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Adblockers’ impact on web development
Adblockers’ impact on web design and web development
  • Web design

Approximately a quarter of all internet users in the United States use adblockers in order to circumvent pop-ups or ad banners. And while it may be nice to peruse through your favorite content unhampered by advertising, these extensions cut into the profits of both advertisers as well as those running ads on their brand or company. However, only few seem to be aware of the fact that it’s precisely...

Adblockers’ impact on web design and web development
Step-by-Step Banner Design
Banner design: how to design your own banners
  • Online sales

Advertising banners are an elementary component of online marketing. Well-designed advertisements invite the viewer to take advantage of your offer. Therefore, well-made graphics can generate attention, clicks, and ultimately sales. However, many things can go wrong when it comes to banner design. We explain to you in a step-by-step guide what constitutes good banner advertising and which mistakes...

Banner design: how to design your own banners
The Best Alternatives to Paint
An Overview of the Best Paint Alternatives
  • Online sales

Microsoft Paint is a classic among graphics programs. However, the software, which is standard on all Windows systems since Windows 95, has long since been surpassed by other software. That’s why Microsoft will not be developing the program any longer. Find out which free paint alternatives are available in this comprehensive review.

An Overview of the Best Paint Alternatives
What does a good logo look like? A new study
Branding: how effective are the best-known logos
  • Web design

We are constantly surrounded by company logos: but just how closely do we actually look at these graphics? A study titled ‘Branded in Memory’ has gone ahead and tested this: how well can people draw a well-known logo from memory? Over 150 men and women, young and old, attempted this and in part managed to achieve very good results. The main take away was that basic structure and strong colors are...

Branding: how effective are the best-known logos
Instagram for businesses: Instagram ads
Advertising on Instagram
  • Social media

When it comes to increasing brand awareness, Instagram is an invaluable tool for businesses. Besides making use of the platform’s regular functions, there are many interesting advertising options. As well as being able to make photo, video, and carousel ads, businesses can promote posts already published to their feed. Creating Instagram ads follows the same structure as with Facebook. If you’ve...

Advertising on Instagram
Reading habits on the web
Reading habits on the web: keep your online content snappy
  • Web design

When it comes to content design, trends are always moving forward. Long-established patterns in the offline world have moved into the digital age and evolved into a whole new way of reading web pages. In both conveying and consuming information, our online behavior has changed our communication and reading habits. Online content is now scanned rather than read word-for-word. These developments...

Reading habits on the web: keep your online content snappy
Snapchat Spectacles | What can these camera glasses do?
Snapchat Spectacles: Glasses with a camera function?
  • Social media

Snapchat Spectacles are becoming more and more popular but are also polarizing the general public. Supporters of the Snapchat initiative view the sunglasses with an integrated camera as very practical and as an iconic addition to the app. Others, on the other hand, criticize the glasses due to the fact that they allow people to be filmed without their knowledge or permission. But just how exactly...

Snapchat Spectacles: Glasses with a camera function?
Everything you need to know about design patents
Design patents: protecting your design idea
  • Digital law

Ever wondered why no products ever have the same shape and ornamentation, even when it comes to everyday items like toilet paper or bottles of beer? The answer lies in design patents. They may be less common than traditional utility patents, copyrights, or trademarks, but design patent applications have led to many high-profile court cases in recent years. But what exactly are design patents, how...

Design patents: protecting your design idea
How to use Creative Commons correctly
Creative Commons made easy
  • Digital law

Whether it’s music, photos, or graphics: an engaging website is full of visual elements and multimedia content. But not every website operator has the means to fill their site with their own professional images or music. A good alternative here are works published under a Creative Commons license – they’re free to use and some can even be used commercially.

Creative Commons made easy
Copyrighting software
My program, your program: copyrighting software
  • Digital law

Many developers are now idolized, and with the right idea and snippet of code you could be as successful as most of Hollywood. Musicians and writers often find themselves having to deal with plagiarism, imitators, and free-riders, which is a problem that many developers also face. Their software can easily be stolen and copied. Register your software and you can rest assured that you’re covered if...

My program, your program: copyrighting software