It’s been an exciting week for us at the 3mil office, we launched our new website, got a bunch of amazing websites live and, of course, found some pretty awesome stories to add into our weekly web news round-ups. This week we’re going to be talking about getting rid of passwords, re-branding in a big way and major Twitter changes.
1. Google says goodbye to passwords.
I can guarantee that everybody reading this post has at least one password. The main problem with passwords is that people often forget them, which usually results in most people (we know you’re guilty) using the same password for more than one thing. Now, Google has recognised this and acknowledged it as one of the most common causes of online account being hacked. So how can this be avoided? Well, unfortunately, Google cannot improve everyone’s memories but they can get rid of passwords. What? We know it sounds crazy but what if we could replace passwords with something less vulnerable? Apparently Google has and it is called the Trust API. Although, we won’t be able to use the Trust API ourselves, Google is going to start testing it out next month. Hopefully, we could all be saying goodbye to passwords as early as next year!
2. The difference changing your logo can make.
We’ve frequently spoken about re-branding on our weekly web news round-ups, we even spoke about this just last week when DC changed their logo. But what differences, good or bad, can they make to your brand? And how can you ensure that you get the most out of your re-brand when the time comes around? Well, there is never one real way to do this. You have to try out a whole bunch of things like user testing, focus groups and other means of research. Only by combining all of these methods together will you get the most definitive answer. So, if you’re thinking about going through a re-brand we highly recommend that you read this article about some of the different outcomes you can get from applying different aesthetics to your brand.
3. New Twitter features.
This week Twitter released a few new features that are going to start rolling out anytime in the next couple of months (depending on where you are in the world) and the Twitter community couldn’t be happier. So what are the main changes? First of all, you know that pesky 140 character limit? Finally replies, photos, links and other media won’t count towards it. We can finally get the most out of our 140 characters without sacrficing any essential media. However, mentions will still count towards the limit. Another extra feature is that you can now retweet your own tweets and quote them just in case your followers didn’t hear you the first time. What do you think about the new features? Tweet us and let us know!
4. Co-Op has a new but old re-brand.
We knoe we’ve already spoken about re-branding once in this web news round-up but we could’nt resist including this one too! Many of us know Co-Op as the british supermarket brand whose latest logo was slightly uninspiring and underwhelming. You know the green and navy Co-Operative text in a plain san-serif font. Well, it’s finally got a more interesting make-over which including the supermarket chain heading back to it’s roots. That’s right Co-Op have re-branded themselves with a logo that they used almost 50 years ago! Suprisingly, to us, it looks pretty modern. It’s fresh, simple, clean and most importantly eye catching. What do you think of Co-Ops new look? Tweet us or message us on LinkedIn to continue the debate.
5. The launch of 3milGo
Now, we know that we have been banging on about our new launch, but if we’re not excited, why should you be? Our 3milGo project took us a long time to produce and get just right that’s why we’re so crazy about it. We’ve even done a whole blog post about 3milGo. So, if you haven’t checked it out yet and are still wondering what all of the fuss is about, why not head over to 3milGo now.
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!