The Importance Of Responsive Website Design

Gadgets and smart devices are getting a lot smaller these days, with technical jumps like the retina display on the iphone and other phones using high resolution for their screens, the quality of images on smaller devices are just getting better. Of course with this evolution into smaller devices, you don’t want to lose features, and web browsing is an important experience on your phone or handheld. So why is responsive web design important?

Mobile Versions

Responsive web design allows for your website to adjust itself to variable sized displays, for instance, in the past, a lot of websites had mobile versions, to cater to those using smartphones as their browsing device of choice. I always found that the mobile versions of website are fine on the older phones such as a samsung Razr or Nokia 6630, scrolling up and down on the websites made browsing around much more reasonable.

The Rise Of Android And iOS

As we moved into the Android and iOS era, mobile websites became more of a nuisance than a benefit. On your android or iOS device, you have the capability of zooming in and out with a pinch of the screen or easily sliding in a direction to see the whole of the webpage, this was a way to navigate a website with ease, being able to seamlessly look around with a swipe of a finger. But on a website with a specific mobile version, the ability to zoom in and out is turned off and you can scroll up and down only.

Responsive Design

This is where responsive design comes in, responsive design gives you the ability to cater one version of a website, that adjusts to the size of the screen on which it is displayed. For instance, if you are using a home computer such as a PC or laptop, you will be able to see the whole website in its full glory. When the web browser window is resized, you can actually see the site change into a smaller and more compact version of the same website. This is great, because I’ve always had issues with using my tablet and mobile websites. Sometimes a website uses a detection method that will tell them your tablet is a “small device”, this becomes irritating because mobile versions of websites on a tablet look horrible, that’s why responsive web design is so handy, it means users of tablets wont have to suffer using the mobile version of your website on their larger tablet displays.

Where To Get A Responsive Website

At the moment, responsive website design isn’t standard although it’s definitely coming, most website design companies will offer responsive website design as an option, and it is important as now over 60% of internet viewers are using their mobile phones to access the internet. So how do you get one? Well, it’s a case of asking companies who you are interested in working with whether they have the option of a responsive website. Don’t let them try and sell you an extra mobile version at a cost. Responsive is most definitely the future, and it’s important that you get what you want from your new website.

There are plenty of companies out there that will be able to help you with this, you can use search terms in Google to find the right ones. I find that alot of people are more comfortable using companies from their local area, for instance, I would use my Exeter website design company. Do your research and you should be fine, there’s nothing worse than spending a lot of money and not really getting what you paid for.

The Future

Well, I’m not a wizard, so I’m unaware of what the future holds. But if I have the right idea, I would say that responsive web design could be around for quite some time. It’s the flexibility you might lose when offering a responsive website that could keep it from being for everyone. For instance, it may be quite difficult to have a masterpiece of website design and art and also have it be responsive. Responsive usually gives a nice clean, non-cluttered look, so be aware before you throw your money.


Typical Solar Panel Use

this lens' photoWhen most people think about solar panels, their mind probably goes right to the idea of using home solar panels to generate electricity in a residential home. They might think about a more broad application of solar panels, such as the use of solar panel systems in commercial buildings, but generally most people do not consider the other possibilities of solar panel system use. There are many different ways people can-and currently do-use solar panels to generate electricity, and it’s not just limited to mundane applications like powering the microwave in someone’s home! The following are some of the most common and the most uncommon uses of solar panels.

Home solar panels are used when people want to use a solar panel system to generate electricity in their home. Home solar panels typically come with the standard appearance most people would expect from solar panels: several rectangular panels connected together and laid out on the roof of a building. Some home solar panel systems are wider than they are long, while others tend to be more square in appearance. Solar panel companies usually offer their clients a variety of ways to put together solar panels, depending on their roof shape and particular needs. The shape of home solar panels all depends on the needs of the home that is being powered and the available space for installing solar panels. For example, a home that requires a higher number of kW to generate their annual electricity needs will need a bigger solar panel system than a home which requires a much lower amount of kW annually.
It’s also important to take the size of the home and the area available for solar PV installation into account as well. If a home is incredibly small but has a very large electricity requirement, a solar panel system may need to be heavily customized in order to fit those needs, if a single system can do so at all. Typically, many households can rely on home solar panels to reduce the amount of electricity in the home that needs to be generated via a non-solar method, but it can’t (except in cases where homeowners can afford it) completely replace regular electricity.

 

Commercial Building Use

Aside from home use, commercial building use is the second most common use of solar panels. Like home use, commercial building use of solar panels can greatly reduce the amount of electricity that needs to be generated via non-solar methods. The commercial use of solar panels ranges from typical use in buildings, much like homes, to entire companies, museums or other buildings which are run purely from solar power. Many of these buildings are advocates for more environmentally friendly energy sources and often hold exhibitions and exhibits to promote the benefits of solar energy.

More Uncommon Uses

Solar panels are primarily used to power electricity in homes and buildings. However, there are other ways that solar panels are being used, some of which are becoming more common while others are just unique examples that represent the true versatility of solar panel companies and their products.
Hot water solar panel systems are growing in popularity among homeowners. Hot water solar panel systems, like regular solar panel systems, use solar power to generate hot water into a home or building. These systems can typically provide an average household with almost 1/3 of its annual hot water supply. Some of these systems even combine solar water heating with solar paneling in order to provide a much higher level of a household’s hot water supply, if not the entire supply!
If you are considering an alternative use for solar panels then its always best to find an accredited installer or electricians who can help advise on what is possible and the potential costs.

Solar Art

Silicon Forest - BorelloThere are also many unique, uncommon ways people are using solar PV installations. Although many would say that Solar panels are unsightly similar to Digital Satellite on your property, people are creating art from these products. For example, a unique art structure which features an abundance of solar panels rests in a hot spot of a local town’s train station. This piece was done by an artist in the area which promotes the technological advances being made in predominantly tech based town.The art structure not only provides plenty of shade for visitors to rest under, but due to the solar panels installed, provides up to 10 MW of electrical power for its local community while giving off ambient lighting for passers in the night. Solar PV installations used like this are an interesting look at the potential for solar power in the future: could future towns and cities be powered by solar panel structures located in top sun spots, such as deserts?

Latest Solar Panel News

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A business incubator client at Grand Valley State University’s Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center has developed a solar panel that addresses one of the major limitations of solar energy. The device, Solar 24, captures solar energy during 


Technology In The Oil And Gas Industry

The oil and gas industry is an industry with the potential to make anyone who works in it, lots of money. If you’re interested in making lots of moolah, the get yourself trained in engineering or something along these lines. The government is currently looking to have more people trained in this sector as it is still currently a very important industry.

Some of the technology used in this industry is incredible, just the thought of some of the things confuses me even to this day. We’re talking about building oil rig structures in the deep ocean over 100 years ago! I struggle to think how they even got the legs to be fully supported that deep.

Some people are under the false impression the the oil and gas industry are going away soon but are they aware that gas and oil still currently represent 75% of the UK’s primary energy? The UK’s activity survey also states that it is highly likely the oil and gas industry will travel well beyond 2055 and that the global demand for oil and gas is going to increase from now up to 2035.

So it just goes to show, now is still a great time to get into the oil and gas sector. It still has years of life left in it and it is most certainly a good earner. Lets see what happens.