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Latest trends in website design can boost your promotional efforts

Latest Trends in Website Design can boost your promotional efforts

Website designing is appearing as a great option for those who seek extensive promotional prospect through online channels. Many small or big businesses are more and more using the internet as their source of promotion which is emerging as a great communicator among society.

Persuasion of a visitor to purchase anything online has great many things to do with the website design. It becomes important for any business holder to get his website designed in a way that can hold the attention of the visitor and influence them to explore more about the services. Web design is not a new term but new attractive additions keep on getting added in the concept of website designing. Some of the latest trends popular nowadays are given here which can make your website distinctively attractive and more appealing than others.

Over sized Logo/Headers

Over sized Logo or headers are considered as a great source or increasing the brand recall value and holding up the attention of the visitor. A visitor when using a website go through the number of things present on a webpage but a business calls for an in depth brand recognition by a buyer. It becomes essential to come out with an attractive and over sized header so as to stay in the minds of visitors.

Slab typefaces

An oversized header always accompanies slab typefaces. Slab typefaces are bold and capital letters usually highlighted in the webpage. It’s not a latest trend but as huge headers on a webpage are growingly gaining importance in the name of brand recognition, slab typefaces are also becoming important. It is always observed that slab typefaces remain in the minds of visitor for longer time.

Sketches/ Hand drawn designs

Personal interaction and usability is a great part of a website. It is here that sketched and hand drawn designs come into picture which help providing personalized look and a real life experience for a user. Hand drawn designs let a website interact more effectively as compared to the other sites.

Interactive design

Flash designs on a website are common nowadays with the advent of the number of flash software and technologies. Flash Designs are more interactive than traditional sites while easy to make by a website designer. For increasing the interactivity and usability, web designers are coming out with more attractive and easy to use designs.

One page layout

Easy websites are the one which contain all necessary information on a single page and are appealing enough to carry the attention of visitor for longer duration. A business website of one page layout stress on providing the details of corporate profile on a single webpage; just like a business card. Use of blogs, responses from the individual and social media hangouts can be of great use in single page layout.

Change of Perspective

Unlike the earlier concept of professional web design which were only meant for giving information, this has now changed to including elements like huge images, real life instances and hand made designs to influence better and longer stay on websites and greater persuasion.

Clare Web Design Essex has professional website designers who can design website including flash animation, logo design and logo animations. Adding some of the trends in your website style can do wonders with your internet rating and attract the tech savvy masses who have got bored of the traditional style of website designs.

India a big trade mart for the automobile sector

India a Big Trade Mart for the Automobile sector

The automotive sector is one of the prime drivers of Indian economy. Economic liberalization policies adopted by government of India have primarily propelled India into the big league, with many global automotive players seeking to establish their operations in India. In fact in the last five years, India has turned into a big trade mart for the Automobile Industry, registering a growth rate of 15-27 percent.

And interestingly, the rise of Indian middle class and the simultaneous rise of the economy over the past few years have only charmed global auto majors to the Indian market. Moreover, India’s highly trained cheaper workforce has only added to its emerging status as a global manufacturing hub. All these plus points of the Indian markets on one hand and the recession faced by the auto sector in the developed markets like Europe, US and Japan on the other, have only resulted in increased capital flow to the Indian automobile sector.

Moreover, Indian car manufacturers are earning rare reviews in the wider world. According to Global 200: The World’s Best Corporate Reputations List, compiled by US-based Reputation Institute, India automaker, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) has earned the status of being the fourth most reputed auto company in the world, even ahead of its parent company Suzuki Motor Co of Japan.

Indian a big mart for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)

Tata and Mahindra & Mahindra are the leading names in the Indian original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) segment, creating waves on the global arena too. And given the stiff competition, Indian OEMs are continually upgrading their technology and are producing superior quality vehicles.

Indian original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) like Tata and Mahindra & Mahindra are leading from the front on the global scene. And with India Inc facing increased competition from the global players, Indian OEMs have also been upgrading their technology and are manufacturing better-quality vehicles.

‘Economical Engineering’ has being the flavour of the Indian automotive industry, with Indian OEMs making the best use of its cost-efficient and highly –skilled work force. Also, the skillfulness of their suppliers has helped them in reducing costs and the manufacturing time. In fact, OEMs all across the globe are making a beeline to India to gain access to India-based design and development centers.


In the recent years, India has emerged as the big mart for foreign automotive manufacturers.

• Japanese auto major, Nissan Motor Co, has chosen India among the five low-cost countries to manufacture its GenNext compact cars, including the Micra.

• Hyundai has converted India into its global hub for manufacturing small cars. By 2013, the company plans to invest US$ 1 billion in its second plant in Chennai. The company is also planning to invest US$ 40 million in its R&D facility in Hyderabad.

• General Motors till date has invested around US$ 1 billion into its Indian operations. The factory of its small car, Spark has been set up in Maharashtra, with an investment of US$ 300 million. The company also intends to make India its focal point for manufacturing of export engines, power trains as well as cars for neighbouring countries like the US and Europe.

• Mercedes-Benz plans to invest around US$ 64. 21 million in its plant near Pune. The plant will apparently have a production capacity of 2,500 trucks and buses and 10,000 cars over two shifts every year.

• Renault has entered into partnership with Nissan Motors to set up a manufacturing facility near Chennai at a cost of US$ 901.35 million to manufacture 400,000 cars annually.

• Skoda Auto is planning to make India its regional manufacturing hub. The company plans to start manufacturing cars in India by 2010 with a target of 50,000 units.

• Tata Motors plans to manufacture 80,000 units of its much awaited Nano at its Pantnagar plant in Uttarakhand in 2009-10. The mother facility at Sanand, in Gujarat, may be fully operational by 2010-11 and will have a capacity of producing 1, 50,000 cars annually.


Export figures of 2008-09 are a testimony to India’s growing status as big trade mart for the automobile industry. As per the data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, the passenger car sales in the overseas markets registered a growth of 63.01 pe+r cent during April-January 2008-09.

Exports scaled up to 2, 71,999 units as against 1, 66,859 units in the corresponding period in the previous year.

The growth in exports is primarily driven by Hyundai Motor India, followed by other auto companies such as MSIL, Mahindra Renault, Fiat India Automobiles, General Motors India and Honda Siel Cars India.

During April-December 2008, Hyundai Motors registered a growth of 100 per cent in exports with 198,600 units.

At 620,880 units as of December 2008, Bajaj Auto has clocked an increase of more than 35 per cent in exports.

Mergers& Acquisitions (M&As)

M&As have emerged as the key driving force in the Indian automobile industry. Recognizing India’s potential as a big automobile trade mart, Japanese, European, Korean, French, Italian and American automobile companies have either set up their manufacturing base in India or have joined hands with Indian automotive firms to launch new products in the Indian market. The list comprises Toyota, Renault, Nissan, Fiat, Kawasaki, Honda, Cummins and many more. Even, Indian companies have gone ahead and acquired foreign automobile companies to strengthen its presence in the global market.

One of the most publicized acquisitions in 2008 has been that of Jaguar-Land Rover by Tata Motors for US$ 2.3 billion. Even Mahindra & Mahindra had taken over three Italian companies — G R Grafica Ricerca, Metalcastello and Engines Engineering, during that period.

Other significant developments in this area include:

• Tata Motors,is planning to set up a dealership network for Jaguar-Land Rover in India. • The Auto Park established in Andhra Pradesh has received a whopping investment over US$ 401.55 million from about 34 automotive ancillary units.

• Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Ltd (TKM) will be investing an added US$ 311 and around 83 million in its second plant, thereby taking the total investment in the plant to US$ 641.74 million.

Preserving Growth

• Mercedes Benz India witnessed strong growth in 2008 with 3,625 cars (46 per cent growth), 240 trucks (53 per cent growth) and 16 bus chassis being sold.

• BMW India sold over 2,500 units in 2008. In January 2009, for the first time ever, BMW beat Mercedes Benz in terms of sales, by selling 270 cars and sports utility vehicles (SUV) while Mercedes Benz, sold 89 units in January 2009.

• Audi reported sales of 1,050 units in 2008, a three times rise over 2007.

Luxury models to be launched soon include:

• BMW India launched the new BMW 3 Series for India in January 2009.

• German sports car maker Porsche will be introducing its Panamera in September 2009, which will be priced over US$ 1, 72,344.

• Skoda Auto India will be launching its three new variants of its hatchback Fabia in 2009. The company will also introduce a sports utility vehicle Yeti, in 2010.

India a big mart for Small Cars & Hybrid Cars

Electric car Reva is very much popular in South India. Other markets are also coming under its influence with too much emphasis now on going green these days. Few other car manufacturers like Hero Electric and M&M are also planning to launch electric versions.

The euphoria that Nano car generated has also inspired other auto giants to cash in on the massive potential of the small car segment.

According to the survey carried out by Invest India Incomes
and Savings Survey 2007, by IIM Data works and another study by CRISIL Research, there is a colossal demand for entry level cars in India. And as per the survey there is a demand for 1.6 million small cars in India. So naturally, all auto giants have pulled up their socks towards capitalizing in on the prospect of this segment.

1. Fiat plans to roll out ‘Grande Punto’—plan in the new small car segment.

2. General Motors plans to launch its new mini car next year from its Talegaon plant, close to Pune.

3. Tata Motors is all set to offer new version of its Indica.

4. Honda intends to unveil ‘Jazz’, while Volkswagen plans to launch Indianised version of its popular ‘Polo compact.

5. Even Toyota and General Motors may join the bandwagon by 2010.

6. India launched its first hybrid car, Honda’s ‘Civic’, in June 2008, Indian majors like Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra are also planning to launch hybrid cars.

7. BMW also plans to launch its hybrid car to India.

Automotive Mission Plan 2006–2016 to Sustain India’s Status as Big Trade Mart for Automobiles

The idea behind Automotive Mission Plan (AMP) 2006–2016 is help India emerge as a big trade mart for design and manufacture of automobiles and auto components.

As per the AMP, India would continue to be largest tractor and three-wheeler manufacturers in the world and also world’s second largest two-wheeler manufacturer. By 2016, India will be the world’s seventh largest car producer and fourth largest truck manufacturer. Moreover, by 2016, the automotive sector would contribute 10 percent to country’s GDP from current level five per cent.

Identification badges offer security and more

Identification Badges Offer Security and More

Identification badges have become a way of life in the social and business world. Just about everyone that works anywhere is required to wear some type of identification badge or card. These badges are very important in more ways than one. Most specifically these badges are efficient ways of ensuring that precise identification and security procedures are met. The world is an ever evolving society of uncertainty and this has led to the vitality of the identification process. These badges come in many different variations and can be attached and carried in numerous ways as well. They can be utilized in all aspects of our society.

The identification badge has become a common sight in most any supermarket, shopping center or mall. These badges are more for identification rather than security. It is always good to place a name with a face. These retailers typically only require their employees to wear a badge with their name, title and department. This makes it easier for the customer to address employees by name. These badges are can be attached to clothing in the form of many different clips. Previously it was very common for these badges to be fastened with the pin but many employees complained of damage to their clothing. Today the magnetic badge holder is very popular. Two magnets hold this badge in place. Another popular method of carrying this badge is with the lanyard. The badge rests in a cardholder that is worn around the neck like a necklace. These are quite common.

Schools from elementary to university are also trending to identification badges for security and identification purposes. Students are typically required to wear as id badge with their photo, name and homeroom teacher posted. This requirement has become unfortunately necessary because of unwanted characters breaching school security. For the safety of students and teachers, identification badges are worn to easily identify outsiders. As a student progresses up the educational ladder, these cards can become more functional. The cards can be programmed to allow entrance into certain education departments on a need to know basis. It is vital to maintain the safety and security of our educational institutions and the advent of identification cards technology has made this a reality.

Of course photo identification cards were first utilized in the civilian populace almost a century ago when defense plants wanted to ensure security against possible spies during World War I. Employees working in these war machine factories were the first to utilize the photo identification badge. Today factories and plants all over the nation require the use of identification cards in some form or fashion. These cards can be worn with lanyards or attached to clothing depending on the employees role in the company. Often times these badges are worn using retractable badge holders that allow the card to be pulled out in a time of need and then retracted back into its holder. These cards can be used for easy identification but also for access to various departments depending on the individuals job description. These cards can also be used for punching in and out of work. The possibilities are endless as technology evolves. The need for security never does.

Internet and technology forums plays important role

Internet and technology forums plays important role

According to famous quote, we can build a better society if we discuss our problems and share our experiences with others. If a person faces a problem with his computer and he is not technically sound then he has a better option-technology forums. We will discuss mostly about software related problem as the issues of hardware can only be resolved by an expert.

Most percentage of problems in computer is because of operating system, viruses, and software and storage devices. Some might face problems related to booting of computer or some data is lost or a virus has attacked your computer or uploading videos. The solution can be easily available with others whom you can contact easily through techmindz forum.

Do remember, if you are facing some problem with your computer then you should have a handy list of technology forums. You can do some research through Google by entering phrase like ‘techmindz forum’ or ‘technical forums’ and you will numerous results.

It’s better to read the terms and condition of the forums and then start the sign-up process. Start a new thread by posting question with sensible title and then describing your problem. There are numerous knowledgably members who will find you the solution of your problem and most of the times you will get replies from staff members of that forum.

Sharing a problem and distributing your knowledge will always build an educated society. You can take an example of latest virus (Blackworm) which has done huge damage in the world. By sharing and gaining knowledge you can get your computer more protective by installing some anti-virus which can help you protect against such hazards.

The concept of forums was started in early 80’s and is still prevalent. The thing is quite simple- post thread and people will respond you with best possible solution. Still if you do not get any solution and your problem seems to be quite tricky then the staff members of techmindz will respond you with the solution.

 Forums are of many types- categorized as technology forum, software forum, virus forum; home theatre forum etc. depending upon your problem you can join any of them. With technically sound people around such forums you will certainly gain enough knowledge.

Industrial air compressors

Industrial Air Compressors

Industrial air compressors are important in the industrial and manufacturing regions. Industrial air compressors are often more powerful and more expensive than the ones you normally see in homes or for smaller jobs. These are good quality industrialgrade applications that are requirements in the industrial area.

Air compressors are standardly fueled by electricity or natural gas, although most industries use natural gas for their air compressors. Both energy sources are costly, but many conglomerates that use natural gas as a power source vastly drop their utility costs.

Many industrial areas take advantage of a twostage air compressor to fill their business requirements. These tworung compressors are intended for heavyduty jobs. These supply a greater level of air compression, as compared with littler and more compact models. The total of air compressed is significantly bigger than tinier models. They can also stockpile unutilized air for later utilization, are more energy efficient, and normally have a more complete shelf life due to their competence. Preservation is also less because it is not functioning as hard, so expenditures are reduced because of that.

High quality industrial air compressors must be licensed by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). These must be certified to lock up workplace safety and responsibility concerns are accounted for. The best compressors supply features such as a safety valve to utilize in the case of extra air pressure in the component. The valve automatically releases air if there is an surplus of power. If this safety component is not utilized, users of the machine run the risk of causing an issue.