News & Comment
Mobile-first index: How will it affect you?
June 13, 2018, by Ruadhán O'Donoghue
Google’s mobile-first index is rolling out. If you’ve signed up to Google’s Search Console / Webmaster Tools you might already have received a notification “Mobile-first indexing enabled” for http://your-site.com. If you haven’t received the notification, you probably will soon. So, what does it mean? What is the mobile-first index? It’s a mobile-centric re-organisation of Google’s... Read More
Momemtum for PWAs builds relentlessly
June 6, 2018, by ronan
With two major developer conferences just behind us it’s worth reviewing where we are with PWAs. Microsoft added further momentum to PWAs at Build 2018 by detailing just how rich the support for PWAs will be. They aren’t doing this in half measures: A dedicated installation shortcurt from the Edge address bar Optional chromeless mode... Read More
Surveillance capitalism is killing the web
May 30, 2018, by James Kielty
As GDPR rolled into town, we spotted some odd examples of how companies and news websites are dealing with their newly enforced responsibilities. Instead of submitting to the spirit of the whole exercise, many high-value sites chose to segment their traffic into EU v Non-EU, and provide the former with a stripped down, minimal version... Read More
ZTE market share – how much “suspect tech” is out there?
May 16, 2018, by Martin Clancy
Updated: On the back of ZTE’s announcement that “the major operating activities of the company have ceased”, many are wondering just how much of the market ZTE commands. We looked the data for the answers... Read More
Amazon Internet Browser: What is it?
April 26, 2018, by Ruadhán O'Donoghue
The latest web browser to hit your phone comes from Amazon, and it’s called Internet. It follows the recent trend of “lite” versions of products aimed at emerging markets and patchy networks—India in this case—and joins other “lite” products like Google Maps Go, and Facebook Lite, that offer slimmed down versions for these markets. With... Read More