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Web Design Mauritius in 2017

Web design is halfway between form and functionality. It is therefore logical that new trends are largely influenced by technology, be it devices, operating systems, browsers or program libraries available on the market. But the recent aspirations of today’s graphic designers go even further, they also influence the very principles and philosophies of design. Recent years have been marked by unprecedented technological advances, including:

The democratization of mobile phones

The appearance of integrated dynamic 3D interface (via WebGL) The adoption of HTML5, CSS3 and the rise of JavaScript frameworks. As well as the increase of the speed of internet download (on computer as on mobile).

Together, these technological advances have created a real turning point in the history of web design, particularly with the emergence of adaptive sites (“responsive” in English) and more generally, mobile oriented designs.

In terms of aesthetics, we cannot ignore the supreme reign of flat design, three years ago. Then it was Google’s turn to introduce Material Design to push us further towards abstract design. In 2017, we have seen that the trends bring us a little closer to reality: 2017 has been the year of hybrids, in forms as well as in colors or functionality, where technology and reality come together to create experience so far unequaled.

Without further ado, here are the 3 trends that we believe have wreaked havoc this year:

1. Menus that defy any navigation paradigm

Since the archaic birth of web design (that is to say, 20 years ago), we have seen two types of navigation: top (menu bar at the top) and sidebar (menu bar at the sides). It was the arrival of responsive design that led to the arrival of the hamburger menu. What would you say to us?

2. Simply delete the menu

No need to tell users how to navigate a website. They know the principle of scrolling and will use it instinctively until they find the information they are looking for. Some graphic designers have chosen to remove almost all menus and let users evolve freely.

3. Adopt the hamburger button and forget everything else

Instead of designing two different menus, one for the desktop version and the other for the mobile version, many websites opt for hamburger navigation. Since the designers realized that it is no longer necessary to occupy space on the screen with a navigation bar. Of course, you do not have to put a hamburger icon … We are seeing more and more graphic designers play on typography to indicate to users where to click to access the menu.

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Web Design Mauritius: Why create a website?

Creating a website is a powerful communication tool.

A website is a unique way to communicate with the world. So whether you have chosen to create a website to share your passion for music or animals, to make your company known to potential customers, to sell crafts or other items, there are no more barriers. With a site, a multitude of possibilities is offered to you.

The Internet is the ideal medium to reach a large audience at little cost.

A website gives you:

  • A business card of your company
  • A permanent and detailed advertisement
  • A facility open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year
  • Increased competitiveness
  • Better reaction speed
  • Increased credibility

Mass media communication

Internet is the only communication medium where you can broadcast photos, music or videos. This ability makes it a rich and dynamic medium. Creating a website is an essential step in a company’s growth strategy. Today, the website has become a true communication tool and a powerful marketing tool.

Creating a website for all

The first step in building a site is to know its goals and choose a topic accordingly. Will it be a professional, recreational or other site? Do you want to share a passion, meet people, create a business network, present your services … you decide! Having its website makes it possible to open doors to the world since it is a simple way to meet all kinds of expectations.

Today, it is risky for a company to stay away from new modes of communication. It should also be borne in mind that the presence of a company on the Internet must be sustainable and follow the evolutions of the web.

If you want to be accompanied, set up and exploit the full potential of your presence on the internet, contact us!

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SEO Mauritius: PASO, the future of SEO?

What is PASO? This is the acronym for Personal Assistant Search Optimization or SEO for Personal Assistants.

Would the SEO be migrating to PASO?

We are witnessing a subtle, but persistent change in the world of the web. The phenomenon of voice search and personal assistants could greatly modify the field of SEO, but to what extent?

Personal assistants

Personal assistants are taking more and more place in everyday life.

They were already ubiquitous thanks to their integration in the systems of the smart phones. One can think of Siri, widely popular for its, sometimes, surprising answers, but also Cortana, Google Now and more.

Still, the personal assistants have taken a step further to settle in the houses with the arrival of Google Home and Alexa from Amazon. Moreover, the adoption of personal assistants has doubled in the United States between 2015 and 2016 according to a recent study by Parks Associates. The adoption of personal assistants is expected to continue with the addition of new features.

 

Evolution of search engines

If you think about it, the ultimate and perfect search engine would automatically provide the answer you’re looking for. Though the idea may seem to come straight out of a science fiction movie, this is what search engines crave.

One can notice it with the increase of results in position “0” in Google. This 0 position is usually occupied by the Knowledge Box which attempts to provide an instant response in the search results.

Moreover, search engines also tend to be more and more personalized and increasingly geolocalised, not to mention that they are becoming more intelligent. One has only to think of RankBrain, the recent IA added to the algorithm of Google.

There are therefore several elements necessary to the establishment of a personal assistant in the search engines of today. It is therefore natural to see the arrival of products such as Google Home and Alexa.

Indeed, the SEO will have to adapt to meet the reality of personal assistants that differs from traditional search engines. First, rather than providing millions of results, personal assistants will limit themselves to 3 or 4 results, or even just one, depending on the question asked. So how should we work with PASO? In this regard, we have already analyzed the impact of voice search on SEO and made recommendations on how to optimize your website for voice search.

 

Will PASO replace the SEO?

In the near future, the answer is “no, probably not. ” However, PASO will likely make its place in all SEO strategies if the trend towards voice search continues to grow. Any professional responsible for a company’s web presence should take this into account for the future and plan its optimization accordingly.

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Web Mauritius: Social Media Trends

Instagram is the second largest social network after Facebook. However, its operation is quite different from this one. So here are some tips s to improve your audience on Instagram.

Publish more images on Instagram

The image is the very basis of the social network and it must therefore be worked accordingly.

Images published on Instagram must be of good quality. However, they do not have to be taken with a high-end camera. The quality of photos taken by smart phones is currently largely enough to provide beautiful shots for the web.

 

To get an interesting picture, here are some tips:

  • Have a common thread. Determine the theme and tone to use on your Instagram account.
  • Think of lighting when you take pictures and enjoy the natural daylight. Use few filters or lower their intensity.
  • Think of the composition of the image and the framing. Do several tests and test several angles to get the best result.
  • Do not overload the image! Concentrate on a point of interest or contrast. Let it breathe by not trying to occupy all the space.
  • Publish regularly! If you lack imagination, here are more content ideas to animate your Instagram account
  • Get a tripod to stabilize the photo taking.
  • Practice a lot, publish little. Choose only the best photos.
  • Make more videos!

 

Use hashtags

Instagram is the master of hashtag. In any other social network, you will be advised to use them sparingly. On Instagram, no risk! You can add them without moderation. They will allow you to increase commitment on your publications and improve your reach.

The most popular hashtags at the moment are #cute, #beautiful, #tbt, #photooftheday, #instagood and #love. As you will have noticed, the world of hashtags is very influenced by English, even in Quebec. Do not hesitate to use hashtags in both French and English.

Also, try composing hashtags yourself. It’s simple, join words together.

Write your message and add the hashtags at the end of it. Choose some popular general hashtags, some hashtags specific to your products or your brand, some hashtags describing your image more accurately.

If you need more ideas, we have listed the tools to find the right hashtags.

Have a link strategy

The use of links is rather restricted on Instagram. The only place where you can indicate a clickable link is in your biography. The first option to get people to visit your site or content is to insert a link to it.

It is possible to go further with this strategy. When you publish a new photo and you want to indicate a link, write that it is in your biography like this at the end of your description with hashtags: “Link in bio”.

Obviously, you will have previously changed the link in the biography for the one you want to share.

The other option is to indicate the link directly in the description, even if the link will not be clickable. For this strategy to work, the link must be short, because users will have to copy it manually. The incentive to action must be strong in this case for this technique to work.

 

On social networks, a strategy with an influencer can reach many users and gain credibility with its subscribers.

WEB Mauritius: Google Inc. became Alphabet!

Monday, August 10, the Mountain View company announced a major change – and surprise – of its corporate structure. The search engine will become a subsidiary of a new entity, called Alphabet. The latter will be led by Larry Page, co-founder and current CEO of Google. Sergey Brin, the second founder, will serve as president. Eric Schmidt will be executive chairman, a position he already held at Google. The company is publicly traded, instead of the previous one.

Sundar Pichai, New Patron Of Google

“Alphabet is a collection of companies”, Page says in a message posted on the official Google blog. “Google is the largest. But this new Google will be alleviated. Remote Internet companies of our main products are now grouped in Alphabet. “Concretely, this means a clear separation between the business heart of Google and all supplemental projects. This is Google X (futuristic projects), Calico (health), Sidewalk Labs (city logistics), Nest (connected objects) Fiber (fiber) and Google and Google Ventures Capital (investment).

The new Google retain search engine, advertising activities, the YouTube video platform, the mobile operating system Android, the Maps mapping, Gmail and other Internet services and mobile applications. The subsidiary will also have a new CEO: Sundar Pichai, the rising star of the company. Head of Android and the Chrome Web browser, he was appointed last year vice president for products. For many observers, it had thus become the number two of the company.

Berkshire Hathaway As Model

“I am very lucky to have such a talented person than him to lead the new Google”, says Mr. Page in his message. “This will allow me to free up time,” he continues. “He was already somewhat involved in the management of traditional activities of Google,” recalls Brian Wieser, Pivotal Research analyst. But Larry Page still want more concentrate on the vision and projects in the very long term business. “Technology should deal with difficult jobs to allow people to do things that make them truly happy,” he summed up in 2013.

By creating Alphabet, it completes the transformation of Google beyond search online. It also reproduces the model of Berkshire Hathaway, the company led by US billionaire Warren Buffett that he considers as an example. The group of Mountain View “is no longer just a business but a conglomerate,” said Dawson in January, the firm Jackdaw Research. This should allow the respective companies to be independent of all others. Each entity is autonomous and under the responsibility of a Director General with enlarged powers.

Objective: to better innovate.