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24

Mar

2015

Revamped BBC news web site highlights shortcomings of responsive

User comments show 4 areas of degraded experience for desktop

2pm GMT on Monday 23rd March saw the BBC launch a responsive version of the news home page for all device types. As the BBC operated an m. web site providing different layout for desktop and mobile phones the approach was to replace the desktop web site with a slightly modified version of the mobile site.

I'm well aware that any change to a much loved web site will generate negative feedback. I remain concerned that digital technologist treat such feedback as a sign of both success and progress. I've focused this brief analysis on specific examples where the desire for "one web" delivered via Response Web Design (RWD) has demonstrably reduced the desktop User Experience (UX).

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Categories: Opinion

Tags: RWD, Desktop

6

Dec

2013

Did an Increase in Mobile Web Traffic Help Break Black Friday Sales Records?

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Earlier this week Amazon reported record breaking sales for this years 'Black Friday', with mobile sales surging by 43% since last year. This week 51Degrees breaks down web traffic from the United States between mobile devices and desktops.

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25

Oct

2013

Will tablet web traffic continue to grow steadily in 2014?

Chart of the Week

Earlier this week Gartner predicted a 53.4% growth for tablets by the end of this year. This week, 51Degrees takes a look at global web traffic originating from PC, tablet, smartphone and feature phone devices over the last 20 months.

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