Using Technology to Improve your Web Design

Once you have a new website built, it is essential you keep on updating it to make the most of it. Technology doesn’t stand still and nor should your website. There are always improvements and changes you can make.

The most important thing to do is to use analytics and monitoring tools. This will show you where your website is working – if you are achieving sales and traffic. It will also, therefore, show you where it is not working. You can use heat maps to see how people are navigating your website and how they are using it. This shows where there is activity and where people are landing.

You should also use analytics to monitor traffic and sales. If you have a high bounce rate, you know you need to do something to make your website more appealing. Monitor statistics like traffic, conversions and acquisitions to gain a full understanding of user behaviour.

Mobile Websites – What is AMP and PWA?

AMP stands for accelerated mobile pages and PWA stands for progressive web app. Both technologies are designed to improve user experience when browsing the internet using a mobile phone, something that is now more important than ever.

AMP is a technology developed by Google. It was primarily initiated in order to make loading times shorter on pages, boosting user experience. It will only load what is actually needed for the requested page, which is how it improves speed so dramatically. AMP pages can load up to 4 times faster than RWD.

PWA helps people shop more easily online using mobile devices. It provides customers with an unrivalled shopping platform that can offer look ups, a loadable shopping cart and a swift and reliable checkout process. PWA makes all this possible whilst using a mobile phone, revolutionising the mobile shopping experience. Mobile search is now so important, this cannot be ignored by retailers.

Website Design, Technology and User Experience

Many types of technology are used to access the internet in our modern world. Whether we are browsing the internet on our mobile phones or using it on our desktop computers to carry out our work, websites and technology have an important function in our everyday lives. This makes it more important than ever for website to be easily accessible and simple to use for everybody.

When a website is designed well, it shouldn’t make any difference what device you use to access it. The website should use a responsive design so that it will adapt to any device. Phones, tablets and computers should all show you a usable website that is easy for you to navigate. This is all tied into user experience, making sure anybody can access a website easily and use it to its full potential. When websites are designed well, the technology behind them should allow for a great user experience.

What Technology is on your Christmas List?

Christmas is a time when people like to give gifts that people really want, and often technology is top of the list. It’s the perfect time to ask for the latest gadgets and get yourself up to date. So what are you hoping to find under the Christmas tree this year? Here are our top technology picks this December:

  • Fitness monitors. There are so many different brands making these now, it would be hard to select a favourite. Monitors are becoming increasingly stylish and can easily be worn on your wrist, making a fashion statement as well as being incredibly useful. Features range from heart rate monitors to step counters.
  • Amazon Echo. This clever device makes use of a smart speaker and voice technology to control a variety of appliances and search the internet. You can even use it to control smart technology around the house. It’s the ideal way to integrate everything in your home.
  • Wireless headphones. The most sophisticated way to listen to music, wireless headphones employ excellent soundproofing technology as well as being easy and comfortable to wear.
  • Kitchen gadgets. Kitchens are becoming increasingly more technologically advanced, with mixers, smart appliances and even toasters that will poach an egg at the same time! For people who love cooking, kitchen gadgets could be the way to go this Christmas.
  • Virtual reality headsets. This is one of the largest trends in gaming and technology, allowing users to have a much more immersive experience. If you have somebody who loves playing games in your life, treat them to a device that will allow them to play virtual reality games.

If you need some inspiration this Christmas, think technology. It always makes a great gift and it will make your loved ones very happy.

What Is a Personal Computer? An overview

In short, a Personal Computer refers to physical machine with a logical operating system, capable of handling a variant of different tasks. This term has adapted over years since the creation of the P.C; a personal computer could just as easily refer to a portable laptop as well as a fixed location tower system. Though for the sake of simplicity we refer to the towers as P.C systems and Laptops, as Laptops/Notebooks.

Personal Computers have evolved over the years since their creation; as has the software that has been created for them within a software environment known as an operating system. As the operating systems (OS for short) change and new systems are built, the software applications within them change also, and are built around the rapidly changing user requirements and patterns.

Of course the underlying hardware that that makes up the physical system of a computer has to go hand in hand with the changing software; they grow together as we advance forward with technology.

The average user does not need to know how the computer is built, or even how to program to use the average computer system. An OS is built with a Graphical User Interface (GUI for short) that does all of the grunt work for them; all users need to do is navigate around the GUI using the mouse/touch-pad and keyboard/keypad.

A personal computer can be used to perform a wide variety of task, ranging from: Internet browsing, word processing, creating and working with spreadsheets, creating and and putting together presentations, managing emails, surfing the web, playing games and so much more.

These day’s all data can be shared through a wide range of different mediums, from the antiquated portable DVD/CD disks, to cloud storage; cloud storage refers to a physical server located somewhere in the world that is used as a data hub where hundreds, thousands or millions of users connect to in order to access shared data they have stored in the closed, or shared public data that is stored in the cloud.