Things to know: Sharks coach confirms the nature of Erik Karlsson’s injury

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)SAN JOSE — Brent Burns is good to go, Evander Kane is still out and the Sharks coach provided insight into Erik Karlsson’s latest setback.Pete DeBoer confirmed after the Sharks morning practice on Sunday that Karlsson re-aggravated a groin injury on Tuesday that forced him out of the lineup for 10 games in January and February. The Sharks coach said recent test results affirmed that Karlsson isn’t dealing with a …last_img

Twitter Kills Off Tweetdeck – R.I.P. Third-Party Clients

first_imgThe Twitter client end times are nigh. Well, to be fair, they’ve been nigh for a while now – so I guess now the end times are here.In a blog post today, Twitter announced that it would formally discontinue support for TweetDeck’s trio of non-web apps, TweetDeck for iPhone, Android and AIR. The clients will be pulled from their app stores in early May, so you can expect considerable wonkiness thereafter.Twitter, The Control FreakThe death of the TweetDeck trifecta marks a formal end to the heyday of third-party Twitter clients. Last year, as Twitter began to tighten its guidelines, the company effectively wrestled developers into a choke-hold.Along the way, many great clients and apps folded, deeming it too risky to pour themselves into projects that could be felled by Twitter at a moment’s notice. The three clients that Twitter will no longer support are all powered by its old API v1, which the company already announced plans to retire.Power Users Left In The Cold What are we left with? Well, acccording to its blog, Twitter will rally around the “modern, web-based version of TweetDeck – namely TweetDeck for web and TweetDeck the Chrome app. TweetDeck’s native Mac and PC clients will also live on, though Twitter will focus its efforts on the other versions. None of these option are atrocious in their own right, but it’s slim pickings for power users these days. Many self-proclaimed power users remain loyal to the AIR version of TweetDeck, in spite of its quirks. The AIR-powered client retains the flavor of the original app, before Twitter began to splice TweetDeck’s DNA into a less feature-rich client meant for more casual users.Twitter Is A Platform, Not An AppTwitter’s plan to evolve beyond a platform and into a suite of apps has been building momentum for years. Twitter acquired TweetDeck back in 2011 and casual Twitter client Tweetie before that, in 2010.Still, the vestigial remains of half-abandoned clients are just as much of a mess than ever – and the fact that Twitter is keeping the TweetDeck branding isn’t helping. At its essence, Twitter is still more of a platform than it is an app. But as its development strangehold tightens, the ample customization of a thriving ecosystem will soon be the stuff of archived tweets.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… taylor hatmaker The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts center_img Tags:#social media#twitter A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more

How Does Color Affect Your Potential Customers?

first_imgColor design can be an effective marketing tool if used correctly. Acting directly on the subconscious of the site visitor, the color in web design can form a positive attitude to the product, trust, and positive emotions that cause a person to make a purchase and believe your brand.When a person first enters the site, he intuitively perceives the picture as a whole. Within the next 1-2 seconds, the client decides to stay and explore the resource or to close the tab and go back to the search results. If the color design of the online business is chosen and implemented correctly, the user will more likely remain on the page.Let’s see how to choose the right shades and predetermine the process of your client choice.What You Need to Know About the Combination of ColorsThe principles of color combinations originate from Newton’s color ring. Of the three primary colors, intermediary ones are produced by mixing, which is located in the adjacent ring segments. To choose colors, use one of the following seven schemes:Monochromatic – for design creation, one primary color is chosen, and additional colors are formed from its hues (saturation and brightness are adjusted).Complementary – in this case, the color selection for the web site begins with the choice of two contrasting tones, which are complemented by several more derived shades.Split – this scheme is similar to the complementary one, but one of the contrasting colors is replaced by two similar ones from the adjacent segments.Analog – according to this scheme, 3 colors are chosen from the neighboring segments: one is used as the main one, and the other two play the role of additional accents.Triad – the designer takes three colors that are equally distant from each other, and on the basis of them forms a color palette.Rectangle – here, four colors are used, and each pair is chosen according to the principle of contrast.Quadrate – the scheme resembles the previous one, but all colors are equally distant from each other.Which color to choose for the site?In developing the color scheme of the site you should not be guided solely by your own preferences. After all, the site is created, first of all, for the user. How to choose the right color for a site is a question of understanding the psychological aspect of the influence of colors and using this knowledge in accordance to your goals. There are three methods for choosing the color of the site which we will discuss in detail below. Corporate style. If your product has a corporate identity or a logo that has already entrenched in people’s memory and become recognizable, or you plan to do it this way, it makes sense to design the site in the appropriate colors. But you need to pay attention to how the selected colors are combined with each other and how they will look in the design of the site. In some cases, colors from the logo can be replaced with similar shades, adjusting the intensity, brightness, and other color options.Theme. Colors for website design should correspond to its theme or product/services to which it is dedicated. For example, purple is the traditionally chosen shade for perfume sites, a site about auto lease deals is difficult to imagine without the use of dark blue or gray colors in the design.The target audience. Who are your customers, for whom the site is created? If it is men, it is better to prefer dark or neutral shades. For women, it is better to choose pastel colors. For children, traditionally colored in rich and bright colors is the way to go.How Many Colors Should Be Chosen for Design?The site, designed with a large variety of colors, is hard and even repulsive: getting to it, the user wants to quickly close this tab. If there are few colors, the site may look monotonous, and the user’s attention will be dispersed. The optimal working palette for the designer is 3-4 colors:Main. The basic color in the design, which highlights the main content on the pages.Additional. Color to highlight background information, which is advantageously combined with the main color, complementing it.Background. Calm shade on which the main and additional colors are not lost.Accentuating. Contrast primary color that attracts the visitor’s attention to key elements of the site.Colors and Psychological Characteristics of Their PerceptionColor perception is not constant. How a person responds to the same color depends on many factors. But still, before choosing a color for a site, you need to examine the typical associations for each color that are specific for most people.RedAssociated with aggression, power, passion, and love. It focuses the attention, causes anxiety, and feeling of danger. This color is ideal for highlighting triggers, calls to action, functional elements of the site. But you need to be careful, as such a saturated and expressive color can play against you.OrangeThis color is associated with youth, friendliness, positive and bright positive emotions, and energy. It awakens creativity, adding dynamics to the site. It is often used for youth style design. Orange looks favorably in the design of accents.YellowThe color of joy, childhood, happiness, and vitality. Sometimes associated with solidity, status, and credibility. The nuances of perception depend more on the chosen hue. You can confidently use yellow colors for a business site, and for the store of children’s goods as well. This universal color fits different themes, reinforcing each specific message.GreenAssociated with health, nature, development, environmental friendliness, safety, and finances. This color opens up many possibilities of color combinations: it can be mixed with warm and cool hues, depending on the subject of the site. Saturated and dark shades of green best convey the emotions of money and financial stability.Dark BlueSuch a choice of color for website design will be justified if you need to gain the user’s confidence, instill calm and confidence in them, create a sense of reliability and convince them of your professionalism. In addition, deep blue looks luxurious and aesthetically pleasing in the design of the site.PurpleA color of luxury and refinement. Associated with romance, mysticism, and mystery. Suitable for mystical sites and in the store selling exclusive products. Violet can also work in cases where the target audience is women.WhiteClean, spaciousness, and express freedom. This color is often used for the background. This solution is optimal for online stores because it allows you to better focus on the products. With a large amount of content, white background allows you to visually structure information and get rid of the feeling of clutter. Used to create a trendy minimal design.BlackRefinement, tension, domination, and minimalism. Be careful with this color. It can delight the user with a combination of minimalism and luxury or can cause a negative reaction and irritation. Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Tags:#Color Schemes#design sprints#online business Amelia Grant I am Amelia Grant, journalist, and blogger. I think that information is a great force that is able to change people’s lives for the better. That is why I feel a strong intention to share useful and important things about health self-care, wellness and other advice that may be helpful for people. Being an enthusiast of a healthy lifestyle that keeps improving my life, I wish the same for everyone.Our attention to ourselves, to our daily routine and habits, is very important. Things that may seem insignificant, are pieces of a big puzzle called life. I want to encourage people to be more attentive to their well-being, improve every little item of it and become healthier, happier, stronger. All of us deserve that. And I really hope that my work helps to make the world better. Reasons to Outsource General Counsel Services f… Communication Works Wonders (with Itai Sadan) Related Posts 5 Essential Skills all Entrepreneurs Need to B…last_img read more

Ajit Pawar’s ‘revolt’: Uncle-nephew feuds not new in Maharashtra

first_imgSacking of Ajit Pawar as head of NCP legislative unit unconstitutional: BJP Sena betrayed people by siding with corrupt Cong. : Javadekar Maharashtra politics: Ajit Pawar returns to private residence in Churchgate Rivalries between uncles and nephews is not a new phenomenon in Maharashtra politics which is in churn following NCP leader Ajit Pawar’s coup against the party chief and his uncle Sharad Pawar, the tallest political leader in the state.Mr. Ajit Pawar’s act of joining hands with the BJP on Saturday at a time when the NCP-Shiv Sena-Congress combine was being put in place to form an alternative government to checkmate the BJP, stunned many.In an early morning development on Saturday, Ajit Pawar took oath as deputy Chief Minister alongside Devendra Fadnavis who sworn in as the Chief Minister for a second time.Mr. Ajit Pawar’s “revolt” virtually sabotaged the efforts of the Sena, NCP and Congress to prop up a government of disparate allies.Interestingly, Mr. Fadnavis had taken a dig at the Pawars during the campaigning for the October assembly elections through the old Hindi song: “Bure kaam ka bura natija, kyo bhai chacha, haan bhatija”.However, the same ‘bhatija’ (Ajit Pawar) has stood up against his ‘chacha’ (Sharad Pawar). Also Read  Another famous case of nephew-uncle war is that of Raj Thackeray, who broke away from the Sena in 2006 claiming that his uncle Bal Thackeray was promoting the latter’s son Uddhav in the party.Mr. Raj later founded Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) which had won 13 out of the total 288 seats in the 2009 assembly polls, before it started losing momentum.Similarly, Dhananjay Munde had parted ways with his uncle late Gopinath Munde of the BJP, apparently over the growing importance of the saffron stalwart’s daughter Pankaja Munde.Mr. Dhananjay later joined the NCP and went on the become the leader of opposition in the state Legislative Council while Ms. Pankaja was elected as an MLA and became a minister in the BJP-led government in the state in 2014. She lost to Mr. Dhananjay in 2019 polls.“This is not the first time that a nephew has revolted against his uncle from a politically dominated family but the recent one is quite shocking as it happened with the most respected political family of Maharashtra, the Pawars,” said Arun Khore, a political analyst.Also Read  He said unlike in other cases, Ajit Pawar has taken the internecine feud to the next level by joining the BJP-led government.“The timing of the current episode involving Ajit Pawar is important. The episode has elements of deceit, betrayal and falsehood intertwined,” Mr. Khore added.Many theories are doing rounds over the trigger behind Mr. Ajit Pawar’s “revolt” against Mr. Sharad Pawar.One of the probable explanations was that Mr. Ajit Pawar was sulking over his uncle apparently promoting his daughter Supriye Sule, an NCP MP, as his heir apparent.However, the senior Pawar had dismissed this in a press conference on Saturday noon.Mr. Khore said Mr. Ajit Pawar was sending feelers to the BJP even though the discussion with the Sena and the Congress were progressing.Mr. Sharad Pawar had even announced that Uddhav Thackeray would be the next Chief Minister of the State.“If he (Ajit) was against the NCP and the Congress joining hands with the Shiv Sena to form a government, he should have left the party with his group of MLAs or joined the BJP, but he chose to align with the BJP in this manner, which was more shocking,” he said.Also Read  Though he was stripped of the NCP legislature leader’s charge on Saturday, Mr. Ajit Pawar on Sunday maintained that he was with the NCP and talked about the “NCP-BJP” alliance.However, the senior Pawar hit back in no time, saying there was no question of any alliance with the Amit Shah-led party.last_img read more