Tag Archives: User Experience

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Turning off JavaScript: Too much trouble, if you ask me

This would be the ugly secret of the internet, except everyone knows about it: the overuse of JavaScript makes the modern web slow and annoying to browse as well as possibly dangerous. On the desktop, many people choose to restrain the beast with something like NoScript which allows the user selectively run/stop scripts using simple...

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The most popular mobile browsers

A well thought-out mobile strategy needs to take into account many characteristics of mobile users’ behaviour. With some analysis of mobile traffic from websites powered by DeviceAtlas, we can shed some light on the most popular mobile browsers in the largest markets. An effective mobile strategy starts with traffic analytics The first step when creating...

Meta Viewport Best Practice

The meta viewport tag is a html tag that can be used to set the width and scale of content. It’s immensely useful for getting sites to renderer properly on mobile devices, mostly due to the fact that mobile devices generally have smaller screens than developers are designing for (who designs websites to be 375px...

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User Agent parsing: how it works and how it can be used

The User-Agent is a central piece of web architecture and plays an important role in content negotiation. It was created with the express intention of building the ability to address users making requests with different clients or ‘agents’ differently, depending on capabilities or context. This article will answer many of questions you may have around...

Mobile web performance on news websites too slow for many

We’ve written extensively on mobiForge on how web performance on mobile devices really makes a huge difference to your visitors and your business. We’ve also highlighted that the fast metropolitan WiFi speeds enjoyed in the offices of many content creators simply aren’t reflected in the real world where the vagaries of the network and the...

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