Category Archives: mobile-friendly websites

A New Year, A New You

A New Year, A New You … us … well me, anyway!

Welcome back from the stint in the silly season, and to the business of sharing insights and views on matters pertaining to the industry we’re in.

And that, dear reader, is the business of supporting the online presence of whatever business you are in.

So what’s changing?

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I did it my way – the iPad – chapter 1

The iPad can be hard to please when designing websites

Responsive web design techniques are all the rage at the moment, and represent a fabulous way to create websites that look good and work well on handheld devices like mobiles and tablets. However, responsive design can come up short.

Responsive techniques work by checking the size, well width really, of the screen you are viewing the site on, and applying different design rules based on that.
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Hurdles versus the High Jump

It pays to know what you are letting yourself in for

The much anticipated “Mobilegeddon” seems to have passed by without the world stopping on its axis. True, Google’s algorithm change in April of this year is taking effect, and mobile-friendly websites are rising to the top on search result pages on mobiles. And this is a good thing, as it improves customer experience and makes the web work better for all of us.

But it has not, from all the evidence I can see, been the death knell of many businesses and websites that some have been predicting. Continue reading

Google Mobile Web Doctors hit the Press

The Big Media Google Mobile Web Doctors attract interest from the local press

Big Media in the Welwyn and Hatfield Times – 3rd June 2015

Following on from our inaugural outing at the EXPO at the end of April, the attention Google is bringing to the need for sites to be mobile-friendly is rubbing off on the Big Media Team.

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Online training and elearning strikes the right note at EXPO 3

A great reception for Big Media’s Online training and elearning platform at EXPO 3

We were very encouraged by how much interest was shown on the day in our mobile-friendly and fully multiplatform online training solution – easy2training.

Built on our in-depth knowledge and skills in mobile-friendly and multiplatform web design, the easy2training platform has been specifically implemented to work on mobiles, tablets, PCs and Smart TVs.
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Google Mobile Web Doctors at the EXPO

A great day at the Woburn April 29 business EXPO 3

A BIG thank you to everyone who took time to talk to us about our online training platform and our FREE mobile-friendly site converter

Our thanks also too from us to the organisers, Vicky and her team, for all their efforts before and on the day.

The Big Media team built on the “Mobilegeddon” story and the recent announcement by Google by theming our stand as the “Google Mobile Web Doctors”.
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How to PASS the Google mobile-friendly test

Big Media’s gecko mobile adjuster can get you mobile-friendly in minutes – for FREE

Google have announced a change to the way they will display mobile search results, starting 21st April 2015, which is just round the corner now.

Essentially, mobile-friendly sites will start to rank higher in mobile search results than those which are not. And as 30% of all searches are done from mobile now, this is a significant change.
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Milton Keynes – centre of the mobile-friendly web

Milton Keynes web developer Big Media leads the way in helping clients become mobile-friendly

As a Milton Keynes web development company, Big Media are not only pretty central geographically in the UK, but are also central in the emerging mobile-friendly web market.

Things have moved on regarding mobile web usage to the point where it is now essential to have a site that works properly on mobile, not just a “nice to have”

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Chameleon Software

Chameleon Software

Making mobile-friendly sites truly adaptive

In general, people are much more aware in 2015 about the need for websites to be mobile-friendly than they were only a couple of years ago.

The industry’s answer has been to develop responsive designs, sites that respond to the size of the screen the visitor is using. It is the technique we build on with our Chameleon Software.

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Google rewards mobile-friendly sites

Are you ready for the “mobile switchover?”

Google announced in February 2015 that it is making a major update to its search engine ranking algorithms on the 21st April.

Google are making another move in the drive to offer users a better web experience. Building on initiatives including the mobile-friendly label found on (most) mobiles when you search, the change on 21st April 2015 will see owners of mobile-friendly sites standing to benefit even further in mobile search result rankings than those without.
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