The World Wide Web is officially old enough for us judge what it's produced. That's right, it's time for the world to start building a canon of the most significant websites of all time, and the Gizmodo staff has opinions.
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Scottmorrison.com.au - the official website of Australia's current prime minister - has been brazenly purchased by an internet prankster for $50. It appears the PM's social media team forgot to renew the domain name.
The site has since been stripped of all content and now plays the punk ditty ‘Scotty Doesn’t Know’ on a loop over a picture of Scott's smiling face. Wow. Just... wow.
There was a time when building a website took a lot of expertise. You needed to be part coder and part graphic designer if you wanted to DIY. Or you needed some money so you could hire someone with those skills. But today, creating a nice website for personal or business use is far easier.
Platforms like Wordpress or Drupal make it easy to create sites and apply your own designs. But they still require some coding and other skills to get the most from them. That's where GoDaddy's Website Builder comes in. It lets you create a free site that looks great and offers a decent range of features for no upfront cost.
Online commerce is moving from being purely transactional into a more service-driven mode of operation. That means customers won't just visit your online store or service expecting a simple exchange of goods and services for money. They will expect to be able to ask questions and receive a prompt response. Facebook Messenger is becoming a key communication tool for many businesses so the news that Facebook has made it easier to integrate Facebook Messenger into your website is welcome.
Many of the world’s top websites routinely track a user’s every keystroke, mouse movement and input into a web form – even before it’s submitted or later abandoned, according to the results of a study from researchers at Princeton University.
And there’s a nasty side-effect: personal identifiable data, such as medical information, passwords and credit card details, could be revealed when users surf the web – without them knowing that companies are monitoring their browsing behaviour.
Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to be a coding prodigy to build your own website. In fact, with the way DIY web building tools are progressing, you don't need to know a single line of code to create your own page online. Take Blocs 2 for example. Powerful and easy to use, Blocs 2 for Mac is a visual web design tool that lets you create beautiful, modern websites using an intuitive, code-free interface.
Many of us created two versions of our websites back in the day; a regular desktop version and a mobile version. Using some fancy code, we pushed mobile devices to a m.version of our sites while everyone else went to the regular www.version. But with the advent of responsive sites, we need a way to move all our "m." users to the new, responsive site without breaking old URLs. Google has provided some guidance on doing that.
Thanks to what I assume was an issue with someone's company card, Samsung forgot to renew a potentially dangerous domain, leaving it to be purchased by Anubis Labs chief technology officer and nice guy João Gouveia. According to Motherboard, the domain associated with Samsung's S Suggest app "ssuggest.com" was seemingly abandoned, giving Gouveia (or any hacker) the opportunity to purchase it.
If you cut your chops on the web during the era of hand-coded HTML websites, then you definitely know that the most important part of a good site are the GIFs. How else would you notify your readers that your site is still "under construction"? GifCities helps you find those GIFs from the old World Wide Web.
Group holidays are incredibly fun, but stressful, which is why planning ahead is key to everyone enjoying themselves. Travefy offers one place that everyone can use to plan the trip and make sure you're all on the same page.
There is a website I used to visit on a daily basis that has recently adopted pop-up ads and when they're displayed on the mobile phone, it cripples my ability to view the main content. How I hate pop-up ads. Google seems to understand my consternation because it has just announced that websites with intrusive pop-up advertising will be demoted in its search engine rankings. Here's what you need to know.
Let's say you're new to web design, but you're intent on learning how to build a site from start to finish. It can be a lot of info to take in, but this interactive tool can at least help get you started with the design.
The internet is an interesting place, which makes it all the more tempting to steal a few minutes of catch-up time during regular office hours. Though it can actually make you more productive, not every boss is cool with you wasting precious workday hours browsing the web. Thankfully, we have a few solutions for you. Here's your guide to staying safe from curious co-workers and patrolling upper management if you need to take a quick glance online.