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  • HTML5 - Posted by ronan - 16 Apr 2015
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    Understanding web page weight

  • Page weight is the gravity of the web—a relentless downwards drag, ever present and utterly unavoidable. Understanding it is a critical aspect of a successful web strategy. We’ll be doing a series of articles on page weight covering background, measurement and reduction. In this article, part I of the series, we’ll talk about the importance of page weight.
  • 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?
  • Devices - Posted by ronan - 31 Dec 2014
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    A view from China - big is big

  • I recently spent a week in China talking about DeviceAtlas and goMobi to various resellers and government officials. On these kinds of business trips, it’s always interesting to see what kind of mobile devices are in use. My travels were confined to Beijing but is nonetheless worth noting observations from there.
  • Touch - Posted by mclancy - 16 Jun 2014
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    FIFA World Cup Mobile Site

  • As World Cup fever begins to take hold (even for those of us from countries that didn't qualify), I've inevitably found myself drawn into the competition, multi-screen style. Having access to an array of fixtures, groups, stats, team line-ups and so on at my fingertips has definitely added to my experience of the event.
  • Content Adaptation - Posted by Staff - 31 Jul 2013
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    A selection of easy-to-use tools to build a responsive site

  • There are various techniques for building mobile websites. Previously we wrote this article which covers some of these techniques, and which gives an overview to help developers to decide which approach to adopt.
  • Messaging - Posted by Staff - 17 Apr 2013
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    The most common mistakes in smartphone sites according to Google

  • Google are paying ever more attention to the mobile market and so, developers pay attention when the Big G is making recommendations. Google recently published a document on the main mistakes people make when working on mobile websites for smartphones. If you look through the list you can definitely recognize a cornerstone of Google's approach: focus on the end user. Or put another way, "adopt the approach you want but be aware of your audience".
  • Best Practices - Posted by ronan - 05 Apr 2013
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    Global reach and dynamic page weight – is there a correlation?

  • Many reports on web page sizes issued in recent years point to the same conclusion: the web has a weight problem. The web seems to be gaining weight each year despite the fact that study after study has shown a strongly negative reaction from users to heavy web pages and resulting loading times.