Monthly Web Roundup - October 2016

Posted by: James Hall

October edition of the Reliance Web Newsletter.

In this issue we take a look at some best practises when it comes to writing content for your website. We hear about a new partnership with Litmus and Microsoft with the intention of improving email compatibility in Outlook. And finally we take a look at some statistics to do with usage of social media networks and answer questions like which are the most popular networks.

As always, if you have any questions feel free to send an email to or give us a call. We'd be happy to hear from you.
Until next time,
James Hall
Role: Web Designer
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Best Practices for Improving Your Website's Usability
Writing content for web users has its challenges. Chief among them is the ease with which your content is read and understood by your visitors (i.e. its readability).

When your content is highly readable, your audience is able to quickly digest the information you share with them — a worthy goal to have for your website, whether you run a blog, an e-store or your company's domain.

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Litmus and Microsoft Partner to Make Email Better
Litmus and Microsoft are teaming up to make email better for thousands of email marketers — and the hundreds of millions of people who use Microsoft Outlook.

Through the partnership, Litmus will help Microsoft prioritize email rendering bugs in Outlook, identify issues faster, and announce improvements and fixes to the community.

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Latest social media statistics of consumer adoption and usage
Social networks are now so well established, that there are now a core 'top 5' social networks which are most popular which doesn't change from year-to-year. But, as we'll see in this post, the most popular social media sites vary a lot by level of usage in different countries and with demographics. So understanding these differences in popularity of different social networks is really important when targeting specific audiences.

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  Quick Tech Tip

A sharp rise in the number of "brute force attacks" is causing widespread data and productivity losses to businesses and organisations all over Australia. A brute force attack is an attempt to gain access to a network by attempting as many username and password combinations against a system until one is found to work. This makes users with simplistic passwords such as Password1 very susceptible to being compromised.

Test the strength of your current password by going to: and see how long it would take for your password to be cracked.
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