The Fold: Correlation Between Attention And Scrolling


You fervently believe that your site has a ton of useful and helpful information for readers but do they know themselves? A conclusive study done by Jakob Nielsen concludes that web users spend 80% of their time looking at information above the page fold and only 20% of their attention below the fold, once they start scrolling down.

The further a user scrolls down, the lesser the attention is paid towards the content. For the uninitiated, the fold may refer to a slew of great things but in the context of web design, it means the line beyond which a user must scroll to see more contents of a page after the page displays within their browser; also known as a “scroll-line.”

It’s as if users arrive at a page with a certain amount of fuel in their tanks. As they “drive” down the page, they use up gas, and sooner or later they run dry. The amount of gas in the tank will vary, depending on each user’s inherent motivation and interest in each page’s specific topic.

Attention

The following chart shows the distribution of attention along stripes that were 100 pixels tall. The bars represents the total gaze time, rather than the number of fixations. Simply put, two fixations of 200 ms count the same as one fixation of 400 ms.

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Through the study, Nielsen found that users spent 80.3% of their time on web pages above the fold, and 19.7% below. This was carried out with the average screen resolution of 1,024 × 768 pixels. However, do take note that users with higher screen resolutions and bigger monitors wouldn’t change the result because it’ll just increase the attention spent above the fold due to an increment of information compared to the previous screen space. Leer más “The Fold: Correlation Between Attention And Scrolling”

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Firefox: By the Numbers


Mozilla Firefox: By the Numbers

Firefox—a web browser known for its security, performance, and customizability—has witnessed unbelievable adoption rates, becoming a symbol of open source software done right. In just 6 years, it has fastened itself firmly into the web browser arena, fanning the flames of the highly-heated browser wars.

This infographic presents some fascinating facts and figures pertaining to our beloved web browser: Firefox.

Click on the image to view the infographic in full size.

Mozilla Firefox: By the Numbers

About the Author

Jacob Gube is the Founder and Chief Editor of Six Revisions. He’s also a web developer/designer who specializes in front-end development (JavaScript, HTML, CSS) and PHP development, and a book author. If you’d like to connect with him, head on over to the contact page and follow him on Twitter: @sixrevisions.

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View Hundreds Of Channels From Around The World In Chrome With TV Chrome @ SmashingApps



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Recently I was thinking how to initiate recording a TV channel via Windows 7 Media Center. The problem was that I needed to do this remotely, in case I was not at home, remembered that a series I liked was being aired on TV, and wanted it recorded. After much extensive searching, I finally found an application called Remote Potato.

Setting up Remote Potato was no child’s play and it took me quite some time. I am still not satisfied with it. When I told a fellow blogger about my predicament, he asked “But if you can access the internet while you’re away from home, why not simply use it to view television online?” I asked him what he meant and he answered “TV Chrome.”

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When he showed me what TV Chrome was, I did not believe my eyes. Without paying anything, setting up anything, I was able to view hundreds of channels from around the world. I bet you do not believe me.

TV Chrome is an extension for Google Chrome. It places an icon in Chrome’s address bar which we click to dropdown a window.

Channels

This window has channels from all over the world sorted country and genre wise. Of course not each and every channel from all countries are available, but the list that is available is very impressive.

Take the “Movies TV” genre, for example.

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It has HBO USA on top that can be streamed online. Click on HBO and a new Chrome window opens up.

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We can double-click on the video to view it full screen. While the video quality is not great, the advantage is that the loading time is impressive and we can view the video stream easily.

Impressed with TV Chrome yet?

There is just one thing you should know before you start using it. When I first tried to view the channels, I got a message in the newly opened window that my Chrome was missing the Windows Media Player plug-in. I did a bit of searching and found that to fix that issue, I need to download the Windows Media Player plug-in for Firefox. It made little sense, but I did it anyway and I could use TV Chrome then.

Here is the link to Chrome guiding users how to install the Windows Media Player plug-in and here the link to the plug-in itself.

In the end of this post, I want to wholeheartedly thank the team behind TV Chrome which has made online TV completely free to view.

http://www.smashingapps.com/2010/04/03/view-hundreds-of-channels-from-around-the-world-in-chrome-with-tv-chrome.html

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Ford y Microsoft tratan de averiguar cuántos caben en un Ka


En 2009, Microsoft se interesó por las predilecciones de los miembros de la comunidad Windows Live Messenger a la hora de adquirir un coche. Entre las conclusiones extraídas del sondeo, la compañía de Gates se quedó con dos: por un lado, que la personalización y la tecnología incorporada en el vehículo son dos características básicas a la hora de decidirse por un modelo u otro, y por otro, la elección del Ford Ka como su coche favorito de entre los de pequeño tamaño.


Sólo unos meses después, Ford y Microsoft presentan el nuevo Ford Ka Messenger, “el coche de tu comunidad”, una edición limitada y exclusiva de 500 unidades que incorpora el nuevo Windows Phone HTC Touch 2 con navegador GPS integrado y Messenger. El lanzamiento del vehículo viene precedido por la campaña ‘Cuantoscabenenunka’.
A finales de febrero, Ford y Microsoft lanzaban el site www.cuantoskabenenunka.com con el objetivo de que los internautas invitaran al mayor número de amigos posibles para meterlos, de forma virtual eso sí, en la nueva edición limitada y exclusiva del Ford Ka Windows Live Messenger. Leer más “Ford y Microsoft tratan de averiguar cuántos caben en un Ka”