How much could you earn as a web designer? Top tech salaries revealed – an infographic

In the UK, the average web designer can expect to earn about £31,000 a year. However, if you were to be doing the same job at Facebook, that would jump up to £84,700, while at Microsoft you could be taking home £78,900 and at Apple £73,000. Yes, working as a web designer has many benefits – you get to use your creative side, often working on interesting projects at the forefront of technology and marketing – but the big question is whether or not you’ll be sufficiently well paid for what you do. In the following infographic, Nimbus Hosting has taken a closer … Continue reading How much could you earn as a web designer? Top tech salaries revealed – an infographic

Social media tools helping political efforts: how effective?

“There’s a lot of Tweeting, but there’s not much engagement,” Alex Aitken, director of communications at Westminster City Council told panel debate audiences at Social Media World Forum. Politicians are using social media as an extra communications tool, rather than a means of engagement with the electorate, he adds. Fellow panelist Craig Elder, the Conservatives’ online communications editor, agrees: “Politicians are having a massive conversation between themselves. It’s just a broadcast exercise I’m happy for the blame for this to be shared across all three parties – it’s old politics on new media. It’s just a broadcast exercise I’m happy … Continue reading Social media tools helping political efforts: how effective?

Supine tigers, gaping maws

Thomas ‘Ecademy’ Power is back, bringing a welcome voice of experience and caution to the gung-ho geekery permeating the Social Media World Forum. As enterprises gush and rush to embrace Twitter to drive core sales, Facebook to build critical customer communities, and LinkedIn to consolidate valued B2B relationships (and find key staff to recruit) how many CIOs consider the fact that all that irreplaceable data that they are basing so much sales and marketing activitiy on does not actually belong to them? It belongs to yer Twitters, Facebooks, YouTubes, LinkedIns, etc.  And as they -the socnet platforms – introduce new … Continue reading Supine tigers, gaping maws

It’s official: Web stress messes brain

The scourge of Web stress is nothing new, but IT management company CA has public’d what it claims is the first neurological study of consumer reactions to a ‘poor online experience’.  Working with consultancy Foviance, the study analysed brain wave activity from volunteers tasked with purchasing products and services online over a ‘standard’ 2Mbps broadband link. CA admits that there are many factors inveighing on a website’s ‘responsiveness’, and acknowledges that Web stress is a longtime ‘known problem’ in respect to online user experience. What the new research is supposed to prove is that bad browsing due to crappily-designed websites … Continue reading It’s official: Web stress messes brain