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On April 21st Google launched a search algorithm update that affects the mobile version of Google search results (what you see when you conduct a Google search on your mobile device). The updated algorithm increases the relevance of mobile-optimized websites in search results, and in effect, penalizes websites that it deems not mobile friendly. This change is not a surprise; Google announced it several months ago, but your search rankings will now start to feel the impact....Read More

As our digital world continues to expand, with the introduction of countless devices of all form factors, responsive web design is more important than ever. Phones are getting bigger, tablets are getting smaller, and resolutions are ever increasing. The main focus of your website must not be lost: providing clear, easily-accessible content to your users no matter how they view your site. How can we accomplish this? By putting mobile first! ...Read More

Over the last year or so, responsive web design has become the best option for adapting websites to different devices and resolutions. Websites developed using responsive web design techniques adapt their layouts to display the content on the website in a way that makes the most sense for the real estate available on the screen. As responsive web design has become more prevalent, different techniques have evolved for handling how a user navigates through sites....Read More

It's obvious, well at least to me, that the future of the web is headed towards responsive web design. One major piece of technology needed for responsive web design to function is CSS media queries. The ability to specify a stylesheet to be used in a specific media type was introduced in CSS2. In CSS3, media queries were introduced to extend that functionality, allowing for conditions such as minimum screen width and minimum screen height. Media queries make possible the adaptive layouts used in responsive web design.

Before responsive web design, fluid layouts were used to accommodate different screen sizes by sizing elements using percentages; however, this did not allow for rearranging of items on a webpage. Media queries allow us to change the layout of a page depending upon the size and resolution of the screen on which the web page is being viewed....Read More

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