Mention infinite scrolling on a website to a roomful of designers and you’re bound to get a lot of feedback on the recent design trend.If you’re not familiar with it, infinite scrolling is a design method where an automatically updated stream of content is presented to the user. You’re seen it in practice if you’re active on social media. Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn use infinite scrolling to display user-generated content on their websites and applications.Updates and statuses continue to display as you scroll the interface of any of the three social media sites. You’ll never reach the “the end” of a page; new content continues to be updated.Infinite scrolling works well for social media, where users can quickly browse a firehose of information without waiting for pages to load. However, infinite scrolling can be overwhelming and distracting to the user who wants control, isn’t sure what content is new vs. content already viewed, or is searching for something specific on a website.In this infographic, the staff at WebDesignerDepot share the benefits and drawbacks of infinite scrolling, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of a design method you may want to consider for your next web project.Check out the key takeaways of the infographic. Source Infographic: Pros & cons of infinite scrolling | Webdesigner Depot.Key TakeawaysWhat’s Infinite Scrolling?It’s a web technique that continously loads content as a visitor scrolls down the site. This technique eliminates the need for pagination, the process of dividing content into discrete pages. But, for every infinite scroll success story, there is also a failed attempt.Here are some things to consider when deciding on infinite scrolling.Pros of Infinite ScrollingEfficient use of full screen. No more clumsy pagination links or buttons. Sixty percent of people use smartphones to browse on the internet.Made for touch devices. When using it with a smartphone and tablets it produces a natural sensation when browsing.Higher engagement. User like to explore content in this way.It lends itself wonderfully to image heavy sites.Faster browsing. Infinite scrolling provides for a more enjoyable experience.Produce curiosity. It seems to trigger automatic responses based on curiosity and alleviation of the expectation produced while waiting for new information. Convenient for readers. Infinite scrolling is helpful and convenient when reading information that is displayed in a feed usage.Cons of Infinite ScrollingMemory usage. Browsers can potentially run out of memory and crash, expecially when the page loads tons of images.Limited use cases. Is only appropriate on certain types of sites, and for certain types of content.Goodbye, footer. You can’t have both infinite scrolling and a footer, it’s one or the other.Bookmarks are useless. Since a point of interest won’t be marked on a discrete page but floating somewhere in the flow of entries.No skipping, you just can’t jump from page 1 to 100.Browser compatibility. Some media devices may be running browsers with limited scripting capabilities.Disorientation. The loss of pagination can cause users to lose their sense of orientation or location on a page.My Thoughts on Infinite ScrollingI find the technique useful on social media sites, but admit I’m frustrated when I’m on infinite scrolling sites and searching for specific information. I just want to find the information and get out. Having said that, some of the challenges of infinite scrolling—performance, distinguishing new vs. viewed content, and returning to the spot the user last viewed—can be improved through development and interface changes.Your thoughts on infinite scrolling on websites? Like it? Hate it? 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1 December 2005The oldest living person in the world may well be South African, and her greatest wish is to meet Nelson Mandela.The Star reports that Noninji Elizabeth Bete, a 119-year-old great-grandmother from Tantyi township near Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, is older than the current official Guinness Book record holder, 115-year-old Elizabeth Bolden of the US.Bete was born on 21 May 1886. A mother of seven, grandmother of 15 and great-grandmother of 27, she can still get around with a walking stick.“I was very strong during my time and I am still strong,” Bete told the Star, shaking her fists as proof.According to Guinness World Records, the oldest person to have ever lived was 122-year-old Jean Louise Calment, born in France on 21 February 1875. She died in 1997.Bete turns 120 in May next year and could well surpass that record, given her health and strength.Maryna Daniels, a senior official at the local Department of Home Affairs, confirmed to the Star that Bete was the oldest living South African.“I was phoned by a social worker this afternoon to confirm that the ID number was indeed correct,” she told the newspaper. “I then checked in the population register and saw she was the only person still alive who was born in the 1880s.”Bete can’t remember much about her past. She says she worked as a nanny for a white family at a nearby farm. “When the family’s children grew up, I then worked as a domestic worker,” she told the Star.Her family moved from a farm to Grahamstown, where they settled in Tantyi township.“We had no cars in our days and we used horse-drawn carriages,” she says.She recalls that there were no traffic lights in those days. “There used to be someone giving directions by waving his hands in the middle of the road.”She has attributed her long life to her parents, who taught her to respect other people. She told the Star that abstaining from alcohol also helped.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
Increasing confidence, convenience South Africa’s First National Bank has seen a huge uptake in its mobile money solutions by customers of its African operations, with cellphone banking transactions growing 150% and eWallet transactions surging by 1 384% year-on-year in December 2011. FNB Cellphone Banking Solutions CEO Ravesh Ramlakan said the growth of the service in African markets was due to consumers’ increasing confidence in their mobile handsets as transactional devices, coupled with the convenience of mobile money solutions. The bank’s customers in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and Zambia conducted 2.4-million cellphone banking transactions to the value of R214-million during December last year, up from R986 000 recorded in December 2010. Botswana, which is FNB’s leading subsidiary outside South Africa in terms of cellphone banking activity, saw just over 1.3-million transactions and in the same month, recorded a 126% increase year-on-year. 16 February 2012 FNB eWallet Solutions CEO Yolande van Wyk said that although eWallet had only recently been introduced to markets outside South Africa, the service has demonstrated strong potential for continued growth into the future. Since inception, FNB eWallet has generated 407 110 original “sends” in its four African operations (Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho and Zambia) as at the end of December 2011. In Botswana FNB eWallet, saw an increase in original sends of 1 236% year on year from December 2010 to December 2011. “Innovation has played a key role in growing cellphone banking across Africa,” Ramlakan said in a statement this week. “Our ability to adapt the service for use on any cellphone has been an important driver of this growth.” eWallet allows FNB customers to send money to anyone within the borders of the country in which the service operates. The recipient does not need to have a bank account. The money is transferred instantly and the recipient uses a pin code sent to their cellphone to access the cash from FNB ATMs. “eWallet reduces both risk and cost, and in African markets we have found this to be essential in any financial product offering,” Van Wyk said. Users can conduct a number of transactions using FNB Cellphone Banking, including transferring money between their own FNB accounts, buying prepaid airtime and making third party payments. Namibia recorded year-on-year growth of 155%, Zambia 308% and Swaziland 227%. “A country like Zambia, for example, has 5.4-million mobile phone users and a large informal sector, making a solution such as eWallet ideal in helping bridge the financial services gap between the banked and the unbanked,” Van Wyk said. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Bridging financial services gap
Posted on 14th July 2016Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 HomeDigital MarketingMarketing Day: The Pokémon Go craze, Amazon Prime Day results & more Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.From Marketing Land:Marketers look to climb aboard the Pokémon Go phenomenonJul 13, 2016 by Barry LevineA week since its launch, the game of finding imaginary creatures in the real world has turned augmented reality into a major marketing tool.Amazon avoids a #PrimeDayFail on social media this yearJul 13, 2016 by Matt McGeeDespite minor ordering problems, most of the social conversation around Amazon’s Prime Day this year was positive.Amazon’s competitors saw a boost from Prime Day, tooJul 13, 2016 by Ginny MarvinE-commerce retailers saw traffic and conversion rate lifts on Prime Day as more shoppers came online to buy.Don’t call it a “geofence.” UberMedia introduces the “Optimal GeoSpace”Jul 13, 2016 by Greg SterlingCompany’s dynamic targeting is based on actual foot traffic patterns throughout the day and is specific to each location.Prime Day the “biggest day ever” for Amazon and its Alexa devicesJul 13, 2016 by Greg SterlingAmazon Echo sold massively, and according to the company, there was one v-commerce purchase per second.A brief introduction to data visualization theory for marketersJul 13, 2016 by Paul ShapiroWe marketers work with a lot of data, but how can we present these data in an easily understandable way? Check out this primer on data visualization by columnist Paul Shapiro.Contribution margin: How to tell if your marketing makes centsJul 13, 2016 by Jacob BaadsgaardIs your marketing making you money or losing it? Columnist Jacob Baadsgaard explains how determining and tracking your contribution margin can help your marketing initiatives remain profitable.How retailers are getting mobile engagement wrongJul 13, 2016 by Josh ToddHow can retailers overcome their challenges with mobile? Columnist Josh Todd shares what they’re doing wrong and how they can turn things around.Changing the Cannes conversation: Creativity isn’t enoughJul 13, 2016 by Ben BarokasWhile columnist Ben Barokas agrees that creativity is one key ingredient of a solution to ad blocking, his dispatch from Cannes argues for a more holistic approach.FTC spanks Warner Brothers for failure to disclose social influencer paymentsJul 12, 2016 by Greg SterlingThe company paid YouTube and social media influencers to promote a video game to their audiences without revealing that the content was sponsored.Mozilla envisions a new kind of crowd-sourced content recommendationJul 12, 2016 by Barry LevineThe goal of its new Context Graph project: Help users find useful content, based on what other users have found useful for that topic.Recent Headlines From Search Engine Land, Our Sister Site Dedicated To Search News & Information:Google expansion of Local Inventory Ad product search now live in Maps and knowledge panelsMoz shows you the faster way to find duplicate local business listingsHow to conjure big PPC profits with a few hundred dollarsSuffered a rankings drop? 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There are reports that Milan’s hierarchy couldn’t agree on who should replace Marco Giampaolo, with Ivan Gazidis wanting Claude Puel. Giampaolo was sacked after a dismal run of form in which Milan won only three of their opening seven games. Il Giornale reports that Milan CEO Gazidis wanted former Lyon and Southampton manager Claude Puel to take over from Giampaolo. However, the report also states that directors Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban wanted an Italian coach, or at least one who was experienced in Serie A. This led the club to go for Luciano Spalletti, who rejected their advances. Milan then turned to Stefano Pioli, who agreed. This isn’t the first time the three have butted heads, as Gazidis only wanted to sign young players last summer, whilst Boban and Maldini believed that the squad needed some experience, with rumours that a deal for Zlatan Ibrahimovic was nixed by Gazidis. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/
Bored of the same ol’ boring serials on television. Fret not. Here’s the Dope.The Dope is a unique weekly YouTube web series that will air on the BollywoodG*ndu’s YouTube channel and will be hosted by comedian Karan Talwar. The show’s content aims to highlight the most popular Indian trends for the given week and present them to the audience with a satirical and comical twist.The show is divided into various segments that focus on themes such as Bollywood, reality television shows, mainstream news, sports and viral YouTube content. So you know you won’t have to look far for your daily entertainment dose.Find out what the Dope is all about.The idea for the show stemmed from the understanding that there is a huge segment of young Indians, in India and abroad who are looking for humour as an avenue for entertainment. They read the news, watch sports, and watch a lot of movies. And this is the place where we all line up together.The Dope’s core thought is to capture what people are talking about and present it in the funniest way possible using YouTube as a medium.Check out the video:
“Volunteers are the heart and soul of Australian sport,” Senator Arbib said.“The majority of grass roots sport in Australia is organised by small organisations or clubs which depend on volunteers for their existence.”“They are the unsung heroes of Australian sport and we should this week acknowledge and thank them for keeping sport alive in Australia.”Senator Arbib said the Australian Government was developing a National Sport Volunteer Strategy to help maintain the sustainability of sports volunteering in Australia.“The strategy will align with the upcoming National Volunteering Strategy and will set out a vision and priorities for sport volunteering in Australia,” Senator Arbib said.“In order to engage volunteers in sport in Australia we need to ensure that we attract their interest and give them the support and encouragement that they need.”Touch Football Australia Chief Executive Officer, Colm Maguire, has praised the efforts of the volunteers involved in the sport of Touch Football, saying that their hard work is greatly appreciated. “Volunteers are a valuable and integral part of any sporting association and on behalf of Touch Football Australia I thank each and every one for their contribution,” Maguire said. Touch Football is a sport that depends on volunteers at several levels. One of Touch Football Australia’s newest Board Members, Graham Quinlivan, is a great example of trying his hand at different aspects of the sport of Touch Football at a volunteer level. One of the great things about Touch Football is the ability to always improve and reach your full potential. Whether it be a player progressing to represent their permit, having a go at coaching, managing, refereeing or helping at their local affiliate, there is plenty of ways to get further involved in Touch Football. Quinlivan has also been a manager of several teams over his time involved with Touch Football, including managing the Queensland Spirit Women’s Open side in the 2011 Elite Eight series, and the Australian 18’s Boys team at the 2011 Youth Trans Tasman Series. “The Youth Trans Tasman Series was quite an experience, to see what that elite Touch at that level is actually like. I’m grateful for the experience, it’s something I never thought I’d get to do and I never ever imagined putting my hand up for something like that and to get the opportunity was fantastic.”In 2003, Quinlivan decided to represent his permit, the Brisbane City Cobras, for the first time at a National Touch League (NTL) level in the Men’s 50’s division. Quinlivan liked the idea of the challenge and has been playing at a NTL level ever since.“I started playing park Touch in the 70’s. I moved to Queensland in 1989 and there was a bunch of parents from our kid’s school, we used to go to a park and play on Saturday mornings. In the year that the World Masters Games were in Brisbane, we entered a team, and we got beaten in every game,” Quinlivan said. “We decided if we were to ever do it again we’d have to learn how to play properly, so a few of us started to play in a Brisbane social competition. A couple of years later I thought ‘I might find out if I’m good enough to make a Cobras side’. I think they were short for numbers, so they picked me.”18-year-old Sofie Casson is another example of someone getting involved in Touch Football in a number of ways. In 2008, at just 16, Casson was the recipient of a Blues Award at the annual New South Wales Touch Association’s Awards night for her volunteer work. While still at school, she was refereeing junior and senior games at her local affiliate of Scone, had coached an under 10’s Boys team that participated at the Junior State Cup, as well as playing in various teams, from a local level to competing with her permit, the Hunter Western Hornets. Casson is still heavily involved in all aspects of the sport and says that while playing is currently her favourite thing to do, she enjoys coaching and refereeing as well. “I’d always go down to Scone Touch and see my parents play, then I always wanted to play. It’s such a good feeling to be a part of a good team.”Coaching is a way of giving back for Casson, who enjoys teaching others the skills that she has learnt over the four years she has been playing Touch Football. “You just see how they learn from their mistakes and see other people develop. I had been at that stage when I was 14, learning new skills and now that I’m 18 I’m able to pass down what I learnt,” she said.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic: I hear things, I see thingsby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea winger Christian Pulisic is well aware of his doubters.Pulisic admits the criticism has hurt, although he insists the level of expectation which comes with his £58m price tag has not weighed him down.Pulisic said: “You can’t completely ignore it. I don’t live under a rock. I hear things, I see things, but I do my best to block it out. I’m just working hard for myself.“The outside opinions don’t matter as much to me as to what’s in the team and myself and the people who care about me. So I’m just going to keep working and do my best and not worry about it.“This number (£58m) doesn’t mean anything to me. Obviously, I go out and try to give my best every time I’m on the pitch.”I’m not sure what the price tag means to you, but I just have to keep trying to perform at my best for myself and for the team.“I did the best I could with the minutes I got. I tried to help the team as best I could. I guess I’m happy but I going to keep working harder, and I’m never going to stop to try to get more minutes.“The level of competition has been great. Competition in the team can only make me better and I think that’s what makes teams, it’s guys who are maybe not the second or third man, but they are pushing each other in training every single day. That’s what a good team is all about.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard urged to target Arsenal moveby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCeltic striker Odsonne Edouard should be targeting a move to Arsenal.That’s according to former Rangers forward Kris Boyd.Edouard has been in fine form for the Glasgow club this season, scoring nine goals and providing five assists in 17 appearances.Boyd isn’t surprised by the reported interest in the Hoops’ star man but believes the 21-year-old should stay put until the likes of Manchester United or Arsenal come calling.He told the Scottish Sun: “For what it’s worth, if it’s the Premier League he heads for, it should be for one of the giants, Manchester United or Arsenal, and not, with respect, to a Brighton or Southampton.“But I’ve got a funny feeling he’ll have to go and prove himself first at one of those clubs.”
COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 24: Head Coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks up at the scoreboard in the third quarter after the Ohio State Buckeyes scored at Ohio Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Michigan 62-39. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is going to be a father – for the seventh time, in fact. Monday, Harbaugh announced at one of his program’s camps that he and his wife Sarah are pregnant with their fourth child together. Harbaugh, now 52 years old, also has three children with his former wife, Miah.Harbaugh’s first marriage, which lasted from 1996 to 2006, saw three children – Jay, James and Grace. Jim and Sarah, who were married in 2008, also have three children – Addison, Katherine and Jack. Sarah is 38 years old, if you were wondering.Jim Harbaugh is having another kid. Found out yesterday. “Attacking this pregnancy with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind.”— Matt Pargoff (@MaizeBlueNews) June 20, 2016Jim Harbaugh announces at camp his wife is pregnant— The D Zone (@TheD_Zone) June 20, 2016Congrats to the Harbaugh family.