All posts tagged: RWD

AMP Project: What You Need to Know Now

AMP, or Accelerated Mobile Pages, is a project introduced by Google last year. Initially designed for news results and ‘top stories’, AMP’s capabilities have recently expanded into main search results. Available to any digital publisher, AMP is an open standard that enables pages to load quickly on mobile devices. In terms of what mobile search users will experience, pages that are AMP optimized will display the AMP lightning bolt in search results, indicating that the page and it’s content is available in a mobile format, rather than just mobile friendly. It’s clear that AMP will help mobile users find and view desired information with a higher level of ease and satisfaction. When searching and landing on the results page, users can choose to click through to AMP optimized sites. When clicked, content on those pages will load instantaneously in a pre-rendered, above the fold structure. Though page rankings are not…

2 years, 5 months ago

What’s Trending in UI: A Designer’s Perspective

Trends within the user interface landscape change rapidly as new ideas and innovations occur – so it’s critical to stay on top of whats new. Some new trends in the industry are brand new trials; others embrace the older and well-used methods, tweaking them slightly to adapt within the interface and new technological advancement. The following are some of the new (and critical) elements that have caught the eye of ux/ui designers industrywide. As always, with new ideas and implementations, testing is key to ensure each new design introduced is optimal for the site it is representing. Hidden Menu Navigation A website design trend that has really taken hold is the hidden (or hamburger) menu. This is the application of a site hiding their menu navigation when a visitor first lands on the main page. The hidden menu information becomes visible when the visitor is ready to move on to additional information and…

3 years, 6 months ago

Setting A Strategy for Mobile Site Optimization

We’ve all known that mobile is rising quickly as a main platform for users across the board, but now the stakes are higher. Mobile usability will now count as a search ranking factor beginning this month (April 21st, to be exact), and now is the time to pay attention. Mobile search results will now reflect how mobile-friendly sites are, and if a website isn’t optimized for mobile browsing, it will most likely drop in ranking. Google has even gone so far as to send site owners warnings and errors as to as site’s issues with non mobile accessibility. The truth is that this has been an issue for some time – to remain relevant and competitive in the current digital landscape, a site must have a usable and engaging mobile presence. Mobile sites are different from regular sites, so there are a different set of best practices that you need to follow. It’s…

3 years, 9 months ago

Going Mobile with Responsive Web Design

Mobile web browsing is becoming the most popular way of accessing the web. With your organizations website up and running, have you neglected to notice if it is compatible with mobile devices? Many organizations are become very worried about their presence on the mobile web. These organizations do not want to spend the time and effort maintaining more than one website, to accommodate mobile users. However, they would also like to have these users be part of their target audience. The Solution to this issue is responsive web design (RWD). RWD allows organizations to display an appropriate website for mobile platforms, while only maintaining one site. RWD builds a site on a flexible grid pattern. This grid pattern adjusts the size of the site to the screen it is being displayed on. RWD allows you to keep all your amazing content on your site, without losing any for mobile users….

6 years, 3 months ago

What is RWD?

Due to the fact that many Internet users are now using mobile devices like smart phones and tablets, having a mobile friendly website has never been more important. As a result, responsive web design (RWD) is becoming a growing trend. To get a better understanding of what this type of web design is all about, let’s discuss how it works and why it just might be the wave of the future. Responsive web design revolves around using programming technologies like jQuery, CSS3 and HTML5 which allow websites to be viewed on nearly any device. For example, you could view a website that integrates RWD as easily on a desktop computer as you could on a tablet. Basically, it doesn’t matter what size a screen is or what type of device you are using with this technology. As long as it’s integrated, you can conveniently access a website and navigate your…

6 years, 5 months ago