Joe Davine

7/30/2013 3:35 PM

3 Mistakes Businesses Make When Designing a Mobile Website

Developing a mobile optimised web experience has now become standard practice across the web. However a poorly implemented mobile website will not only cause your Google search rank to suffer, but also reduce conversion and sales.

Before deciding on which mobile solution is right for your website, consider the following 3 mistakes that businesess make when designing their mobile web experience.



7/29/2013 10:31 AM

eBay Add More Than 3 Million New Customers Through Mobile

Plus Microsoft release Internet Explorer Windows 7 developer preview and Wikipedia launch support for editing content on mobile devices.



7/19/2013 3:41 PM

How many mobile devices are capable of LTE (4G) connections?

EE released their 'double speed' 4G in the UK earlier this month and showed off their new 'shared 4G plans'. This week 51Degrees take a look at how the percentage of mobile devices that browse the web with 4G capabilities.



7/19/2013 10:58 AM

What Percentage of Mobile Devices are LTE (4G) Capable?

EE released their 'double speed' 4G in the UK earlier this month and showed off their new 'shared 4G plans'. This week 51Degrees take a look at how the percentage of mobile devices that browse the web with 4G capabilities.



6/28/2013 1:00 PM

Testing Your Website For Mobile Performance

Offering a great mobile experience to your website users isn't just about creating an optimised user interface. Performance is also a critical component when developing for mobile, enabling your content to load as quickly as possible for any device.

Part of the mobile performance problem lies within web pages being too heavy, slowing down loading times on mobile connections. But how do we test our website to understand how to optimise for performance? Read this blog to find out how.



6/21/2013 12:11 PM

NFC enabled mobile device traffic reaches 13.32%

NFC (Near Field Communication) was a big focus at this years Mobile World Congress back in February, but have adoption rates increased since then? 51Degrees take a look at web traffic from NFC enabled devices.



6/14/2013 9:00 AM

Tablet web traffic overtakes feature phones in emerging markets

With the IDC releasing a report showing the tablet market growing in India and the Middle East, this week 51Degrees take a look at device web traffic from emerging markets (based on the IMF listing).



6/11/2013 4:00 PM

Mobile Device Detection Common Factor in Top Publishers

I've just received a fantastic piece of marketing from EpiServer titled "What Consumers Want From Digital News Publishers". The white paper benchmarks 12 of the UKs leading news publishers, according to the ABCs: National dailies, March 2013, against a set of criteria, including web site mobile performance, for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

I was interested to find out how many of the top performing web sites used server side device detection techniques. Here's my quick and dirty findings.


Joe Davine

4/26/2013 8:26 AM

Mistakes Of Mobile - The QR Code

To celebrate our new office move, the 51Degrees team took to the streets of Reading for an evening filled with tasty food and beverages. We stopped off at the handmade burger Co restaurant that was recently opened in Reading at the start of the year. We all had a great experience, with fantastic food and a great environment; however, there was something that left a sour taste in our mouth.


James Rosewell

1/22/2013 5:20 PM

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.