4 out of 5 videos are encoded in H.264

A full 80 percent of videos are encoded in H.264 and, at least theoretically, could be delivered to an iPad with the HTML5 video tag, according to new data from MeFeedia. That doesn’t mean they will be, or that they are… just that if a video publisher wanted to use the same video asset for distribution on the iPad, it wouldn’t have to re-encode it. It would just have to switch out the video player from Flash to HTML5. Continue reading “4 out of 5 videos are encoded in H.264”

Web Design Trends in 2012

It’s that time of year again, where we look into our crystal ball to see what will be the hot trends in web design for the upcoming year. It’s no secret that trends come and go, with some hanging around longer than they should. (Yes, splash page, I’m talking about you.) But trends are a necessity in the development and growth of our craft. Trends are born, improved upon, and often spawn other trends. So as a web designer, when you apply trends to your projects, challenge yourself to expand upon them and make them your own. Continue reading “Web Design Trends in 2012”

What do programmers really do?

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. – Picasso

Many people (including my mother-in-law) think that computers are becoming so smart that programmers will be no longer needed in the near future. Other people think that programmers are geniuses who constantly solve sophisticated math puzzles in front of their monitors. Even many programmers don’t have clear idea what they do. Continue reading “What do programmers really do?”

2011 in review: 20 sites that took 3D to the next level

The advertising industry is always looking for new and exciting ways to promote products, and real-time 3D graphics have the potential of bringing a new level of interactivity to their customers.
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5 Ways To Guarantee Your Website Is Ready For Traffic

Copyright 2005, Rozey Gean

It’s so easy to annoy and drive away your website visitors without even realizing it. Ensuring your site is user-friendly–and not annoying–is one of the most important factors in creating a successful online presence. Continue reading “5 Ways To Guarantee Your Website Is Ready For Traffic”

5 Surefire Ways To Ruin Any Website

Owning a website gives you certain rights. For example, you have the right to plaster your URL all over the doors and windows of your SUV in hopes that someone in one of the 7 cars you pass on the way to work will get the urge to visit your website and spend gobs of money. You own the website-this is your right. You also have the right to post pictures of your family, friends, pets, and other totally uninteresting images all over your website after all it’s yours. One of the biggest rights you have as a webmaster is the right to make your website successful (and profitable) or to run it into the ground like a 737 missing both engines and landing gear. For those of you who despise online success and frown upon the wealths of cyberspace I have compiled a list of 5 ways to ruin any website. Continue reading “5 Surefire Ways To Ruin Any Website”

5 Important Website Writing & Design Conventions

This article outlines the five most important conventions for writing and designing your webpages.

Your presentation is every bit as important as your content. The best content in the world won’t ever be read if the presentation is so bad that nobody stays long enough to read it. If you maximize your website usability, your visitors stay longer, read more, and you make more sales. Continue reading “5 Important Website Writing & Design Conventions”

5 Basic Rules of Web Design

5 Basic Rules of Web Design the most important rule in web design is that your web site should be easy to read. What does this mean? You should choose your text and background colours very carefully. You don’t want to use backgrounds that obscure your text or use colours that are hard to read. Dark-coloured text on a light-coloured background is easier to read than light-coloured text on a dark background. Continue reading “5 Basic Rules of Web Design”