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AngularJS

AngularJS is open-source web application development framework introduced in 2009 by Google.

AngualrJS is for dynamic web apps what HTML is for static web pages. It basically extends HMTL, and offers extremely robust features, such as deep linking and client side form validation, without the requirement of additional JavaScript code.

ReactJS 

ReactJS is a beautiful JavaScript framework released in 2013 by Instagram and Facebook. Once you have brought the eyebrows down, take a look at features.

This JS framework allows you to build complicated and large-scale dynamic apps with ease. How much ease? We’re talking first-class rendering of high-performing (and complicated) UIs. It does put the V in MVC.

Ember

Ember’s following will be reaching occult levels soon.

This is one of the more popular MVC JavaScript frameworks. It was initially released in 2011 as open source JS framework. You can develop rich and interactive web applications with ease.

In the field of two-way data binding, Ember scores just as well as Angular. The Handlebar automated real-time updates are such a nice touch. It also does a top-notch job at server-side DOM rendering (Fastboot.js module): the same module used by Facebook’s React.

BackboneJS

BackboneJS is used by Walmart, Pinterest, Twitter, Hulu, Pandora Radio, etc.

This is one very aptly named framework. You strip all the bells-and-whistles from popular JS frameworks and you get Backbone. It’s short and simple, not to mention one of the best frameworks for single page web apps you can find.

It has no two-way bindings and you will probably have to throw yourself into exhaustive research if you choose this stripped-bare tool to develop a large/ complex app. The framework itself weighs 20kb, but adding dependencies from other libraries will obviously add to the size.

Backbone will remind you a lot of jQuery, with its huge community and many, many plugins and extensions.

KnockoutJS

KnockoutJS is a great open-source JavaScript Framework that works with MVVM model. It is developed on plain JavaScript, without any external dependencies.

It is cute and lightweight. It is especially proficient at data binding. It’s easy to use and get started.

Skel

Skel is a clean JavaScript framework.

It is ideal for building web applications and responsive websites. It comes with a CSS grid system, breakpoints, and offers some fantastic features, such as API functions and normalization of browser styles.

That’s pretty neat for a framework whose name apparently meant ‘criminal’ back in the 40’s.

Meteor.js

MeteorJS offers all the features that any developer needs for front-end rendering, back-end development, and database management.

This framework gives you flexibility and tools to create fully-functional production apps.

The server side packages work in the node.js, so you don’t need anything but MeteorJS packages to open the database. Modifications in the database are imitated back on the UI without the confusion between different languages.

Polymer.js

PolymerJS was released in 2013 by Google.

It uses the concept of web components with an objective to extend HTML capabilities. If that reminds you of Angular, it’s intentional.

Polymer gives superpowers and structure to custom HTML elements.

Aurelia.Js

AureliaJS is a next-gen JS framework for mobile and web applications.

The best thing about Aurelia is that it is highly modularized and packs quite a few independent smaller libraries.

Developers can take their pick from those libraries to create their own customized framework.

Vue.js

Vue.js is new. And it is gaining popularity among the web developers.

This framework works with MVVM design paradigm. It has datareactive components with easy and compatible API.

Vue is leveraged by AngularJS, ReactJS, and other advanced frameworks.

Digital marketing is the promotion of products or brands via one or more forms of electronic media and differs from traditional marketing.The successful implementation of marketing strategies can bring about important benefits to your company.

Research:

This is the first step for your online business and it can also be one of the longest processes. Market research through surveys or getting updated information on the market from trusted sources can be valuable to plan your course of action in digital marketing.

Develop digital marketing strategies for specific times of the year:

Make the most of holiday seasons and especial celebrations during the year to reach your target groups.  Digital marketing provides you with multiple channels to choose from including email marketing, search marketing, affiliate marketing and mobile marketing.

Improve Your Content Marketing Strategy:

Content marketing is the key component of a successful digital marketing plan.After developing your company’s buyer personas, identify the information they need the most to help them through the buying cycle stages of Interest, Consideration and Decision. You need to identify the types and delivery modes of content that will compel them to engage with your company through each stage in order to become a customer.

Email marketing:

Email marketing still remains as one of the most effective ways to reach your target audience. Make the most of this tool and design your content in such a way that it can attract and engage the interest of your target group. Avoid long e-mails with too much information and focus on the main points of interest.

Website Factors:

The content of your site and its optimization will be greatly affected by website factors. In a sense, important technical site factors are the foundation for most of your online strategies. Creating a strong site is creating a strong marketing foundation. There are so many elements you can include, so the real challenge might be to know what to keep and knowing what to throw out. This topic will cover some of the website factors that influence your site and what the top elements to consider first.

No matter if you have a beautifully rendered website, or a stunning portfolio you won’t get very far if you’re lacking sufficient SEO. The thing is, Google, Yahoo, and Bing are extremely objective when it comes down to things like sitemaps, alt tags, and keywords – just to name a few. Understanding the terminology isn’t really that important, but understanding how to improve your SEO is.
What is Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

SEO is the process in which the traffic to your website is improved from search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing. The higher a website appears in search results, the higher the number of visitors the page will receive from the search engine. There are several methods to improve your pages ranking without submitting to the paid schemes offered by search engines.

Page Titles

The title tag is used by search engines to display a page in search results, as well as appearing at top of the browser. These tags tell search spiders and users what your page is about. Google only displays between 50 – 60 characters in their title tags, therefore its important to keep descriptions short, compelling and relevant. Keywords and page topics should feature towards the front.

Keywords

The placement of keywords throughout your site is perhaps one of the most important SEO tactics. It’s useful to take into account how someone would search for information on the specific service or product you are offering, as the keywords they use are likely to be the keywords you want to be using. BUT make sure you don’t add ridiculous amounts of keywords, especially if they are unrelated as this can lead to your site being flagged as spam. Search engine spiders are programmed to ignore ‘keyword-stuffing’.

ALT Tags

Each image and video that you have on your site can have descriptive words added to its imprint. These are known as alternative text descriptions. These descriptions allow for search engines to locate your page using the keywords found in your image and video descriptions, as well as the usual text throughout the site. Therefore increasing the opportunities your site is found, which consequently raises its page ranking.

Sitemaps

A sitemap – a page specifically listing and creating links to all the other major pages on your site – allows for search spiders to locate pages quickly, and with more relevance to the search in question. Therefore every page is easier to find for both the spiders and users alike, and can be reached with significantly less clicks.

Mobile Site

‘With nearly 40% of organic traffic coming from mobile devices in 2015’, its hardly surprising that websites with a mobile friendly interface will rank higher in Google searches. Ultimately Google is trying to provide the best user experience – so really the better the user experience on your site, the better you will rank with Google.

Don’t Use Flash

Many small businesses like to run their sites using Flash as it is easy to launch and is fairly cheap. However, Google always ranks Flash sites lower then sites running on alternative platforms – partially because you cannot link to an individual page. Changing a Flash-based site to WordPress will hugely increase your search engine rankings.

Update Content Regularly

I’m sure this is something you would be doing regularly anyway – but even so, it’s an absolute must! Regularly updated content is viewed as one of the best indicators of a site’s relevancy. Make sure to keep it fresh.

URL Structure

A URL is up there in the first things that a search engine uses in order to determine a page rank, hence why it’s vital to make them easy for spiders to search. This can be done by keeping the URLs short (which also enhance the user experience), keeping them relevant to the page’s topic and keywords, and by ensuring the URLs help categorise the site pages.

Grow Natural Links

Another key ranking factor in Google’s algorithm is the number of organic and quality inbound links to your site. This works because Google ranks the reliability and relevance of your site partially as a result of how many times it has been recommended by third parties. Therefore it is important to monitor how these links are growing.

Monitor your Progress

You won’t know if all your hard SEO work is paying off unless you keep track of your search standings. Keep an eye on your page ranking via tools like Alexa and the Google toolbar. On top of this its important to check your referrer log so that you can see how your visitors arrive to your site, and the search terms they are using to get there.

Big data is still relatively new with many organizations and its significance in business processes and outcome has been changing every day. Here are some of the key best practices that implementation teams need to increase the chances of success.

 

  1. Gather business requirements before gathering data. Begin big data implementations by first gathering, analyzing and understanding the business requirements; this is the first and most essential step in the big data analytics process. If you take away nothing else, remember this: Align big data projects with specific business goals.

 

  1. “Implementing big data is a business decision not IT.” This is a wonderful quote that wraps up one of the most important best practices for implementing big data. Analytics solutions are most successful when approached from a business perspective and not from the IT/Engineering end. IT needs to get away from the model of “Build it and they will come” to “Solutions that fit defined business needs.”

 

  1. Use Agile and Iterative Approach to Implementation. Typically, big data projects start with a specific use-case and data set. Use agile and iterative implementation techniques that deliver quick solutions based on current needs instead of a big bang application development. When it comes to the practicalities of big data analytics, the best practice is to start small by identifying specific, high-value opportunities, while not losing site of the big picture.

 

  1. Evaluate data requirements. Whether a business is ready for big data analytics or not, carrying out a full evaluation of data coming into a business and how it can best be used to the business’s advantage is advised. This process usually requires input from your business stakeholders. Together we analyze what data needs to be retained, managed and made accessible, and what data can be discarded.

 

  1. Ease skills shortage with standards and governance. Since big data has so much potential, there’s a growing shortage of professionals who can manage and mine information. Short of offering huge signing bonuses, the best way to overcome potential skills issues is standardizing big data efforts within an IT governance program.

 

  1. Optimize knowledge transfer with a center of excellence. Establishing a Center of Excellence (CoE) to share solution knowledge, plan artifacts and ensure oversight for projects can help minimize mistakes. Whether big data is a new or expanding investment, the soft and hard costs can be shared across the enterprise.

 

  1. Embrace and plan your sandbox for prototype and performance. Allow data scientists to construct their data experiments and prototypes using their preferred languages and programming environments. Then, after a successful proof of concept, systematically reprogram and/or reconfigure these implementations with an “IT turn-over team.”

 

  1. Align with the cloud operating model. Analytical sandboxes should be created on-demand and resource management needs to have a control of the entire data flow, from pre-processing, integration, in-database summarization, post-processing, and analytical modelling. A well planned private and public cloud provisioning and security strategy plays an integral role in supporting these changing requirements. The advantage of a public cloud is that it can be provisioned and scaled up instantly. In those cases where the sensitivity of the data allows quick in-and-out prototyping, this can be very effective.

 

  1. Associate big data with enterprise data: To unleash the value of big data, it needs to be associated with enterprise application data. Enterprises should establish new capabilities and leverage their prior investments in infrastructure, platform, business intelligence and data warehouses, rather than throwing them away.

 

  1. Nowadays, the competitive advantage of data-driven organizations is no longer just a good ally, but a “must have” and a “must do.” The range of analytical capabilities emerging with big data and the fact that businesses can be modelled and forecasted is becoming a common practice Analytics need not be left to silos of teams, but rather made a part of the day-to-day operational function of front-end staff.

That’s an easy career improvement goal to give oneself, but “become a kick-ass programmer” is not a simple goal.

1. Remind yourself how much you have to learn

The first step in learning something is recognizing that you don’t know it. That sounds obvious, but experienced programmers remember how long it took to overcome this personal assumption.

2. Stop trying to prove yourself right

To become great—not just good—you have to learn from experience. But be careful, experience can teach us to repeat poor behaviour and to create bad habits.

3. “The code works” isn’t where you stop; it’s where you start

Part of that process is defining what “better” means. Is it valuable to make it faster? Easier to document? More reusable? More reliable? The answer varies with each application, but the process doesn’t.

4. Write it three times

Good programmers write software that works. Great ones write software that works exceedingly well. That rarely happens on the first try. The best software usually is written three times:
First, you write the software to prove to yourself (or a client) that the solution is possible. Others may not recognize that this is just a proof-of-concept, but you do.
The second time, you make it work.
The third time, you make it work right.

5. Read code. Read lots of code

When you read others’ code, you see how someone else solved a programming problem. But don’t treat it as literature; think of it as a lesson and a challenge.

6. Write code, and not just as assignments

Working on personal programming projects has many advantages. For one, it gives you a way to learn tools and technologies that aren’t available at your current job, but which make you more marketable for the next one.

7. Work one-on-one with other developers any way you can

When you contribute to an open source project, pay attention to the feedback you get from users and from other developers. What commonalities do you see in their criticism?

8. Learn techniques, not tools

Programming languages, tools, and methodologies come and go. That’s why it pays to get as much experience as you can with as many languages and frameworks as possible. Focus on the programming fundamentals, because the basics never change; pay more attention to architecture than to programming.

As you can see, there is no clear one-size-fits-all solution, and ultimately, your decision should also include an honest assessment of your technical abilities. WordPress is a great option for all types of businesses and bloggers, amateur or professional.

If you’re looking for extensive features for a site that needs to be very scalable, then Drupal might be ideal. Finally, Joomla can provide strong social media features or a balance between the other platforms.

Overall, for maximum flexibility and user-friendliness, we highly recommend using WordPress for your next blog or website. As the chart indicates, there is clearly a reason the blogging software commands a 60.7% market share.

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E-commerce is one of the fastest growing technologies, as the internet is becoming the major source of sales and
purchase. That is why, the e-commerce sites are mainly built for this commercial purpose. The Online store has its
reach world-wide, whereas the physical store is limited to a particular area or location. Today, all the business
need e-commerce website to convert their browsers to buyers. It makes purchasing easy for customers and can be
accessed from anywhere over the globe. It helps you to deliver the goods at your door step.

The first step of creating a successful eCommerce Web Design is to clearly define an online strategy. By
understanding what the site needs to accomplish, the right decisions can be made. For this reason, at Dream
Consultancy our process begins with a team of consultants researching your online business, its target audience and
its competitive environment through intensive data-collection and analysis. Based on these findings, we define the
website strategy, including the site’s goals, success metrics and value proposition.

How Ecommerce Web design & Development service helps!

With beautiful designs and intelligent functionality you can bring your art to the cart online. With E-commerce designs, you can easily:

  • Manage your site
  • Update products and their info
  • Track customers’ activity on the site
  • Manage customers’ information
  • Overcome geographical limitation
  • Get payment with secure gateways
  • Attract new customers via online marketing or simply by reference
  • Increase your revenue
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Running an eCommerce business with WordPress puts you in the driver’s seat of the rest of the content, whether it’s

plugins, themes or actual consumable content. Needless to say that running with WordPress is also going to ensure

that you aren’t losing out on any profits, because running your own eCommerce shopping cart means that you are in

charge of fees, delivery costs, and any other external payment that third-party platforms might require.

WooCommerce

Starting your own eCommerce shop using WooCommerce is simple, and time effective. It works on top of your already

existing WordPress installation, providing a separate control panel for concluding all your selling and giving away

needs in the form of individual products. Nearly one third of all eCommerce stores online today are powered by the

WooCommerce infrastructure, indicating its successful and power beyond the ordinary.

Jigoshop

Jigoshop is another instant solution to get started with your online shop, it provides you all the required options

to help you create a fully featured eCommerce site. You can upload all your products, take payments with PayPal and

Skrill/Moneybookers without any external or additional tool.

WP eCommerce

You can easily integrate WP eCommerce with other WordPress plugins built just for that specific purpose. Security

is a priority, which is why there’s a secure checkout options thanks to SSL integration. Tons of features and tools

that make the management of your products, and the overall ecosystem of your online business a pleasant one.

MarketPress eCommerce

The plugin is easy to use, and you can use it to sell just about anything — from physical goods to digital

products. This includes the ability to add unlimited variations to any product and showcase them in stylish

galleries.It was developed to drive as many conversions as possible, and so the checkout process is super simple

for visitors to navigate. For a start, this includes a one-page checkout process, plus you can enable/disable guest

checkouts.

Easy Digital Downloads

Easy Digital Downloads allows you to easily sell digital downloads online using WordPress. It is very easy to use and comes with powerful features to create beautiful and functional digital goods store.

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Building web applications is very different than building WordPress sites, themes, or plugins, and, how you use it, may invalidate some of the reasons for choosing WordPress. As a result, you need to think through which reasons still apply and decide if it still makes sense to use WordPress at all.

Here are some of the big reasons to choose WordPress to build an app—which, for the most part, apply to any type of project:

  • Awesome and highly extensible content management and editing
  • A solid and secure relational database that is easy to query
  • A totally customizable REST API
  • A strong commitment to backwards-compatibility
  • PHP—a mature, solid, and rapidly improving language
  • A powerful and extendable URL mapping system—for example, WP Rewrites
  • Your overall familiarity using and working with WordPress

These are all good reasons to use WordPress; however it’s important to consider that it is not the only solution out there. Keep those in mind, listen to the WordPress-haters, as their alternatives might be good options, but keep in mind that you know WordPress, and you’re good at it. That alone may be the reason you’re using it.

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The plugin creates a special RSS feed that automatically optimizes posts to appear as Instant Articles. The plugin is open-source and customizable. Its documentation is available on Github.

Facebook said it worked with “a small group of publishers” that run on WordPress, including Foreign Policy and Tribune Media’s Zap2it, to test the plugin.

In a blog post, Facebook noted how the plugin formatted this Foreign Policy story for Instant Articles:

For example, the plugin recognizes the image found in this Foreign Policy article and specifies the correct markup so the photo renders properly in the Instant Article. The photo expands to fill the screen when tapped and allows exploration by simply tilting the phone.

The plugin “also supports native autoplay video as well as social and interactive graphic embeds,” Facebook said.

In its own post, Automattic explained that anyone using the Instant Articles plugin will have to undergo review by Facebook to ensure their pages are “properly formatted and adhere to their community standards and content policies before you’ll be able to start pushing content to the platform.”

Instant Articles will be available to anyone starting April 12, when Facebook holds its annual F8 developer conference in San Francisco. Hundreds of publishers are already publishing on Instant Articles.

Facebook similarly encouraged developers to contribute to the plugin’s development on Github. Itnotes that the “plugin is still in early stages and the underlying APIs (like filters, classes, etc.) may change.”

Facebook has continued to tweak Instant Articles as it receives feedback from news organizations already using the product. Facebook now lets publishers solicit email newsletter signups in Instant Articles, and in December the company made it easier for publishers to generate ad revenue from Instant Articles.

“The biggest stumbling block with Instant Articles was that we were making less there than with visits to our own site,” Joe Speiser, co-founder of LittleThings.com, told The Wall Street Journal. “We are now seeing parity with our mobile Web version.”

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