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Are You Getting the Most From Your Website?
Website design has improved dramatically over the last few years, as designers focus their efforts on delivering value to users. Unfortunately, these days, navigation of the larger sites has become complex as content grows. According to Wall Street Journal tech writer, Lee Gomes, good website design starts with a good home page and is the key to simplifying navigation issues. How does a website creator recognize a good home page design? The design is good when the user feels confident that he can accomplish the task at hand and is reassured that he is making progress along the way. Want to improve your website design? Consider the following questions and you’ll be off to a good start.
- Who are your target users?
- What are their goals?
- How can you help them achieve their goals?
In the end, give the customers what they need. The bottom line: Do you regularly experience your website from your visitor's or prospect's perspective?
Are Rising Salaries Killing Advantage of Outsourcing Development? Silicon Valley is Bringing Work Back
In the last few years, it was perceived a company was at a competitive disadvantage if it didn’t outsource its development to India, taking advantage of the low costs and talented resources.
Now, a Wall Street Journal page 1 story says spiraling costs are leading many Silicon Valley companies to stop or reduce Indian development efforts. Two years ago, by some accounts, Indian salaries were already at 50% of US levels. Last year, it was 75%.
"Taking into account the time difference with India, we weren't saving any money by being there anymore," said Munjal Shah, CEO of software company Riya. He soon shut down the company’s Bangalore office and offered half of its engineers a chance to move to San Mateo, CA.
While overall India’s IT sector continues to thrive, the rising costs are causing many companies to change offshore development strategies. The article says that for top-level talent, the wage disparity between the US and India has shrunk dramatically, and may soon disappear altogether.
Will that mean more development jobs back in the US? Maybe, but some companies are also looking for the “next India,” such as Vietnam.
Do You Need a Speaker or Moderator for Your User Conference or Other Event?
SCDigest Editor Dan Gilmore and Contributing Editor Mark Fralick are excellent and available for your events.. Both can speak on a wide range of topics. Mr. Gilmore is also well-known for his ability to successfully moderate panels and other discuss groups. Contact Jason Stegent.
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