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The justices finished up the first week of the new term by finally hearing argument in Google v. Oracle, a case that has been pending at the Supreme Court since the fall of 2018. The high-stakes dispute presents a challenge by Oracle (the current owner of a copyright in the Java platform created by Sun Microsystems) against the Android operating system, which Google designed when it entered the smartphone market.

Google wanted Android to be accessible to developers familiar with Java. Accordingly, although Google purchased or rewrote from scratch all the code that provides the functionality of Android, it reused the “declaring” code from Java (about 11,000 lines) that programmers use to call up particular commands. (You might imagine that it reused phrases like “Open Sesame,” but created anew the mechanisms to cause doors to open and shut.) A jury held that Google’s actions were “fair use,” but the

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The success of any website is by a large margin pegged on the look and functionality of its major interface elements. However, many web designers miss this important fact in their designs. A website should be designed with the users in mind since they are likely to move to other websites if they find it tough to interact with your website. A website’s credibility and the brand in general risk being then dented with the conversion rates suffering a blow as well. It is therefore important that every web designer observes the following considerations when working on the website’s user interfaces for the best user experiences.

1. Place Navigation Bars and Search Boxes Strategically: Navigation bars are better used when designing smaller websites as they are likely to cause navigational problems when used in relatively larger and content-rich websites. Instead, use search boxes that have to be easily visible. Please … Read More