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4 Typography Trends to Look Out for in 2014

Emoji abuse. Chances are you’re guilty of it or you know someone who is. It’s tempting, of course, to play around with those colorful little creations available right on the keyboards of our smartphones and tablets. And you should, mostly because they’re fun and allow for a wider range of expression than boring old words or even photos. But emojis have also made for a heck of a challenge for web designers. If you’ve been on Twitter on your desktop or laptop, you can tell when someone you follow uses an Emoji in a tweet -- it always shows up as a misplaced, ugly, empty box. Emojis are becoming hugely popular, and not just in tweets, but also in blog posts and other traditional web content. That’s prompting the main players on the web to start experimenting with multicolored (and even animated) fonts. Mozilla, Abode, Microsoft and Google have all begun researching the possibility of more engaging typography as 2014 progresses, CNET reports. It makes sense; the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the web design industry is slated to grow 22% between 2010 and 2020, meaning more innovation is already on its way. So, what other kinds of typography breakthroughs...
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The Future of Search: Semantic Data, Schema.org

The future search interfaces are not going to be the way they are today. According to many industry experts, they will focus on actually answering the questions posed by the users. We can already see the beginning of this in the form of Google's recipe search and Bing's travel search products. However, analysts are telling that these are just the beginning of the bigger shifts in how we are going to interact with larger databases on the internet. Twin-Structured Search Engines The future belongs to twin-structured search engines. The first area of these will try to directly answer the questions that are posed to them. Some of the examples for this kind of search queries are: Which movie is being shown in a theater nearer to you? What is the temperature at a particular region? What is the current exchange rate of dollar and pound? etc. This is a simple extension of the search technology which is already in place. But, the utility of these kind of search queries is generally limited where user decision is necessary. The second area of a twin-structured search engine deals with questions where the user needs to decide based on the available information. This is...
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