According to UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, hundreds of millions of people all over the world are expected to join the Earth Hour and switching off their lights this coming Saturday night as a way of demanding a solid global agreement concerning the climate.
At 8:30 pm (GMT), Saturday, you can expect many of the world’s finest and brightest structures will experience an hour of darkness as Earth Hour peaks in on its 9th year. The secretary general said via video, this year’s Earth Hour will hold considerable significant because in about 9 months, there will be a pivotal UN meeting regarding the changing climate of the world which will be held in Paris.
He said that climate change is a problem of the people because the people are the ones who have caused it and they are the ones affected by it. It is because of this, it is only the people who can put a solution to this growing climate crisis. For this very reason, the United Nations will be bringing all of the nations together in Paris so that there would be a new universal climate agreement full of purpose and meaning. He said that the meeting will culminate a year of sustainable development action.
The organizers of the meeting said that this will be their biggest demonstration yet. The Earth Hour chair, Sudhanshu Sarronwala, said that the Climate Change is the issue of the generation and that an hour without lights will affect and inspire millions of people around the world and spread awareness.
About 7,000 cities in 172 different countries are expected to join the demonstration. Most of the world’s most famous landmarks will also be turning their lights off. Among these landmarks are the UN building in New York, the Houses of Parliament in London, Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) and the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
Ed Davey, energy and climate change secretary of Britain said that it is time for everyone to recognize how climate change can affect everything that we know and do.
Web design has become more innovative now that mobile devices are taking over. In fact, the use of these devices have greatly increased in the last few years and last 2014, it has even surpassed the use of desktops. People now prefer to access the internet using mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.
But the problem is, websites do not always provide a great user experience for mobile users and this has led to the creation of mobile websites that can be considered impractical from a business perspective. This is why, new ways are being developed to adapt to these changes, particularly with mobile devices. Websites can now be optimized for mobile use thanks to responsive design.
During a meet-up with the people at www.perth-web-design.com.au, they had shared with us reasons why responsive design should be integrated into today’s websites.
One Website Use
Sometimes, businesses cope with mobile device popularity by creating a mobile website which is similar to the original but specifically meant for mobile users. This could sometimes lead with problems on search engines wherein you would have to inform them which website should be ranked. Responsive design will allow your website to make adjustments depending on the size of the screen of the device being used to access it. This would ultimately eliminate the need for two separate websites.
SEO Prefers Responsive Design
When it comes to search engine optimization; search engines like Google are known to favor responsive design more than mobile sites. This is because mobile sites would need to use a separate URL. When you create mobile sites, you would have to use rel canonical tags so that Google would know which page of the site they can account in the rankings.
Responsive Design is Great for User Experience
Responsive design will help users get great surfing experience because they would be able to easily navigate through the website and also find items much quicker. This is important because when users have a positive experience, they would more likely stay in your website for a longer period of time whereas bad experience would prompt them to leave immediately.
Canadians have once again taken the crown of the biggest internet addicts. According to comScore, more than any other nationalities in the world, Canadians visit the most sites and spends the most time online.
In a study conducted by comScore on Canadian online habits last 2014; smartphones are the most commonly used online platform to access the internet. In fact, 49% of the time spent online is through a mobile platform. When the study was conducted, Canadians were only ranked second but now that they’re back on the top, another internet use can be added to the online fix and that is none other than video watching.
Calculating the average number of sites that Canadians visit with help from metrics that observe monthly site visits, it can be said that Canadians visit an average of 80 sites a month and spends about 36.6 hours online monthly.
If you would compare it with other nationalities you would find that Americans spends about 35.2 hours online a month while Italians spends 33.5 hours. Britons come in fourth with 33 hours of internet use.
Canadians have led the list a couple of times but in the last 2 years, they have only placed 2nd. This year however, it would seem that Canadians are busier more than ever as their online lives become an important aspect of living. Once Canadians are online, it has been observed that they tend to linger for a little longer on sites than most people do.
Since mobile devices are dominating the online sphere you would wonder why they are so popular these days.
Smartphones in particular can be used in a lot of different ways like instant messaging, games and social media. In fact, mobile users take up most of social media sites like Twitter and Snapchat. They use the internet to listen to music. The same goes with iPads and Tablets.
But another popular use of the internet that has gotten Canadians is video streaming. Canadians spend 5.1 more hours than Americans and 73% of them said that they have online video accessibility while only 64% of Americans enjoy the same.