No matter how state-of-the-art your company’s website may have seemed when you first launched it, there comes a time when every site can benefit from a redesign. Given the multitude of algorithm changes than happen each year, and regular shifts in consumer Internet use, it can be nearly impossible for an outdated website to deliver the online results you need.
Many of you may have heard the phase SSL when it comes to websites, many of you may not have; for those that have you’ll probably know that SSL is to do with a website’s security and for encrypting details which are transmitted between your computer and the ‘internet’ when viewing a website page. I would also suspect that when you think of SSL you will traditionally think of it only in respect to e-commerce websites and making purchases online? Although predominately true SSL is becoming an increasingly important element of every website and it will only continue to become more and more important as time goes by.
You’re getting ready to setup your new website and now you face a decision: “Who do I choose for my hosting?”
Selecting a host is kind of a big deal, because everything from the speed and stability of your website, to its security and uptime can depend on making a good choice. And if you pick a host and set yourself up only to realize another host would be better for you, migrating your site can be a real pain in the neck.
With the recent release of Bootstrap version 3.0, big changes have been made. Most notably, the responsive frontend framework has been rebuilt from the ground up to be mobile-first. This means whenever you start using this framework, your website will be responsive and mobile-friendly from the get-go.
A few weeks ago I worked my last day at Disqus, the number one commenting system on the internet. My time with the company was the most exciting and educational two years of my career. I never thought it was possible to learn so much about something so seemingly simple as comments. Disqus is now used on millions of websites and is served to billions (with a "b") of unique users every month. Here are some of the lessons I learned while helping design the "web's community of communities."
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Google started life as a research project in 1996 to crawl the internet and create a search engine. 18 years later, Google is now removing the last of the design left over from that era.
After working as a consultant with some very talented internal teams to redesign corporate websites using responsive techniques, I've identified a common theme over the past year: responsive web design (RWD) is a catalyst for organisational change.
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When starting any website project, it's natural to want to concentrate your design efforts on the homepage and the header. As a result, the footer often becomes an afterthought - relegated to a poorly designed dumping ground for copyright information, legal disclaimers and spammy SEO links. But it shouldn't be this way.
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You’re probably seeing a lot of people’s year-end lists right now, going through the best movies, books, YouTube clips, grumpy cat memes, etc.
I thought I would share a different kind of list: some of the good news you might have missed. I’ve limited my list to global health and development, where Melinda and I spend a lot of time, but even so, there’s a lot to report. If you measure progress by the number of children who die of preventable causes, or by the number of people who escape extreme poverty—as I do—then 2013 was definitely a good year.
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Responsive Web Design has developed over the past few years to become a device agnostic approach to delivering content to users. From a mobile browser on an iPhone all the way up to a HDTV, responsive websites are able to adjust their appearance based on screen dimensions. We can no longer design for a desktop screen with the number of devices and different screen sizes that are available today; and also those that will come tomorrow. Google has officially recommended responsive web design as their first configuration for building smartphone optimized websites.
What Makes Responsive Web Design Better?
Designed For 4 Corners
We design for the four corners of screens, not just a specific device's screen dimensions.
Cross Browser Support
Web products are designed to work great with a variety of browsers including IE8 +, iOS, Android 2+, Windows Phone 7, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.
The goal with all of resposive websites is that they are device agnositc. This means your users have a great experience no matter what device they use.
Responsive web designs are developed with performance in mind. Most mobile users can't handle huge website assets.