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Responsive Design vs. Mobile “m.dot” sites

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Filed under: Responsive Design, Web Development.

After reading this negative article on responsive design, I felt compelled to write a response.

Responsive Design (RWD) is something I have studied and thought through a lot over the last couple years. It is just one solution to a very complex issue that we face.

That complex issue is the endless sea of devices that are used to visit websites. You have cutting-edge phones that support the latest standards, and you also have old Blackberry’s that don’t have a full-fledged web browser – not to mention large smartphones, phablets and tablets.

Vast sea of web-capable devices

Image credit: Brad Frost

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For Designers: How to Increase your Business

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Filed under: Web Development.

Have you ever had a hard time convincing your would-be Clients of their need for a new website? Have you ever made that proposal to a company that seemed really excited about a project who then backed down after hearing your price?

Meeting your Client's needs

If so, this article is for you. It will help you when working with businesses and individuals you have identified that need a new website. Read more…

What Makes an Amazing Website – Part 2

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Filed under: Design Inspiration, Web Development.

In Part 1 of this article, we looked at 5 out of the 10 elements in a website that make it stand out from its competition. By following these elements or principles of great design, you will ensure that you are meeting the needs of your users, as well as maximizing the profitability of your business.

Amazing Design - Part 2

Remember, don’t try to just “Get by”. Really analyze and study the needs of your users and provide them with an amazing, easy-to-use, content rich website. Don’t just try to get by, seek to exceed all expectations! I love the way Solid Giant really worked hard on their website to ensure their website is super user friendly. Read more…

Why should I design for Mobile-First?

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Filed under: Mobile, Web Development.

Whether we want to admit it or not, the web is going mobile. If you don’t have a mobile version of your website, you are turning away a huge percentage of your users and customers. Well the latest counts are in that show that there are over 1.2 billion mobile Web users worldwide and over 25% of mobile users in the United States will never touch their desktop this year.  Last year, over 73 percent of consumers used their mobile phone while in a store shopping. On top of that, this year it is expected that more smartphones will sell than Desktop PC’s.

Mobile First is very important for website designs

This article will explain why you should design a website from the ground up or Mobile-First as it’s often called. Read more…