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Using Webspotter, you can see the statistics of Shopify usage.
At the moment, Shopify is one of the most popular E-commerce platforms in the world because it allows brands to create beautiful and practical sites.
Let’s now look at the Shopify websites list:
1. Death Wish Coffee
Guys from Death Wish Coffee claim they sell the “world’s strongest coffee,” and most of their sales are done online via the website.
In general, the first thing you see on their site is an offer to buy coffee with a description of the product’s benefits.
At the top of the site there is also a list of sections and below there a the latest post and a link to a corporate blog.
The site is made mainly in white colors with the addition of other, more vivid colors.
2. FCS USA
FCS is an international brand focused on manufacturing and selling surfboard fins, leashes, covers, accessories, and traction. Today we’ll look at their American site.
This site is also made in white color scheme, but it contains large and bright images and therefore looks colorful and lively.
At the top of the site, you can see a list of sections, and below you can see descriptions of the company’s products and a demonstration video.
3. Hello Merch
Hello Merch is an international full-service merchandise firm, with the help of which musicians and bands create and sell merchandise.
The site is very concise; it doesn’t contain too much text and is not overloaded with images. In this case, the white background successfully emphasizes the minimalist design.
In fact, the main information you see on the main page is an offer to buy or sell merchandise, and below is a list of products and prices.
At the very bottom of the page, there is a list of competitive advantages of the company and the reasons why you should choose Hello Merch as a service provider.
4. Daft Punk
Yes, the legends of French electronic music also chose Shopify as a platform for their website, and you know what? Their site looks cool!
If the design of many sites can be described as minimalistic, then the design of Daft Punk’s site is simply minimalism in its own beauty.
At the top of the main page, you can see several icons, clicking on which, you can go to certain sections of the site.
Scrolling the page below, you see about a dozen images stylized as movie posters or advertisements.
After reading the inscriptions on the posters and hovering the mouse, you understand that each poster contains a link to a particular product or section of the site. Such an approach to site design looks pretty creative and unusual.
5. Tee Pee Records
Tee Pee Records this is a famous Us-based independent music label founded in 1993. You may have heard of bands like Sleep, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Warlocks, or Whirr: they all worked with this label.
Despite the fact that the site does not contain any special features, it looks exactly like the site of a good independent music label.
On top of the main page, you can see different sections of the site, such as the shop, the “about us” section, and the list of bands.
Below you can see new releases and prices for vinyl, and even lower there is news related to the residents of the label.
We can call the website’s faded gray color scheme its drawback, but still, the site doesn’t look boring due to the colorful album covers and other images.
The Topato Corporation is a well-known online retailer of webcomics and related merchandise.
As the site focuses on webcomics, it looks very colorful and lively. The site’s pages are full of various colors and pictures. Nevertheless, the site looks neat due to the white background and logical content structure.
At the top of the main page, you can see links leading to sections of the site, and below is a list of products and prices.
7. Maker Shed
Maker Shed is an online store of Make:, a brand focused on the popularization of DIY aesthetics and selling DIY-related products.
So, on the site, you can buy educational magazines, telling how to do this or that thing with your own hands.
Like previous sites, this one is mostly made in white color, but it still looks very bright thanks to the colorful covers of magazines.
8. Pop Chart Lab
Pop Chart Lab create and sell infographic posters related to many pop culture topics, from movies, games, and literature to birds and tech.
Their website looks exactly like the website of a company whose business is related to modern culture and art: colorful, minimalistic and extremely pleasant in perception.
The site structure is also simple and intuitive.
9. The Colossal Shop
The Colossal Shop sale design gifts, toys, objects, and other creative things.
The site has a clear structure, a white background, and all this is combined with a huge variety of bright colors.
As in the previous sites, products are logically divided into categories, so it is easy for visitors to find everything they are interested in.
10. Choose Muse
Choose Moose design and sell of bowl fillers, flatties, shelf sitters, and other stuff.
The site uses multimedia, and the first thing you see on it is the demonstration video clip.
Scrolling down the page, you will see descriptions of the company’s products, news, and real products with a price.
By N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe
Time and time again, we have hopped onto technology thinking it's the best possible invention for communication. Despite the advantages that technology brings, writing remains at the forefront when it comes to ideation and communication. The creative stimulation that results when putting pen to paper has specifically gained traction during the lockdown days after the rise of the Covid-19 pandemic.
People were looking for expression avenues away from technology and screens turning to creative activities to remain inspired. Writing, a form of expression provided individuals with a platform to process emotional stress and effectively manage their feelings during testing times.
As we kick off 2022, and in celebration of National Handwriting Day, Eirini Petratou, Senior User Research Manager at BIC, sheds light on the benefits of handwriting and the underrated magic that it holds.
Handwriting boosts cognitive processes
As opposed to taking notes on a gadget, using pen and paper helps better activate cognitive processes. It improves the capacity to retain knowledge, recall facts and concepts, and provide a more in-depth comprehension of the subject at hand. Cursive writing specifically proved to boost brain development in the domains of thinking, language and reasoning. According to a New York Times study, cursive writing also promotes brain synchronisation between the left and right hemispheres.
Cursive writing promotes brain synchronisation between the left and right hemispheres. | Unsplash
Handwriting develops brain health
Handwriting, like meditation, boosts cerebral activity in certain areas of the brain. According to research conducted at Indiana University, the act of writing by hand stimulates creativity that is not easily accessible in any other manner. High-tech magnetic resonance imaging proved that low-tech handwriting enhances neuronal activity in some areas of the brain.
Writing enhances creativity and thought processes
Writing helps get our creative juices flowing and supports organising thought processes. In one of his articles, renowned author Patrick McClean stated that using pen and paper help avoid the distractions that result from digital platforms. When typing, individuals tend to focus on editing content as they develop it -- which is counterproductive to the creative process. On the other hand, using pen and paper allows people to jot down their creative ideas, fully gather their thoughts and edit later.
Writing helps get our creative juices flowing and supports organising thought processes. | Unsplash
Handwriting boosts happiness
According to a health encyclopedia by Rochester University, journaling helps improve the mood, as writing down thoughts, ideas and emotions on paper gives people a platform to better express themselves and understand their emotions. It allows enough time for people to identify and understand their feelings. Writing helps articulate thoughts that lead people to feel uninspired or demotivated. The process of jotting down emotions on paper has proven to be therapeutic and helps enhance feelings of happiness as well as reduce stress.
Writing down emotions has been shown to be therapeutic, increasing feelings of happiness and decreasing stress. | Unsplash
Mark this special day and jump on the handwriting bandwagon. Grab a pen and paper and kick off your year with positive and valuable habits.
(National Handwriting Day is celebrated annually on January 23) (IANS/ MBI)
(Keywords: emotions, thoughts, technology, feelings, brain, creative writing, journals, National Handwriting Day)
Trends come and go, but some stick around for a while, such as the Work from Home look. Forget wearing casuals and try some new styles that are both comfortable and appropriate for online meetings and calls.
Being in style is always great, whether it's at the office or at home. Naveen Mahlawat, co-founder of StalkBae.com, a fashion e-commerce site owned by MadBow Ventures Ltd, offers some new style advice for working from home:
The black and white top
This timeless combination never goes out of style. A black and white shirt teamed with a black trouser or skirt creates the perfect style, whether it's at your office desk or in your favourite chair at home.
This timeless combination never goes out of style. | IANS
What better way to show off your professional yet trendy side than with an olive-green full-sleeves top? In a Zoom meeting or during a virtual chat with your client, the all-time favourite olive colour is great to capture eyes.
What better way to show off your professional yet trendy side than with an olive-green full-sleeves top. | IANS
Classy Cargo trousers
Old is gold, and Cargo tracks are the most comfortable and easiest to style. Pair them with sweaters or sweatshirts for a full day in front of the computer.
The Shirt dress
For your virtual presentations on your office project, the shirt dress gives you a formal yet trendy look. The blue shirt seems comfortable enough to wear all day, but it also gives the impression that you didn't just get out of bed.
For your virtual presentations on your office project, the shirt dress gives you a formal yet trendy look. | IANS
Checkered Blue Skirt
Match your favourite sleeveless tops with the lovely knotted checkered blue skirt for a stylish look for your long day at work. With this outfit, you may show your eccentric side while yet maintaining a professional demeanour at work. (IANS/ MBI)
Match your favourite sleeveless tops with the lovely knotted checkered blue skirt. | IANS
(Keywords: style, office, slay, work, shirt, skirt, green, trendy, professional, checkered, work from home)
By M.K. Ashoka
The issue of wearing a hijab (head covering worn in public by Muslim women) to the colleges along with the uniform has sparked a debate in Karnataka over religious practices impacting the education system in the state. The matter has also snowballed into a controversy on whether the hijab could be considered as part of the uniform. The ruling BJP is deliberating on whether to take a call on allowing hijab as part of the uniform of college students. State Education Minister B.C. Nagesh, while opposing the wearing of hijab to classrooms, has said that a decision would be taken on the issue soon by the government.
The experts as well as students are divided over the issue. Those who are in favour state that the dress code in classrooms should not indicate faith or religion as it creates barriers between students as well as teachers. Those who support the wearing of hijab say that hijab should be treated as a scarf. Hijab is black in colour and it can't be a religious symbol as Islam is identified with the green colour. The hijab should be treated as a symbol of chastity, they maintain.
The denial of permission to six girls in the Government Girls' Pre University College in the communally sensitive district of Udupi in the state has created a controversy. Nagesh dubbed it as a political move and questioned whether centres of learning should become religious centres. Meanwhile, the girl students have decided to continue their protest until they are allowed to attend classes wearing hijab.
"I have been facing the issue of hijab. We have not been allowed into the classroom just because we are wearing hijab. Though it's our fundamental and constitutional right they are not allowing us. It's a government college though. There is a lot of discrimination in the college, we can't speak to each other in Urdu, we can't say salaam to each other in the college. This matter has become communal and we are so sad about it. We did not want this to become communal," Aliya Assadi, a protesting student explained.
"Many political parties are taking advantage of this. We are just asking for basic fundamental rights. I don't know why it is so tough to take us inside with a headscarf. We are not asking permission with burqas. Last Friday, the college principal and four professors made protesting students give an apology letter by blackmailing them that their statements on hijab are false. For basic rights do we have to do so much?" she asked. "They tease that we will never win in this protest. They called our parents many times and tried to manipulate them. I request government officials to respond on the issue and allow us to wear hijab. We don't want options. We want to study, come up in life as well as wear hijab," explained Almas.
The girl students have decided to continue their protest until they are allowed to attend classes wearing hijab. | Unsplash
Eight students of the college are still protesting in the college campus for being denied entry into the classrooms for wearing hijab along with the uniform. Five of them are studying in II PUC and three students are studying I PUC. The students are turning down the demands of shunning hijab and are firm on their stand that until the government gives them permission to wear hijab and attend classes, they will sit outside the classrooms and continue to protest. They maintain that it is their religious freedom and constitutional right to wear hijab.
Sathish M Bejjihally, Bengaluru City University Academic Council Member and Principal Vidya Sanskaar Institute of Science, Commerce and Management, told IANS that educational institutions should be devoid of caste, colour, religion. Students come to school for learning. There may be differences of opinion however, there should not be differences among individuals.
"The dress should not indicate faith, religion. It will create barriers between students. The development may lead to clashes in the educational institutes. Swami Vivekananda has stated that education is the manifestation of perfection which is already there in the child. The child was born as ‘vishwa manava' (global citizen), but society restricts him to become one" he said. The students wearing hijabs will miss out on peer group learning. Uniform is a comfortable cloth designed to facilitate participation of students in sports, cultural activities, he explained.
However, Professor Muzaffar Assadi, Dean Faculty of Arts in ManasaGangothri in Mysuru University, explained that dress code is about decency. We should be allowed to wear hijab just as sarees, Punjabi dresses are allowed. Hijab could be treated as a headscarf and it will not hide the uniform. "If hijab could be treated as a religious symbol then students can't come to classes with kumkum (bindi, vermillion), bangles. No public school is completely secular. Saraswathi pooja is conducted, Hindu gods' photos will be on walls, festivals are celebrated in schools, aren't they religious?" Assadi asks.
Hijab is a symbol of chastity, not a religious one. "Why don't you treat it as just a scarf? If you see everything in that perspective then wearing of ‘Janivaar' (sacred thread) is also religious. Hijab is not religious as it is of black colour. Islam is identified with green colour. Black also represents dissent and sadness, he says.
The dress which does not attract sexual appetite, indecent, against the rules and which does not cover uniform should be allowed. "Let us celebrate cultural diversity. I oppose uniform culture itself. One of my colleagues who is retiring always comes for lectures in jeans and a t-shirt. It should not matter," he said.
Premashree, Central Working Committee Member of Akhila Bharatha Vidyarthi Parishad and student of LLM, explained that students have to come with a feeling of unity. "Anything which affects unity and gives scope to groupism we will oppose. There should not be saffron shawls either in the campus," she said. "Since 75 years the uniform system in the country has been maintained like this and it has to be maintained like that," she opines.
All eyes are on the move of the ruling BJP in the state over the issue of wearing of hijab by students. | Unsplash
Masood Manna, State Committee Member of Campus Front of India (CFI), said, "If there is no solution found by the government they will stage a protest. "It is a violation of the right to education and the right to practice religion," he said. Nagesh told IANS that a decision had been made by the School Development and Management Committee in 1985. The committee has taken a decision with regard to uniforms in the campus. "So far all children are following the rule. Whichever institution it is, if they make a rule, the students who want to study must be obliging. All these days the uniform rule was followed and why did they suddenly change?" he asked.
"It is political. What if others start wearing dresses according to their wishes? Do we have to allow them, the students will come in half dresses, and do we have to allow them?" Nagesh questioned. A similar incident was reported from Chikkamaglur district. One group of students started wearing saffron shawls protesting the wearing of hijabs by some girl students in the college. The authorities have resolved the issue after holding a parents-teachers meeting. Now, all eyes are on the move of the ruling BJP in the state over the issue of wearing of hijab by students. (IANS/ MBI)
(Keywords: hijab, karnataka, bjp, ruling, row, political, muslims, islam, rights, students, educational institutions)