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What's the carbon footprint of the Internet? [Infographic]

What's the carbon footprint of the Internet? [Infographic] | Communication design | Scoop.it

What is the carbon footprint of one single Google search? How about a single email? These and many other questions are presented in the following infographic...


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The Amazing Effects of a Weekend Without Television and the Internet

The Amazing Effects of a Weekend Without Television and the Internet | Communication design | Scoop.it
Recently, I was overwhelmed with the constant presence of electronic devices in my life. I realized that I could hardly get through an hour, much less a day, without checking my email or Facebook.

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Top 10 Mistakes in Web Design

Top 10 Mistakes in Web Design | Communication design | Scoop.it

The 10 most egregious UX offenses against users. Web design disasters and HTML horrors are legion, though many usability atrocities are less common than they used to be.

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If you took a day and fixed any of these Top 10 Web Design Mistakes That Apply you would make 50% more this holiday season. These are "cost of poker" fixes that can easily remain for years and years. Every year one of these mistakes exists your website is 10% less effective.

When you make 2 or more of these mistakes you pay with an order of magnitude more pain for each added mistake so 2 mistakes doesn't cost you 20%. No 2 mistakes cost you 200% of what your website could be doing for you.

Fix all 10 of these basic problems and your site is on its way to its "mission critical" place in your company.

 


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10 Visual Web Design Mistakes To Avoid

10 Visual Web Design Mistakes To Avoid | Communication design | Scoop.it

Don't Make These 10 Web Design Mistakes

1. Don't Use Flash.
2. Careful with fonts easy to do bad.
3. Text over images - Not So Much.
4. Too Many Ads.
5. No Clear Call To Action.

6. Too much text (break up with graphics or multiple pages).

7. Bad link colors.

8. Popups suck (don't do it).

9. Tiny font size.

10. Long paragraphs especially problem longer the post.  


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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, April 6, 2014 6:08 PM

Quick list to refer to and avoid some Web Design mistakes.

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How to Disappear from the Internet [INFOGRAPHIC]

How to Disappear from the Internet [INFOGRAPHIC] | Communication design | Scoop.it

The amount of information available online has gotten out of hand. Everything about our lives, from where where we went to high school and what we ate for breakfast this morning, can be found on the internet. If you think that's bad, think about children growing up today – their entire lives, from infancy through middle school, are being documented by their parents on Facebook!

Privacy just doesn't exist online anymore; it can take drastic measures to delete ourselves from the internet, but here's a step-by-step guide for those who want to do so...



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Ali Anani's curator insight, February 10, 2014 12:35 AM

If you want to disappear for a reason

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, February 12, 2014 11:15 AM

WOW - Fantastic!!!

mareka's curator insight, February 25, 2014 11:51 AM

Toujours utile.

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Erase Yourself From the Internet With JustDelete.me

Erase Yourself From the Internet With JustDelete.me | Communication design | Scoop.it

Deleting yourself from the Internet is hard work. First, you have to decide where exactly you want to disappear — from social media sites to retailer databases — and then you have to figure out how you're going to do all that.
So attention, web users.


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How People Use the Internet [INFOGRAPHIC]

How People Use the Internet [INFOGRAPHIC] | Communication design | Scoop.it
Today, around the world more people have mobile phone subscriptions than have access to electricity and safe drinkable water. Today, almost a third of the world's population uses the internet (a 528.1% growth since 2000!


So what are we doing with all the time we spend online, and how do we know all that time is being spent in useful ways?

For many of us, the internet is among the first things we experience after we wake; in fact, 75% of users are online before 9 a.m. Over 75% of people in the US own a laptop, 53% a smart phone, and 31% a tablet. Email is the most common action performed by people on their laptops, while search is the top action for mobile phone and tablet users. 72% of people like to play games on their tablets while 70% use their mobile phones for social media. Where do we use these devices? 72% of people use their mobile phones while traveling, and 64% use them in restaurants and coffee shops. As for tablets, 88% of people use their devices in the living room, 79% in the bedroom.

 

Find more statistics and data at the infographic or article link.


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David W. Deeds's curator insight, August 4, 2013 1:00 PM

Thanks to Lauren Moss.

LETP's curator insight, August 4, 2013 8:10 PM

Some useful facts! :)

9Dotstrategies's curator insight, September 3, 2013 11:25 PM

How People Use the Internet?

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Picasso At The Beach and The NEW Art of Web Design

Picasso At The Beach and The NEW Art of Web Design | Communication design | Scoop.it

PicassoHead App
Sharing this cool "draw a "Picasso Head" app (my PicassoHead http://www.picassohead.com/?id=5290a28#.VBCfth1bqjo.twitter ) to illustrate a few of our favorite web design concepts such as:

* DO LESS and let them DO MORE (them = customers, visitors, advocates_.
* GALLERIES ROCK - especially when your gallery is chock a block full of User Generated Content (UGC).
* Engagement Rocks - do you have a tool that is fun to use AND promotes positive site heuristics such as time on site, pages viewed, lower bounce?
* Every product, idea or website starts about the creators and must become about those who visit and love it.
* People love what THEY create and contribute more than what you do.
* This means all web design is or will be about collaboration.

We love the simplicity of this little app, but the even COOLER riff came from our confirming email. This is the email that shares the link where my Picasso At The Beach drawing lives (linked from this post http://www.picassohead.com/?id=5290a28#.VBCSuy4Lksk.twitter ) and where this little pitch lived:

"This summer check out Picasso Looks at Degas at the Clark in Williamstown, MA. You won’t want to miss this groundbreaking, Clark-exclusive exhibition that is the first to look at Pablo Picasso’s deep fascination with Edgar Degas.

http://www.clarkart.edu/exhibitions/picasso-degas/ "

Wow, cool idea. Create a little art based app and sell related links in the confirmation email. That's brilliant marketing, subtle marketing and the art of web design. Kudos to Picassohead creators RFI Studios, http://www.rfistudios.com.

#toogood

 

 

 


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7 Web Design Disasters Drive People Crazy

7 Web Design Disasters Drive People Crazy | Communication design | Scoop.it

A poorly designed website has real impacts, whether page views or sales. We won't hesitate to bounce away to another with a better user experience.

1. Requiring users to signup before browsing your site
2. Forgetting about multiple screens
3. Having ridiculous forms to fill out
4. Using hard to read or cutesy fonts
5. Implementing a Search bar that sucks
6. Bombarding the reader with a wall of text
7. Displaying your products with low-res images

MS - 8 Non stop animated gifs (you will discover what I'm talking about)

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Agree with all 7 of these annoying disasters and would add an 8th - too many animated gifs all running at the same time with NO STOP.

 

 


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40 Maps That Explain The Internet

40 Maps That Explain The Internet | Communication design | Scoop.it

The internet increasingly pervades our lives, delivering information to us no matter where we are. It takes a complex system of cables, servers, towers, and other infrastructure, developed over decades, to allow us to stay in touch with our friends and family so effortlessly. Here are 40 maps that will help you better understand the internet — where it came from, how it works, and how it's used by people around the world.


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Well Connected Mom's curator insight, August 22, 2014 8:04 PM

Curious how the Internet started?  These maps of servers show the progression.

Coolwired's curator insight, August 31, 2014 10:04 AM

This informative site sheds light on the pervasive workings of the Internet.

Mel Leggatt's curator insight, November 20, 2014 11:36 AM

A really excellent visual resource for understanding how the Internet has and continues to evolve.

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What The Internet Would Look Like As A World Map

What The Internet Would Look Like As A World Map | Communication design | Scoop.it
An artist has created a hand-drawn map of the Internet, where Google, Apple, and porn are continents.

The world of the Internet mirrors the real-world in myriad ways: there are members (we call them populations), websites (destinations to visit), acquisitions of companies (redrawn political boundaries). So what if the Internet could be visualized like our global politics?

That’s exactly what designer Martin Vargic did in this cartographic experiment which treats mega-companies such as Google, Microsoft, HP, and Apple like empires, on a classic world map. To explain the dominance and relationships of these entities, Vargic created a visual hierarchy that gives prominent treatment to companies with the most users (or sites with the most visitors), surrounding them with smaller states and townships named after adjacent businesses.

 

More details at the link...


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This Is the World on Flickr: A Photo Documentation Map

This Is the World on Flickr: A Photo Documentation Map | Communication design | Scoop.it
A map from the Oxford Internet Institute reveals the geographical distribution of billions of photos uploaded to the popular image-sharing site.

Individually, each of those photos shows us something, some flash of a moment on this Earth. All together, they show us something else, a planet pulsing—unevenly—with photo documentation...


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matthew keenan's curator insight, November 24, 2014 8:03 PM

As both a photographer and a student of geography this map is highly interesting.  With each dot representing locations on the planet that have corresponding images in Flickr.  The map is significant for two main reasons, firstly it is a great example of population density and human patters.  Secondly, this image is telling of the ability to capture the earth and share its people and cultures across the globe.  The accompanying story raising an interesting point, "Individually, each of those photos shows us something, some flash of a moment on this Earth. All together, they show us something else, a planet pulsing—unevenly—with photo documentation."  This photo documentation is the writing of art works and the documenting and curation of global cultures.  Being able to access these images allows one to not only read art, and read images, but also read and access different cultures and people.  


The images one posts can be viewed as singular works of art for people to read and interpret and engage with as they may.  However, when taken as a whole set of images, Flickr is the story of the planet being written daily by thousands of authors in the form of billions of images.  Flickr is a giant curated book of visual history and a visual story of shared cultural experience.


When thought of from that context digital tools like Instagram and Flickr are an important cultural and historical resource that allows us to read the world through the visual but also allows us to add to the content and write our own stories within a larger one.

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Take A Look At What Happens Every Single Minute On The Internet

Take A Look At What Happens Every Single Minute On The Internet | Communication design | Scoop.it
Early last year we learned that one hour of YouTube is uploaded every second. It was a bracing reminder of just how many people are spending their time online simultaneously.

 

Created by rewards site Qmee, the infographic "Online In 60 Seconds" is a pie chart that shows off the sheer amount of online activity that takes place every single minute. The amount of YouTube videos uploaded has already increased from January 2012's 60 hours per minute to 72. Additionally, over 1.8 million things are liked on Facebook, and 278 thousand bon mots tweeted. Not depicted in the chart: the amount of work that is going undone while all of these items are being viewed.


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Sois Islam's comment, August 25, 2013 12:39 AM
hello, thnxz for viewing !
Sois Islam's comment, August 25, 2013 12:39 AM
Dear Mr. Mithu thanks for the action.
Angie Thao's curator insight, May 15, 2016 7:06 PM

Single Chart Infograph:

Like: Good visual, good data.

Dislike: Can be a little overwhelming to look at.

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Internet Users By Region – How Much Of The World Is Online? | Infographic

Internet Users By Region – How Much Of The World Is Online? | Infographic | Communication design | Scoop.it
A showcase of the best infographics from around the web (Internet Users By Region – How Much Of The World Is Online?


A look at the current statistics of worldwide internet usage.


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God Is.'s comment, July 11, 2013 5:05 PM
Interesting facts. Thanks for sharing them with us...