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The mobile-friendly apocalypse is nigh

April 21st is an important date: it's the day your search traffic will die if you're not mobile-friendly

  • Responsive Design - Posted by thecurmudgeon - 26 Mar 2015
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    Where's the !@££@$£ content? The scourge of the spandex web.

  • How has it come to this? The gentleman in the phone shop told me I was buying the latest and greatest phone, yet every site I visit loads at a glacial pace, speeds that make tectonic plate movements look positively spritely. It all feels like an act of pennance for some terrible act I committed a long time ago. The Guardian website new design is really and truly awful - I have 10 sections hidden and a sore finger from scrolling - where's the news?
  • - Posted by pawelpiejko - 24 Mar 2015
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    Get ready for the mobile-friendly SEO update

  • As many of you may be aware, Google has announced on its Webmaster Central Blog that starting from April 21, websites offering below-par mobile optimization can expect a drop in search rankings. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages, in all countries. Google, as ever, do not give a huge amount of detail on what the change entails. Here’s what we definitely know about the approaching update.
  • HTML5 - Posted by ruadhan - UPDATED 26 Mar 2015
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    Who wants the Pointer Events API? Everyone, nearly

  • The Pointer Events API is an HTML5 API with an interesting history. It's an open API that Microsoft developed as an alternative to the more widely supported Touch Events API. Introduced with IE10 for Windows 8, it defined input events unified across Mouse, Touch and Pen input devices.
  • - Posted by pawelpiejko - 13 Mar 2015
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    Mobile Web Traffic Report Q4 2014

  • Getting hard data on the fast-changing, complex mobile landscape can play a key roles in your mobile strategy, and we have a report that can help you with just that. This paper gives you all the need-to-know information on mobile web traffic today so that you can maximize your results for your target market. Traffic stats help you understand mobile user behaviour
  • - Posted by pawelpiejko - 10 Mar 2015
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    What we discovered at Mobile World Congress 2015

  • Attending industry shows like Mobile World Congress is a great way to follow the latest trends in the mobile technology world. Have a look at what we discovered at Mobile World Congress 2015 held last week in Barcelona. We eagerly anticipated the arrivals of new flagship devices during Mobile World Congress 2015, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9, but of course for the DeviceAtlas team these weren't the only highlights of the event. We also had a closer look at the lesser-known low to mid-range offerings that may shape the mobile market in the future.
  • Transcoding - Posted by ruadhan - 02 Mar 2015
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    AngularJS to Opera Mini: You're just not worth it!

  • Google-backed AngularJS is a popular web application framework providing a client-side MVC architecture. It has been criticised in the past for its performance, particularly on mobile. As observed by Peter-Paul Koch, it's odd that Google was pushing a mobile-challenged framework back in 2012 when it must have been obvious that Android was going to be pretty important to it as a company. Perhaps those who knew weren't those who were pushing AngularJS.
  • Pictograms - Posted by ruadhan - 24 Feb 2015
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    Emoji set to live long and prosper, thanks to Unicode

  • You've probably seen them. Your mom probably uses them to sign off her texts, and your teenage cousin has likely abandoned the Roman alphabet altogether in their favour. Emoji are everywhere, and love them or loathe them, they can't be ignored.
  • Geolocation - Posted by ruadhan - 18 Feb 2015
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    Using the Google Maps API to display mobile-friendly maps on all devices

  • In this article we show how to embed a Google Map in a web page so that it will be mobile-friendly and work on all devices, including low-end devices without JavaScript support. To do this, we'll use the Google Maps API for high-end devices that can handle JavaScript, and for low-end we make use of the simpler Google Static Maps API.
  • Browsers - Posted by mark.anderson - 18 Feb 2015
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    Getting Ready For HTTP 2.0

  • HTTP is the underlying mechanism that runs the web. It is the language spoken by browsers and web servers to communicate, download webpage elements and upload user data. The version we currently use is 1.1, a specification that is now almost 15 years old.
  • - Posted by pawelpiejko - 13 Feb 2015
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    What to watch for at Mobile World Congress 2015

  • Last year’s Mobile World Congress brought us the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2, as well as creating a lot of buzz around terms like Internet of Things, connected cars, and 5G connectivity. We’re convinced this year’s event will be even more exciting. Here’s a little sneak preview into what to expect from Mobile World Congress 2015 held in Barcelona 2-5 March.
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