R&D

9 Highly Effective Web Design Tips to Improve User Experience And Better Your Business

Imagine doing a quick google search and clicking on a link. Then you wait, and wait, as the website takes forever to load. Frustrated? Annoyed? What was the web designer thinking? However, a website’s slow loading time is just the tip of the ice berg when it comes to Web design. There are many other factors that affect the User Experience (UX) when they visit a website. A reliable website is built on a perfect web design. Ensuring the best user experience is essential to attracting much traffic to the website. Nobody wants to experience a slow page or websites that do not fit on their screens. Hence, coming up with a reliable website that ensures maximum UX is key to staying at the top of every search engine. While most companies might opt for hiring an expert web designer to come up with a reliable website, some web designers do not meet the standards required by the best search engines like Google. The following are some of the most useful website design tips that every web designer should practice to come up with websites that guarantee the best user experience. 1. Research Extensively Knowing your customers is key to coming up with a website to meet their needs. Various website designs meet different product lines. Therefore, before designing the website, it is wise to conduct market research to find out who your real customers are and what factors of your product or brand must be included in the web design. The company’s core values, vision, mission, and quality policy must be reflected on the website. If you are unsure of who you are designing for, it is difficult to come up with the right web design. After establishing the target audience for the website, you should go further to evaluate your buyer persona. Every feature you include on the website must target the respective buyer persona you select. Consider going through your competitors’ websites to find out their strengths and weaknesses. The analysis of competing websites will help you to come up with a web design that meets your

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All Cashless Payment Methods in Singapore (2019 Update)

The world at large is moving more towards being a society that does not use cash. Some countries are more advanced in this endeavor than others, but all are moving in that direction. There are several advantages cited that make this an ideal situation. 1. Low crime rate: People getting mugged for their cash will stop being an issue since people will not have any currency on them. Illegal trade that relies on cash will also be reduced, e.g. the drug trade. There will be a paper trail which will curb issues like money laundering and tax evasion. 2. Save on cash management: Currently, the government spends money to print currency and has to keep replenishing the same. Additionally, businesses have to figure out how to safely manage cash. If the business handles a lot of cash every day, it must be kept safe, and this increases costs. 3. International purchases will be made easy: Since there will be no need for Forex exchange, people can carry out international cashless transactions with a lot of ease. Singapore is currently right behind the forerunners of cashless nations. Over the last few years, cashless payment and e-payments have been introduced and are being used widely across the island. In fact, some of Singapore’s MRT stations will not take cash for the transport cards. Here are some of the major payment systems that are facilitating cashless payments in Singapore: 1. Quick response codes – Commonly referred to as QR codes, these codes are machine readable. Payment intermediaries and banks allow users to pay bills as well as make purchases using them. The codes are simply scanned using a mobile phone and the payment is then processed. This cashless method has taken off very well in hawker centers after a slow start. Now merchants are able to get money from the various international, regional, and local payment systems. 2. PayNow – This system foregoes the use of bank account numbers and instead requires one to type in a mobile phone number or the ID card number of the recipient on a banking app. This initiative is the brainchild

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