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May 2010

Potential of Mobile Search and Web Design

The information society is even more relevant today, we are constantly accessing web design on the move through our internet-enabled phones. Will we depend more on local search? Perhaps.. however when we are out and about, our search behaviour is different to searching on a desktop as we need access to information quickly. Whether it… more »

More Brands are tuned in but the Future is Still Fuzzy

Here at First Internet, we watch trends in web design and online with an almost obsessive interest; we – along with the rest of the online world – were excited by the meteoric rise of social media and we waited with baited breath for news of Google’s ‘next big thing’. Therefore, the fact that online… more »

The i-Pad Sells over 300,000 on Day One in the US

From the SmartPhone revolution, m-ecommerce, the way in which people access the internet is changing. Nowhere can this trend be more clearly identified than when you look at the first day of sales for Apple’s iPad. Apple managed to sell an impressive 300,000 iPad’s on the first day of launch in the US, although this… more »

The Digital Election

The debates are over, the tireless political campaigning has stopped and the votes are in. But in terms of who won the ‘Digital Election’ the jury is still out. This election will go down in history as the most ‘digital’ we have ever seen. Politicians – and bizarrely their wives – took to Twitter to… more »

Online Advertising Overtakes Traditional Media

Christmas 2010 will go down in history as the time when all retailers realised they could no longer afford to ignore online. As the high street struggled with spiralling market conditions and dwindling consumer confidence, online retailers enjoyed record sales and an increase in the number of people buying online. Recent figures from the IAB… more »

Arabic Web Addresses in Web design

Today, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have become the first nations able to use Arabic characters for entire web addresses. The system was activated yesterday by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) and also enables web addresses to be written from right to left. Despite some websites enabling native… more »