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An online blogof a web developer.

Client Work: Alsta Watch Company

This is the first of a new addition to the blog. A client case study. I’ve deliberated long and hard over where to place these on the site, but it ultimately felt natural to include them as part of the blog.

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5 ways to improve your site on mobile

A mobile site and how it works is becoming more and more important. Google now split mobile and desktop rankings into two separate mesaurements, and not only that, but the weights of attributes are different. For example, poorly optimised images on a desktop machine hold a far smaller penalty than it does on mobile devices. Here’s 5 relatively things you can do to improve your site on mobile, and score higher up in Google.

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The iPad pro; how will it affect web development?

At the beginning of September, Apple announced the iPad Pro, it’s latest iteration of the massively successful line of tablets. The iPad pro shares a lot of similar features to it’s predecessors, offer a powerful, yet portable touch device. However, where it differs from the iPad Air is it’s whopping 12.9″ retina display. This is just 0.4″ short of the 13″ retina Macbook Pro display size (which is 13.3″ diagonally across the screen), so we’re essentially dealing with something in size that has previously been reserved for laptops and notebooks.

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Web design prices & services; Reasons to be wary of generic fixed prices

As with any business, part of not building success, but maintaining it is to identify what your competitors are doing and then consider ways in which you can improve on that. Every day I spend a bit of time looking at other agencies & freelancers to see how they market themselves and one thing I commonly see is the promotion of fixed web design prices. Headline banners proclaiming “web design from only £399!”, or “4 web pages from only £200”.

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Internet Explorer is dead; rejoice!

In what could be considered the very opposite of an April Fools, Microsoft released it’s first version of Project Spartan, it’s new web browser bundled in with the Windows operating system. This means it’s official, Internet Explorer is no more. Well, unfortunately that’s not entirely the case; those still using older versions of Windows may still task us web developers with having to try and hack some code together to make a website work on a thoroughly ancient platform.

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