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The future of the web: Why Flash is outdated

It has become abundantly clear over the passed few years that the Adobe Flash is dying.  Mostly, due to the popularity of Apple’s iPhone and iPad products which do not support it.

Apple aren’t the only company or people that are against the Flash Player: Occupy Flash is a website dedicated to the extinction of the software – and rightly so.

Having a website that is made partially or entirely out of Flash can be devastating to your users.  Taking in to consideration the small percentage of people that won’t be able to view your website there is another not-so-obvious effect.  Search Engines such as Google, Microsoft Bing or Duckduckgo can not read Flash, and if they don’t know what content is on your website then they can’t forward this on to potential visitors.

It’s also worth mentioning Flash is commonly used by companies to install malware on your … [Read More]

QR (Quick Response) codes

TheStudio4 Website QR Code

A QR or Quick Response code is a two-dimensional barcode. When you scan such a QR code using a mobile phone camera or a webcam, the QR reader application processes the barcode and either takes you to a Web site, a YouTube video or some other web content. QR codes provide a quick and simple way to point people towards your website or information about your business.

QR codes can contain the following types of information:

Website URL YouTube Video Google Maps Location (Latitude and Longitude) Social Media (Facebook, Twitter etc) iTunes Link Plain Text Telephone Number SMS Message Email Address Email Message Contact Details (a VCARD) Event (a VCALENDAR) Wifi Login (Android Only)

There are still more ways in which QR codes can be used.

 

How do you use a QR Code?

To use a QR code on your mobile phone in most cases … [Read More]