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Newsletter #170 Mr. Robot & CDNs

Posted by Alex Garden on 2 May 2017

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If you haven't watched the highly acclaimed Mr Robot then you must - not only is it brilliant but it gives an insight into how hackable we all are. Unless you totally disconnect from the Net you can only reduce the risk, not eliminate it.

If you haven't watched the highly acclaimed Mr Robot then you must - not only is it brilliant but it gives an insight into how hackable we all are. Unless you totally disconnect from the Net you can only reduce the risk, not eliminate it. We've seen an increase in the number of Websites hacked, particularly those on well known platforms

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Newsletter #169 App or Responsive Website?

Posted by Alex on 5 October 2016

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The Web is often the major marketing channel so the question: "Should we build a mobile app or just a responsive Website?", is an important one.

The Web is often the major marketing channel so the question: "Should we build a mobile app or just a responsive Website?", is an important one. You must of course build a responsive Website but is there an opportunity to build an app as well? Check out our article for the pros and cons...

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Newsletter #168 It's a Brand Not a Story

Posted by Alex on 25 August 2016

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Many logos end up being over complicated because it's easier to throw lots of elements in there

Many logos end up being over complicated because it's easier to throw lots of elements in there rather than take things out. Successful marketing companies know this....

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Newsletter #167 What's Really Important in 2016?

Posted by Alex on 20 December 2015

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We ran a small survey to see what people thought were the most important aspects of how a Website is put together. The results were interesting...

We ran a small survey to see what people thought were the most important aspects of how a Website is put together. The results showed one major disagreement between myself and this representative sample, can you guess what it was?

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Newsletter #166 How DO You Write for Mobile?

Posted by Alex on 21 September 2015

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Mobile apps and mobile Web usage now account for over 60% of all digital media consumption and that news is over a year old! If that's the case shouldn't we be spending more time considering how content looks on mobile?

Mobile apps and mobile Web usage now account for over 60% of all digital media consumption and that news is over a year old! If that's the case shouldn't we be spending more time considering how content looks on mobile? Mark Liberman of Language Log analysed US presidential 'inaugural' and 'state of the nation' addresses since the late 1700s and found something very interesting....

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Newsletter #165 Why Chrome is Winning the Browser War

Posted by Alex on 29 June 2015

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Things have changed ....you'll see that Google Chrome is now the most used browser in the world

Things have changed, in fact if you watch the video in this blog that shows browser share from 2008-2014, you'll see that Google Chrome is now the most used browser in the world. Why does this matter? Well your browser is your window into the Web and browser companies can influence, sometimes in subtle ways, how you use it....

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Newsletter #164 When Google Says Jump

Posted by Alex on 13 April 2015

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When I read an article recently about how Google was going to penalise mobile-unfriendly sites it struck me how all-powerful Google now is.

When I read an article recently about how Google was going to penalise mobile-unfriendly sites it struck me how all-powerful Google now is. A single pronouncement on a blog for developers sent Web owners all around the world scurrying to their advisors asking hopefully: 'Is our site mobile-responsive?'. Google officially announced that from April 21 it will be using 'mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal'.

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Newsletter #163 Responsive Changes Everything

Posted by Alex on 27 August 2014

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Responsive design is building one Website that serves all screen sizes - the site will respond to your device by rendering it a way that suits.

Responsive design is building one Website that serves all screen sizes - the site will respond to your device by rendering it a way that suits. Last year we talked about Building Your Mobile Version First - this year it is actually part of our design process. Unless you are thinking about how your Website design translates to mobile, you're not designing for the modern user.

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Newsletter #162 Personal Analytics & Why They Matter

Posted by Alex on 29 April 2014

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It's all personal...on Instagram once you reach 11 likes, the list of likes shrinks to just a number. The interesting thing is that Instagram users....

Ian Chee in his article "The Instagram Rule of 11" points out that on Instagram once you reach 11 likes, the list of likes shrinks to just a number. The interesting thing is that Instagram users have taken this number as a form of social validation.

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Newsletter #161 WWW Turns 25 - You Weren't Online in '89

Posted by Alex on 12 March 2014

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On March 12, 1989 Tim Berners-Lee produced a paper that outlined the concept and architecture of the World Wide Web

On March 12, 1989 Tim Berners-Lee produced a paper that outlined the concept and architecture of the World Wide Web...The Internet and WWW is like a brilliantly precocious child, now in its twenties but barely under control.

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