Regardless of your reason for needing a Web page, this metaphor holds true: your website is the front door of your home or business. How that page looks, or it’s “curb appeal,” so to speak, will give your visitors their first impression of you, your brand, business or service. It is true that first impressions die hard, whether that impression is a favorable one, or a not so favorable one.
Within those first few seconds of a visitor’s viewing of your site they will mentally determine whether or not your brand, business or service is one worthy of their time to continue to look further at or to delve deeper into your page. Visual presentation is the new curb appeal. In a day when people make important decisions based on websites, you want yours to look the very best it can. You could lose potential leads before they ever get to your content if the visual presentation tells them you are sloppy, unprofessional, or confusing.
Professional Web Design Help
Having a website means more than just putting information on the World Wide Web. It means effectively communicating your message using technology and design that grab people’s attention. Thus it is imperative that you make your site stand out from all the rest. Having your website professionally built can help you in the following ways:
1) A professional web designer can guide you through the process of developing your content and presenting it in a way that effectively and clearly communicates your message while keeping it concise, simple, and unique.
2) As technology rapidly changes, you want to find a designer who knows the latest technology and the best way to use it. As with anything, there is a right and wrong way to use technology. Too much of a good thing can overwhelm your audience. Think of some of the poorly designed websites you may have seen. Perhaps a picture overload? Poor use of negative space? What about music, video advertisements or other media files that autoplay? Taken one at a time these are good, even desirable things. A professional can provide you with the technology that is best suited for your needs and the best fit for your target audience.
3) A professional can help you identify and target your specific audience. It is impossible to appeal to everyone. A professional designer can help you reach out to the demographic most likely to need your service.
Keeping with the home or business analogy, remember: you want your audience to feel welcome at your site. You want them to be able to find the information they need quickly and easily. Most importantly, you want them to come back again and again. A professional web designer can help you ensure that your guests stay your guests.
The ELSA unit by RTT Mobile will help paramedics and other first responders save lives but it is not a medical device. The ELSA gives first responders immediate access to a translator for non-English speaking people as opposed to relying on co-workers or volunteer translators to provide assistance. In critical situations, the time wasted in locating a translator is not only frustrating; it could mean the difference between life and death.
The Need For A Translation Device
According to the 2010 Census, “21 percent of people age five and older mainly speak a language other than English at home.” [http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/acs-22.pdf] Although many of these people also speak English, not all can speak English well enough to interact with first responders, especially in stressful situations.
While a family member, often a child, can provide emergency translation services for paramedics, he or she may not be familiar with medical terminology or translating medical terms accurately. There is a major difference between “Do you have a stabbing pain?” and “Were you stabbed?” but when a person who has limited English language skills is interpreting, important seconds are lost making the distinction. ELSA translators have specific medical training, enabling them to translate for paramedics effectively.
How The ELSA Device Works
The simple, three-button Enabling Language Services Anywhere device works like a three way cell phone call. First responders get access to translation services for up to 180 languages in about 30 seconds.
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One of the best features of the ELSA device is that first responders can get help determining what language or dialect a person is speaking. While most people recognize Spanish, it is difficult for many people to recognize languages that they never heard spoken. Precious time is wasted locating a Vietnamese translator only to discover the person is actually speaking Thai.
Is The ELSA Device Just For First Responders In Large Cities?
The ELSA devise is just as useful for first responders in rural areas without a large immigrant population as it is for first responders in urban areas. Paramedics and police officers responding to vehicle accidents on highways in rural communities often have no one to call for a translation; they are just as frustrated as the out-of-town motorists with limited English skills.
In addition to first responders, schools and government agencies will also find RTT Mobile’s immediate translation device the ideal way to serve their increasingly diversified community.
A device like this that enables communication and helps to save lives is truly overdue and is one of the wisest uses of technology to come along in quite a while.
Does your pet need some enthusiasm or a pick me up? Technology for pets is becoming more popular than ever. Different technology devices allow your pet to be stimulated mentally and physically. Technology for your pet ranges from iPad apps to toys to exercise machines.
Cat Friendly Gadgets
Apple has created several iPad apps that help keep your cat engaged for hours. Some of these free iPad apps include: Fishing, You vs. Cat and Happy Wings. Most of the apps allow your cat to watch and touch the screen when items appear such as wings or even a fish. The up and coming PetCube app will allow you to play with your cat using a laser and microphone while recording him or her to watch again and again.
Dog Friendly Gadgets
The perfect gadget for new puppies is Sleepy Bunny that helps comfort puppies upon arrival in their new forever home. The bunny is a plush toy that has a puppy pulse which mimics the mother’s heartbeat keeping them calm and comfortable. Older, anxious or hyper dogs can stay busy on a doggy treadmill. It keeps your dog in shape while helping those with too much energy burn some. The iCam app from Apple is perfect for the lonely pet lover, as it allows you to see what your pup is doing at all times. Have you ever wondered what your pup does when you aren’t home? Now you can!
For the Birds
Cats and dogs are not the only animals that benefit from new technology. The Talk ‘N Play Bird Toy keeps your bird busy learning! The touch-activated bird toy has a mirror and buttons that each contain a phrase. As your bird touches a button a new phrase will be said for your bird to mimic or sing along with. This tech toy should keep your bird entertained for hours!
In addition to the many pet toy gadgets, there are many others that can help simplify the life of a pet owner. Automatic water and pet feeders, twitter collars, dog translators, and even pet locators are all the rage. Technological advances not only have a significant effect on you, but on your pet as well with many entertaining and useful gadgets. These are the perfect additions to every tech lover household with pets.