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Web Design, Web Designers & Your Company Website
Successfully combining business objectives and website design can be tricky but is crucial whether you are trying to get consumers to buy a product, drive leads for a sales team, gain subscribers to a publication, raise donations for a charity or just keep people returning to the site. The way a website is designed says a lot about what it is trying to do from a business standpoint and with the proliferation of mobile devices there are even more design attributes that must be considered. Companies and organizations looking to get the most from their web presence need to take its design very seriously especially since its been proven that a company’s website is usually the first place a person goes to find out more information about them. There are several design aspects that can play a major role in the way your business or organization's website is perceived. Some of these include: Text fonts and sizes Color selections Navigational attributes Backgrounds, graphics, images and animations Consistency and organization Many more.... During this webinar our experts discuss and, in some cases, demonstrate multiple design features, attributes, aspects and considerations of good (and bad) web design that need to be addressed by companies and organizations looking to meet their business objectives AND create an exceptionally well designed and smartly designed website. They also recommend best practices as well as introduce the latest trends that every business or organization should be aware of when it comes to good design and what to look for when hiring someone to design your business or organization's website.
Introduction to the HTML5-based Framework SproutCore
Everything you need to know from the developer to the CEO. HTML5 is gaining more and more attention as the features and functionality improve, and as its adoption rate among companies employing it for their web and mobile presences continues to grow. This technology is affecting everything from how much easier it is to code for the developer to what decisions executives make when changing their website or deciding to go mobile. Most of all, HTML5 has dramatically improved user experiences to an extent even recently considered impossible, enabling full-featured web and mobile properties to work seamlessly across any platform under the “build once, deploy anywhere” mantra. To accelerate development developers have turned to HTML5 frameworks to accelerate and enable development & deployment. Many of these frameworks bundle additional and necessary components such as CSS3 styles and jQuery scripts for enhanced functionality for responsive layouts and multimedia. One of the hottest frameworks available today is SproutCore. It’s a developer’s dream, going beyond standard drop-in helper frameworks to bring desktop-calibur development to the web space. It provides cross-platform HTML5 widgets, a clean MVC architecture, tremendous scalability, blazing fast speeds and top notch theming – everything you expect in native development, now on the web. And it’s not just great for developers: businesses will get to deliver impressive desktop-calibur experiences while leverage the extant value of open-source. Oh yeah, and it doesn’t hurt that Apple Inc. uses it for its web application offerings, and is a major contributor to the code base. During this webinar we are going to cover several key SproutCore concepts, including: SproutCore’s backstory and future direction Why businesses should choose SproutCore Why developers will love working with SproutCore What SproutCore brings to the user experience Features and functionalities, both in development & for the end user
Bigger Data On Your Budget
Getting Big Insights from your business's Big Data WITHOUT breaking the bank. According to IBM, 80% of the world’s data is unstructured, and most businesses don’t even attempt to use this data to their advantage. Additionally, for most companies even trying to attempt to process large amounts of data (ie. Big Data), the information itself, in terms of size and complexity, has far exceeded typical ways (databases, management reporting tools) used to capture, curate, store, search, share, analyze and visualize it. One thing is clear though, now and in the future, those businesses and their leaders who able to not only solve the aforementioned challenges associated with capturing, processing and presenting their data but who can also put this information to good use once they have it in hand, will find themselves and their organizations on the leading edge. But before we implement the next major shift if corporate strategy, let’s take a step back and get better understanding of what Big Data is, what all is involved for companies that are quickly accumulating exceedingly large amounts of complex data, what the options are to handle this information and most importantly, what this data can do for the company once translated into a usable format.       During this webinar we cover several key concepts related to Big Data. By the end of this presentation you should understand: What Big Data is Challenges associated with Big Data Options to overcome the challenges of Big Data Uses of Big Data How Hadoop enables Bigger Data for your budget It is pretty clear that Big Data isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and if anything, its only getting bigger. Those organizations that start taking advantage of this information that’s coming in faster and faster, not to mention all the data they already have, will have a substantial strategic competitive advantage and be well positioned in the marketplace to act quickly and make better business decisions.  Hadoop allows your business to address these opportunities without big-budget hardware that legacy solutions require.