Tag Archives: Best Practices

Internet.org: it’s got 99 problems but mobile-friendliness ain’t one

Back in August 2013 Facebook announced its Internet.org plan to bring Internet access to the next billion people in developing countries. Most of the media coverage has focused on whether or not it violates net-neutrality, if it's creating a two-tiered Internet, or if it's just another walled-garden with Facebook as gatekeeper. In this post, we set aside those issues for the time being, and focus instead on the technical guidelines for getting a site included in Internet.org...

Google Mobile Friendly #Fail

Yes. I am a curmudgeonly old web dev. I remember when marquee tags were all the rage, but even back when I had hair, we paid attention to how heavy we made our web pages. Image optimization tools were invented to make sure we could shave as much off our web pages as we didn’t off our chins. The beeps and and pings of the dial up world did not a happy bedfellow make with heavy weight web pages...

Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test: can a Spruce Goose really fly?

There has been a lot written recently about Google's mobile-friendly search algorithm update, starting first with SEO expert blogs, and ending up being covered by mainstream media sites. The update promised to penalise sites for not being mobile-friendly...

The mobile-friendly apocalypse is nigh

April 21st! Mark the date. Circle it. Set your alarms, and put your crash helmet on. If you're not mobile-friendly that is. Because April 21st is the day that your search engine rankings die. It's been called the mobile-friendly apocalypse, mobile-friendly meltdown,a there's even a hashtag, #mobilegeddon, for it, and indeed the world may end for your business. But bad things will only happen if you're not mobile-friendly...

Roundup: Smashing Conference 2014

Every year the team behind Smashing Magazine invites web professionals from all over the globe to join them in their home town of Freiburg, Germany for two days of talks and discussion about the web, hosted by Jeremy Keith. The Gothic surrounds of the Historical Merchants' Hall stood in juxtaposition with the cutting edge technologies under discussion by the attending web designers and JavaScript developers...

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