If you’re like me you’d like to watch the WWDC 2016 keynote but would never be able to make the time to sit through the entire presentation. The Verge has put together a 10-minute supercut video that shares the highlights of the event. While I can’t say whether or not they left out something you might find important, I definitely feel like I came away with a lot of big news.
I’ve long awaited the day when Instagram would offer some sort of insights panel to those who would like deeper stats than just likes, comments, and video views. It looks like we’re getting it in the form of business accounts. These business tools will be available to all later this year.
I assume you’ll be able to designate existing accounts as businesses, but it isn’t clear in the announcement post. I think they’d have a riot on their hands if businesses had to start brand new accounts just to get these valuable features.
I manage accounts for non-profits, which aren’t “business” per se. I’m curious to know what kinds of designations you can assign to business accounts. If you squint at the first image in the announcement you can see “Grocery Store” printed under the account name. That’s pretty specific. I wonder if businesses will be able to write in whatever they want, or if the list of business types is massive.
The classic Instagram logo was just that — classic. But it was a holdover from skeuomorphic icon design that hasn’t been present on smartphones for years. So a refresh isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But the replacement? Well…
The camera outline itself looks like it was drawn with a dry erase marker. It feels bulky and rushed. The gradient they chose for the background is basically a tie dye t-shirt. Those are gut-level observations, I grant you. The fact is the icon isn’t bad, I don’t hate it, but there isn’t much to love here either.
I imagine they went through a major redesign process (as this video would seem to suggest), but if they were looking to create a new instant classic I think they missed the mark.
Yoast has written a fantastic tutorial on rel=canonical links. This has always been a bit on a confusing subject to me, but thanks to this post I now feel like I can make use of this powerful SEO feature.
I was reading a blog post today and the writer cited a fake URL that used the domain name example.com. A random question popped into my head: Who owns that address?
Turns out it’s not owned by anyone:
As described in RFC 2606 and RFC 6761, a number of domains such as example.com and example.org are maintained for documentation purposes. These domains may be used as illustrative examples in documents without prior coordination with us. They are not available for registration or transfer.
Strange but true.