Seeing the title, you may be thinking about the obvious like gallery plugins, but let me cast a spotlight to a few handy plugins meant for behind-the-scenes administrative use.
These three plugins are all intuitive (no overwhelming options, no learning curves) and make it easier for you to manage your photography website powered by WordPress(.org). And the best of all, they’re free!
How Instagram can be used for promoting our business in 2020
Instagram is the 3rd
largest social media platform used for sharing
visual contents like photos, videos and short stories.A single picture says
thousand words. People love visual content more than the long text-based
content and Instagram is all about visual content.
Instagram has a big audience base. If
your targeting audience is between the ages of 18-34 then you should definitely
choose Instagram in your business marketing strategy.
More than 500 million peoples are
daily active on Instagram and approximately 60 million photos are posted. 25 million businesses are active on
60% people say they discover new
product on Instagram, 200 million+ people visit at least one business profile
daily. 1/3 of the most viewed stories are from businesses. (DATA TAKEN FROM INSTAGRAM OFFICIAL WEBSITE)
Many great brands have already used
Instagram like (@lamborghini, @audi, @reliancejio @tatacompanies, etc.) for
increasing their brand visibility, Get engaged with their audience and Take
feedback from their customers, etc.
You can boost
your post through ads on Instagram and reach your target audience by creating Photo
ads, video ads, story ads, carousel ads, collection ads, ads in explore, etc. on
business.instagram.com/advertising/. It’s useful for increasing reach,
increasing website traffic, making conversions, lead generation, brand
awareness, store visits, etc.
Photo Ads: It is a simple single photo ad
appears as sponsored ad when your target customer scrolling their feed. This ad
also include call to action like book now, contact us, install now, know more, etc.
Video Ads:It is a 60sec video ad it is also
appears when your target customer scrolling their feed and it is also include
call to actions.
Story Ads: This ad include image or video of
30sec duration appears when your target customer seeing stories of their
Carousel Ads: This ad includes a collection of
images or videos appears on target customer feed.
Ads in Explore: This ad appears when people searching
for their interest in Instagram search section.
By posting your ad on other
popular Instagram profiles
approach other Instagram account which have good followers base and ask them to
post your ad on their feed or stories.
influencers are available on Instagram. By influencer marketing you can
increase brand awareness, brand visibility, reach, generate leads, and discover
NON-PAID MARKETING ON
Create your business
business profile on Instagram and post related to your business, tell people
about your brand values, missions and purpose. Tell about your new launching
products and services.By creating business profile, you can track your insights
of your post about reach, impressions, shares, comments, saves, etc.
great engagement metrics compared to other social media platforms. To engage
your audience, you should engage with them too.
that are valuable and saveable for your audience. Write proper caption about
the post. Ask questions in your caption. Use story polling feature. Use
specific hashtag in your story and post. Maintain the consistency of the posts.
This will help in creating trust between you and your audience and people will
like to purchase and refer your product to others.
Follow relevant account:
accounts related to your business, like their post, comment on their post to
increase your reach.
hashtag related to your industry to increase your reach and impressions
followers some gift or money to share your post.
If you are not
using Instagram till in 2020 then you miss a big opportunity to attract and
retain potential customers, increase your visibility and achieve your business
just thought about the magnus archive episode, Web Development, and i gotta say when i first listened to it I found it kinda scary, i was super into the dark web in my early teens, as a concept so i know a bunch of creepypastas about it. but now all I can think about is
Web Design and Development Training in jashore Web Design Course in Bangladesh
One of the key ingredients to a successful product is the creation of effective, efficient and visually pleasing displays. In order to produce such high-quality displays, whether they are graphical (e.g., websites) or tangible (e.g., remote controls), an understanding of human vision is required, along with the knowledge of visual perception. By observing, researching, and identifying examples of our perceptual abilities, we can design products according to these unifying qualities. In order to spread such skills within the world of interaction design, we have developed “Gestalt Psychology and Web Design: The Ultimate Guide.
Gestalt psychology is a theory of mind which has been applied to a number of different aspects of human thought, action, and perception. In particular, Gestalt theorists and researchers attempt to understand visual perception in terms of the way in which underlying processes are organized and how they help us make sense of the world. The organization of these cognitive processes is important to our understanding of how we interpret the constant stream of visual information entering our eyes and how it becomes a cohesive, meaningful and usable representation of the world. Over the last twenty years, the work of Gestalt psychologists has been adopted by interaction designers and other professionals involved in the development of products for human users.
Within this course, we have compiled and consolidated some of the best resources currently available on the subject of Gestalt psychology and visual perception. To help you appreciate how you can apply Gestalt psychology to web design, we have provided many different examples from existing designs. These draw attention to the exact qualities, quirks, and features of visual perception. Moreover, they discuss how these have been accommodated and, on a number of occasions, exploited so as to support either the user’s intentions or those of the designer or client.
The application of Gestalt thinking to design provides us with insights and new ways of approaching problems and challenges. By cementing in our own minds the many ways we organize visual information, we can improve our designs for all users.
How to Change Your Career from Web Design to UX Design
Changing careers isn’t as hard as it’s often made out to be, especially if you’ve got the right resources to help you make the change. For many web designers, now is the perfect time to make the switch into UX design. To start with, there’s the monetary boost that comes with the change in career. According to PayScale, web designers in the US earn an average of $46,000 annually(1), while UX designers on the other hand earn a sizeable $74,000(2). Secondly, job opportunities for UX designers are booming: CNN reports that a total of 3,426,000 UX design jobs will be created in the US alone within the next 10 years(3). Furthermore, UX design is a meaningful job, not only because you get to work on a product from the inside out, but also because—as DMI has shown—UX design makes a significant impact on businesses, with UX design-driven businesses outperforming the S&P index by 228%(4). So, where do you find the right resources to help you make your career change? Why, you’re reading one right now.
What is User Experience and User Experience Design?
To start with, let’s have a brief introduction to what we mean by “User Experience”. Products have users, and the user experience (UX) is simply the experience a user has from using that particular product. So far, so good?
UX design is the art of designing products so that they provide the optimum possible user experience. If this description sounds broad, it’s because the nature of UX design is pretty broad. Building the optimum UX encompasses an understanding of psychology, interaction design, user research, and many other disciplines, but on top of it all is an iterative problem solving process (but more on that later).
Broadly speaking, user experience can be broken down into 3 components: the look, feel, and usability.
The look of a product is about using visuals to create a sense of harmony with the user’s values, and that creates credibility and trust with the user. It’s about creating a product that not only looks nice, but looks right too.
The feel, then, involves making the experience of using a product as pleasant and enjoyable as possible. It’s built by crafting the interactions between the user and the product, as well as the reactions they have when (and after) using the product.
Lastly, usability underpins the user experience. Quite simply, if a product isn’t usable, no amount of good looks can salvage it, and the only feeling users are going to have is anger and frustration. Ideally, products should be personalized to user’s needs, and deliver functionality in a predictable way.
If you’re still not sure whether UX design appeals to you, we’ve got some articles that help introduce some of the important parts of UX as a career:
The job title “Web Designer” has many definitions, and indeed, what a web designer does is largely dependent on what the client or project requires. Some web designers simply create visual designs and/or high fidelity interactive prototypes of the website, and leave the coding of the website to front-end and back-end developers. The majority of web designers, however, do get involved with both the designing and (front-end) development of the website. Some web designers even regularly do user research and testing as part of their jobs (and if you’re one of them, you’re already almost ready for a job in UX design).
But no matter what your job as a web designer entails, here are some aspects of web design that can also be found in UX design.
Web designers look to solve problems for their clients; UX designers look to solve problems for their users. Web designers work with a problem solving process: first, they find out the problems their clients have, then design a web solution for them, and then proceed to develop and test the website before releasing it. And after a website is launched, web designers often are involved with further testing the site, collecting feedback from users, and then reiterating on the design.
This iterative problem solving process is similar to the UX design process (shown in the image below). UX designers begin with user research; it’s essential to get to know the potential users of a product and find out what their problems are, how to solve them and how to make users want and/or need that solution. User research is often done via user interviews, observations, demographic studies, drafting user stories and personas, etc. Thereafter, UX designers would create a design solution that solves the user’s key needs, and often bring the prototype back to users to test its validity or usability. After the product is launched, UX designers collect more user feedback, which feeds into a new round of user research, thereby starting the process again.
If you’ve done user research before as part of your web designer job, you will find it a great advantage when making the switch to UX design. If not, don’t worry—you’ll have many opportunities to learn the best ways to conduct user research (read on to find out more).
When designing websites, web designers often make use of typography, color and layout to shape the emotions of users. A sense of credibility could be established, for instance, by using darker colors and serif fonts; similarly, a sense of fun could be created using colorful imagery and playful typography. Web designers are familiar with emotional design; that is, creating designs that elicit emotions from users. UX designers are also concerned with emotional design, but on a larger scale—they are concerned with eliciting emotions from users throughout their entire experience of using a product.
To do that, UX designers work with not only typography and color, but also psychology, motion design, content curation and information architecture. Web designers making the change would innately understand what emotional design in UX entails; they simply need to pick up new knowledge in other areas to augment their ability to do so on a bigger picture.
The Differences between Web Design and UX Design
User-focused vs technology-focused
A large part of your job as a web designer is spent on catching up on the latest developments in HTML, CSS and other coding languages—all of which change and improve at a dizzying pace. Which browsers support what versions of CSS? Would CSS animations work in Safari on a Mac? Don’t even get me started on Internet Explorer! These might be a few questions (and frustrations) that are constantly on your mind as a web designer.But UX design isn’t concerned with technology. Instead, its focus is centered squarely on users—technology is only a means for users to get what they need. Only by focusing on users can UX designers create solutions that cater to the specific needs they have, and ultimately, that users will be willing to pay for. UX designers do extensive user research to find out the most they can about their users, most of which the majority of web designers wouldn’t have had the chance to perform.
UX is more than the web
UX design is platform independent. Its principles and processes are applied to many diverse areas outside of web browsers: on mobile apps, desktop software, and even hardware products and retail spaces. On the other hand, the domain of web design is strictly tied to web browsers. This means that UX designers are able to find job opportunities not only in up-and-rising fields like tech startups, but also in mature and stable industries like car manufacturers. As long as there’s a product, there’s a need for UX—and this really opens up your world of opportunities.
The Big Benefit of Web Design Experience when Moving to UX Design
Relevance of web design background
The biggest benefit of moving from web design to UX design is the amount of overlap between the two fields of design. While it’s true that UX design covers more platforms than the web browser, a sizeable portion of UX design work is still done on products that are at least partially web-based (think of social media websites like Facebook and Twitter, web apps like Dropbox, and services like Google). The overlap between web design and UX design is greater if you’ve done some form of user research or iterative process of continually improving a website with user data.
Being fluent in design and website coding terminologies will also give you a boost that cannot be ignored; after all, UX design is a collaborative process where communication is crucial. Being able to use industry terms while talking to your colleagues will definitely put you in a better place than someone who came from a non-design background.
Your ability to create beautiful aesthetics as a web designer will also come in handy when making the switch to UX design. Firstly, aesthetics is a great tool to augment your communications with internal stakeholders. As a UX designer, you have to constantly present your findings and recommendations to internal stakeholders (such as the CEO or product manager), and your ability to create visually pleasing reports and presentations will maximize the absorption of your key points.
Secondly, aesthetics plays a vital role in UX design. A common myth of UX design is that great usability trumps aesthetics—but that is far from true. In fact, a study of more than 2,500 participants by the Stanford Credibility Project showed that nearly half of them assessed the credibility of websites based on their visual appeal(5). This goes to show how aesthetics works hand in hand with other factors like usability to bring about the optimum user experience of using a product.
How to Enhance Your Skills to Make the Jump from Web Design to UX Design
Moving from web design to UX design can sometimes be quite straightforward, especially if you’ve done some aspects of user research in your job as a web designer. For other web designers, however, there is no cause for concern. You’ll be able to make the leap if you’ve spent some time studying UX, practicing some UX skills during your web design work, and constructing a CV which shows your understanding of UX design. If you’re wondering where to learn, there are plenty of options available to you, and we’ve highlighted some of the best below.
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AppGyver - Free NO Code Tool to Build Apps The world’s first professional no-code platform, enabling you to build apps for all form factors, including mobile, desktop, browser, TV and others. I’ve been playing around with this recently building apps and am really liking it so far.
WebFlow - Build, Design, Launch a Website AD Build custom websites visually, manage projects in a shared dashboard, collaborate with your colleagues, then charge clients directly for ongoing costs right from Webflow. It’s the all in-one platform for growing agencies serving modern clients.
CSS Gradient CSS Gradient is a free tool that lets you create a gradient background for websites. Besides being a css gradient generator, the site is also chock-full of colorful content about gradients from technical articles to real life gradient examples.
Why Web Development & Search Engine Optimization Go Hand in Hand
It can be very
difficult to integrate your brilliant digital marketing tactics successfully
with your web design. Why? Why? Well, it’s of no use when you’ve created the
most enticing text, but the actual website is guilty of that user experience
and web design errors. In reality, when this is sadly the case, the conflict
has already been lost before it has even started.
With the highly
competitive nature of the internet, a well-made website
design combined with high-quality search engine
optimization (SEO) has never been a more effective key to a positive online presence.
I was supposed to have a 3 month internship at the end of this
semester (starting May right after classes and the first exam session ended), but due to all of this (gestures widely) it didn’t happen. Instead, I’m doing an internship replacement project because I still need
to get a grade in order to pass the internship and graduate.
decided to work on a personal website since I’ve been wanting to make one for a while anyway. I was applying to web development internships before
everything shut down so I figured this will be good practice. I kind of
wanted to document the whole thing for a couple of reasons: 1. To help me
with the report I have to write about it by the end of this month and 2. To practice writing. I’ve been complaining about wanting to write
more, but not knowing what to write about. Well, this is a good topic. :)
The latest Tumblr UI change to complain about: clicking the now-blue reblog button just… makes it turn green? and silently reblogs the post? without giving you a pop-up dialog to add a response or tags or any sort of confirmation.
This and breaking Back/Forward for going through page history seem completely pointless.
Edit: …and apparently clicking the turned-green button again re-reblogs the post, again without any notification that this has happened. Great in-demand feature there, Tumblr.
Decentralized Social Network with ActivityPub API - MERN
Does anyone out there have experience with React, Express, or Nginx and want to help with the development of a decentralized social network geared towards activists and organizers?
I’m attempting to implement an ActivityPub API for a social network built with the MERN stack but I’m having trouble getting Mastodon to find my new user I’ve created on my server. I think the issue may be that I’m not returning valid JSON as I’m attempting to deliver it through React-Router, or that I need to add more to my Nginx configuration.
I’ve recently been on a big Notion kick recently, spending a lot of time watching videos on Notion and re-organizing my pages. It’s been inspirational to see the various ways other people have structured their data.
I thought I’d share the structures of some of my Notion pages and how I manage many aspects of my personal and professional life using the app. Here are the types of content we’ll be covering:
- Personal Porfolio
- Meal Planner
- Social Media Management
- Project Management
- Reading Lists
- Work Expenses
- Cloud Storage
Check out my blog for a more in depth look at everything!: whoisryosuke.com/blog
The good, the bad and the ugly of the World Wide Web in 2020
(French style of argumentative essay, made with pure expressive leisure and completely for free)
Ever since the dawn of our current version of a super-network around 1990, we have been questioning ourselves over how could this “World Wide Web” be improved upon from it’s current state. I would tend to argue that it should go over the almost opposite direction than what Tim Burners Lee suggests, which means to further decentralize the infrastructure of the service. So, let me showcase you my arguments over the subject, mainly thanks to FOSS-compliance, portability and power user-level of control over the software and content.
First, let’s discuss over why having access to the source code as well as being legally allowed to do whatever we want with it would actually be a great achievement for the web. So, what do I mean by this statement? Well, even though W3C releases their standards and archives their older versions of the web, we hardly ever get to access the actual source code, either in SGML or XML DTD format, of their server framework as well as the servers’ code. Especially as time goes by, it has become more critical to secure those under a permissive license and well hosted for further generations to study it. As their source maintainers will die over the next century, if we don’t open access to these sources, the code would be lost, leading this next generation without the implementation data required to understand the past and learn from it. But aside from this, opening up the code would also allow us to further improve the information super-highway and implement new ideas within the legal constraints of the contemporary world we live in. Because otherwise, these technologies will stay out of lawyers’ hands and prosper instead within the underground world of the dark web. Better be accessible to the most people possible right? So, by opening up the code and the license, the world at large would really benefit from it’s innovations.
Second, (insert text of “argumentation part 2 electric boogaloo” here)
Third, let us go throughout this power-user control point over quickly, shall we? Now, compare these two figures,
the last one feels way more personal isn’t it?
Well that’s because the Internet was a personal wild adventure by itself back in the 90s and early 2000s. It eventually became, by 2014 for the most part, a corporate impersonal utility for daily usage, a barely human right by now.
Now, some of you may throw at me exceptions like Neocities and Newgrounds, which are indeed keeping this vision true to the modern day. But they are exactly that, exceptions, niche websites which most Internet users don’t know about today. And that’s a statistic I want to change. You see, even though the darker web has always existed to some extend, it’s currently growing quite fast for a underground society today as the common landscape of the web doesn’t provide that extra personality nowadays. And that’s thing the web should work over by bringing the user customization and full power user control back into their own menu.
So, by providing easier baked-in tools for customization and power user control over their content, the World Wide West as we like to call it, does itself a favor to be further future-proof and overall better for it’s users.
In a nutshell, we talked over how the World Wide Web would be better further decentralized, through a change of licensing and source code access, through portability and of course through power user-level of control over the software & content. So let me now know what do you think you would do to change this overall situation that’s the Internet.
I mean, at the end of the day, if I have to write something that does the minimal work of pretending to be a browser in order to use an online service in a maximally secure and convenient way instead of going through an OAuth-only API, I will.
Which is a separate evil, but these evils augment each other terribly.
But while I am on the topic, one of the real, practical measures of whether a website is properly, fully accessible is: can I use it with just `curl` and `less`?
It’s been like two years since the last time I did anything web-related. When I started this project, I realized I’ve forgotten almost everything I knew. At first I spent a good amount of time just reading about web development and design. I needed to define what this website will be exactly and how it’s going to look before I could actually start coding. So, I looked at a bunch of personal websites from developers, designers and people who do multiple things to find inspiration and ideas about what it could be and how it could look.
I’ve wanted to build a photography portfolio for a few years now, so I knew I wanted to include that. I also wanted to include a place to display future projects to showcase what I can do. And I wanted people to be able to see and download my CV. I’ve always loved the idea of having a blog as well. I never quite got the hang of blogging, but I’d still like to. I’m kinda trying to get the hang of it here, too. Also, while looking at web development internships I came across a lot that were looking for someone who can do WordPress integration or has experience with CMS in general. I figured including a blog would be good practice.
I read a few things on web design (xx these two were really good and I learned a lot from them), but I was still a bit confused on how to actually start so I asked for help over
on ScholarCord and @allydsgn helped me out. I had to lay out my content first and make a site map. Then make wireframes to figure out where content will go on the page.
I looked into some JS frameworks, but ultimately decided against them since I wanted to keep this relatively simple.
I also decided to use VS Code (I haven’t really touched it since the last time I did web dev stuff), trello and my uni’s GitLab.
But I’ve never actually deployed a website, and I’ve never worked with a
CMS so I figured that would be challenging enough considering I don’t
have much time for this.
Sass (which stands for ‘Syntactically awesome style sheets) is an extension of CSS that enables you to use things like variables, nested rules, inline imports and more. It also helps to keep things organised and allows you to create style sheets faster. Sass is compatible with all versions of CSS.
Gulp is a cross-platform, streaming task runner that lets developers automate many development tasks. At a high level, gulp reads files as streams and pipes the streams to different tasks. These tasks are code-based and use plugins. The tasks modify the files, building source files into production files.