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The Fourth Industrial Revolution has heralded – all thanks to the advancement in technology. Businesses in this industry 4.0 have become more advanced than ever. They're using the latest technologies in their products, bringing the best teams from across the world, and religiously studying the latest product development trends to stay competitive in the ever-evolving ecosystem. We can say the same thing for almost every single year! However, 2020 was different! It was volatile! It was exciting! It was scary! And it was challenging for all walks of life. 2020 saw a digital revolution like no year. The majority of … Continue reading →Visit us at InstantShift.com
Nowadays, a lot of businesses are using individual landing pages to sell products via the internet. This one page displays everything about the product and is supposed to turn visitors into paying customers. To make this possible, a sales page has to be well structured and thought out. In this article, we’ll guide you through the essentials of a successful landing page. Today, the question is not whether a product needs a landing page, but rather how it needs to be structured to make the product sell well. The Structure of a Successful Landing Page Build your landing page along the lines of the following tips, and you will be bound to raise your revenue easily. 1 – The Logo The logo makes for recognition value and unites everything the business stands for. It should set itself apart from the competition, as the customer will think of the logo as the sender of the offer. A good logo should also be able to build trust, which is why it is one of the most essential elements of a well-done landing page. 2 – Headline and Subline These two elements will quickly show the visitor whether they are on the right […]
Latest PECL Releases:timezonedb 2018.7Updated to version 2018.7 (2018g) psr 0.5.1- Fix PsrHttpMessageServerRequestInterface not actually extending `PsrHttpMessageRequestInterface` decimal 1.0.1Package content updates, smarter .m4 @remicollet decimal 1.0.0Initial release, request for comments. swoole 4.2.5* Alpine compatibility (#2071) * Fixed task_ipc_mode bug (#2072) * Improve client proxy settings * Fixed SSL client bug (#2053) swoole 4.2.4+ Refactor HTTP2 client, fix disconnection reconnection problem, fix cookie problem + Added coroutine binding detection and friendly error prompts + Runtime stream hook adds error_text support * Increase asynchronous redis callback function type detection * Fixed http client unable to execute other requests after using the download API * Fixed `swoole_http_response->detach` cross-function memory error * Fixed coroutine PDO connection abnormal disconnection * parameter parsing errors return FALSE (instead of null) * Fixed `Exception` loss after coroutine switchover * Fixed `task_max_request` does not work * Optimize MySQL response packet integrity detection * Fix coroutine flock deadlock problem * Fixed the error that the underlying swoole_buffer did not release the object * Fixed bugs caused by multiple `Content-Length` headers * Enhanced zval type check, defensive programming * Fixed the bug of the HTTP coroutine client setData using the object (stream), refactoring the properties parser of the HTTP coroutine * openssl error cleanup optimization * `co::fread` optimized for fseek and non-normal file reading * swoole_server TCP and UDP mode separation * Fixed the problem caused by passing invalid parameters when creating a server * Fixed the bug by `addProcess` in BASE mode * Fixed the problem that the task process uses `reload_async` (asynchronous safe restart feature) * Improve `package_eof` illegal empty string check - Remove code for deprecated multi-threaded mode redis 4.2.0RC2phpredis 4.2.0RC2 The main feature of this release is new Streams API implemented by Michael Grunder. Streams API [2c9e0572] (Michael Grunder) Fix incorrect arginfo for Redis::sRem and Redis::multi [25b043ce] (Pavlo Yatsukhnenko) Update STREAM API to handle STATUS -> BULK reply change [0b97ec37] (Michael Grunder) Treat a -1 response from cluster_check_response as a timeout. [27df9220, 07ef7f4e, d1172426] (Michael Grunder) Use a ZSET insted of SET for EVAL tests [2e412373] (Michael Grunder) Missing space between command and args [0af2a7fe] (@remicollet) Reset the socket after a timeout to make sure no wrong data is received [cd6ebc6d] (@marcdejonge) Modify session testing logic [bfd27471] (Michael Grunder) Allow '-' and '+' arguments and add tests for zLexCount and zRemRangeByLex [d4a08697] (Michael Grunder) Fix printf format warnings [dcde9331] (Pavlo Yatsukhnenko) Session module is required [58bd8cc8] (@remicollet) Set default values for ini entries [e206ce9c] (Pavlo Yatsukhnenko) Display ini entries in output of phpinfo [908ac4b3] (Pavlo Yatsukhnenko) Persistant connections can be closed via close method + change reconnection logic [1d997873] (Pavlo Yatsukhnenko) Documentation improvements (@mg, @elcheco, @lucascourot, @nolimitdev, Michael Grunder)
Hollywood has definitely been fuelling me with plenty of inspiration lately. A few weeks ago I shared a tutorial on how to create a movie poster based on The Hateful Eight. Today I have another movie themed tutorial, this time inspired by the vibrant text effect from the Suicide Squad trailer. Follow along to see […] The post How To Create a Suicide Squad Inspired 3D Text Effect appeared first on Spoon Graphics.
This article was contributed by Robert Everett. Consider for a moment what well-known brands have for their logos. It may be an abstract representation of a half-bitten apple, a highly-stylized letter “M,” more probably, it’s an image of an animal. Emblems and logos serve an explicit purpose, they are vital in establishing a brand image. The design of a logo sometimes goes beyond the concept of simple aesthetics and can be used to describe core values of the brand. That’s why companies and corporations spare no expenses when creating one. Brand power is a powerful marketing tool, and it can easily draw people in with a relatable image. Logos and underlying themes By giving an additional layer to a piece of work (art, literature, etc.), artists can express new meaning and complexities. Symbolism can be applied to nearly everything. Not every logo can be easily distilled to its core, however. And not every logo has a meaningful story behind it. Keep in mind that there may be perceived symbolism, actual symbolism, and possibly lack of it altogether. Our perception of animal designs can be biased and swayed, but in either case, animal designs are popular for a reason. Why animals in […]
This week's Designer News - No 522 - includes the Front-End Performance Checklist 2020, Excalidraw Diagram Tool, a Mini HTTP Guide for Developers, How to Stack Elements in CSS, 30 Seconds of Code, A CSS Tribute to SVG, The Screens 4 - Free PSD Mockup Template and much, much more! The post Weekly News for Designers No 522 appeared first on Speckyboy Design Magazine.
Contrary to popular belief, condensed and narrow fonts don't make your text cramped or crowded. You just have to know the appropriate time and place to use the font. Condensed fonts are widely used these days for headlines and portraying bold messages, and when deployed in the right place, they can give stunning impact! It […]
It's high time you bury your noses in reviewing the content on your website and invest considerable amount of time and money to optimize it. This will not only infuse a surge of freshness to your website but will also help in walking shoulder to shoulder with the ever evolving Google upgradation process. While Google has been kind to retain several factors, there’s a descent number that has undergone surgery. Here’s a list of 11 tools and techniques to be followed in 2016 that will just serve just right to your website. 1. Fresh, Crisp and Stylized content Engaging and … Continue reading →Visit us at InstantShift.com
I've had a number of emails asking questions like I'm sure you have a ton of tips and learnings on how to create inclusive meetings where some people are remote and some not. Do you happen to have it in written somewhere? We are discussing what guidance and technology we could use for the teams when coming back to a hybrid world, where meetings will surely have people connected remotely. For example, we were wondering how we can take some things from remote meetings like the chat window - which actually makes so much easier for everybody to participate - to this hybrid world (maybe projecting in the room, maybe assigning somebody to voice comments, etc.). Other areas we are discussing: how to deal with whiteboarding, how to avoid communication not flowing for remote people, recording meetings for people in different time zones... and while I've written things like Love in a time of Corona Virus - Tips, Tricks and Best Practices for Working Remotely Good, Better, Best creating the ultimate remote worker webcam setup on a budget Tragedies of the Remote Worker: "Looks like you're the only one on the call" 30 Tips for Successful Communication as a Remote Worker Virtual Camaraderie - A Persistent Video "Portal" for the Remote Worker I haven't written anything on Hybrid meetings where some folks are remote and others are starting to go back into the office. Fortunately, Mads Torgersen on the team is slowly making his way back into the office and has offered me these words to share with you, Dear Reader! I've paraphrased and edited this some as well. Thanks, Mads! Mads: Last week I held a hybrid meeting! Which means that I was in the conference room with other people (ok, one other person), and the rest participated remotely via teams. The explicit purpose of the setup was to start gaining experience and learning the tricks for when there are folks back in the office on a more regular basis in phase 6. This is to share my initial experiences, and encourage any conversation or tips other people have picked up. Feel free to share. There is no formal follow-up, and I know there are conversations around this going on in multiple places; it just feels to me like [a good place to start a] conversation at this point. The conference room had the usual equipment of a projector and a room camera, ambient audio and a control panel in the middle of the table running a Teams client. Scott: While we are using Teams at work, much of these tips can be used with Zoom and other video conferencing software. First do no harm: Mads: The most important goal is to never go back to remote participation being a second-class experience! The remote experience in Teams needs to not deteriorate even one little bit when a conference room joins in. This means that everyone in the room should also be joined to the Teams meeting. Bring a laptop or other Teams-enabled device, turn off audio input and output on it (the room will take care of that) and use the Teams features as you would as a remote participant: Raise hands (Best. Feature. Ever!), participate in chat, send reactions. Scott: If you're using Zoom or don't have a TV or room system, you can have everyone with laptops in the room join the meeting so their faces are shared, then have just one central person have their mic and speakers on. The idea is to allow the folks who are remote to see the context of what's happening and react to facial expresses as if they were in the room! Create the space: Mads: At the same time, once several participants are coming to the office again, I think we should be careful not to create a force away from the office, making people stay at home just so they can go to meetings. If you don't include a room in your meeting, you are compelling people to disturb their team room mates, scramble for sparse focus rooms or give up on coming in. The meeting room isn't just a nice way to get together (though that is nice!), it is simply the most efficient, realistic and best way for on-site folks to participate in a meeting. So: come phase 6, start adding those meeting rooms again! Scott: This suggestion won't apply to every company, as not every Enterprise has the idea of 'inviting a room.' This is a good tip though if you have a physical shared space back in the office AND that room can be invited so that you're not joining Teams/Zoom on laptops but with the Poly/TV or shared devices in the office room. Placement in the room: The meeting leader (or in-room designate) needs to sit next to the [main central] Teams panel, so as to use it actively during the meeting (see below). We experimented with where to face. There's a conflict between looking at your screen and looking at the projected output, but there's also an efficiency in being able to have those two screens show different things. Also, it's distracting for remote participants to see in-the-room folks "from the side" on either the room feed or the individual cameras. We therefore landed on turning our laptops so we would face them in the same direction as the big screen and room camera. That way folks always see you from the front, you don't have to turn your head between the shared and private screens. An odd downside (especially when more people are in the room) is that folks physically together don't face each other! I'm still curious to see how this plays out with half-and-half or even majority in-room participants. But don't forget to do no harm: Remote folks should not feel as if local folks are huddled in a circle and they are standing outside looking at people's backs. Teams is the primary meeting venue and the physical room is secondary. A possible other downside to being turned somewhat sideways is ergonomic. This is the same as when someone is giving a presentation and you're not optimally seated. The emerging social contract here should come with enough wiggle room for folks to be physically comfortable through long-haul meetings. Scott: What's important here isn't the implied prescription of what directions to face, but that Mads is making a conscious effort to be actively inclusive. He's trying new things and mixing up camera angles so that folks who are remote are present and included in the meeting. Leading the meeting: Mads: Many of us have several screens at home, and it's useful to keep track of all the moving parts across a lot of screen real estate. Having just your laptop can be quite limiting, but the Teams client [Scott: or shared TV] in the room can help a lot. First of all, if the room is not invited to your meeting (maybe you have the room invite separate like I do), it's easy to call the room from the Teams meeting on your laptop, then "pick up" on the panel (or have someone in the room do it if you're remote). From then on, the room is "in" the meeting. The panel lets you pick different screen layouts for what is projected, and you can use that to differentiate between what's on the shared and private screens, clawing back real estate. What worked well for us was to project just the faces ("Gallery Mode") on the big screen; when something was being shared you could read it better on your private screen anyway, and having remote folks' faces bigger on the wall made for a much better sense of "connection" and reminder of their presence in the meeting. If you're leading the meeting remotely, have someone in the room be the designated panel operator. The panel also shows the participant list in hands-raised order like your own Teams client does, and that frees up even more real estate for the meeting leader, if you're in the room. Finally the panel has a spare "raise hand" button for the room, so if you end up with one or two in-room folks who for some reason can't participate on Teams (maybe they don't have a laptop), you can have them sit nearby and let them use that to raise their hand during the meeting. All in all this was a much better experience than I expected. I felt I had the tools I needed to run a good meeting for everyone involved, keeping the experience as good for remote folks, and making it pretty decent for those in the room. As more people get in, a lot is going to ride on good habits, so that remote people continue to be fully included and empowered. I hope that was useful! Any thoughts, additional or countervailing experiences etc, I'd love to hear them! Together we're gonna nail this hybrid thing! Scott: What are your best tips and tricks for good hybrid meetings? Sponsor: Pluralsight helps teams build better tech skills through expert-led, hands-on practice and clear development paths. For a limited time, get 50% off your first month and start building stronger skills.(C) 2021 Scott Hanselman. All rights reserved.
In this article, we'll walk through an example architecture for building your own notification service with AWS, and show you how to implement it in Node.js. We'll also discuss a few considerations related to using AWS services for notifications. Let's dive in!
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