn’t get to go can get the low-down on all of the important parts that they may have missed. There were many SEO big wigs there like Bing and Microsoft who hosted a plethora of talks and seminars where fellow marketers could learn from one another. Overall it was a pretty great day and we learnt a lot about SEO from link building techniques and analytics to voice search and the future of SEO.
How Google destroyed developers.
We all know about Google chrome extensions and how useful they can be, however, what isn’t helpful is when Google takes your extensions down with no explanation or support. That’s what happened to Zeno and his extension “Cleaner- for Facebook” which boasted 24,000+ active users. After weeks of countless automated responses from Google that didn’t help him one bit, Zeno decided to vent his frustrations on his blog to tell his followers about his rather frustrating situation. To his surprise a whole internet discussion exploded across the web, from Reddit and Hackernews to Medium and Twitter. People came in their thousands to highlight what a problem Google had with supporting developers who create extensions and apps for their store. Do you think Zeno was right to make his predicament public? Or do you think Google were right for taking his extension down and responding half-heartedly? Tweet us to let us know!
Dreamweaver Beta 3 is here!
If you are a web design or development enthusiast then we suspect that you’ve heard of Dreamweaver. If you haven’t, are you even an enthusiast? Anyway, this week Adobe released some very exciting updates for the coding application. These updates came after Adobe asked their users what they would like to see and get out of the Dreamweaver app. Majority of the responses were that users wanted to code faster with more ease as well as rid the app of distractions. To answer these concerns Adobe have released Developer Workspace for Dreamweaver which delivers the same results just in a more streamlined and clutter free user interface. Additionally, Adobe have also made sure that Dreamweaver is now fully compatibility with PHP 5.6. Have you tried out the new updated Dreamweaver yet?
The greatest designer debate about the US election.
The US presidential election is some pretty serious stuff. However, there is nothing series about this debate designers are having about it. Designers and design enthusiasts all over the world are up in arms about what Pantone colour the republican candidate, Donald Trump, is. Suggestions vary from yellow hues like 16-1149 Desert Sun to more bold reds like 18-1354 Burnt Ochre. However, the most popular suggestion that has majority of the design community convinces is 16-1448 Burnt Orange. The fun doesn’t stop there though, people are now even arguing why Trump may be more of a Brunt Ochre than Burnt Orange because of some of his infamous personality traits. Interesting, but we still have one question. Based just on Trump’s personality which Pantone colour would he be? Also which Pantone colour would you be? Tweet us and let us know.
What are content delivery networks and do they work?
We don’t know about you but whenever we hear a marketing buzzword like content delivery network (CDN) we can’t help but scratch our heads and wonder what we ever did to deserve such a confusing acronym to be thrown at us. But now, thanks to the first site guide we have a handy blog post that dissects all of that horrible jargon and explains exactly what a CDN is and how we can use it in plain old human! Finally, a marketing blog post that anyone can understand without the misleading and dehumanising technical talk. Yay!
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.
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