Recently I’ve been pondering on the value of blogging as a means of publishing content on the web. Since I started blogging I’ve never really stopped to consider whether or not it’s “right” for me — I’ve simply taken it for granted as the done thing. But as my blogging skills have developed I have … Continued
Back in May, I published an opinion piece here on the ManageWP blog, entitled 5 Reasons Why Responsive Design is Not Worth It. Little did I know how voracious the response would be. Contrary to the opinion of some, it was not my intention for that post to act as “link bait“. There were in fact … Continued
Last week we published a somewhat controversial post entitled 5 Reasons Why Responsive Design Is Not Worth It. But let’s face it – responsive design is going nowhere (and quite rightly, as most would argue).
Whilst I maintain that responsive design is often executed poorly (resulting in a worse user experience than if they had just stuck with the standard design for mobile platforms), and is often simply not needed, there is no doubting the quality of some responsively-designed websites.
So following on from last week’s article, I thought it would be pertinent to seek out five diverse examples of responsive design, and take a closer look at them. I want to explore how they attempt to enhance the user experience, and what sacrifices are required in order for that to happen.
Let’s take a look.
When it comes to making those little tweaks to your website that can make a big difference, are you often left dazed and confused by the options? I know the feeling. In fact, I experienced it just recently when I was trying to figure out “best practices” for opening links in new windows (or not). … Continued
This is Part 6 of a six part SEO series. A list of all the other posts can be found at the bottom of this article. In our previous post on offsite SEO, we clearly defined the difference between black hat and white hat SEO as follows: Put simply, white hat SEO is any means … Continued
In many walks of life, timing is critical – and blogging is no exception. The days and hours at which you publish and promote your blog posts can make a big difference to the number of visitors that end up hitting your site. We now live in a blogging world where post promotion is carried out … Continued
This is Part 1 of a six part SEO series. A list of all the other posts can be found at the bottom of this article. If you have been blogging for more than a year or so, you will know all about the seemingly perennial phrase, “SEO is dead”. In January, Martin Belam (the Lead User … Continued