Website design Checklist

Planning for a website design? Planning is important for any size of website, whether it’s a 3 page or 50 page website. When building a house, it’s important to have a good plan before beginning any work. In the same way, the planning ahead is important for website design too. A successful website begins with a good plan. Below here is the important checklist for your website design.

  1. Logo: Should be simple and easily recognizable. Click here for the logo design tips and examples.
  2. Domain Name: Domain name is an important part of the overall website design. A name plays an important role when people navigate to your website. It should be easy to spell, pronounce, catchy and memorable.
  3. website design checklistContent: Plan the content for each page including text, images and etc., that will appeal to your readers. Provide value in every page so that your readers will stick to it.
  4.  Images: As much as the attention given to content, so it should be for images on your website. Images should speak clear about your work web site.
  5.  Responsiveness: These days everyone opts for responsiveness. The layout of your website automatically adapts to the size of screen, to fit the various mobile device by giving the best display, which is easy to read and find for the customer.
  6. SEO Optimization: Optimize page titles, descriptions, image alt tags, keywords and URL’s. Use best key words to target to drive traffic from search engines to your website.

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Mobile-Ready “Purchases on Google” from mobile search ads

Google is introducing a Mobile-Ready, new feature, called “Purchases on Google” for shoppers to buy products directly from mobile search ads.

By tapping on a button which is included in the mobile search ads, shoppers will be able to buy the advertised Mobile Ready Google Buyproduct. This means you will see a “buy” button in the promoted mobile search results, directing you to a page where you can buy the advertised product.

The “buy” button unveiled is part of Google’s attempt to make it easier for people to shop on their mobile devices and divert traffic from online sellers like Amazon, eBay & etc.

The feature, called “Purchases on Google”, completes sales using financial information that already has been stored with Google. This will reduce the friction in mobile purchases without interfering in the relationship between merchants and consumers. The purchase page will carry the merchant’s branding, and will search for other products if the shoppers couldn’t find the exact products they are looking for.

Initially, Google is testing this feature with about dozen retailers and is having plans to increase the retailers before the end of this year. At a press event in New York City, Google said that it has plans to then make this more broadly available to advertisers in the United States, and “much more scale” throughout the United States by late 2015 or early 2016.

Mobile Responsive Web Design is without a doubt the way of the future, it really simplifies sites to make them more user-friendly. Is your site mobile-ready? Are your ads ready for mobile-ready to reach the mobile users?DMG Weblabs is specialized in creating mobile-ready websites.

This post was posted by Daizy for DMG Weblabs, Toronto. DMG Weblabs is a Toronto based web design company specialized in creating SEO web sites and mobile ready websites.

Sources: cp24techcrunch

Your selfie to verify online transactions

Master Card is exploring with a smart phone app which allows people to confirm their identity and authenticate online transactions via their selfie, a facial scan.selfie authentication

“ The new generation, which is into selfies…I think they’ll find it cool. They’ll embrace it, ” said Ajay Bhalla, security expert at the American financial services company Master Card.

The users will have to download the Master Card phone app and at checkout they will be asked to hold up their phone to stare and blink at it.

Currently, users have the option of “Secure Code”, which requires a password while shopping online. But, there is a chance that password can be forgotten, stolen or intercepted.

Master Card is launching a small pilot programme involving  500 people that uses finger prints but also facial scans to verify online transactions, ‘CNN MONEY’ reported. A pop-up will ask people, for authorization to select the option of fingerprint or facial scan, after they buy something. The facial recognition users will be asked to stare at the phone and blink once.

Master Card’s security researchers believe that selfie, the facial scan is the best way to prevent the robber from fooling the system.

Bhalla said Master Card is also experimenting with voice recognition, so people can simply approve an online transaction by speaking  to their phone. Master Card is also working with a Canadian firm, Nymi, to develop technology that will approve transactions by recognizing a person’s unique heartbeat.

But for now, it’s the trial of facial and fingerprint scanning to look out for — you might be using your face/selfie to make your next online purchase.

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Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news; http://www.therakyatpost.com/world/

Is your website friendly to mobile users?

Is your website mobile-responsive to mobile users? Do you know how many people use the web using their hand-held devices such as smartphones, tablets, even on the go?

Having website to Mobile Responsive is very important because nowadays users don’t use just computers and laptops to browse the internet.Mobile_Friendly_Tornoto_Webdesign_Company

The normal websites are also view-able on hand-held devices but they are not fit to the hand-held device’s dimensions. The user has to tap, zoom and to scroll sideways  to view all the content.  This will be frustrating experience for all the mobile searchers.  All it is because the normal website has not been optimized to be viewed on hand-held devices.

As users become increasingly mobile users, Mobile Responsive Web Design Websites has become an important aspect to consider when developing websites and optimizing user experience.

Very recently, Google also changed it’s algorithm criteria so that the mobile-friendly websites will be first in search for mobile searchers to their hand-held devices to make the web better. If you observe in the recent searchings on your hand-held devices, you are seeing the labels “mobile-friendly” before every link to mobile search results.

So is your website ready to be found in the mobile search results as well? Is your website friendly to the mobile users?

Mobile Responsive Web Design Website is without a doubt the way of the future, it really simplifies sites to make them more user-friendly.

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Source: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.ca/

Is your site Mobile-Friendly?

Is your site Mobile-Friendly? This is what the Google is looking for. I just want to re-post this topic, which was posted last year as a reminder to check if your site is Mobile-Friendly.

The new Google algorithm that launched a couple of weeks ago, is revolutionizing the way that mobile search results will give preference to mobile ready websites over non-mobile ready websites.

The mobile device searches are increasing day-by-day, as it’s very easy to find and buy products, buy vacation tickets, book hotels and so many online activities, just while on the go.Mobile_Friendly

So, the Google is favoring the mobile search by boosting the ranking of mobile-friendly pages on mobile search results as now searchers can more easily find high quality and relevant results, where text is readable without tapping or zooming, tap targets are spaced appropriately, and the page avoids unplayable content or horizontal scrolling, according to Official Google Webmaster Central Blog.

With the mobile search growing faster than the desktop, businesses that don’t have mobile ready sites are losing their rankings and traffic. More than 40% of Fortune 500 companies’ websites are not mobile-friendly, which will have a big impact with the new Google’s algorithm.

Our website, DMG Weblabs is mobile-friendly. Is your site mobile-friendly, if not, it’s time to think.

Check if your site is mobile-friendly with the Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test.

This post was posted by Daizy for DMG Weblabs, Toronto. DMG Weblabs is a Toronto based web design company specialized in creating SEO web sites and mobile ready websites.

Source: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.ca

Humanoid Robot can also interact with people

A humanoid robot, known as ‘Han’ can smile, wince, wink, frown or even act drunk with the touch of a button using a mobile phone app.  ‘Han’, which can mimic human expressions greeted visitors on April 18 at a Hong Kong electronics fair.Han_ Humanoid Robot_DMGWeblabs

Han can also recognize people’s face, gender and emotional feelings like happy or sad and will interact with them by holding conversations with the help of about 40 motors and several cameras inside it’s eyes and chest.

A unique feature of Han is his human-like skin, which is created by a patented material called “Frubber”, or “Flesh Rubber”,  an elastic polymer.

The developers Hanson Robotics hope androids like Han could have uses in hospitality, health care and entertainment Industries where communication is vital with different approaches of  welcoming & entertaining people and showing care for older people.

This post was posted by Daizy for DMG Weblabs, Toronto. DMG Weblabs is a Toronto based web design company specialized in creating SEO web sites and mobile ready websites.

Source: www.businessinsider.com

Apple launches new 12-inch MacBook

Apple launched a new MacBook of 12-inch at their March 9th event in San Francisco.Apple-New-12inch-MacBook

The MacBook weighs just 2 pounds and is Apple’s lightest and thinnest Macbook so far, it is 24% thinner than 11-inch MacBook Air. It features the company’s ultra high resolution with 2304 X 1400 Retina-display, a full-size much thinner keyboard with a new Force Touch trackpad, incredibly compact USB-C port, video out, single connector charging, and a day-long battery life. The device will be available in multiple colors like silver, grey and gold.

The new MacBook is the future of the notebook,” said Apple’s senior vice-president of worldwide marketing Philip Schiller.

The new MacBook pricing will start at $1,299 and will be powered by Intel’s new Mprocessor.

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Source: http://www.timesofindia.com

Blackberry Touch Screen Phone

Blackberry has announced a touch-screen phone, Blackberry Leap, without physical  keys, at the Mobile World Congress trade show.

The midprice of Blackberry Leap will retail for $275 and has a 5-inch display will be available next month in some countires. The Leap is aimed at ” young professionals and businesses that value security and privacy for the “career-building” and are more accustomed to a touch-screen keyboard.

Ben Wood, from the CCS Insight consultancy said, “Blackberry will find it tough to compete with the iPhone and Android devices, but the Leap will be essential to offer a more rounded portfolio of phones.”, though Blackberry is falling in it’s sales.

Blackberry is planning to launch three more devices in this year, along with Leap.

Blackberry also briefly teased the last device for this year, a more distinctive device at its press conference, a curved-screened phone with a keyboard that slides out from below its screen, though its name & further details are not provided.

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Source: http://www.bbc.com/; http://www.wsj.com/

Electric car by Apple

Apple is planning to build an electric car with an electric car project, Titan, in five years, which might compete with Tesla Motors, Nissan Motors, General Motors, Ford Motors & other companies.Toronto Web Design Company
Though Apple hasn’t officially announced the electric vehicle, it hired few hundred people including some new hires from the auto industry including experts in technologies such as batteries and robotics, on a skunkworks project to do the early development of an electric vehicle resembling a minivan.
The company is probably looking at several options and would be more likely to engineer the software that controls autonomous-driving cars or rethink the human control of today’s cars, said Jon Bereisa, CEO of consulting firm Auto Lectrification LLC who worked on the Chevy Volt program.

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Source: http://www.timesofindia/

What’sApp Privacy is ‘broken’

What’sApp privacy settings can be bypassed by a simple software, though on one hand, the  makers of the app are endowing the app with privacy controls and encryption to secure the messages, usage pattern, profile picturse and status messages; claims the Dutch Student, Maikel Zweerink.Whatsapp

A tool, Whatsspy is developed by him that can track every move of any WhatsApp user.

Maikel Zweerink claims that “the Whatsspy is Proof of Concept that What’sApp is broken in terms of privacy.”

The tool can be run on a phone which is not connected with What’sApp. The What’sApp user’s online/offline status (even privacy set to ‘nobdoy’), profile pictures, privacy settings and status messages can be tracked with this tool. Even it can show a timeline that shows when users have been online and how long they were online.

This latest flaw in What’sApp privacy settings, however, raises fresh concerns over it’s security policy.

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Source: http://www.timesofindia/