10/17/2014 1:35 PM

Get more from responsive web design with device detection

Overcoming the "all device types should get the same content" problem with RWD

Responsive Web Design solves many of the layout problems associated with increasingly diverse screen sizes but is constrained by one hard to justify assumption. RWD assumes all devices should receive the same content and support the same business processes. Read on to understand methods to optimise your RWD web site for mobiles, tablets, smartphones, and TVs.


James Rosewell

9/19/2014 8:45 AM

Using QR Codes - 3 Simple Tips

McDonalds. I could love it more.

QR codes have been around for 20 years and have now appeared everywhere. They're an ideal method of gaining instant feedback, entering competitions, providing additional information to customers or all 3.

This blog highlights 3 simple techniques to consider when using QR codes. Using a recent UK McDonalds campaign as an example I show how it could be improved to provide an experience I'd really love.



8/28/2014 3:13 PM

Device Detection Selection Criteria

Ensure your customer's device doesn't get in the way of your brand experience

Integrating Device Detection into your web site is more urgent than ever. Data suggests that we are close to seeing a third of all requests originate from mobile devices which means that no organisation can afford to offer a negative mobile or tablet experience anymore. This article will help you understand what to look for in a device detection solution and provide a 13 point checklist to help you pick the right solution for your business.



7/24/2014 9:04 AM

iPhone 6, iWatch, iOS 8 and OSX 10.10 Autumn Release

When can we expect it?

Apple seem to have adopted autumn time for major product releases. This year won't be an exception as several major changes are expected for existing products like iPhone 6 and iOS 8 and a brand new gadget known as iWatch. When will they be released? And what does the new wearable gadget mean for web developers?


James Rosewell

4/4/2014 6:02 PM

91% of Top 100 ETail Web Sites Don't Use Responsive Web Design

according to The Search Agency's Mobile Experience Scorecard

Research from The Search Agency shows that “9 of the [100] web-only [retail] companies used RWD”. That's 91 percent not using Responsive Web Design.



10/4/2013 2:11 PM

Do High-Speed Trains Have High-Speed Websites?

Mobile Web Review: eurostar.com

This week we divert from looking at recent mobile websites to take a look at an older offering. Eurostar launched a version of its website optimised specifically for mobile devices over two years ago. Like other websites with mobile offerings it will automatically detect mobile users and redirect them to the appropriate m.eurostar.com site. I journey through this mobile offering to see how this older experience has stood up to the test of time.


Joe Davine

10/3/2013 8:40 AM

OTA13 - Jon Arne S: Mobile Web Performance

With Over the Air 2013 coming to a close last Saturday, I took some time to reflect on some of the more memorable talks given over the two-day event. Mobile and web performance guru Jon Arne Sæterås' presentation was particularly informative, and inspired me to write a quick summary for people that did not get the chance to see it live in person.



9/17/2013 2:18 PM

IBC Show Wrap Up

A great time was had by all at the IBC show in Amsterdam and we would firstly like to thank everyone who came to visit us and learn about device detection and content engagement, secondly we would like to thank IBC for managing such a great event.



9/16/2013 1:39 PM

The Evolution of Content Consumption

Content distribution has come a long way. The first television sets were made commercially available in the late 1920s, just a few years later saw the first mass produced television sets.


James Rosewell

9/16/2013 6:45 AM

The Mad World Of Set Top Boxes – Part 2

The remote is already in your pocket

At IBC 2013 in Amsterdam, there are a small but significant number of exhibitors focused on remote controls. The most significant innovation is the use of Bluetooth to replace infrared and placing a microphone into the control to enable voice control of the TV and set top box. Some vendors have also turned the control into a pointing device such that it can be used to move an on screen cursor. Other than these, the remote control doesn't look like its set to change.