Tag Archives: Responsive Design
Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test: can a Spruce Goose really fly?
May 5, 2015, by Ruadhán O'Donoghue
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... Read More
Understanding web page weight
April 16, 2015, by ronan
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... Read More
Where’s the !@££@$£ content? The scourge of the spandex web.
March 26, 2015, by thecurmudgeon
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?... Read More
iPhone 6: Is Apple Fragmented?
October 15, 2014, by Martin Clancy
“6 plus users are getting just the tiniest, tiniest taste of android hardware spec fragmentation hell right now” (@zpower) “Even after an hour of use I'm annoyed with apps that haven't been updated for the iPhone 6 screen size. Hurry devs!” (@isrob) Just some of the comments on the iPhone 6 release suggest that fragmentation woes have come to the iOS platform... Read More
RWD: Responsible Web Design and how websites cope with compromised connectivity
April 4, 2014, by Martin Clancy
Like most people, I use the internet a lot in the evenings when I have some downtime. Although I live in the centre of European capital city (Dublin) which ought to be fairly weIl served with cell tower coverage, I also happen to live in an old house with 12 inch thick poured concrete walls. Getting good a connection for voice calls has never been guaranteed, so I wanted to check how well some major brand’s web presences would fare under my particular set of circumstances on a mobile network connection... Read More