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Social Media Calendar for Indian Holidays 2017

These occasions can be a great opportunity to brand your product or service to reach your audience. This Calendar will help you to plan for a year without any delay. Holidays are trending topics in social medias now. Companies relates their brand with special occasions to attract their customers and to make brand identity.

Recent surveys indicates that sharing festival designs and information makes customer follow your brand. Especially most of customers purchase products looking its brand identity.

Date Festivals & Observations
Jan 01

New Year

Jan 14 Makar Sankranti/ Pongal
Jan 26 Republic Day
Feb 24 Maha Shivaratri
Mar 13 Holi
Mar 28 Ugadi/ Gudi Padwa
Apr 05 Ram Navami
Apr 09 Mahavir Jayanti
Apr 14 Good Friday
Apr 16 Easter Day
May 01 Labor Day, May Day
May 14 Mother’s Day
Jun 18 Father’s Day
Jun 26 Eid-ul-Fitar
Aug 06 Friendship Day
Aug 07 Raksha Bandhan
Aug 14 Janmashtami
Aug 15 Independence Day
Sep 04 Onam
Sep 30 Dussehra/ Dasara
Oct  01 Muharram
Oct 02 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
Oct 19 Diwali/ Deepavali
Dec 01 Milad un Nabi
Dec 25 Christmas

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Do Domain Name Still Needs “www” in Website Address ?

Do Domain Names Still Needs “www” in Website Address ? The answer is sometimes “Yes”, and sometimes “No”

A better answer is “No” It can depend on the Website. If your website is configured with very old setup, you must need to type “www” first. If not you can get where you want to go when you type domain name alone.

When we visit a website using web browser, usually we type basic part of the url and get into the website without any problems. But now we reached new aspects that we can reach the same without entering www. Have you heard about “DOMAIN MAPPING” ? It is the process of making website address. When you type the url in browser address bar connect to the appropriate IP address on server and then displays the website. www stands for “world wide web”.

The internet has grown and no longer we need to type www to get into website. In most cases, www became unnecessary and outmoded. In the same way, we need not to inform people to type http:// in front of urls. Most sites will automatically redirects whether you type www or not. Company owners are promoting their websites including www, the fact is you are referring to a website is implied by .com, .in, .org, .edu, such suffix.

Except you want to differentiate between your sub domains (like blog.hexwhale.com is an offshoot domain of hexwhale.com) for balancing server loads or managing internet traffic, it absolutely shorten saying and typing domain name. You want to be sure that your website will work for both with and without www.

 

Web Design Trends 2016: A Year in Review

web design trends 2016 year review: 2016 was the year of Responsive & UX designs…….

Responsive websites got more demand and expectation by users. Users are not suppose to use websites if it is non-responsive or not have a good navigation. Users prefer web designs that easy to use and good in navigation. All creative designs will change after time but responsive feature will be here. Here are some other outstanding trends in 2016

hamburger menu

Hamburger Menu

The three horizontal lines opens a simple way of navigation by clearing a clutter. By hiding a site’s navigation user gets a great visual presentation of website by hiding the menus. User doesn’t see the extent of website. Hamburger menu simply de-cluttering navigation. It was a great discussion for small screen devices. Now its cleared..!! This may make a negative impact on users that it hides the navigation.

 

scrolling

Scrooooooooooooooling

Long Scrolling changes the UX design. Social media and websites adapted this feature, so that they can display large amount of information, especially social medias are updating information continuously.  Endless Scrolling is an important feature in 2016, because of high rise in usage of mobile phones for browsing internet. Automatically loading information helps users, they need not click on “Read more”. Endless scrolling widely using in social medias like facebook, twitter and tumblr.

 

 

hero images

Hero Images

Hero image is a larger high quality header image placed in website taking up large portion of the entire site. The image should be a positive identity of the brand and usually above top fold. Some designers using the space by showing slideshow, video or moving animation and to add call to action button or a search bar.

 

 

typography

Typography

Bold typography became important trend in 2016. Through Simple backgrounds,lots of white space and their choice of font made their brand personality. Designers have experimented extreme large sized fonts. Simple fonts in high quality images could be the outstanding trend in 2016 by filling the screen.

 

duotones

Duotones

Its Duotones is just an act of breaking an image into two colors. Actually, this trend originated in printing industry. The image should be contrasting and so that it should be clear. Duotones are popular and have a visual impact and remains un-cluttered. So that it become widespread favorite in 2016.

 

 

Next year we can expect an year of great designs and features with great animations and videos…!!