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Mobile and internet trends 2015

Mobile and internet trends 2015 | Digital | Scoop.it
Mobile and internet trends of 2015. What's hot, what's not and what you should be doing about it. Looking social media, online marketing, eCommerce, video and mobile.
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Test and Improve slow website connection requests / SSL handshaking - Scorchsoft Web Development Birmingham

Test and Improve slow website connection requests / SSL handshaking - Scorchsoft Web Development Birmingham | Digital | Scoop.it
Server speed is a critical topic in the web world. It not only effects user experience but is also taken into account with search engine rankings. Here is a simple trick that can have a big impact on performance.
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C u l8r SMS: Text messages decline in the UK for the first time as WhatsApp, Snapchat rise

C u l8r SMS: Text messages decline in the UK for the first time as WhatsApp, Snapchat rise | Digital | Scoop.it
For many of us it will feel the end of an era: last year for the first time ever the number of text messages sent in the UK fell, with internet messaging services such as WhatsApp and iMessage continuing to overtake the traditional format.
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The rise of the web replacing traditional forms.of communication continues. This emphasises the importance of investing in modern technological advances.

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16+ of the best things to happen to the internet in 2013

16+ of the best things to happen to the internet in 2013 | Digital | Scoop.it
To bring karmic balance after yesterday’s bile-dripping 15 worst things to happen to the internet in 2013, here’s a bumper crop of joy.
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How smartphones and tablets are changing the world - Scorchsoft Web Development Birmingham

How smartphones and tablets are changing the world - Scorchsoft Web Development Birmingham | Digital | Scoop.it
In today’s world, technology is at the forefront of everything, or at least most of what we do. Social attitudes are changing, the way we communicate is changing, and the way we conduct business is changing...
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It's easy to keep banging  the drum about mobile but it really is the case that the last few years have represented massive change in the way that people use and engage with the internet.

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SEO Marketing 2013

SEO Marketing 2013 | Digital | Scoop.it
Sustainable and algorithm-proof SEO methods that work in 2013.
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As I'm sure our friends at http://www.essentialmarketer.com/ will agree, SEO certainly isn't dead... But it is changing!

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Javascript template engine in just 20 lines

Javascript template engine in just 20 lines | Digital | Scoop.it
I'm still working on my JavaScript based preprocessor - AbsurdJS. It started as a CSS preprocessor, but later it was expanded to CSS/HTML preprocessor....
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We like things lean and minimal. In takiing this sort of approach you can maximise return on development time... Meaning a better value project for you and a higher liklihood of repeat business for us.

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Offline.js – Handle your users losing their internet connection like a pro

Offline.js is a Javascript and CSS library to automatically alert your users when they've lost internet connectivity. It turns any app into an offline app.
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It's often the case when making web applications that it can feel broken should something not work when a user loses their internet connection. This simple tool ensures visibility when internet connections are lost or intermittent.

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How to lose weight (in the browser)

How to lose weight (in the browser) | Digital | Scoop.it
The definitive front-end performance guide
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Lean websites not only perform better but are rewarded by google in their ranking algorthms. Here are some ways to ensure your site is as lean as it can be.

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10 Super Useful Tools for Better Web Typography | Tools

10 Super Useful Tools for Better Web Typography | Tools | Digital | Scoop.it
It's been said that web design is 95% typography. So as a web designer, getting the typography right is a must. Today with the growing popularity of web fonts
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Several important considerations when it comes to responsive design.

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What brands want when they give you free stuff | Social Media Agency Birmingham – JC Social Media

What brands want when they give you free stuff | Social Media Agency Birmingham – JC Social Media | Digital | Scoop.it

A lot of brands use seeding to get their products out there, and giving them to celebrities or people with a high level of influence is often a great way to do this. BUT we’ve received a lot of feedback from brands who aren’t happy with the way this is done, and it just means they are much less likely to send that person any more stuff. Lucky enough to get free gifts in return for social media posts? Here’s a guide to what to do and what not to do!

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How to create a domain / subdomain specific robots.txt file - Scorchsoft Web Development Birmingham

How to create a domain / subdomain specific robots.txt file - Scorchsoft Web Development Birmingham | Digital | Scoop.it
This is how to create robots.txt file that only appears for a specific a domain or subdomain. Useful when there is the need to run testing domains on an account.
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h.265 v.s VP9 video - Which will win? - Scorchsoft Web Development Birmingham

h.265 v.s VP9 video - Which will win? - Scorchsoft Web Development Birmingham | Digital | Scoop.it
The goals behind VP9 and H.265 are essentially the same: deliver the highest quality of video possible at the lowest bit rate (i.e. file size) and requiring as little processing time as possible. However, which will win?
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A little insight into the past and the future of web video.

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The Internet: A Decade Later (Infographic)

The Internet: A Decade Later (Infographic) | Digital | Scoop.it
Did you know that there were only 3 million websites and 569 million Internet users in 2002? Internet Explorer was the king of browsers and web pages took about 16 seconds to load. Ten years later,...
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Though the statistics are astounding, it isn't surprising that internet usage has grown so rapidly. I don't think it is a trend that is likely to slow down either.

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20 Fun Fact's about Christmas - Scorchsoft Web Development Birmingham

20 Fun Fact's about Christmas - Scorchsoft Web Development Birmingham | Digital | Scoop.it
Being close to the holiday period This blog encapsulates some fun, wierd and unknown facts about the Christmas holidays.
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Git for Grown-ups ◆ 24 ways

Git for Grown-ups ◆ 24 ways | Digital | Scoop.it
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We use GIT to manage versioning across all of our projects. Though sometimes a project needs conveluted structures of testing and live environments across a range of customers. This approach allows team working within these more complex environments.

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An Introduction To Full-Stack JavaScript | Smashing Coding

An Introduction To Full-Stack JavaScript | Smashing Coding | Digital | Scoop.it
An overview of why full-stack JavaScript might be right for you and how it works its magic.
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How to Use Images Effectively in Websites - Design Instruct

How to Use Images Effectively in Websites - Design Instruct | Digital | Scoop.it
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It isn't just about positioning, but also about reinforcing the fact that people buy from people. 

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Color Thief

Color Thief | Digital | Scoop.it
Color Thief is a script for grabbing the color palette from an image. It uses Javacript and the canvas tag.
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We like to be able to do creative and innovative things with our websites and web apps. Why not automatically colour code a page based on the content of its images?

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