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Weekly Web News Round-Up (08-14 August)

By 12 August 2016No Comments

Are you ready to celebrate that Friday feeling? We definitly are and what better way to celebrate than with one of our web news round-ups? As usual, alot has happened in the web industry this week but we’ve broken down and pulled apart all of the important stories to deliver them all to you in five easy quick-fire snippets.

Facebook boosts business page UX.

web news facebook ux

For a while now Facebook has been a popular home for many businesses and even acts as a primary marketing channel. However, Facebook business pages always lacked a little something. That is until yesterday when they finally rolled out the newly designed business pages, which by the way have an amazing UX (user experience). Why? Well the pages are now a whole lot simpler to navigate. With the numerous tabs gone and replaced by a left hand side navigation instead. Additionally the CTA (call-to-action) button is placed more prominently on the right-hand side of the page. What do you think of the new Facebook business page layout? Tweet us to carry on the debate.


Influencer marketing is the new frontier.

web news influencer marketing

There are so many different types of digital marketing avenues out there at the moment it can all become a bit overwhelming. Which works best for business? Which is most cost-effective? Which delivers the most conversion? The questions are endless. However, one form of marketing that has been on the up and up lately is influencer marketing. Influencer marketing while similar to celebrity endorsement is actually a lot more successful and more cost-effective than you think. Now, we know that influencer marketing can be a lot to get your head around that’s why we’ve sourced this handy infographic all about influencer marketing.  It answers all of your questions you may have on finding suitable influencers, the best platforms to launch influencer campaigns on and more.

CSS Olympic rings.

web news olympics

We know we’ve been talking about the Olympics alot lately, but quite honestly, we can’t help it. The grand sporting event only comes round every four years so forgive our enthusiasm. Anyway we thought that this next quick fire news summary would be perfect for any web goer who wants to include some Olympian decor on their website throughout the sporting season. Just simply copy and paste this CSS and HTML code into your website and voila! You have your very own set of Olympic rings gracing your webiste with their presence. It really is as easy as that. Also, did we mention that the code is free? Enjoy!

The battle for social media snaps.

web news twitter moments

Remember last week when we spoke about the new Instastories? Well it looks like Twitter are now hopping on the bandwagon and going to attempt to steal Snapchat and Instagram’s thunder. Introducing Twitter Moments, currently only avaible for brands, influencers and partners, the new Twitter function allows you to snap on mass and blast out your “moments” to all of your followers. But wait, isn’t that exactly the same as Instastories and Snapchat? Well actually, there is a slight difference. Instead of your “moment” having a timescale, tweeters are free to linger on your post for as long as they like.  However we can’t help but wonder why Twitter haven’t rolled it out to everyone at once…Got any ideas? Tweet us and let us know your thoughts!

Calligraphy fonts every designer needs.

web news calligraphy

We haven’t spoken about typography for such a long time, so when we saw this shiny new article we couldn’t resist sharing it. We know that calligraphy fonts have seemed a little outdated, overused, predictable and boring lately. However, have you been searching around for something fresh, exciting and different? We have and let’s say we are not disappointed with this article showcasing all of the calligraphy fonts that every web designer needs.  They’re all a lot more modern than renowned Brush Script. Do you have a favourite calligraphy font that you reccommend to all your designer friends? Let us know.

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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