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Catching the Wave: Why Mobile-friendly, Responsive Websites Are More Important Now Than Ever Before

Catch the Mobile Wave - Mobile and Responsive Websites from Upendo Ventures

Experts quibble about the exact numbers, but all of them agree that there is currently more internet traffic flowing to mobile devices than traditional computers. This is not a fad, it's a generational wave sweeping the world. But its not too late for you to ride this wave to success for your website and apps. Let's start by understand why this is so important.

CMS State of the Union: Data-Based Insights From the Past Two Years

CMS State of the Union 2017

If you didn’t already know, CMS is an acronym for “content management system.”  A CMS is used by many developers, consultancies, and companies to build their website.  It’s an incredibly common thing to do, as any flavor of CMS you choose will always save you effort and money, compared to building a website from nothing.  This is especially true if you look at the lifetime investment of your website.  Using a CMS framework or solution of some kind just seems to make sense.  After all, this is what I’ve built my own career upon since 2001.  However, then, CMS was known as a portal or portal framework.  That’s a long time ago, so it’s not a bad idea to take stock of things every now and thing to see if what you’re doing is the correct thing.  To this end, I asked myself, “How is CMS doing right now, and does it make sense to still be doing CMS-related work in the future?”

User Testing Made Easy with 3 Important Tips

 

I thought that I knew what usability was.  I mean, it’s simple, right?  You just make sure people can use your product.  Wrong – kind of…  Even though you can simplify it like that, there is so much more to consider when usability is being addressed.  How do I know that?  Well, one of my favorite books these days is not a technical book, per se, but rather a non-technical book that focuses on design in technology.  It is called Don’t Make Me Think, written by Steve Krug.