All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Web Design’

Google Talks About Optimizing For Tablets

If your site isn’t optimized for different devices that people are using, it’s not going to look good for Google when they point users to your site. This is something to keep in mind, when you’re considering optimizing for mobile search and searches from tablets. Google wants to provide a good experience to users, and users will not benefit from …

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Mozilla Mozaic Might Be The Future Of Bookmarks

The bookmark hasn’t changed in a long time. Regardless of browser, the bookmark is a link in a long line of other links that the user has saved for easy access. Chris Lee, an interaction designer and developer working with the Firefox UX team, wants to bring the bookmark into the future. After finding inspiration in Pinterest and iTunes, Lee …

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Adobe Introduces Edge Tools For HTML5 Development

Adobe and its products have been instrumental in constructing how we view the Web. Flash was, and still is, a major innovator in the Web-based video and gaming arena. The company, however, saw that HTML5 will one day be the future. That’s why Adobe has begun investing heavily in it through various software like Adobe Shadow. This morning, the company …

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Treehouse Is Growing, Is About To Offer Android Courses

Web design and development site Treehouse is gaining users. Users that are willing to pay at least $25 a month to build their skills. Over the weekend, Treehouse surpassed 12,000 users. “That’s not just 12,000 folks signed up to an email list for free classes they don’t get much out of,” the company tells WebProNews. “That’s 12,000 students paying $25/month …

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Google Has New Advice For Mobile SEO

Google has been pushing its “GoMo” campaign for a while, trying to get sites set up for mobile success, but today, Google posted specific recommendations for smartphone-optimized sites on its Webmaster Central blog. Google says it supports the following configurations for sites targeting smartphones: 1. Sites that use responsive web design, i.e. sites that serve all devices on the same …

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Facebook And Bolt Peters Join Forces

I wouldn’t say that the current Facebook design is anti-user friendly, but it could use some improvements. Facebook’s latest hiring suggests that they’re taking user experience very seriously. You might not be aware of Bolt Peters, but they are a group that focuses on user experience and design for Web sites, devices, cars and other promotional materials. They’ve been very …

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Exclusive: Adobe on CS6, Creative Cloud, and New Focus

On Monday, Adobe made some big announcements including the next version of its professional design software suite and a new cloud service for syncing, sharing, and storing files. Although there is always excitement surrounding news from the leading company in digital experiences, this week’s announcements were especially intriguing since they included 14 new products and 4 new Creative Suite additions.

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Leverage Browser Strengths For A Faster Site

We recently talked about reducing HTTP requests. Here’s a quick recap: Slow web pages impede your website’s goals; 90% of a typical web page’s slowness happens after the HTML has been downloaded; Reducing the number of HTTP requests triggered by your page is usually the best first step to making your pages faster; We reviewed some specific techniques for reducing …

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How to Develop a Next-Generation Mobile Strategy

According to an IDC forecast, by 2015 more U.S. Internet users will access the Internet through mobile devices than through PCs or other desktop devices. As smartphones begin to outsell simpler feature phones, and as tablet sales continue to explode, the number of mobile Internet users will grow by a compound annual growth rate of 16.6% by 2015. Supporting customers …

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Optimizing A Site For Mobile: Google Provides 70 Minutes Worth Of Tips

Google has posted a pair of webinars from its “GoMo” campaign, which is an initiative to get people to create mobile-friendly sites. One of the webinars is for advertisers and one is for publishers. They both include tips and case studies on sites that have gone mobile. Frankly, you shouldn’t need Google to tell you that you need to be …

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Infographic Looks At Direct And Indirect Costs Of Testing Your Site

Monetate has put out an interesting infographic looking at the total cost of website testing. The top challenges, according to Monetate are: deciding what to test, prioritizing testing initiatives, conducting the actual tests, obtaining enough traffic for statistical significance and acting on the test results. “To accomplish these and other challenges, marketers are turning to website testing tools that promise …

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Want A Faster Website? Reduce Requests.

If your website consistently loads in under two seconds, congratulations!  It is in the small minority of sites able to meet the new threshold for patience among Internet users. But if yours is like the vast majority of websites that take longer than two seconds to load — even for users with a decent browser and a fast connection — …

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