Thoughts

Optimising productivity, and creativity, in your workplace

Whatever work you do, the place you do it in plays an important part in the productivity vs creativity balance. So what elements help you get that balance right? I’m in the process of reviewing my own office space, and I’m aware of a couple of other agencies also doing the same, so now seems…

If your website isn’t mobile-friendly then Google will demote you.

Yes, Google is now ranking websites that are mobile-friendly higher than those that only offer a desktop view. Imagine you’re on your mobile, see an interesting social post and click the link to some website content that interests you. However, once your browser is open you have real trouble having to scroll around a page…

Web Fonts: At last, some choice!

Anyone whose been involved with creating websites will know that the use of a web standard (web safe) font has always been the recommended approach to ensure consistent results online. That means a font that all, or at least the vast majority of users already have installed on their computers. If you wanted to use…

Responsive web design: the way forward?

How do you browse the internet? Do you use a desktop browser, or a netbook, maybe a smartphone, what about an iPad, or possibly via your TV? The web is more accessible than it has ever been via a wider range of devices than you might imagine. This is great, but at the same time how does that impact on what your website looks like to those viewing it?

Adobe ceases development of Flash for mobiles

Whilst Flash has been an important element on the web for years, it appears the Adobe have now vindicated the late Steve Jobs (from Apple) in realising that it no longer has a future in mobile browsers. Adobe have ceased development of the Flash plugin for mobiles and instead are focusing on Adobe AIR applicatons for mobiles. Whilst I’ve never been…