Pioneer In Web Development


Building websites and web applications today is not only about being a great programmer, it’s even more important to be a smart programmer. This means to re-use existing code and applications when possible instead of re-inventing the wheel.

Font Awesome

Font Awesome is indeed awesome: 634 (at the time of writing) icons contained within a single font, constituting “a pictographic language of web-related actions”. Icons are scalable, so they look the same at any size, and you can style them with CSS. It works well with all frameworks and screenreaders and doesn’t require JavaScript.


Since it was launched by Twitter in 2011, web building framework Bootstrap has become one of the most popular project on GitHub. As Bootstrap grew, its creators Mark Otto and Jacob Thornton decided to move it to its own open source organisation, and the project separated from Twitter.

Bootstrap has a small footprint, LESS integration and compelling visual design. There is a web-based customizer that you can use to tailor it to your open source project: components and jQuery plug-ins can be added or removed by ticking checkboxes, and variables can be customized using a web form. There’s a 12-column responsive grid, typography, form controls and it uses responsive CSS to work with mobile browsers.


Ember.js bills itself as “a framework for creating ambitious web applications”. One of the biggest features is its data binding; objects in Ember can bind properties to each other, so when a property changes in one object, the other is kept in sync.

Another is the ability to define functions on an object that you can then treat as properties. Hence, if a model has a first and last name, you could create a function to define a person’s full name, and have it treated as if the model has a fullname property.

The feature most likely to draw you in is that Ember automatically updates its views when data changes – saving you a lot of work.


AngularJS extends the vocabulary of HTML for declaring dynamic views in web apps. It takes a slightly different approach to Backbone and Ember by doing data binding directly in your HTML. It also uses just plain JavaScript for its controllers, meaning there’s no need to extend other objects as you have to do in other frameworks.

The data binding means data in views is automatically updated when the data changes, but also Angular makes it effortless to bind forms to models, meaning a lot of the code you typically write to link a form to creating a new instance of a model is not needed. Its data binding is bi-directional.

By moving a lot of the binding directly into the HTML, Angular leaves you with much leaner controllers and less JavaScript to write. It might take a while to get your head around, but this approach is really powerful.


Grunt allows you to automate common tasks using JavaScript. You can perform mundane, repetitive tasks like minification, compilation, unit testing and linting with almost zero effort. And because Grunt is extensible, if someone hasn’t already built what you need, you can easily author and publish your own Grunt plug-in.

Grunt has dramatically lowered the barrier to entry for web developers by providing a common interface for the tasks in their build process. The extensive plug-in ecosystem and easy configuration format makes it possible for anyone on the team to create a modern build process – designers included.

Open-Source technology is the difference between Apple and Google.  It’s the difference between being able to have access to the software you are using or not.  For us, open source technology is advantageous for our clients, and we use it exclusively.   Code that is open to the public has less bugs, as there are more people monitoring it, and it’s a collaborative effort, which means the best technologies comes out on top almost every time.

The internet has influenced all areas of life. Hand held smart devices have proliferated to the remotest corners and with them the need for software to complete various tasks has increased. Developing software using open source has emerged as a profession and a passion. The two software development methods available today are the closed source and the open source web development services. The open source web development services have become popular to develop software titles.

Open source technology allows end users and developers to see the source code of the software, and to modify it as well. This technology provides a transparent platform on which developers and skilled software professionals work to add to, change or improve its features. This open access to the software code provides many benefits for users and developers.

New versions of software

Developers working on open source have open options: to release a new version of the software for general use, or to limit it to a group of users in house. Issues of copyright may come up. Who claims the new version of the software? Most license agreements state that the ownership of the software does not get transferred to the modifier. The developer modifying the software has no right to sell the new versions.

Price: free of royalties or fees- without constraint not free of charge


One of the major advantages of the open source technology is that virus attacks can be handled as soon as they infect the software. The open code makes it possible to work on the software to fix the damage. Users see and test the software and bring its defects and drawbacks out quickly and the technology permits a change as soon as these are detected.

Improved Quality

The open source technology encourages developers to use their technical expertise on software. This ensures a constant quality improvement and value addition to it. With each upgrade, the software becomes more valuable and desirable for the common user thereby keeping it in the market for longer.  More ideas and ability to integrate innovations makes the software more like what users want because they have hand in developing it.


Since use of the alterations made to open source software can be kept private; they can easily be used to customize software for specialized use. This feature makes it appealing to users as they do not need install new software with every change in need.


With the open source web development facility there is no need to blindly trust a vendor and the vendor’s claims can be checked out.

The open source web development technology attracts bright, talented, motivated and passionate developers.  As new features are added to existing software regularly, there is an urge in its users to upgrade the software and try out new features.  This is both easy and convenient for users.

If you are looking of creating flexible and highly scalable websites that are able to handle rapid business growth, open source web development is the answer!

Web browser compatibility is an issue that all web designers have to deal with and it is not always an easy task. Creating websites that are compatible to the plethora of available browsers is incredibly important in website design because each browser will render a website differently. What good is a website if it renders beautifully in one browser but not in another? Creating websites which render consistently in the myriad of different web browsers can be frustrating. Add in the fact that browsers are constantly rolling out new versions and it is easy to see that achieving web browser compatibility can be a bit overwhelming. In addition, more people are using their mobile telephones and tablets to surf the internet and make purchases. Making sure mobile versions of your website render consistently on all mobile platforms is also a concern for web developers and their clients.

While the issue of browser compatibility have gotten extremely difficult to navigate, there are solutions which make the issues much easier to master. The latest solutions are software applications which can track bugs and issues, present live web based browser testing, check multiple coding languages and render your website on multiple browsers and on mobile.

Cross Browser Compatibility for Your Website

Cross browser compatibility isn’t hard to achieve. For some browsers like Internet Explorer, it can be a little more difficult than it should be but it can still work. One of the ways to ensure that it does is by following the correct guidelines for your particular coding type.

Web Standards are the set of rules defined largely in part by the W3C that describe how elements should be coded. If you differ from this coding, browsers may not react the same. In the case of the site I mentioned in my blog posting, the footer background graphics did not remain at the bottom of the page. Instead they moved up the page behind the text, making the content of the pages unreadable. It became (and continues to be) a mess which could have been avoided.

The use of web standards can greatly improve your websites visibility and accessibility. It will allow you to open your website up to more visitors and increase the traffic exponentially.

The purpose of this article is to stress the importance of cross browser compatibility. Making sure you optimize your website for various browsers is necessary if you want to maximize your visitor count. If you don’t, there is no telling how much traffic you could be losing.

Here Are 5 Such Applications. :

It is a free website which offers compatibility tables that show front end technologies in web browsers. They only test browsers that have 1% or more of the browser market share. The site is basic and because of that it is easy to use. :

It is a free open source website which will render screenshots for any url. It features 17 browsers, excluding Safari, Internet Explorer and Netscape. However it includes lesser known browsers, i.e. Midair, Lynx and SeaMonkey. It can take a few minutes because you are added to a queue to use the resource but generally the screenshots can be seen in around 20 minutes. :

It is not free but for the services they provide it is well worth the $35-40 you’ll spend each month for their least expensive plan. What is huge about their service is that they emulate on a slew of mobile devices. They also offer local and live testing. This service also offers live debugging and support for multiple languages and CIs. :

It charges $12+ per month for their manual and automated services. It boasts secure and fast cloud testing. You can test your website on over 500 browsers and operating systems and emulates mobile service on many platforms. They offer a debugging service as well. They include testing reports and video of testing sessions.

Ghostlab :

Ghostlab ( also charges for their browser compatibility service. For $49 per month you will be able to connect to any number of devices and browse them synchronously. They offer development tools which allow you to inspect, debug and update code as you browse. All of this and more can be done securely so that no one has access to your project.

We all spend masses of time and money to try to get people to look at our websites but many website owners fail to take the time to track the success of these efforts. Between social media, emailing, search engine optimization, and various other activities, it is likely that we could scale back in less effective areas and focus on the one that is generating the best results. With Google Analytics, you can see not only how many people are visiting your website, but also where they are coming from.

Google analytics is one of the top, most powerful tools out there for monitoring and analysing traffic on your website. It gives you an enormous amount of information about who is visiting your site, what they are looking for, and how they are getting to your site. Any business that wants to expand and grow their business on the internet should definitely be using Google analytics.

  1. It can tell you About Your Unique Visitors

If you have ever wondered how many people visit your website every day, Google Analytics can help you with that. Through this useful, interactive tool you can gauge the exact amount of unique visitors that arrive onto your site daily. The parameters are flexible and allow you to see trends wither over a period of time or daily.

  1. It denotes the average time a user spends on your website

This tool gives you an insight into how much time a unique visitor is spending on your website on an average. It also tells you where people are most likely to visit, whether it is just the homepage of your website or also the internal pages as well. These perceptive analytical could result in lead generation or sales.

  1. It gives you an insight about the sources of traffic

Analytics allows you to measure your ROI figures based on your SEO strategies and can be vital to the growth of your business. You can therefore see where your traffic is arriving from and in some cases, also visit the referring link in question to view see where your website link is placed.

  1. It identifies traffic-pulling keywords

In your SEO strategies there may be some keywords that are driving more traffic than others. Even though your website ranks well, there may be some keywords that aren’t really working for you. This tool helps you identify the non-performing keywords as well as those that are responsible for driving traffic to your website.

  1. It helps you track what sections are more popular than others

There may be some sections of your site that are pulling in more users and engaging them in ways that other sections are not. Google tracking allows you to identify the sections that are more profitable than others, or that are getting more prominence merely because of how they are placed or promoted on your website.

Color deeply influences the overall look and feel of a website and can form the first impression about a company for visitors.

What do consider when developing a color palette

Companies and clients will often have a set of colors used in the corporate logo that they want implemented in the site design. It’s the web designer’s job to educate the client about how those colors will fit into the site’s style and gently encourage changes if necessary.

Colors have different meanings in different cultures and countries, so understanding the meaning of color in your target market is important. Here are some general guidelines for color codes:

  • Blue is associated with stability, trust, and confidence. It is an excellent color for credit card website or other sites needing to inspire confidence.
  • Black represents elegance, wealth, sophistication, and mystery.
  • White symbolizes peace, purity, and simplicity.
  • Orange represents warmth, enthusiasm, or warning.
  • Red is associated with strength, power, love, and desire.
  • Green can represent nature, health, vigor, and community.
  • Yellow is often associated with brightness, happiness, idealism, and hope.

Text colors

Text is harder to read on a monitor than on paper so the choice of background and font colors is supremely important. Readability of text is the primary concern. If the text is light colored, then the background must be dark and vice versa. White and black are the most common combination and red and blue are useful for link and highlighted text. Contrast is important for making text readable, so avoid dark backgrounds with text of too similar a tone.

Browser-safe colors

A common problem when attempting to build a web design around an established set of logo colors is that Pantone colors do not always reproduce accurately in browsers. When a non-browser safe color appears in a website, browsers will adapt by shifting the color. Some computers with aging graphics hardware may also fail to display colors correctly.

The best way to avoid this issue is to stick to the “browser-safe palette” of 256 or 216 colors (for really conservative designers). These colors are designed to be accurately displayed in all browser and hardware environments. While some designers (and clients) may find this limiting, it is the only way to ensure that a site is always viewed at its best. By limiting colors this way, designers can ensure that file sizes are smaller and that the site will load quickly.

Color psychology

Designers of all stripes know that colors can be organized into groups based on the feel they give a viewer. They fall into three basic categories, and sites incorporating colors from each group can have a more balanced feel.

Cool colors:

Cool colors have a calming effect. A site dominated by cool colors can appear impersonal and cold, but used in combination with warm or neutral colors, they can be comforting.

  • Blue
  • Green
  • White
  • Turquoise
  • Silver
  • Gray

Warm colors:

Warm colors rev us up and get people excited about what they’re seeing. Warm colors convey emotions ranging from optimism to violence. However, too much can be jarring and overwhelming to visitors.

  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Pink
  • Orange
  • Gold
  • Brown
  • Black

Neutral colors:

Neutral colors make good backgrounds and font colors and can serve to unify mixed color palettes. They can also help focus attention on the central colors or tone down color combinations that might otherwise be overwhelming.

  • Black
  • White
  • Gray
  • Ivory
  • Brown
  • Beige

Do you have a business and don’t have a website? If you said yes, it’s almost as if your business doesn’t exist.  In this modern era, people and companies are on the internet for information. Why do you think people visit a website? It’s primarily to find information. And if you’re in the business world, information is critical. You need to have a website for your customers. It needs to contain information about what you can do for them.

A surprising fact is how many businesses do not have a website. You would think that in this digital modern era everybody would know how important a website is for a business. It is clearly not the case and any business that does not have a professionally designed website is missing out on a powerful marketing tool.

Below are just a few of the advantages and benefits of having a website for your business.


Whether you provide products or services, your website will provide an alternative location to sell them. As a retailer, a website (eCommerce) is a great place to sell your products to a wider market; even services can be made available globally. Don’t think you’ll be able to sell your products or services online? Don’t forget, even cars and houses sell online!



Providing information to your customers takes time, whether it’s on the phone, face-to-face, in a brochure, or in emails. With an online catalogue you can provide lots of information about your products and services. Once your website is up and running, it is available to your customers indefinitely, saving you time. And what is time? Time is money!



No matter what type of business you’re in, a website is a great place to showcase your work. By including a portfolio or image gallery, as well as testimonials about your work, you can demonstrate what makes your business unique.



Today, more and more consumers use the internet to search for the products or services they need. Your small business will gain credibility by having a website. Without one, potential customers will go to your competitors that do. If you already have a website but it is “home-made”, having it professionally redesigned will provide your business with a professional image which will inspire even greater confidence. For home-based businesses, this is particularly beneficial since you do not have a store front to promote your products or services.



As a small business owner you probably think you can’t afford a professional website, but you can’t afford NOT to. Although the cost of designing a website varies, once it’s up and running, a website for a small business generally costs under $100 a month and, in some cases, as little as $20. Compared with the cost of a newspaper ad, when you consider the potential market you can reach with a website, it is a very cost effective way to promote your business.



Think of your website as being your online brochure or catalogue. It is much easier and quicker to update information about your products and services on your website than in print material, making it an effective way of letting your customers know about the arrival of new products, upcoming events, special promotions, or any new services you now offer. Unlike print ads which quickly become outdated, your website can provide current information and news.



A website is available to both your regular and potential customers 24/7/365 providing them with the convenience of reviewing your products and services when your store or office is closed. With today’s busy lifestyles, this is a great selling point when making a purchase decision.



Maybe you sell environmentally friendly products and would like to share tips on how to recycle, or perhaps you’re an accountant and want to give your clients advice on how to simplify their bookkeeping practices. By including a FAQ page, adding articles or uploading newsletters to answer all your customers’ questions you can keep them up-to-date.



Getting a Google Maps traffic update before leaving for work is not a big deal for you, but have you ever wondered how Google tracks live traffic. There is no rocket science behind this, but Google has to do a lot of hard work, just to serve you the real-time traffic updates in your area.

Google gathers GPS data it receives from Smartphone and uses it to analyse their speed and location. Google has assigned different colours for different traffic congestion levels, like red is for heavy traffic. So, if more Smartphone are there at one place (obviously on the road), the colour of the maps overlay changes to red. Google’s intelligent algorithms exclude vehicles like Postal Vans, as they take more frequent stops and may alter the traffic data.

Google also crowd sources location data from telecom companies. These telcos monitor user location data by a method called Trilateration, in which the distance of a user measured between two or three surrounding telecom towers is used to analyse the speed and location of the user.

The minds behind the working of Google Traffic are ZipDash, a traffic analysis company that Google bought in 2004. Google added ZipDash’s technology to Google Maps and started providing live traffic updates.

After tracking and analyzing the location data for a particular trip, Google permanently deletes it from its servers. Google also offers an Opt-out option, in which if a user is concerned about his privacy, he can stop his location tracking by Google Maps servers. Google stated:

“Once you disable or opt out of My Location, Maps will not continue to send radio information back to Google servers to determine your handset’s approximate location”.

So, wherever you’re, next time when you’ll use Google maps for live traffic updates, you’ll praise Google’s efforts for the accuracy and speed they provide while tracking the live traffic for you. Google has played a major role in making our lives simpler. One can’t imagine internet without Google. In fact, Google is the internet for most of us.

Link building is hard, but it’s not the only way to make traffic gains in Google’s search results.

You can increase your website traffic without doing link building and without violating any Google webmaster guidelines by concentrating on less risky and more efficient ways that will also lay the foundation for long term success.

1. In-depth articles

By adding a few signals to your HTML, your high quality content could qualify to appear. The markup suggested by Google includes:

  • org Articlemarkup – NewsArticle works too
  • Google+ Authorship
  • Pagination and canonicalization best practices
  • Logomarkup

While Google seems to favor authorities news sites for In-depth Article inclusion, most sites that may qualify don’t have the proper semantic markup implemented.

2. Improving user satisfaction

Can you improve your Google rankings by improving the onsite experience of your visitors?

In many ways the answer is “yes,” and the experience of several SEOs hints that the effect may be larger than we realize.

We know that Google’s Panda algorithm punishes “low-quality” websites. We also know that Google likely measures satisfaction as users click on search results.

3. Video optimization

Pixel for pixel, video snippets capture more search real estate than any other type of rich snippet, even more than authorship photos. Studies show our eyes go straight to them.

Unlike author photos, video snippets are often easier to display and don’t require connecting a Google+ account.

Video snippets generally require creating a video XML sitemap and adding video markup.

4. Google authorship

What makes a good author photo? While there are no rules, I’ve personally tested and studied hundreds of photos and found certain factors help:

  • Use a real face, not a company logo, cartoon or icon
  • High contrast colors. Because the photo is small, you want it to stand out with good separation between the background and foreground.
  • Audience targeted. For example, young Disney fans are probably less likely to click on an old guy in a suit who looks like a financial adviser.

Google recently got more selective about the author photos it chooses to show, but if you implement authorship correctly you may find yourself in the 20% of all search results that includes author photos.

5. Improving site speed

Improving site speed not only improves visitor satisfaction but it may also have a direct influence on your search rankings. In fact, site speed is one of the few ranking factors Google has confirmed.

6. Social annotations with Google+

When you share content on Facebook and Twitter, your network basically sees it only when they are looking at Facebook and Twitter.

On the other hand, when you share content on Google+, your network can see it every time they search Google.

Google’s own research shows that users fixate on social annotations, even when presented with videos and other types of rich snippets.

7. Updating fresh content

Websites that stop earning new links often lose ground in Google search results. At the same time, sites that never add new content or let their pages go stale can also fall out of favor.

Freshening your content doesn’t guarantee a rankings boost, but for certain types of queries it definitely helps. Google scores freshness in different ways, and may include:

  • Inception date
  • The amount (%) your content changes
  • How often you update your content
  • How many new pages you create over time

8. Ongoing on-page SEO

The factors listed here only scratch the surface of earning more real estate in search results. Issues such as indexing, crawling, canonicalization, duplicate content, site architecture, keyword research, internal linking, image optimization and 1,000 other things can move ranking mountains.

When it comes to e-commerce website, Amazon is ruling the roost. Being a pioneer in e-commerce domain, Amazon is the name synonymous with organizational effectiveness. The company is well-known for its magnificent range of goods and services, delivered through a well-synchronized global platform. Not only does the portal is a paragon of excellence, but also a motivating force to many. Amazon has stitched the most sterling performance ever by selling the finest products off the shelves and rendering unrivalled experience to the consumers. Here, we have figured out what makes Amazon the brightest star in the sky.

Customer Obsession

Being mad about the customer, his likes, dislikes. It’s like getting inside the mind of the customer, knowing him/her in and out, empathizing with them and doing mind reading to fulfil their needs, thus strengthening the core value proposition of your business.

Never doing either/or thinking

Either / or thinking is the root cause of negativity and negative thoughts that we have .The famous word “but” only adds icing to the cake. Eliminating these thoughts and this method of thinking greatly reduces stress and makes life simple. The right way is “and” thinking. Always being open to new ideas and their implementation, experimentation and learning is what takes an entrepreneur mile.


Amazon has been enjoying a swinging success on account of its flawless offerings to the customers. The e-commerce bigwig offers a lot on the platter for the consumers, including the free two-day shipping facility and easy access to the brand’s streaming service ‘Amazon Instant Video’. Plus, Amazonallows users to borrow and read books from its own ‘Kindle Owners’ Landing Library’, which is a major boon for the readers.

Inventing, reinventing and continuing to do so till its right

The undeniable hunger to continuously experiment, iterate, invent and reinvent to make your business better is the one true trait which is deeply embedded in amazon’s blood. These folks never stop thinking about their value proposition and how to make it better. So should all of us.


Innovation is the keystone of Amazon, the world’s most eminent e-commerce establishment, and that is how the company gained a foothold in the international market. Amazon has made its presence felt by regularly upgrading the systems and bringing novel concepts to the world. The services offered by the company have been drastically improved over the years by implementing better methods for the completion of the tasks. Talking about its breakthroughs, who can forget the splendor of ‘Amazon Fresh’ and Delivery via Drone, which is still under discussion.

Everyone needs to support great content, and the need for a powerful and cost-effective CMS platform is not limited to a few special industries. To stay competitive, today’s organizations must select a CMS with the future in mind.

1. Start with the End (Use) in Mind

In today’s market you can throw a stone and hit a content management system (CMS). The options are robust, technical and can be overwhelming if you’re not sure how to begin or what you are looking for. So before you start typing into Google ‘2016 best content management systems,’ stop and ask yourself, “What does my website need to do?”

This analysis is incredibly important as it defines the features and abilities your CMS should contain. This will help to reduce the number of contenders and ensure you’re only looking at Content Management Systems that meet your website’s needs.

Here are some of the most popular CMS features to put on your consideration check list:

  • Ability to manage pages easily
  • Ability to add content with ease
  • A graphical slide show (for presentation on your home page or sub-pages)
  • A Blog feature
  • A Calendar/Events function
  • Social Media connection points to your social profiles
  • Social Media Sharing Features
  • Document storage and management
  • E-commerce and shopping cart functionality
  • SEO Friendly
  • Secure
  • Scalable
  • Customizable
  • Mobile friendly, supports responsive web page presentation across all screen sizes

2. Budget

It goes without saying that budget is one of the primary considerations when buying any product or service. The cost of developing your website could be huge in the initial stage. Hence you need to be aware of expenditures such as the licensing fee, documentation charge, recurring costs like upgradation, integration of new tools and plug-ins, scalability and the list is endless.

3. Purpose

  • Why are you building this website?
  • What do you expect from the end product?
  • Are you selling tangible products or intangible services?
  • Who is your target audience?
  • Do you want to generate leads or convert them into sales?

There are so many questions that you need to ask yourself and clearly state the purpose behind creating a website. If you are an e-commerce website, you will need logistics, inventory, and CRM and payment gateway on top of the regular features. These should ensure greater security since you shall be dealing with sensitive information. Similarly, if you are an educational institute or a publication house, you need a document management tool, image sorting tool and a lighter version for fast loading for which an open source CMS like Joomla or Drupal is a great choice.

4. Team

If you are an enterprise with a strong IT team to support you and you need constant updates and upgrades on your websites. Dedicated team of CMS experts can easily assist when it comes to visuals, aesthetics and usability.

5. Security features

Security is a top priority for any organization dealing with content and sensitive information like company data and consumer profiles. It does not matter how big or small your organization is and what CMS you use to create your website, there are a few security needs that are to be kept into consideration. Be it an open source CMS or a commercial CMS, they understand the importance of providing security to you and your organization as their clients. Popular open source CMS like WordPress have basic security built into the system itself and restricts direct access to individual files and configuration files and creates a secure layer. Of course, these by itself are not enough to create a strong, non-hackable security layer and you would require a set of 3rd party plug-ins that do that for you. The internet is a vulnerable place. Security should be treated as the prime parameter as we all understand and acknowledge the importance of securing things we own in terms of data and content.

6. Maintenance

The degree of dependency on your IT team for support and upgrades of your plug-ins, integrated tools as well as the aesthetics of the website, is a vital determinant of the type of CMS that you may require. With an open source CMS, your in-house IT team and the marketing team together are adept to maintain the regular updates for the company’s websites. Commercial CMS are more complicated and the codes are upgraded only by the support team developing it. Whether you choose to outsource this function or spend on hiring a specialized team to look after the maintenance and support, depends largely on the complexity of your business.