Is Your Website as Stunning as your Photography? Winning Photography Website Design Ideas

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Gone are the days when Photographers like you printed huge printed portfolios and later created online portfolios to promote your photography skills and business. This practice has now been replaced by photographers choosing to build photography websites, as an online marketing tool that has a wider reach, along with the benefits of strategic website features to showcase your talent/business.

Now with thousands of websites available online, how do you get your photography web design NOTICED? Here are some winning Photography website Design ideas for Photographers who want to create a photography web design from scratch or Redesign their existing website.

Functionality Matters, More than Style

“Wow, this website looks gorgeous!
Next moment: “Ohhh! I’m lost in the navigation. Poor image resolution. Too slow to continue”

RESULT: Site Abandonment.

I hope you do not want to end up on a result like this. Your photography website definitely needs the exposure required to promote your business and maximize ROI. For a matter of fact, a stunning interface, definitely proves to be a crowd puller especially for Photography websites and drives traffic to your website. But what matters at the end is usability or – FUNCTIONALITY

| Posted in Web Design |

How to Choose the Right Magento Theme for Your eCommerce Store

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Ecommerce is one of the most competitive sectors in the recent times. Building an eCommerce website using open source platforms like Magento, calls for strategic decision on choosing Magneto Themes – comprising of the right features, functionalities and technical characteristics. Here are a few must-have features that helps you create a professional Magento eCommerce store.

MUST-HAVE: TECHNICAL FEATURES 

Magento Compatibility

Choose a Magento Theme that is compatible with your store (not one that is visually appealing). As such, most popular theme aggregators offer themes compatible with Magento CE 1.6 and higher versions.

Category views
Magento themes and ‘grid and list Magento category views’ go hand in hand, and the lack of one of this options will significantly reduce your catalog functionality. So choose wisely.

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Braintree v.zero SDK Released: Get Ready to Experience Seamless Mobile Payments

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The statement on July 9, 2014 “Flexible payments platform created with the goal of igniting mobile innovation by giving developers a place to build new commerce experiences” – perhaps sums up the outcome of the much-talked about strategic alliance that took place between PayPal and Braintree in 2013. Braintree v.zero SDK launched in association with PayPal empowers merchants to accept payments through PayPal without requiring to do a separate integration.

Checkout the revolutionary Braintree v.zero SDK FEATURES conceptualized to create the ultimate checkout experience. Remember, Braintree has been quite proactive in implementing its understanding of the emergence of mobile as the primary computing device for consumers – facilitating seamless and context-driven experiences.

| Posted in Mobile Application, Mobile Payment |

Apple Releases iOS 8 beta 3, More Cheers for Health App!

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HEALTH – is undoubtedly the biggest giveaway of iOS 8, which was announced by Apple Inc. with much fanfare at the WWDC 2014. The new application appropriately named the Health App by Apple in its latest iOS update, will serve as a significant place for users to track and organize all of their health-related data. It’ll also serves as the new Medical ID that could help first responders make life saving decisions in the event of a medical emergency.

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OS X Yosemite – Redesigned for Usability, Redefining Perfection

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Image credit: Apple.com

Are you ready to experience a completely new relationship between your Mac and iOS devices?

Fresh. Yet Familiar.

‘Fresh. Yet Familiar’ is perhaps the ‘essence’ that sets the momentum for the new OS X Yosemite launched at the much-awaited World-wide Conference (WWC) at the Moscone West center on June 2, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

Not only the apps you use every day are enhanced with new features, OS X Yosemite will in fact will change the way you see your Mac. Although it is true that in spite of OS X having changed in many ways for the better, the basic principles defining it – power, simplicity, beauty – actually haven’t.

| Posted in Apple |

Consumerization of IT and BYOD: An Inevitable Change (Part-2)

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In the First Part of the series we covered important factors of BYOD growth. In the last part of the series we covered essential elements and security management of BYOD program.

Essential Elements of a Successful BYOD Program

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Consumerization of IT and BYOD: An Inevitable Change (Part-1)

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Bring your own device (BYOD) phenomenon is making inroads into the corporate world at a rapid pace. Employees want to use their personal smartphones, iPads, tablets and laptops at work to access enterprise data and systems. While many companies have been and still are skeptical of this growing trend, there seems to be no stopping. Many believe BYOD increases employee morale and productivity. Sheer freedom and the convenience of using their own devices, makes employees feel liberated and happy. Employees are more comfortable with and adept at using a personal device – making them more productive.

Very often personal devices are updated and cutting-edge, so enterprise gain huge benefits using latest features. Further, BYOD programs shift costs to the user. After all employees end up paying for mobile devices and data services. It appears to be a win-win situation for employees and employers. Right? Well, not exactly. When you let users bring their own devices, you are putting a lot at stake in terms of corporate security and confidentiality.

Of course, you shouldn’t let users bring in any devices they want and open floodgates of risks. There are some very strong arguments not to allow BYOD. Security concerns happens to top the list, but is certainly not the only factor playing on the minds of decision makers and IT teams. Organizations ultimately tend to lose the control, especially in absence of well-defined BYOD polices.

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Enterprise Mobility: Why Should You Care?

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Enterprise mobility is the new buzzword forcing IT decision makers to rethink their business strategies. Mobile technology has evolved from just providing enterprise email on the go, to introducing robust applications and services that have the potential to change the way companies do business, streamline operations, and improve efficiency. Proliferation of smart phones and pervasive mobile devices is helping organizations to leverage contextual data and reach out to their customers and partners in new ways. But many organizations are simply taking a plunge into this new world without applying any thought. There is no denying that enterprise mobility will change the way people work and no organization can remain untouched by this phenomenon. Early adopters of enterprise mobility are already reaping benefits and scaling new heights of customer satisfaction and employee productivity. Since today’s business realities demands agility and enterprise mobility is fast turning out to be a strategic imperative rather than just a technology choice.

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| Posted in Enterprise Mobility |

Experience Augmented Reality Apps – Virtually ‘REAL’!

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While many consider Augmented Reality (commonly known as AR) as the dawning of a new era in technology, what makes it all the more interesting and mystic is its very limited information available as of now (which I guess will no longer be applicable after you read this article), accessibility to the technology and its implementation in the real world.

Although, AR existed even as early as the 1960s (See AR Facts below), it largely came into prominence in the last decade with the increasing dominance of mobile applications. What actually is Augmented Reality?

Understanding Augmented Reality

 Augmented Reality (also referred to as ‘enhanced reality’) is a technique that blurs the divide between the digital and the real world and brings them together. AR uses camera technology to recognize real-world images, objects and environments and links them up with complementing digital and virtual information – both being linked together visually, and this by identifying a person’s surroundings and displaying information on a mobile device.

With AR your mobile device turns into a portal to the digital world with overlays of video, audio, 3-D content or even location-based information all in real time. As mobile devices become smarter and new factors like wearable computing emerge, AR will continue to deliver incredible applications with even more impressive results.

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| Posted in Mobile Application, Web Development |

Rebranding in the Cloud: Microsoft SkyDrive is now OneDrive

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Microsoft on Monday announced that it’s much loved cloud storage service, Microsoft SkyDrive is now rechristened OneDrive. Interesting indeed is the choice for the word ’ONE’! Earlier Google too has imbibed this concept, ‘One account. All of Google’.

Fig: The new location for the rebranded Microsoft SkyDrive, OneDrive – Coming Soon!

| Posted in Webmaster News |

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