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Users don't scroll. If it were 1996...

Every designer and coder has heard these comments a thousand times. It was all about “the fold”, a term invented by newspaper printers to describe the physical half-way fold of the newspaper on the newsagent rack – the sensible idea being to put your headline and top story “above the fold” to make sure people see it on the rack. Made sense...

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Most marketers and clients now accept that responsive websites - those that change their layout and presentation depending on the device being used to view them - are an absolute necessity. With a recent Forbes study showing that 71% of mobile users (when encountering a site that isn't optimised for the smartphone) will immediately return to their search results, this need in unequivocal...

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Tesla has just leapfrogged Google and every other autonomous car manufacturer or research group by announcing that their cars can now be ordered with full autonomy. 

This means the car drives itself. Totally. All of the time...

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So you're used to eBay to look for that gift you can't find on the high street. Maybe you've also used Gumtree for more localised purchasers. With eBay buying up Gumtree, many were wondering what would now become of the localised-marketplace and if eBay would have any competition in this space.

Suddenly stepping into this area is Facebook, with the launch of their free Marketplace on their mobile app... 

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We’re so happy to hear that Downtown Gallery (http://downtowngallery.com.sg) has been nominated in the prestigious Webby Awards! 

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Hot from SxSW – 5 tech trends

Written by Jason Anderson

 

SxSW (South by South West) - the highly influential interactive and music festival that happens each year in Austin, TX - has just finished. This is the festival where things like Twitter and Google Glass were introduced at, so it's a technical bellwether of what's to come.

Running through the thousands of presentations that happened during the week-long interactive part of the festival, there were five very clear trends for technology for the remainder of this year:

1. Live-streaming video apps

2. Wearables, health and social-good

3. Robotics

4. Transportation

5. Beacons and the Internet of Things. Again.

 

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