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So, the corporate chieftain who once declared that “the food business is not a technology business” has spent $42 million to update Panera. “The goal is to eliminate friction points so that customers have a better experience […] because if they have a better experience, it will help our business.” — Ronald M. Shaich in The New York Times. The…

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.

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…

ZURB Apps

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.

In its 2010 report The Telegraph disclosed that "Universities are spending millions on redesigns and maintenance of websites which students say are inadequate and lack basic services". Little has changed in 2012 according to a report by UX consultancy Nomensa. Fees may have increased, applications have decreased (by -7.7%) and new comparison sites (HEFCE KIS, Which? University) have launched, but…

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