Tag Archives: Web Publishing

Transcoders – the technology we love to hate that will never go away

Many years ago I remember a Google product manager saying that his product, the Google mobile transcoder, was the one product that everyone wished would go away... Read More

Bluetooth beacons beckon bold builders

Bluetooth beacons have always been an alluring prospect for developers. Small, cheap and with a long battery life, they brim with potential save for one fatal flaw: they generally require users to have an app installed on their device to be noticed. Without a beacon-aware app, their presence generally goes unnoticed entirely... Read More

Faulty redirects, Google, and you

Google has, for some time now, recommended various guidelines that should be observed when redirecting visitors from a desktop site to a mobile site. One such recommendation is that visitors who request a specific page on the desktop site should be redirected to the corresponding page on the mobile site, and should not be redirected to the homepage of the mobile site... Read More

RWD: Responsible Web Design and how websites cope with compromised connectivity

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

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 [url=https://developers.google.com/webmasters/smartphone-sites/common-mistakes]document[/url] 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: [b]focus on the end user[/b]. Or put another way, "adopt the approach you want but be aware of your audience"... Read More

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