Day: July 19, 2018

European search engine Qwant celebrates its 5th anniversary with a new design

qwant search engine

To celebrate its fifth anniversary, the French search engine Qwant is undergoing a makeover and intends to capture up to 10% of the market share of European Internet users.

After five years of activity, Qwant got itself a big relooking for its 4th version. The search engine made in France that we have been following since its inception, was far from being a model of ergonomics for its users. Very dense, with its three thematic columns – Web, news and social networks -, the interface still uses the same display for results as Google. On the left, a large section listing search results by keyword. On the right, when the search lends itself to it, a column displays the Answers Instant overviews and summaries of the theme sought, the latest trends in relation on social networks, or news.

On the far left, a thin column of icons filters the results according to the type of content sought (images, videos, social networks, shopping, news, Web). This larger display greatly improves the reading of search results.

Vertical thematic research services

In a round menu button at the top right of the page, Qwant offers “verticals”. These are thematic services, such as Qwant Sport, Qwant Music, Qwant Shopping. The search engine also lists Qwant Junior, for ages 6 to 12, with a filter designed to neutralize the display of offensive or inappropriate content.

Finally, the search engine, which is now known to respect the privacy of its users, is taking this opportunity to develop its visual identity with rounded search fields and a new logo in the spirit of flat design with modified colors. By 2020, Qwant expects to recover up to 10% of market share in Europe. It currently has 5% in France.

Which WordPress theme for your future website?

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You want to create a website, good idea; I’m here! However, you don’t know which theme to select?

Some ways to help you find a design theme without ruining yourself!

WordPress is a content management system that is easy to administer even for neophytes.

About 33% of websites in the world are created with WordPress.

Beforehand, define your needs to present your activity and think about the content available in the pages. Sometimes inspiration is also found after visualizing a series of themes.

First option: a free theme.

You can search for themes directly accessible through the WordPress back office (site administration).

Go to Appearance then themes. Click on the “add” button. A wide choice of free design and responsive themes is offered to you among those “put forward,” “popular” or “last put online.” Some premium themes are subject to a fee. You can preview the theme and get an idea of what your future website might look like.

My future customers will have access to these features from a showcase site and can choose a theme or view my selection before making a final choice.

Second option: Search for a theme on the internet.

The themes proposed by a multitude of sites are for the most part paying.
ThemeForest offers a wide variety of themes selected by category. A preview feature is available. The choice is so vast that you will be spoilt for choice. The average price of a theme is 50$.

Other sites:, Woothemes, or Studiopress.

The third solution: find a site you like and search for the name of the theme.

If you like the website you are visiting, it may or may not be a WordPress site.
If this is the case, you will know it with this tool “What WordPress Theme Is That “which will allow you to know the name of the theme used.

Of course, each theme is customizable, and by changing the graphic charter, logo, content, font…the result will be different. Only the structure of the site will be identical.

Today, however, the themes are similar and have similar characteristics. As with fashion clothing, there are fashions that web designers follow. There are many “one page” or “parallax” themes; the whole site takes place on the same page but on a different background and responsive themes that offer more or less the same presentation of your content. Here is an example of a parallax theme: Test Manufacture.

However, don’t forget the 3 pillars that contribute to the success of a website :

– Your site must be well structured so that search engines index it.

– Its content must be relevant and contain keywords.

– External links must point to your site to make it better known.

A website is not just about putting photos and text on pages. For a site to reach your target and be profitable, you need professional advice to help you follow these 3 pillars. Contact me and let’s talk about it together.