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Web News Round-Up (27-30 June)

By 1 July 2016No Comments

Get your Friday feeling on because it’s time for another weekly web news round-up. This week we’re talking about user experience, content, branding agencies and the best web development tools in the business. What’s not to love?

1. Improving the UX of your content.

web news content and ux

Content is always a tricky area when it comes to your website because it completely depends on what your end goal is. We’ve already written a short guide on how to write compelling website copy but how can you ensure that you copy is providing a positive and well thought out UX (user experience)? Well that’s where this handy article all about content and UX comes in. It talks you through nine different ways of editing and transforming your content into user-centric experiences.  Most of the tips are pretty easy top follow, but they’re different and refreshing to anyone who hasn’t done a writing degree.

2. Are branding agencies still relevant?

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No matter what part of the design industry you’re in you more than likely think about technology a lot and how you can use it to push your designs forward into the future. Loads of industry leaders tell us all the time- embrace technology, embrace the future. However one particular part of the design industry ahem branding ahem is still stuck in the past. It’s not so much that their technology is stuck in the past, it’s their thinking. People are harder to market to now, they want personalised brands, not just general run of the mill ones. Consumer’s are becoming more and more desensitised marketing techniques so it’s important as a brand agency to grow with them. What do you think? Do you think branding agencies are stuck in the past? Or do you think the design industry should give them a break? Tweet us to let us know!

3. 60+ Amazing web development tools!

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We don’t give the web development world as much love as we should on these web news round-up posts. But this one is for you web developers! The very helpful folks over on de-bug me have put together this very handy list of tools that every web developer needs to try out. Of course, not every tool on here will suit everyone and it’s definitely not a one tool fits all kind of post. Honestly though, the list is so extensive there is a tool on there to fit every web development need from CSS analysers to JavaScript tests. Just take your pick! What’s your favourite tool in the list? Tweet us and let us know!

4. Google maps just got upgraded.

web news google maps update

Have you had a look at Google maps recently? No? Well you better go take a look right now! Okay, did you go? And did you see that the maps are now in a super high resolution? Pretty sweet. The last time the famous Google maps had an update such as this was in 2013 when they were still using the Landsat 7 to curate their images and data. As you can see by the comparisons of New York City capturing imagery has come a long way in just three years. If you want to see learn more about the fine details of the upgrade you can head on over to the PetaPixel blog where they have created a whole article addressing the update and all of the former updates. Happy reading!

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!

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