Flowactivo: Quality Content and User-Friendly Experience

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Flowactivo, an incredible website devoted to providing its readers with quality content, an intuitive and user-friendly design, and knowledgeable articles. They certainly delivered on all three fronts.

The design of the website was well thought out and very easy to navigate around. I had no difficulty finding what I was looking for and the overall aesthetic of the site was pleasing to the eye. In addition, the articles I read were engaging and informative. They provided exactly the kind of knowledge and information I was looking for.

Overall, Flowactivo is an excellent site that I highly recommend checking out. What they have to offer is definitely worth your time. They have created a reliable and user-friendly online destination that is both informative and enjoyable.

If you’re looking for quality content with an enjoyable user experience, Flowactivo is the site for you.

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How To Create User-Generated Content? [A Simple Guide To Grow Your Brand]

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In this digital world, online businesses aspire to catch the attention of users in a modern and smarter way. To achieve it, they need to traverse through new approaches. Here comes to spotlight is the user-generated content or UGC.

What is user-generated content?
“ It is the content by users for users.”

Generally, the UGC is the unbiased content created and published by the brand users, social media followers, fans, and influencers that highlight their experiences with the products or services. User-generated content has superseded other marketing trends and fallen into the advertising feeds of brands. Today, more than 86 percent of companies use user-generated content as part of their marketing strategy.

In this article, we have explained the ten best ideas to create wonderful user-generated content for your brand. Let’s start without any further ado.

  1. Content From Social Media Platforms
    In the year 2020, there are 3.81 million people actively using social media around the globe. That is the reason social media content matters. Whenever users look at the content on social media that is posted by an individual, then they may be influenced by their content. Perhaps, it can be used to gain more customers or followers on your social media platforms.

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Generally, social media platforms help the brand to generate content for your users. Any user content that promotes your brand on the social media platform is the user-generated content for your business. When users create and share content on social media, they get 28% higher engagement than a standard company post.

Furthermore, you can embed your social media feed on your website also. you can use the Social Stream Designer WordPress plugin that will integrate various social media feeds from different social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and many more. With this plugin, you can create a responsive wall on your WordPress website or blog in a few minutes. In addition to this, the plugin also provides more than 40 customization options to make your social stream feeds more attractive.

  1. Consumer Survey
    The customer survey provides powerful insights you need to make a better decision for your business. Moreover, it is great user-generated content that is useful for identifying unhappy consumers and those who like your product or service.

In general, surveys can be used to figure out attitudes, reactions, to evaluate customer satisfaction, estimate their opinions about different problems. Another benefit of customer surveys is that collecting outcomes can be quick. Within a few minutes, you can design and load a customer feedback survey and send it to your customers for their response. From the customer survey data, you can find your strengths, weaknesses, and get the right way to improve them to gain more customers.

  1. Run Contests
    A contest is a wonderful way to increase awareness about a product or service. Contest not just helps you to enhance the volume of user-generated content submissions, but they also help increase their quality. However, when you create a contest, it is important to keep things as simple as possible.

Additionally, it is the best way to convert your brand leads to valuable customers. The key to running a successful contest is to make sure that the reward is fair enough to motivate your participation. If the product is relevant to your participant, then chances are they were looking for it in the first place, and giving it to them for free just made you move forward ahead of your competitors. They will most likely purchase more if your product or service satisfies them.

Furthermore, running contests also improve the customer-brand relationship and allows more people to participate in it. It will drive a real result for your online business. If your WordPress website has Google Analytics, then track contest page visits, referral traffic, other website traffic, and many more.

  1. Review And Testimonials
    Customer reviews are a popular user-generated content strategy. One research found that around 68% of customers must see at least four reviews before trusting a brand. And, approximately 40 percent of consumers will stop using a business after they read negative reviews.

The business reviews help your consumers to make a buying decision without any hurdle. While you may decide to remove all the negative reviews about your business, those are still valuable user-generated content that provides honest opinions from real users. Customer feedback can help you with what needs to be improved with your products or services. This thing is not only beneficial to the next customer but your business as a whole.

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Reviews are powerful as the platform they are built upon. That is the reason it is important to gather reviews from third-party review websites like Google review, Facebook review, and many more, or direct reviews on a website. It is the most vital form of feedback that can help brands grow globally and motivate audience interactions.

However, you can also invite your customers to share their unique or successful testimonials. It is a great way to display your products while inspiring others to purchase from your website.

  1. Video Content
    A great video is a video that is enjoyed by visitors. These different types of videos, such as 360-degree product videos, product demo videos, animated videos, and corporate videos. The Facebook study has demonstrated that users spend 3x more time watching live videos than normal videos. With the live video, you can get more user-created content.

Moreover, Instagram videos create around 3x more comments rather than Instagram photo posts. Instagram videos generally include short videos posted by real customers on Instagram with the tag of a particular brand. Brands can repost the stories as user-generated content to engage more audiences and create valid promotions on social media.

Similarly, imagine you are browsing a YouTube channel, and you look at a brand being supported by some authentic customers through a small video. So, it will catch your attention. With the videos, they can tell you about the branded products, especially the unboxing videos displaying all the inside products and how well it works for them. That type of video is enough to create a sense of desire in the consumers.

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Best Practices to Enhance Your Mobile App User Experience!!

In terms of UX design, the use of proper visual elements is incredibly important. So, how can you implement great visual elements in accordance with the principles of good UX design? We at AppClues Infotech talk about that right here.

For more info:
Website: https://www.appcluesinfotech.com/
Email: info@appcluesinfotech.com
Call: +1-978-309-9910

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Hertha  Mayer

Hertha Mayer


Bypassing Server-Side Rendering Altogether For a Better Web User Experience

I almost hate to write this article, but at the same time I have experienced a special freedom lately. We build high performance single page applications, this means our web sites render data in the browser rather than the server. Over the past year we were challenged by customers to live without ASP.NET, node and other server-side rendering services. After several experiences and some changes to our workflow, we found don’t need them and neither do you.


Why No Server-Side Rendering?

You may have read articles and heard statements to the effect server-side rendering is faster than client-side. I have disputed this theory and even done some simple tests to compare the two techniques. Part of the argument is that browsers and DOM are not fast. This is untrue. They are not fast when you do things wrong, which most fast food frameworksdo. They are designed using server-side architecture and techniques, not good client-side browser techniques.

Server-side rendering is performed by an application engine like ASP.NET, Ruby, PHP, Java, node, etc. Often this involves making a call to some sort of data store and possibly evaluating authentication credentials. This can and often leads to a slower time to first byte (TTFB).

Good server-side rendering engines offer a caching mechanism like ASP.NET’s Output Caching. Here the server renders content once and caches the result in memory. Output caching allows you to declare caching parameters so you can designate the cache time to live (TTL), queryString, language and other variations. It is a powerful technique.

In essence Output Caching produces a static HTML file. Because data becomes stale over time this cache needs to be purged and rendered again. All data has a life cycle or personality as I call it that determines the right way to cache the rendered markup.

Modern single page web applications by their nature move this server-side exercise to the client. This means a SPA is responsible for managing markup and rendering as needed. They also manage data caching. These responsibilities are managed by Love2Spa, our web platform, as fundamental design features.

This does not mean there is not a dance between the web server and the client that needs to be managed. Single page applications require a different approach where the server offers more of a dumb or static server architecture. The application instead relies on a robust API to provide on-demand data, preferably in JSON format. A single page application needs a fast, static web server that beckons back to the web’s early days. The API provides the dynamic aspects of the application, data and authorized content.

This is good because static CDNs like Azure and AWS’ S3 and Cloudfront are cheap, globally distributed and fast. APIs can be built and hosted on the same cloud platform, using services like Azure App Services, Blob Storage, AWS Beanstalk or S3. Again API platforms are cheap and highly scalable. While many management tasks need to be managed in this scenario, they replace many tasks previously assigned to the web server. In my experience there is even less administration required.

So how does the modern single page application architecture look? Let’s look at two diagrams, one with a single web server and another using the distributed cloud based services previously described.

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Ida  Nader

Ida Nader


Ensuring Software Quality at eBay Denmark

Quality is not only about not releasing bugs to production, it is much more than that. Quality is a product that is user-friendly, easy to access and use, has high performance/short load time, and is about code that is stable and easy to maintain.

Jette Pedersen gave a talk about how to ensure good quality products at Swiss Testing Day 2020.

Testing at eBay Denmark is done on different levels to increase user experience, as Pedersen explained:

User testing, where we for example go out and talk to users and ask them to use/look at a prototype, will give us more insights of the users’ needs and thoughts, and whether or not they understand our thoughts with the product. Performance tests will tell us if our site performs within our expectations. A/B testing will tell us which variant of what we have built the user likes best.

Pedersen mentioned that to make sure they are testing the right things, they use test design techniques. An example is to use equivalence testing combined with boundary value analysis. This will make sure that you test all valid/invalid partitions only once, and that all boundaries on each partition are tested with the right values for the valid/invalid partitions.

Instead of trying to come up with a total solution from the start, eBay Denmark does a lot of experiments to find the right way to build products. They set up a hypothesis, for example:

If we offer our users a new privacy product

Then we will increase seller NPS

Because they can choose if they want to show their home address or not

Next, they tried out a fake door test to find out if users would buy the product. The test showed that the users wanted the product, so they built it and then started their A/B split testing to find the right layout.

InfoQ interviewed Jette Pedersen, senior QA software engineer at eBay Denmark, about ensuring quality, dealing with risks that impact quality, what they have learned about quality, and enabling quality thinking throughout the whole process.

InfoQ: How can we ensure good quality for our products?

Jette Pedersen: We need to think about quality from the beginning of a project or task. To ensure that we build something that the user can and will use, we do a lot of experimentation, but before we start that, we need to think about different things.

  • Who do we build it for?
  • Are there special demands for performance?
  • What are the requirements, and are they known to us at the stage of the project we are in?
  • Are there any UI changes?
  • What is the risk assessment for the area we are working in?
  • New security precautions should also be taken into consideration

All of this we talk through in a kick-off at the early start of the project.

When the product is being developed, we often use TDD and pair programming. This helps us to share knowledge and quickly overcome any obstacles that come along the way.

To be able to ensure that we get fast feedback if anything breaks in production, we also talk about if we should set up monitoring and which kind of test automation is needed.

A rule of thumb is that all high risk and some medium risk areas (if possible) should be covered by some kind of automated test.

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Franz  Becker

Franz Becker


User Interfaces und User Experience für Entwickler

Am 7. Mai 2021 bin ich ab 20:30 auf dem Twitch-Kanal von Gregor Biswanger mit einem Workshop zu UI/UX-Grundlagen zu Gast.

Zielgruppe sind Entwickler und andere Interessierte, die entweder

  • in einem Team ohne ein Budget für externe UI-Designer arbeiten, oder
  • mit einem besseren Verständnis in die Zusammenarbeit mit Externen gehen möchten.

#für entwickler #user interfaces #user experience