Happy Friday folks. It’s the end of the week and what better way to celebrate than with one of our famous web news round-ups? This week we’re going to be going back to the basics, exploring logo design, saying farewell to flash (for real this time!) and much more. Let us know what your favourite web news story was this week by tweeting or messaging us.
1. RIP Flash.
It’s finally official. Google are planning to phase Flash out of Chrome sometime later this year. Many web industries professionals have been predicting the collapse of Flash ever since Apple decided not to use it in their latest IOS platform. But now, it seems that their predictions are finally coming true. With Flash not be supported by either Chrome or IOS its hard to see where it will be supported still since many devices now run on these two platforms. However for all of you die-hard Flash fans, it’s not all hopeless. You will still be able to use Flash within Chrome, you just have to enable it inside Chrome’s settings as it will no longer be the default. How do you feel about Flash and Google’s decision to demote it? Tweet us to let us know!
2. DC’s new logo design.
We all know the famous comic book company DC, you know the ones who created Batman and Superman? Well, for us graphic design enthusiasts we also know them as notorious logo tycoons. Ever since DC comics was founded way back in the 1940’s the company have had almost ten different logo changes. We know that this doesn’t sound like a lot but it actually is for a world renowned brand. Brands like DC rely on their logo for familiarity and by chopping and changing their logo it doesn’t help their case. But what’s the new logo like? Well, for starters it’s more reminiscent of the logo’s original roots but it couldn’t be more different from the previous logo that was created back in 2012. Only time will tell whether going back to their roots is a hero’s idea or a villain’s evil scheme.
3. Who rules your domain?
We’re going back to basics with this next web story. Let us begin by asking you a simple question, do you know what a top level domain is? Nope? Well then you need to check out this infographic and accompanying article all about domains. It’s like the perfect crash course for people who need top up their domain knowledge. After all your domain is essentially the portal to your website. Without it there’d be no way to identify or even find your website so it’s pretty important to learn the ins and outs of your domain. For instance did you know that a proportion of the revenue from selling a top level domain goes to the country from which they orginate? For example all domains sold ending in .au, a proportion of the sales profit would go to Australia.
4. The browser built for developers.
It’s no secret that developers have a hard time finding a browser that suits all of their specific front and back end development needs. Currently the developer’s choice for browser, according to various studies and surveys is Firefox but the 38 developer edition. However, there is a new browser on the block that has been rumoured to kick Firefox’s browsing socks off. That’ right the new browser named Blisk is said to have developing capabilities so vast that no even Firefox can compete. Those are some big rumours to live up to. But what makes Blisk different from Firefox? Well, developers can actually create and test all sorts of websites within the browser in addition to being easily able to test how their code looks on screens. This can shorten the development process as the browser makes code quick and easy to edit. You can even have multiple Blisk windows open to compare how different variations of code compare to one another. Have you tried Blisk? Let us know if it’s living up to its expectations by tweeting us!
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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