February 2015

Latest website designing techniques and trends

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Website designing and development is definitely one among the fields, which undergo consistent and continuous updating. Each new trend when first launched, will go through a cycle of development of creativity and design inputs and used multiple times for various purposes. So are the techniques, which will also remain latest only for a while. The only difference between trends and techniques is the time period of staying on the top. While trends change quite often, techniques stay afloat a bit longer.

Emerging trends in 2015

       The scalable vector graphic (SVG) though used sparsely, are on the rise few and far between. When used, they give one of the richest user experience. The storyboard narration achieved through scrolling is unparalleled with any other user action. The dynamic backgrounds with a single high quality picture or video occupying the entire screen space gives the user a 3D feel, and the web designers are applying this trend in various occasions, thus taking it up a notch. Since the demise of Flash usage in websites, interaction using multimedia had slowed down for a while, but with HTML 5 and CSS 3 again the user interaction and experience improves. Maintaining the typography as bigger and bolder hits the user hard without diverting his attention.

Website designing techniques on the rise

       The trends emerge only after the technology finds a way to execute them. Similarly, it can be either parallax scrolling or eye catching artwork and animations, but only after the evolution of technology will the trend emerge. Let’s start with the artwork. Scalable Vector Graphic has opened many avenues for designing and editing. The designs which could be achieved using SVG are so much plentiful that newer trends emerge in shorter gaps than ever. Other latest tools include HTML 5 and Cascading Style Sheets 3.

The commonly used emerging web designs

       From surfing for an hour to two, one could easily say that longer landing web pages with the need to scroll very much and lesser number of pages and navigation is the present norm. Apart from this, usage of vibrant colors, that too within the same page is another design aspect get to be commonly seen. This usage of contrast colors gives the user a dynamic and rich user experience. Then, with respect to typography, two different schools of thought exist with the bolder and bigger approach fast encroaching the conventional font usage. The availability of templates and layouts, the variety present in the websites is diminishing. Since all the websites use one or other template to design, the basic qualities remain the same with only miniscule designers developing the website from scratch.

Thus the website designing is merging with that of development. With the availability of abundant templates, the need of website development tools has diminished. This has both advantages and disadvantages. But the trends aren’t forever any more. They keep changing sooner than before. So it necessitates the designers to closely follow web designing trends and techniques.

Trends to watch out for in Management Information Systems (MIS)

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The Management Information System (MIS) is a computer-based Information system which is an integration of man and machine and is based on the large volume of data to provide information for the people in the organization. This information helps in the decision making process of the organization. Management Information System started before five decades, but still serves multiple organizations around the globe without becoming redundant. Let us look into the present trends and some predictions for the future.

Present status of MIS

          Initially there was a basic doubt that whether the MIS is to be categorized as Software or hardware. But the early evolution clearly showed that the Management Information System is indeed Software with no attributes of hardware to it. At present the adaptability of MIS is under question in certain industrial applications. But time and again, MIS is evolving by itself to stay relevant till date. With the computer literacy of users and the public in general remaining very high, MIS is foraying into new avenues.

Business applications of MIS

         The Enterprise Resource Planning application is a form of Management Information System, and is now more prevalent than that of MIS at present. With the globalization, companies are diversifying their presence and work. So the need to manage information from various locations is very high. MIS serves this purpose effectively. Networking is another attribute of MIS, another reason for its wide usage in business. Electronically transferring data both within a company and between companies makes the company to use MIS.

Modified forms of MIS presence

          The Management Information System being used for the first time in1960s has undergone multiple changes and updates. Some of these evolutionary forms are so much modified, that they are not accepted as MIS in general. The most widely used form of MIS at present is ERP. Enterprise Resource Planning is an in-house application present in all the internal systems to maintain the workflow and maintain the master data. The other form of MIS is Executive Information System (EIS) catering to the topmost executives of the organization. MIS is generally considered suitable for mid-level players like managers.

Futuristic predictions of MIS

            The basic function of MIS is to sort out and make the available data into useful information. With the big data and data mining, the MIS has got a whole new platform. With the MIS being widespread and its ease of access, more and more are opting for MIS. This has led to a new avenue for education. The employees can remain updated in their field and that of college authorities is also encouraging to keep their students, and future employees.

The Management Information System is basically a complex decision making application. With the advent of Information and Technical revolution MIS has greater relevance. The integration of financial information further improves the usage of MIS. Thus the MIS is nowhere near extinction. It will instead evolve in future to suit the changing needs.

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