Web Design Trends for 2017

Website trends have always kept changing depending on user’s feedback, SEO and coding methods. 2016 has been great for website design with people trying to come up with unique ideas. Here we run down few promising trends that we predict for the coming year:

  • Visual appeal with flat design

Flat design has gained popularity in 2016 and will become even more popular in 2017. In flat design the sections are arranged next to each other neatly which makes the website easy to interact with. Clean appearance which has been liked by users visually will be a major focus. Simplicity will be the key to make the website visually appealing.

  • Responsive design everywhere

Knowing the benefits of responsive websites, developers have embraced this change more since past 2 years. There will be hardly any websites that will be non-responsive. The design approach will always have mobile view in mind. UI patterns will be created such that they are not very difficult to align them in responsive view. User’s journey will be the prime focus for desktop, smartphones and tablets.

  • Video banner

I am personally not a fan of auto play videos on websites but video backgrounds are gaining immense popularity since few months. Having video slider along with image slider is a versatile marketing trend which will rise in 2017. Users are liking the idea of instantly watching the video to gain information about the company.

  • Less use of stock photos

Its high time to change the same old idea of stuffing stock photos in the site. Some photos are so common that they are seen on many other websites also. Customers will be more picky about having unique images for their brand. People are tired of seeing typical bespoke stock images and hence original custom photos will be welcomed.

  • Bold typography and colors

We have seen rich colors being quite a rage in 2016 which is a nice stereotype break from the typical web standard colors. The trend has finally changed. Brands will make efforts to look unique and showcase clearly who they are. We will have more bold choice of typography too. The typography will be make statements, clear and sharper. We will see big hero image with a beautiful big typography with nice animations and layers in the text.

  • Less full parallax websites

We have seen a lot of parallax website in past 2-3 years. This trend is about to vanish because of its side effects with SEO. Parallax websites are usually long one page websites which do not generate URLs separately for inner pages and hence are not crawled by search engines. Also the use of heavy script reduces the speed of the site and mobile view is not so good either. Parallax is not going anywhere. Rather it will be used smartly for certain sections of the site for that excellent Visual treat.

With the above trends, 2017 seems to be a great year ahead for interesting website concepts to come into market. Creative thinkers are likely to experiment more and build fresh looking websites.

Importance of Computer Accessories

Computers have become really advanced with wide varieties of accessories attached to it. We can define an accessory as a device which is attached to a computer but is not a part of it. The functionality of an accessory depends on the computer it is attached to. A computer has to be equipped with all the necessary accessories in order to carry out all the tasks in more efficient way. There are two forms of accessories one is basic accessories and other is an advanced accessories.Basic accessories available are speakers, printers, scanners, UPS, surge protector, headsets, cases and covers,cleaning and repair kits etc. Advance computer accessories include webcam, microphones, gaming equipments, portable storage devices, CD and DVD recordable drives, network accessories, modem.

These computer accessories make each task very fast and easy for example if you have a personal printer connected to your PC then there is no need to go to any office to get the document printed. The most important computer device is the UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply), it provides a continuous power supply to a computer so that no data should be lost. A Headset comes with a built-in microphone so you can not only listen to music but also make a call from your computer to other computer or phone. Webcam allows taking pictures or recording your video or can be used to have a live chat with anyone through internet.

Portable storage devices like USB flash drives can be used to transfer data. The capacity of these devices varies from 8 to 12 Gigabytes. Rewritable CDs and DVDs are also other source of transferring and storing data. If above devices are not enough for transferring data then we can also go for networking accessories such as LAN cables or modem. These networking devices can be used to transfer data within a Local Area Network or over internet.

Most of the laptops have built-in wireless internet which enables the traveler to access the internet while traveling. Important features of the mini laptops are the external monitor support and S video used to connect it to TV. A wireless laptop mouse is a great accessory. A desktop computer also comes in amazing all-in -one features which includes touch screen, Wi-Fi, color choices, built-in webcams, and TV tuners.

In order to buy a new desktop computer one needs to know that there are standard accessories which comes with the computer like speaker, keyboard, mouse, monitor. But there are some which has to be purchased separately like webcams, UPS, modem, external hard disk etc. But in case of a laptop, webcam, speakers etc comes as built-in devices. Other devices to be purchased are portable laptop desks to prevent laptop burn and provide comfortable working position. Universal Laptop power adapters, portable projector, mobile printers, wireless laptop mice, laptop speakers are some of the other computer accessories to be purchased while buying a laptop.

Most Common Ways to Accumulate Spyware (where It is Downloaded to Your PC)

It is possible that if one avoided all sources of spyware, ad-ware and virus infection that infection would be at minimal levels. Although I don’t recommend using only this method as a form of fighting spyware, it can be a potentially effective mean. Used in conjunction with a virus scanning program (I recommend Avast), abstaining from visiting these web sites or using these programs will help your PC to fight off infections, infestations and slower speeds due to unneeded running processes.

The most common places where your PC will pick up spyware, ad-ware and viruses will be adult websites or websites related to security. By security, I mean websites related to computer hacking and the like. If you partake in software piracy, you will notice that many of these websites that are piracy download zones have javascripts and cookies running that download software to your computer unknowingly. They usually come in the form of cookies. If you run a good virus program while you visit these sites, your virus program will most certainly warn you to “abort the connection” or “terminate the script.” This means a server-side script is running to put spyware in the form of cookies onto your hard drive.

Another good spot to accumulate spyware, especially trojans, is peer to peer file sharing software. Such programs like Bearshare, ARES, Kazaa, etc. have been known to be breeding grounds for trojan horses and keyloggers for sometime. I recommend if you decide to use these programs, you use the “lite” version of the program. Lite versions of said programs have been scaled down in memory usage and the like. They will still operate just as well as the full program, but your computer will like you better for not subjecting it to unknown dangers.

And alas, the final spot of interest would be chain mail letters with attachments. These annoying buggers are usually sent to you by friends with too much time on their hands. Some people become addicted to chain mail letters; they send out every single one they receive. These letters sometimes can have viruses in their attachments, but because the average computer user does not realize it, he or she is spreading a virus. ALSO NOTE: Chain mail letters have been known to connect pedophiles with their prey. This is because the person who receives the letter can trace it back to every single person who has read it. Notice a chain mail letter has tens, maybe hundreds of e-mail addresses upon it, and sometimes these belong to young people (as young people make up a large portion of Internet users). Use a virus scanning program that checks your incoming mail (Avast will do this), and use something like NetNanny to make sure your kids have no strange men or women talking to them on MSN messenger.