Monthly Web Roundup - January 2017

Posted by: James Hall

The January edition of the Reliance Web Newsletter.

In this issue, we take a look at various social media stats from 2016 including user counts in Austalia and some overall observations. We read about LinkedIn, who have finally launched a major redesigned desktop version of their app. And finally, we take a look at an upcoming web trend of 2017: Emphasis on Content.

As always, if you have any questions feel free to send an email to support@relianceit.com.au or give us a call. We'd be happy to hear from you.
Until next time,
Peta Simpson
Role: Web Team Leader
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Social Media Statistics 2016
Today we look at a report showing the most popular social networks in Australia over December 2016. We also recap the year as a whole and highlight the biggest changes to the social media landscape over 2016.

The Australian market is now in a mature phase, we don’t see large growth for all networks as we did a couple years ago, however there are still some significant changes to major services like Instagram, Snapchat and WhatsApp.

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LinkedIn Desktop Redesign Puts Conversations and Content at the Center
LinkedIn have completed the largest desktop redesign since its inception. Something they have taken the time and investment to build from the ground up and in concert with their new mobile app, to provide a LinkedIn experience that is more intuitive, faster and creates more value for you.

Most importantly, this desktop redesign brings conversations and content to the heart of the platform, so you can more easily share ideas, join a discussion, and discover news and topics you care about.

Click the link below to find out more and check it out yourself.

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Web Design Trends 2017: Emphasis on the content
We’ve spent years adding things to our websites such as sidebars, headers, banner ads, sidebar ads, calls to action, comments, popups, social media buttons, signup boxes, etc. All of these things have ended up cluttering our websites and taking up more and more real estate, taking the attention away from the entire point of a web page: the content.

In 2017, websites are likely to start moving back to basics and placing more emphasis on content. Whether that means we remove all of the other distractions we’ve spent years adding, or just making them take up less real estate is yet to be determined. Getting back to the heart of a website — the content — will be prevalent moving forward.

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