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May 11, 2016
I have updated this website with a new style and at the same time moved much of the content to the first page. The site now has a three column layout for the larger 1200 and 1570 breakpoints. The old website can be found here ResponsiveWebDesign.se version 1
May 7, 2016
The latest in web development is to make pages load faster, like the AMP Project. The key is to load the main content first, while images and media shows later when they are ready. I have made a site on this theme where the main content is text only, all images and slideshows are loaded in WB InlineFrames. The link is: leicafilmphotography.se
April 16, 2016
Accordions and Tabs are sometimes used to present content in a compact format on small screens. I made three test pages, with jQuery here with Bootstrap here and with W3.CSS here.
March 25, 2016
One thing to think about for small brick-and-mortar businesses is to have a website that is proportionate to the size of the business. Often a one person business doesn't need a large website. If the important content can fit on a single page, that could be all that's needed.
February 6, 2016
Using the WWB and QnEWB programs we are "spoiled" with always having perfect error-free html in our websites. It's one of the advantages using these wysiwyg web builders, and looking around the web it's pretty rare to have perfect html code.
January 1, 2016
The new year will be exciting for website development, especially since many are using smartphones as their primary device to view websites. The look-and-feel on a small screen is important for a website to be interesting.
December 04, 2015
The content of a website is important, it should be useful to the visitor, but having references and about pages is perhaps most important. You have to show your website is trustworthy. Location, address, your history, links to professional networks etc could help.
November 12, 2015
Today is the World Usability Day and we celebrate fun and useful websites.
November 6, 2015
Above the Fold is what you first see, the visible content. The fold is also used for newspapers at a stand, above the fold is what sells. The same is true for websites, this Nielsen Norman Group article is very telling. The content below the first screen is often not explored, the visitor needs a reason to scroll down. If the landing page doesn't have a call to action like a What's New or Sale button the visitor may just leave the site. This is especially important for small screens.
November 1, 2015
One question is how the visitor on a mobile phone navigates your website. Ok, you have great menus and navigation but a visitor may just be swiping down the long one-page layout. Your design is built around navigation but is the page used the way you intended? It's hard to know. Surveying your friends visiting the site could be a start.
October 25, 2015
Lately many websites has long-scroll one-page layouts, sometimes with smaller utility pages on the side. The advantage is all content can be loaded at once, and is ready to be displayed without delay. This works well for lightweight pages, perhaps more media heavy content can be linked or placed on separate pages.