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What Are The Latest And Professional Web Designing Tendencies Of Our Time?

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Web technology has revolutionized the whole business trends, and thousands of new businesses appear every day on web. This made the competition very high in market, as web designing is rapidly growing field and a lot new trends introduce every moment. It has become really vital for business owners to walk with the pace of industry to keep head above water. In this article we will talk about the most popular and professional web design tendencies of our time.

  • Stylish and Decent Sized Graphics

One of major web design trend is stylish logotypes and headers with large size but small weight. These are more effective to impress the visitors and drag their attention.

  • Sketched Web Designs

Painted style is not a new inclination in web design; sketch web design gives you a unique touch among hundreds. Such affordable web design makes your site more personal and original.

  • Title and Font Style

Earlier web designers were afraid to use various fonts, sizes and capital letters, because usability was the focal criteria here. Now browsers became better and allow designers to use them, three title fonts looks better and draw more attention.

  • Using Modal Windows

This tendency is becoming very popular nowadays, as these windows give a clear and neat look, and are easy to use.

  • Minimalism in designs

Minimalistic sites save plenty of free space, but tempting colors and big fonts do used even in minimalistic web designs that make it outstanding.

  • Large Images

Large images are also very trendy in recent days, as they create the same effect as styled graphics and also provide appealing appearance to drag more visitors towards your web design. But such images should reflect your business and carry information to tell the visitors who are you and what you are offering, only than their usage can be beneficial.

  • Designs with Magazine Layout

Nowadays users prefer to visit websites to get information instead of buying magazines. Web sites with magazine layout are becoming popular as they substitute real magazines. That is reason why designer try to give a look like them.

Online presence of any business has become one of the essential strategies to enhance your business, as it aids you in making a name in virtual world. It is globally most successful tactic of marketing and advertising business to promote products/services. Therefore, keeping yourself up to date with the latest trends is quite imperative to compete in the global arena of business.

 

Barnes and Noble Nook Touch Review – Nook Versus Kindle

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The Barnes and Noble Nook Touch reader has allowed the Nook to get rid of its mass with a compact and sleek redesign. Although we can’t really call it smarter when comparing to its ancestors, but ease of usage, compactness and lightweight makes it a better and obvious choice. The fundamental difference between the new Nook and Amazon Kindle is perhaps its full 6 Inch touchscreen with 2 months of battery life.

Specs

Nook Simple Touch comes with a NOOK microUSB cable, AC adapter and a rechargeable battery. It only weighs 7.48 ounces having 0.47 inches of depth. The overall length of Nook Touch is 6.5 inches with a supportive 5 Inches breadth. The onscreen resolution of this e-reader is limited to 800 x600, but it is still a market leader with 2 months of battery life on standby. Unlike other e-readers and tablets available in Market, you can charge Nook Touch via USB cable connected to PC or laptop. Although the onboard storage capacity is of 2GB, which evidently can’t store more than thousand e-books, but expandable memory slot pretty much takes care of this issue. Apart from all these features, the Nook Touch comes integrated with 6-Inch e-Ink display and has Wi-Fi to connect online with Barnes and Noble book store.

Comparison

The Kindle is a leading the market for a long time now, but this new Nook doesn’t seem to lag behind in any way. However, we can easily claim that new Nook has outdone Kobo. When compared to Kindle, the Nook looks rather strange (or creative if you like it) because of its square-ish design. Unlike Kobo, Nook lets you make more customizations to margins and fonts. Although Kobo is thinner, it is relatively easier to hold a nook when compared with Kobo and Kindle. The overall look and feel of Nook is far futuristic than other e-readers and it also costs the same as Kindle.

Pros

Nook Simple Touch has a quality touchscreen, an innovative interface and is easier to hold. And on top of all this, it has far better battery life than other tabs available.
Cons

The new Nook behaves less like a book and just slightly lacks in its book store, page turning and reading clearly when compared to Kindle.
This Barnes and Noble Nook Touch review declares that Nook is absolutely competitive in all respects with the Amazon’s Kindle, except for its unusual look. The reader is definitely far ahead, futuristic and better than Kobo.

SpoTube Web Application Review

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SpoTube is a web application that lets users watch videos, listen to music and read about artists. Its focus on music and related content is what makes it unique from other sites like YouTube and Vimeo. Visitors are able to search for songs, artists or album and SpoTube compiles the content for the user. It gets information from Last.FM, so an account for that will be useful too. So far, the app is in the beta phase, which means it is free so far as well.

Signing up requires you to input the usual user information with the addition of putting in your Last.FM username. Afterwards, you are taken to your main SpoTube profile. The app employs a stylish modern look and feel to it with its gray-sliver and dark blue color scheme. The design and layout is quite jarring, and this is where the site loses it appeal. It is quite a shame because a site which compiles your interests in music and artists should be easy to use and intuitive. There is a scroll bar on the left side, where it overlaps the top menu bar, which is quite confusing. The layout is confusing initially, but you will get used to it once it grows on you. It does throw too much at you at first and that is a big misstep, surely. But, again, it is in the beta phase so you can look forward to changes to its look and feel (for the better).

If you look past the minor design gripes and frustrating layout, SpoTube actually does its job quite nicely. As promised, you will be able to listen to free music, watch music videos and read about upcoming albums on the application. Information from your Last.FM account will be integrated into your SpoTube account, so the searching and compiling is done for you more easily. I found it very handy because I am a music lover who’s always in search for new music to fall in love with. On the left panel, above the embedded YouTube player, are features like the song inbox, notifications, starred, session playlist  and spotify search. There is also a radio where you will select the genre you like and it automatically plays songs that fit into that genre.

Overall, SpoTube is a nifty application for the music lover. It makes searching for songs, music videos and articles on artists easier. It will be an indispensible application for the music lover.