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Posts Tagged: site load time

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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What Makes a Website Load Slow?

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Filed under: Web Development.

As web developers, we are always looking for ways to make our websites better, more beautiful and faster loading. After our earlier article “The Case For Speed” which outlines how important it is that websites load quickly, we decided to take a look at five major retailers and analyze how their websites rank at following some of the standards for best speed practices.

What Makes a Slow Website? So let’s get started  and see how these companies rank against each other.

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