There has long been much debate over the use of the Internet and its role in support of the elderly.
The issue has long been the balance between the benefits that the Internet can offer in terms of communication and support for independent living, versus the (perceived) complexity of the devices needed to access these benefits.
Having been involved in both public sector and private projects looking at supporting independent living since the 1990s, the team here at Big Media are watching with interest as the debate rises again. Continue reading
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?
Well, despite the best efforts of those with a grudge (religious, cultural, commercial or just downright malevolent) who keep attacking, Continue reading
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.
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
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.
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”.
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.
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”
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.
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.