It seems that every time web developers become proficient at creating sites that will render correctly on any device, the industry releases yet another type of device that requires changing design strategies. Such is the case with the phablet. (For the uninitiated, a phablet is a device that combines the features of a smartphone with a tablet, and is between the two devices in terms of overall size and screen size.)
It seems that every year, a new technology is touted as "the next big thing," Occasionally, these technologies are an epic fail -- think Warner's Qube or the Net PC -- but more often, they are true game changers. Technological advances have had a major impact on how companies do business as well as how they market to their customers. For example, iBeacons offer new ways to market to a targeted customer, and mobile apps have had an even greater impact.
Metro-style designs have the potential to be sleek, beautiful pages. However, just like city metro vehicles can be shiny and attractive or dented and rusty, a metro site can be poorly planned and offer unsatisfactory results, or it can be well-planned and executed and provide a consistent user interface. When planning a metro design, there are certain key points to consider.
Every business that wants to gain competitive advantage needs to be fully aware of the importance of populating online channels with meaningful content for a particular target market. But this no longer means setting up a simple Wordpress website and hoping that your content reaches the right people.
When redesigning your site for responsive behavior, allowing it to adapt to various screen sizes and types of web-accessible platforms, there are a number of things to keep in mind. While we covered several of these in our previous article on the topic, here are a few more to help you make your site that much better:
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Implementing a quality Enterprise Content Management system is a key to coordinating marketing content and communications.
As long as businesses have been on the Internet they have generated endless email. The age of social media has added another level of complexity to corporate marketing efforts.
Topics: responsive design
As the global online community continues to use mobile and tablet devices when conducting business and personal activities, it is becoming increasingly important to design websites with responsive usability in mind. According to a report by GlobalWebIndex, tablet ownership increased by 282% from Q1 2011 to Q1 2013, while desktop ownership decreased by 2006 from April 2006 to April 2012. A separate study from Juniper Research has reported that smartphone purchases have increased by 50% from Q3 2012 to Q3 2013.