Summary Google has extended their PageSpeed Insights tool to include machine tests for aspects of the quality of mobile UX. Suggests that future PageRank algorithms will increase their onus on UX, in concert with query relevance. Currently in beta and does not affect your score. Why should you care? Search Engine Optimisation Whilst this is currently in beta, and does…
Nearly half of all 18-29 year olds (45%) who use the internet on their cell phones do most of their online browsing on their mobile device.
Day by day, the number of devices, platforms, and browsers that need to work with your site grows. Responsive web design represents a fundamental shift in how we’ll build websites for the decade to come.
Designmodo — Responsive Web Design Test Tool
A sweet quote and stat on the ever increasing importance of developing and designing for mobile first: All the kinds of things people are doing are all the kinds of things we used to make websites about — buying things, looking up information, taking to their friends, killing some downtime, anything and everything is now mobile. Luke Wroblewski Nearly 1/3…
You can't create a mobile version of a desktop system simply by shrinking the screen. You need to re-conceptualise the application and design for <a href="http://www.userfocus.co.uk/articles/redroutes.html">Red routes</a>, fat fingers and transient use.
Another development resource, beautiful in its utility, from the good folks at ZURB. Built with their wonderful Foundation front-end framework. Supersedes Weedy Garden's HigherEd RWD Directory and Brad Frost's Responsive Navigation Patterns as my favourite source of responsive design inspiration.
Fun day testing an innovative responsive navigation concept for tablet devices for City University London's Department of Journalism. Initial results seem to indicate that the core navigation concept is misleadingly simple, both in terms of a loss of context and an ambiguous interface design. Which is why we test =)
You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot.