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Best practices to follow for UI and UX design

Appealing Imagery

In addition to the sleek layout and compelling content, the images used on the app or website grab users' attention. For the same reason, you should use compelling images as they can keep your audience engaged for a long time. Use the right size and a limited number of images to attract an audience. Images should be appropriate for your products or services.

Responsive Design

Responsive design helps provide more user experience. Now that smartphones are becoming commonplace, it is not necessary for people to access websites using PCs. So when designing a website you need to look at the preferences of the users; You need to make them mobile-friendly.

Reduced Page Load Time

Speed remains a top factor for the success of your app or website and you can’t compromise here. If your website or application takes a while to load, users will simply go to another site or application. Therefore, when designing your application or site you need to pay attention to the factors that can accelerate the speed of the final solution.

Attractive Call to Action

In addition to getting beautiful design and content, your website or app should have elements that encourage users to perform certain actions and use their services. You should use call-to-action that comes with compelling words to move them forward.

Cancel Technical Site Errors

Keeping your website or app error-free is important for your customers to have a great experience when navigating. Frequent errors also create a bad impression about the business solution and the user can stop using it completely.

InfyOm Technologies offers the best UI/UX design and brings success to your website, web application, and mobile applications with a simple, creative, and easy-to-use interface.

October 15, 20213 minutesKishan SavaliyaKishan Savaliya
How to connect contentful CMS in the gatsby website

Gatsby

Gatsby is a blazing-fast website framework for React. It allows developers to build React-based websites within minutes.

Contentful CMS

Contentful is content infrastructure. Contentful lets you create, manage and distribute content to any platform. Unlike a CMS, Contentful give you total freedom to create your own content model so you can decide which content you want to manage.

Integrate Gatsby with Contentful

Install gatsby-source-contentful package

npm install gatsby-source-contentful

gatsby-config.js file

add the gatsby config file in the following code

plugins: [
    {
        resolve: `gatsby-source-contentful`,
        options: {
            spaceId: `your_space_id`,
            accessToken: `your_access_token`
        }
    }
]

Now connect your gatsby website and contentful CMS.

Here is an example of the GraphQL API query

import React from "react"
import { useStaticQuery, graphql, Link } from "gatsby"
import Layout from "../components/layout"

const Blog = () => {
  const data = useStaticQuery(
    graphql`
      query {
        allContentfulBlogPost{  //BlogPost collection name
          edges {
            node {
              title
              id
              slug
            }
          }
        }
      }
    `
  )
  return (
    <div>
      <p>
        <Link to="/">Go back to the homepage</Link>
      </p>
      <ul className="posts">
        {data.allContentfulBlogPost.edges.map(edge => {
          return (
            <li className="post" key={edge.node.id}>
              <h2>
                <Link to={`/blog/${edge.node.slug}/`}>{edge.node.title}</Link>
              </h2>

              <p className="excerpt">
                {edge.node.excerpt.childMarkdownRemark.excerpt}
              </p>
              <div className="button">
                <Link to={`/blog/${edge.node.slug}/`}>Read More</Link>
              </div>
            </li>
          )
        })}
      </ul>
    </div>
  )
}

export default Blog

Hope this helps.

October 12, 20212 minutesVatsal SakariyaVatsal Sakariya
How To Make a Laravel Application PWA In Few Minutes

Recently, I have created a new package for Laravel Community. it's called Laravel PWA. first of all what is PWA? let me explain a bit more about PWA. PWA means progressive web application. PWA provides a facility to install your web application on mobile and desktop. you don't need to write lots of line code in native platform-specific code.

You can create a PWA site in a few minutes using Laravel PWA.

You can watch the video tutorial as well to install this package.

Step 1:

Install the package by the following command,

composer require ladumor/laravel-pwa

Step 2:

Add Service Provide into app.php config file in provider section. You can skip this step if you installed it in Laravel 6 and more.

Ladumor\LaravelPwa\PWAServiceProvider::class,

Step 3:

Add Facade to app.php config file in aliases section. You can skip this step if you installed it in Laravel 6 and more.

'LaravelPwa' => \Ladumor\LaravelPwa\LaravelPwa::class,

Step 4:

I think installation is done and no need to publish all the assets using the following command,

php artisan laravel-pwa:publish

Step 5:

This step is very important. you published all the assets in the previous step. now, you need to link all the assets in your main blade file. for ex app.blade.php

Add the following code in the root blade file in the header section.

<!-- PWA  -->
<meta name="theme-color" content="#6777ef"/>
<link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="{{ asset('logo.PNG') }}">
<link rel="manifest" href="{{ asset('/manifest.json') }}">

Add following code in root blade file before close the body,

<script src="{{ asset('/sw.js') }}"></script>
<script>
    if (!navigator.serviceWorker.controller) {
        navigator.serviceWorker.register("/sw.js").then(function (reg) {
            console.log("Service worker has been registered for scope: " + reg.scope);
        });
    }
</script>

You should watch this tutorial if you want to set it up manually instead of using this package.

October 08, 20213 minutesShailesh LadumorShailesh Ladumor
Android 11 Released: Top New Features

This is only part of what’s new, as there are over 100 features that serve app developers to further the entire Android experience. On Google's developer website, you can read about it all.

Media controls

While playing music, you can usually see a notification with music controls if you swipe down the notification drawer. However, now in Android 11, these controls are integrated into the Quick Settings menu. So, if you swipe to the top of the screen and with your Bluetooth and Wi-Fi tiles, you can see the music controls.

You can also choose which device will play music, which is accessible if you have Bluetooth earbuds or speakers connected. Drag the menu further down to see other options, such as the ability to select a song without opening the Music app.

Conversations and Bubbles

Google is finally unveiling its official implementation of the conversation bubbles. If you use Facebook Messenger on Android, you will already be familiar with this feature. This feature enables the conversation to stay in floating bubbles that can be moved around the screen and retrieved from within any application.

Google's own documentation says the section will be on "many phones," not all of them, so some manufacturers may choose to display it differently. In any case, apps will need to be updated to tell Android which notifications are conversations.

Screen recorder

Android finally has in-built screen recording. Screen recording in Android 11 is as easy as adding a quick setting tile and clicking it. Before you start recording, you can choose whether you need to record audio from your microphone or you can choose to show touch on the screen.

screen_recording_1

screen_recording_2

The new screen recorder can be accessed by tapping the 'Screen Record' tile in Quick Settings - if you don't see it on your device, press the Edit button in Quick Settings and drag the tile from the hidden options. Once you have it, just tap it to start recording.

Power button menu

Android 11 comes with a new power menu that enables you to quickly access all connected smart devices.

To reach the new menu just long-press the power button and control all connected devices like smart locks and thermostats with one click, without the need to open a lot of applications. This latest addition lets us feel like Google has finally brought smartphones to the smart home.

Notification history

Have you ever wondered which apps send the most push alerts to your phone? Did you accidentally clear the notification and aren't sure if you missed something important? If so, you'll love the new Android 11 Notification History page.

Do you ever refresh an instruction before you get a chance to read it? Right now, you don’t have to think that it was something important. Android 11 has launched Notification History which can be accessed by navigating to Settings> Apps & Notifications> Notifications> Notification History.

notification

Improved 5G Support

Android 11 includes enhanced developer support to help you reap the benefits of faster speeds and 5G networks. You can understand that when a user connects to a 5G network, they get an estimate of the connection bandwidth and check if the connection is metered.

September 21, 20213 minutesVivek BeladiyaVivek Beladiya
On-Page SEO : The Ultimate Guide[2021]

On-page are SEO types are used for ranking your webpage in google at no.1 position to get more traffic. That can take time but it's processed for a one-time setup than organically site rank in google and you get high-quality results.

Here you can get the ultimate guide about on-page SEO and you can apply this process to get results as you expect.

Factors for On-Page SEO

There are some factors that affect while process of on-page SEO.

So, let's get started,

1. Title

The title is the most important factor for the rank website in google. A page title should be attractive for the user if the user doesn't interest in your title then the user never read your blog post.

The title length should be 50 - 60 characters. Google can cut down longer versions of the title and your title doesn't see in google as you expect.

Here is the list for titles:

  • Use a keyword in the title
  • A Longer version of the keyword used in the title
  • CTA - call to action word use
  • Don't use stop words
  • Use your brand name in the title

2. Metatags

Metatags are also the most important factor for ranking. Metatags consist of a meta title, meta description, meta keyword, etc.

The length of the meta description should be generally 155 to 160 characters.

Metatags represent your whole blog in short. It should be attractive for user expectations.

Google can change your meta description and meta title user's query related but write meta description is required. And it should be relevant to your blog post.

3. SSL Certificate

Users can trust an only secure site if your site has no SSL certificate then it shows not secure so, user cannot trust on this site and don't provide information to this site.

Your site not should be HTTP but should be HTTPS using this gets user trust belongs to your site easily.

Example:

http://infyom.com/ - without an SSL certificate

https://infyom.com/ - with SSL certificate

4. Responsive Website

The website should be mobile-friendliness if not then google can not index a particular webpage or site.

5. Navigation

Navigation of your website is should be easy for users so users can spend more time on your site.

Users can easily go from one page to another page using simple navigation.

You can use a breadcrumbs snippet for easy navigation.

6. Page Loading Speed

Core web vitals plays an important role in page loading speed. Low page loading speed means users can more time spent on a website.

Key factors:

  • Images compression
  • Compress javascript and CSS files
  • Cashed javascript and CSS files
  • Light theme

7. Text Visibility

Another important factor is text visibility. Text on your site should be visible to the user. Not used word to white text in the white background is not visible for the user.

8. CTA - Call to Action

Use call-to-action words in your content for getting to user interaction with your content.

Ex. Buy Now, 2 Days left only, Create an account, Free e-book, Explore, Join now, Discover, etc. all are call-to-action words that use in your content to increase user interaction with your content.

9. Img alt text

Always use alt text for every image that is in content. Alt text should be relevant to your image.

Don't use repeat alt text in the same content.

10. Internal Linking

Your site pages should be interlinking with each other for easy navigation. Google can easily understand your site structure if you use interlinking of all pages with each other.

Google can easily crawl them and indexed them in SERP. Using this users can spend more time on your website and you can get a rank in google.

11. External linking

You can do link to high domain authority web pages on your page. This is also a ranking factor in on-page SEO.

Not limit to external linking to your web pages.

12. URL Structure

Use an easy URL structure for your web pages. Don't use a long-form of URL structure.

Conclusion:

All factors are important in on-page SEO points of view so, follow these steps to get a higher ranking in google.

September 16, 20212 minutesMilan GanganiMilan Gangani
How to Setup Swagger in Laravel Application

Generally, we are using a Swagger in Laravel. it will take time if we set up swagger manually. so, In this article, I going to show you very easy steps for setup in Laravel.

You can watch the following video tutorial as well.

Steps 1:

You should download these assets from here. unzip the folder and go to the public directory. you can found the swagger directory in the side public folder. let open the swagger directory and you can see the following files.

  • jquery-2.1.4.min.js
  • style.css
  • swagger-bundle.js
  • swagger.yaml

If are you still confuse then visit this link for files.

now, Copy the swagger directory and put it in your laravel application on the same path.

Steps 2:

We need to load swagger with proper swagger UI. so, let navigate to resources/views on the downloaded source code project.

You can see the swagger directory inside the views directory. copy the swagger directory to your laravel application on the same path. I don't think you need to do anything in this view file. let's go to the next step.

Steps 3:

You need to update this swagger.yaml file. you should update the following details first. and then add APIs documentation in this file. Api document example given here. you can refer it.

info:
  description: LPT APis
  version: 1.0.0
  title: LPT Frontend API's
basePath: /api/

Steps 4:

In this step, you need to create a route for loading swagger docs. so, let's open the web.php file add the following few lines of code.

Route::get('/docs', function () {
    return view('swagger.index');
});

Now, run a command php artisan serve and open http://127.0.0.1:8000/docs or open a virtualHostDomain/docs if you have one.

You should watch this tutorial as well if you using InfyOm Generator

September 06, 20213 minutesShailesh LadumorShailesh Ladumor
How to connect strapi CMS in gatsby website

Gatsby

Gatsby is a blazing-fast website framework for React. It allows developers to build React-based websites within minutes.

Strapi CMS

Strapi is an open-source, Node.js based, Headless CMS that saves developers a lot of development time while giving them the freedom to use their favorite tools and frameworks.

Integrate Gatsby with Strapi

Install gatsby-source-strapi package

npm i gatsby-source-strapi

gatsby-config.js file

  • add the gatsby config file in the following code

plugins: [
    {
        resolve: `gatsby-source-strapi`,
        options: {
            apiURL: "your strapi server",
            contentTypes: ["restaurant"], //add your collections name
            queryLimit: 1000,
        }
    }
]

Now connect your gatsby website and strapi CMS

  • Here is an example of the GraphQL API query
import { StaticQuery, graphql } from 'gatsby';

const query = graphql`
  query {
    allStrapiRestaurant {
      edges {
        node {
          strapiId
          name
          description
        }
      }
    }
  }
`

const IndexPage = () => (
  <StaticQuery
    query={query}
    render={data => (
      <ul>
        {data.allStrapiRestaurant.edges.map(restaurant => (
          <li key={restaurant.node.strapiId}>{restaurant.node.name}</li>
        ))}
      </ul>
    )}
  />
);

export default IndexPage;

Hope this helps.

September 01, 20212 minutesVatsal SakariyaVatsal Sakariya
How to Increase Product Sales on the Website

An easy way I'm going to show you how to increase product sales on the website. Also, you can apply this method and increase your products sales without any problems.

5 Ways to Increase your products sales on the website. Read whole blog content so, you can idea how to increase product sales in a short time.

Let's get started with this reliable technique to increase product sales on the website.

1. First, Know your Buyer's Persona

To reach your ideal customer first know who they are and should they are related to your product or not

Who are your buyers?

first, know who is your customer is and should they are matched with your custom criteria so, you can easily convince them to buy your products.

How to Convince them?

If your customer is relevant to your product niche so, you can easily convince them to buy your products and you can increase product sales.

2. Create Attractive Landing Page

The second step is to create an attractive landing page to attract customers to your website.

Create a simple landing page and describe more about your products so customers know what are the features of your product and how to use them.

Attract more customers to your landing page by adding video and Increase your sales on the website.

3. Add Testimonials & Case Studies of Product

The best way to convince your customer about your product is to add testimonials & case studies. Customers easily attract to this technique and trust your products.

Testimonial is a showing off your products rating and customer review. Good ratings and reviews easily built trust. Using this technique you can increase product sales.

4. Create Urgency

Everyone knows about Amazon. Amazon also creates an urgency to attract customers and sell more products. Urgency like, Hurry Up, Buy now, Sell end in 2 days, 24 hours left it's all are types of urgency.

So people can think about a product that sales are ends in 2days and they can buy before the end of the sale.

5. Give Offer - Money Back Guarantee

One of the most powerful reasons is customers not buying products is the risk factor of money back.

You can give an offer like this If you are not satisfied with our products then we will return your money 100%. If customers see this type of offer so they can think about buying your products. This is an easy way to increase product sales using this technique

Conclusion:

Using this technique you can easily increase your product sales on the website. All techniques are important and reliable.

August 31, 20212 minutesAnkit KalathiyaAnkit Kalathiya