For anyone who has monitored changes and trends in web design, it feels like the ground has shifted more in the last few years than in the entire lifespan of the web. Social media is now engrained in web marketing, as is video and quality content, and website owners are now facing increasing barriers to garner attention for their site. Infinite scrolling and single page designs are springing up all over the place, and it is not too hard to imagine the day when traditional brochure-type websites are completely obsolete (if not already).
Alongside the appearance of your site, usability is becoming increasingly important. Websites that think about the user experience have a better chance of success and conversion than those that don’t. But how feasible is it to make your website more usable, and what specific advantages are there for those that design in this way?
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Sandra, a friend of mine way back college, asked me the question above. She has a MyLife.com subscription (her Mastercard has charges from MYLIFE PPL BKGRD SVC) and she wants to cancel it because she no longer uses it and she wants a refund. After she asked me this question, I just had a blank stare at her. I have no idea what MyLife.com it because I haven’t used that site before.
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Others are saying that the top 300,000 websites in the world are visualized with favicons. But why my title is 288,945? Because I want to be specific, and there are only 288,945 favicons in this poster.
A large-scale scan of the top million web sites was performed in early 2010 by computer David Fifield and Brandon Enright who are bored one day and suddenly had an idea about collecting the favicons of top 1,000,000 websites around the world in a single poster. But these nerds failed to visualize all the top 1 million websites. Only 328,427 unique icons were collected, of which 288,945 were proper images.
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