Google Latest Redirection Guidelines
By Martin Clancy - 10 Jun 2014
Google has recently upped the ante with its updated stance on redirection of users to mobile content. From now on Google will append a warning if a mobile search result redirects users to the home page of a mobile site rather than presenting a mobile specific version of the content. This change is designed to address poor user experience where a non-intuitive redirection gets between the user and the content they are looking for.
DeviceAtlas at Internet Retailer and Commerce Exhibition
By Martin Clancy - 10 Jun 2014
CMS Platforms, Mobile and Device Detection
By Martin Clancy - 20 May 2014
Content Management Systems or CMSes as they are known to most of us, form the backbone of content publishing on the web. The largest and most well known of them - Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla inter alia - are as familiar to those working in the web industry as the HTML they help to seamlessly produce. The basic premise of the CMS is to easily create and publish content for the web. So how well do they cater to today's web, accessed by countless different device types every minute of every day?
Beyond Apple v Samsung: Smartphone market grows in line with device manufacturer competition
By Martin Clancy - 06 May 2014
Strategy Analytics released their latest handset shipments data last week. One of the key findings was that Apple's market share continues to be challenged by Android based handsets. This is something that is echoed in DeviceAtlas' index of device traffic, which combines data from dotMobi's DeviceAtlas device detection solution and dotMobi's global network of goMobi websites to measure which handsets are actually being used to access web content on tablets and phones. We have stressed that this is device usage data and not the same thing as device shipment data, but it is interesting nonetheless to compare these metrics.
How to implement Drag and Drop for touch devices
By Martin Clancy - 18 Apr 2014
Over on dotMobi's mobiForge resource site for those involved in developing for mobile-friendly content, we explore some touch-friendly drag and drop implementations, including DOM and canvas-based drag and drop approaches.
RWD: Responsible Web Design and how websites cope with compromised connectivity
By Martin Clancy - 07 Apr 2014
Over on mobiForge, dotMobi's mobile and web technology resource site for developers, designers and those working with mobile and web, we investigate how constrained connectivity can impact on visitors' UX. Even in large urban areas, which are well served with cell tower coverage, the realities of the built environment can intervene to make experiences slow.
Apple Devices Dominate Global Web Browsing, while Android Gains Ground
By Martin Clancy - 17 Mar 2014
Despite the growing popularity of Android devices and low-cost smartphones, Apple’s global grip on mobile device browsing remains impressive in many major global markets.
Getting Ready For HTTP 2.0
By Martin Clancy - 10 Mar 2014
As the underlying mechanism that runs the web, HTTP is the language spoken by browsers and web servers to communicate, download webpage elements and upload user data. The version we currently use is 1.1, which is now almost 15 years old. But HTTP version 2 is on the way.
10 Takeaways from Analysts' Device Market Statistics
By Martin Clancy - 05 Mar 2014