The best thing about writing about news within the web industry is that there is always so much to write about and the stories are always changing. Of course, this web news round-up is no exception. We found so many brilliant news stories this week but we had to narrow it down to our favourite five. So, today we’re going to be exploring the world ruled by domains, brushing up on our clean code, cleaning out our SEO data and getting excited about a new software update…
1. If domains ruled the world.
We all know which countries are the biggest ones in the world in terms of land. But what if we determined country size by their web space? We assure you that you’d be surprised by the results. Firstly, our tiny homeland of the UK, is actually far bigger than most of the countries in the world with over 10 million domains ending in .uk! However, the top dog of domains ends in .tk. Not sure what that is? We’re not surprised as it’s actually the island of Tokleau which only holds 1400 residents but has 31 million registered domains!
2. Affinity Designer upgrade sneak peek.
If you’re a general design junkie then you’re probably already familiar with Affinity Designer. However, just in case you’re not, it is basically a piece of software similar to Adobe Illustrator where you can great vector based graphics and images. Anyway, this week the creators of Affinity Designer gave the whole design world a little bit of a teaser. In a short video, we are shown all of the new features that are going to be released with the imminent update. One of the biggest added extras was a constraint tool to aid responsive design projects along with a multi-edit tool which can enable you to edit multiple copies of the same object simultaneously.
3. Artificial web design has landed!
Quite a while ago we used to bang on about artificial intelligence and how it could either make or break the web design and development industry. But now, artificial web design has landed and to be honest we’re not too worried about robots taking our jobs anytime soon. So how does artificial intelligence web design work? Well, basically you are asked a few questions about what your website is going to be for then the “AI” builds your website and gathers your content for you. However, we use “AI” lightly as Wix (who’ve created the website building system) haven’t actually created an AI just a system. What do you think of Wix’s new artificial intelligence web design tool? Tweet us to carry on the debate!
5. Tidy up your SEO
So you think your SEO data is reliable and accurate? Think again! With so many data gouging tools and tonnes of data floating about it is hard to distinguish between data that matters and data that doesn’t. On top of all of this, there could actually be some inaccurate and unreliable data in our midst. But how do you stop if? Simply go through this checklist and make sure that all of your tools are up to date; all of your channel classifications are set up; attribution models have been configured; and the list goes on. You’ll be on your way to clean-cut SEO data in no time!
That’s it for this week’s web news round-up. We’ll see you back here at the same time next week for more important web news.
As always, don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance with your web design or web development projects. Also, if you have found a story or want one of your stories featured in our future weekly round-ups please tweet us or send us a message on Linkedin. Happy designing!