Pioneer In Web Development


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.

To upgrade to the latest version without losing your existing work, you can take the following steps:

  1. In your WordPress backend, goto the plugin menu Settings, make sure there is an option “Keep data when deleting the plugin” and the option is checked. The option is checked by default. This option is only available after certain versions. Do not use this method if there is not this option in your plugin. Please use the following second method instead.
  2. In your WordPress backend, goto the menu Plugins -> Installed Plugins, deactivate the plugin and delete it. When deleting the plugin, ignore the warning “Are you sure you wish to delete these files and data” and click the button “Yes, Delete these files and data”. This is a standard warning from WordPress.
  3. Install the new version plugin zip file and activate it.
  4. Clear all possible caches:
    • If you have installed a WordPress js/css minify plugin or WordPress cache plugin for example, W3 Total Cache or WP Super Cache, empty all caches from the plugin.
    • Some of the web hosts, for example, GoDaddy, DreamHost, will also cache web files. You need to clear caches of the web hosting before testing. Please contact your web hosting provider and ask about how to clear caches.
    • Clear caches of your web browser before testing.


It is a drag-and-drop interface builder exclusively developed to suit the purpose of front-end web designing. The base happens to HTML 5, CSS, and JavaScript plugins which any programmer can easily deal with. Without writing any codes programmers can use the drag and drop facility enabled in the LayoutIt.



Pingendo is a superb platform for bootstrap prototyping. It works with iOS, Android, and Linux operating systems. Pingendo functions with HTML and LESS for creating responsive/ bootstrap web pages. Designers can easily customize the codes by clicking right on the objects.


Firebase Hosting

Firebase hosting is an ideal space for developing and hosting static websites on a platform itself. Firebase hosting was popularly known as Divshot. It is powered by Google and has a great set of tools to develop android and iOS mobile applications. This platform comes with features having explanatory notes that detail its merits & functionality.


Lavish Bootstrap

Lavish offer developers a unique functionality. Developers can choose the color from any image and alter it in such a way to suit their demands. Lavish functions automatically, and highlights headers, menu, text, and much more in every image. The ways of customization offered by Lavish is super easy as well.



A powerful Bootstrap editor is employed in BootUI to help developers in the creation of responsive web pages. Users get a wide variety of responsive templates on BootUI, and they can even attach their own designs to get it bootstrapped very quickly. The services offered are all economically priced, as well.



The code repository included in Bootply is excellent to work with and it serves an addition to Bootstrap editor and builder. Bootply has impressive drag and drop components that developers will be able to customize as they wish. Bootply also includes wonderful jQuery plugins, micro-libraries, FuelUX and much more. BootPly provides paid as well as free services.

The HTML, CSS, &JS available in are most advanced ones, and developers can find templates designed by using Bootstrap 4 and AngularJS in it. The codes are super smooth, efficient, easy to handle and can be edited. codes are light-weighted as well. All services offered by are paid.



Pinegrow is a bootstrap editor which every developer will fall in love with from the first-time usage onward. It provides developers features like live and multi-page editing, enriched CSS&LESS styling options, and a great stylesheet editor. It works as the finest tool to save programmers time and efforts. Pinegrow is a paid platform.



Jetstrap belongs to the category of paid interface builders. Bootstrap 3 templates are made accessible to everyone with the aid of anywhere cloud services that are applicable for all devices. It offers drag and drop of components and comes with pretty decent editable codes.


Bootstrap Starter Kit

The bootstrap starter kit is “professional” in terms of templates they offer. It has an exclusive collection of layouts that can be utilized to build websites that fit in any type of business. Bootstrap starter kit does not offer any free templates to build websites or applications.