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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

30

Nov

2014

Make the most of Responsive Images

HTML 5 picture element, srcset and sizes attributes

Author: Mike

Responsive Images are on their way. It's official. Designers worldwide now have an exciting new tool that will solve the problem of providing large images and graphics for every device. See examples of using <picture> element as well as an <img> element with srcset and sizes attributes. Learn how you can combine the Responsive Images technology with 51Degrees Image Optimizer to make your life simpler and fully enjoy the benefits of RI.

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17

Oct

2014

Get more from responsive web design with device detection

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

Author: Mike

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.

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4

Apr

2014

91 Percent 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.

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Categories: Opinion

Tags: Performance, RWD, RESS

17

Jun

2013

Debunking Google’s Responsive Web Design "Preference"

Author: Joe Davine

Last week Google announced their plans to push websites into offering great mobile web experiences. With this announcement came some controversy over Google’s preferred method of mobilisation. This blog explains the reality of Google's "endorsement".

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Categories: Opinion

Tags: Google, SEO, RWD

29

May

2013

Why Responsive Web Design Alone Doesn't Generate The Best Mobile Experience

Author: Joe Davine

Learn how using your server can improve your users mobile web experience and your return on investment by viewing the 51degrees.mobi RESS infographic

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Categories: Opinion

Tags: RWD, RESS, Infographic

23

Jan

2013

Future Web Design - Kentico - Slides

Review the slides from my recent web seminar with Kentico on the Future Web Design – Mobiles, Tablets, TVs and Glasses.

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Categories: Development, Opinion

Tags: RWD, Kentico

22

Jan

2013

5 Reasons Responsive Design Alone Isn't Working

Responsive Web Design allows designers to implement web pages which work equally well on different types of devices. Cascading Style Sheets 3 (CSS3) media queries enable the CSS used to control the page look and feel to be altered based on screen size, and other properties of the device when the page is being rendered on the browser. Responsive Design works really well with simple web pages containing elements that are implemented consistently across the major browser vendors. 

Sometimes something more is needed, here are 5 signs Responsive Design alone isn't working.

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Categories: Development, Opinion

Tags: RWD, Mobile, Design

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