You want to start a website in 2019 and have taken the first step of paying for an awesome domain name. Then you wonder, has the website world changed much for 2019 ?
Ok, your thought process may not in that actual order but the gist remains - what are the things you should pay attention to in building your new website, either by yourself or with the help of web professionals ?
So, in this list, we will cover the generally applicable ingredients that a 2019 website should have. We will leave the actual design and content of your website to your own effort, since these will differ depending on the type of website you are building, such as a consumer-facing website, an influencer's blog, a SaaS application, e-commence website or others.
Without further ado, let's look into some of the key ingredients a 2019 website should have .
Since July 2018, Google has incorporated mobile page speed as a ranking in their mobile search results, calling it the “Speed Update". According to Google, it will only impact a small percentage of queries.. Only pages that “deliver the slowest experience to users” will be impacted by this update.
Thus, if you intend your website to achieve a reasonably good search rank, you will need to look into optimize the performance of your website. One resource you can use to evaluate your website performance is Google's PageSpeed Insights - a tool that indicates how well a page performs on the Chrome UX Report and suggests performance optimizations
Since May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect to ensure a single set of data protection rules for all companies operating in the European Union. wherever they are based.
If your website is intended for a global audience, including visitors from the European Union, then the GDPR applies to you and you are required to be compliant.
In August 2014, Google announced the "HTTPS Everywhere" initiative and started to incorporate HTTPS as a ranking signal in their search ranking algorithms. It started as light-weight signal that is expected to be strengthened over time.
In July 2018, Google Chrome 68 began to mark all HTTP sites as "not secure". This move signals Google's intention to move towards a more secure web by strongly advocating that sites adopt HTTPS encryption.
Hi mates, here's my compilation of free online stock image sites.
Please Explain "Free": Each stock image site has a set of legal terms that comes with downloading and using the free images. However, the best thing a "free" site could do is to offer Creative Commons licenses.Otherwise, the user has the legal responsibility to peruse the site-specific or sometimes image-specific licenses in order to use the image, even if it is "free".
Creative Commons. One of several public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work (from Wikipedia). There are several types of Creative Commons (or CC for short) licenses covered in this list:
My Lars' Rating (Score:1 to 5) method:
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According to this study by Broadbandnow.com (refer to link below), large, rural states tend to have worse Internet speeds and coverage when compared to smaller, more compact states. Kansas, West Virginia, New Mexico, Montana, and other economically disadvantaged states round out the bottom of the list. These states have the worst Internet among US states, in terms of access to 25 Mbps download speeds and wired Internet.
Other Key Facts presented in this study:
Hi mates, this is the continuation of my ratings on online stock media sites - focusing on videos here.
In this Lars' Rating for stock video sites, I use a simple methodology that rates sites higher if they provide a "free" collection to user and if they use clear, public copyright licenses like Creative Commons for the use of the "free" collection.
Lars' Rating Method for Stock Video Sites:
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The top 50 countries by smartphone users have a combined total of 2.7 billion smartphone users or 42.33% of their combined population.
Africa's top 3 countries by smartphone users are :
This data is derived from Newzoo's 2018 study of the top 50 countries/markets by smartphone users and penetration (refer to URL below). According to Newzoo, a smartphone user is defined as anyone using a smartphone at least once a month. These numbers come from Newzoo's annual Global Mobile Market Report and are derived based on considerations of a country's economic progression, demography, online population and inequality.
In recent years, we have seen a rapid adoption of mobile and cloud solutions as a growth enabler across all industries. However, the spectre of malicious hackers lurks and threatens, evidenced by an increasing spate of well-published global hacking incidents suffered by governments, banks, hospitals and even tech giants such as Facebook and Google.
Thus, we expect the topic of cybersecurity to take a larger center stage in the coming years. In this list, I am tracking major shows for the topic of mobile, cloud and cybersecurity. Here's my compilation of related events, exhibitions and conferences related to mobile, cloud and cybersecurity in 2019.
Hi mates, this is my compilation of online stock icon sites..
Since Lars' Ratings tend to favor things that are good and free (or low-cost), my ratings method for icon sites follow the same tradition.
Lars' Rating Method for Stock Icon Sites:
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Hi mates, this is the continuation of my ratings on online stock media sites - focusing on vectors here.
In this Lars' Rating for stock vectors sites, I use a simple methodology that rates sites higher if they provide a "free" collection to user and if they use clear, public copyright licenses like Creative Commons for the use of the "free" collection.
Lars' Rating Method for Stock Vector Sites:
Buzz me if you want to let me know of any stock vector sites that i missed !