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Understanding Web Acceleration

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Usually, a high traffic website must support hundreds of thousands or millions of users. Not to mention the demand of user for a fast and reliable website. Therefore, to meet such high volumes, some web developers prefer to add more server hardware.

However, this method can be expensive. So, in order to reduce your operational cost, you can use web acceleration as another option. Web acceleration produces better speed delivery of both static and dynamic content. Furthermore, it will enable your web servers to handle more client request without the need for more hardware.

In general, web acceleration is a content delivery network. It aims to speed up the transfer of content between web servers and client browsers by utilizing a variety of techniques such as caching and compression.

HTTP Optimization
Load balancer or reverse proxy server is one of the primary ways to accelerate web traffic as it flows between clients and backend servers. However, this can create inefficiencies in server utilization and cause poor performance for other users as well.

In HTTP optimization techniques, the load balancer is in between clients and servers. It forwards requests for content to backend servers in a streamlined and efficient way. Therefore, this method maximizes speed and server utilization.

Caching and Prefetching
Rather than fetching it over and over from back end servers, web acceleration server cache or locally store commonly requested information. This will avoid any wasted server resources and increase the speed of content delivery. In fact, to prevent serving content that is out of date, the web accelerator will refresh cached content at a specified interval.

Furthermore, the web accelerator is also able to prefetch and cache content that the user is likely to ask for, such as the next page of a document. This method will enable web accelerator to deliver the content immediately after the user requests it.

Compression
To reduce transfer times, a web accelerator will compress large files, such as image or video files.

SSL/TLS Processing
In order to serve content faster, some advanced web accelerators can offload computationally intensive processing from backend servers. For example, encryption and decryption of documents during transmissions secured with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS).

 

Experience a New Way to Design WordPress Visually with Elementor Page Builder

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As a web designer, you will notice that the main differentiator between Elementor and other page builder is template library. This template enables you to work faster and more efficient. So, here are two unique benefits that these features mainly hold:

The Ability to Save Your Collection of Designs
Most of the time, you will see that the work of creating websites usually includes some repeating tasks. This is because a website designer somehow will need to reuse some elements in her previous design.

But don’t worry as with Elementor’s template library, now designers can save any page or section they create. Besides, they can reuse the previous design with a click of button on the same site or any other site.  Furthermore, they can customize the color, typography and design to give it unique touch after adding the saved template.

Using Predesigned Templates
You can also find a set of beautifully predesigned templates and UI kits. These templates will help inspiring a new design as it covers a wide range of subjects. They are architecture, restaurants, fitness and more, and also include different pages: landing pages, homepages, services, contact and about. In fact, the amount of templates will keep increasing in the future, so you will never be lack of ideas.

In addition, you can also experience many interesting features. As the team at Elementor recently released the Pro version of Elementor, such as follows:

  1. Live Forms – The first ever frontend form builder that lets you create any form right on the live editor.
  2. Posts & portfolio – These two handy widgets let you display your posts and works in the most beautiful and diverse ways.
  3. Slides – A speedy, easy to use slider widget that helps you create rotating slides much easier.
  4. Global widget – An advanced feature that lets you place widgets on multiple areas across your site. Change it once, and it instantly updates in all areas.
  5. Embed anywhere – With this feature you can embed Elementor inside sidebars, footers, posts, using the WordPress widget area, the Customizer or shortcodes.
  6. Custom CSS – This feature lets you add custom CSS to sections, columns and widgets, and see it render live.

Introducing Micro-Interactions, A Secret to Great Design

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With the advancement of technology, you will notice how people create small things to achieve bigger things. And love it or hate it, we have to experience this kind of activity every day. In fact, micro-interaction may happen right when we wake up, for example, turning off the alarm on your mobile phone. So, have you got a good understanding of Micro-Interaction anyway? Below is deep explanation about Micro-Interaction. If you are web designers, this info may come in handy for you.

What is a Micro-Interaction?

As it is stated above, we experience micro-interaction every time we interact to our gadget. It can be from the toggle of an on-off switch to skipping from one song to the next on a music player. It also can be from liking a social media post to replying to a text message.

But most of all, Micro-interactions tend to do, or help you do, several different things:

  • Communicate a status or bit of feedback
  • See the result of an action
  • Help the user manipulate something

So in practice, micro-interactions include moments or actions for elements. Stop and think about all the times you come in contact with a micro-interaction every day.

Microinteractions impact things like:

  • Accomplishing any single task
  • Commenting in any digital medium
  • Changing a setting or process
  • Viewing a notification or message
  • Connecting devices, such as those for multi-player games, or printing from your laptop
  • Sharing or liking a photo or video on a website
  • Sliding down the “screen” on a mobile device to refresh content

To create micro-interactions, one should focus on a four-part structure. It contains, trigger, rules, feedback, and loops and modes.

  • Trigger: Initiated an action
  • Rules: what happens in the interaction
  • Feedback: How you know what’s happening
  • Loops and Modes: what happens next

Details with a Purpose

As in micro-interactions design, the design elements are so small and can happen so quickly that designers often forget about the details. To avoid this, you better keep a few things in mind:

  • Micro-interaction must live on through repeated use.
  • Give each micro-interaction a human voice.
  • Don’t overthink it
  • Simplicity rules
  • Create a visual harmony with other elements
  • Consider each detail with care
  • Think about further adaptations or how subsequent micro-interactions will work.
  • Add a fun divot with animation, but don’t go too much.

As a conclusion, in the future, you may see many designers use micro-interactions in almost every digital design project. So, the key is to make these moments become completely functional and in the details.