Category: Mobile

AMP Up Your Site: The 3 Things You Need To Know

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It’s official: Responsive design is old news and in the world of web design, there’s always something new out there that’s going to add a couple of wrinkles of pain to your life. 

Enter Google AMP (Accelerated Mobile Platform) technology… Here are the 3 things you need to know about AMP

1) What is it?

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4 Things to know about Google's 'Mobilegeddon'

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1. What is it?

Google is changing the way search results appear based on websites that are deemed mobile-friendly due to the fact that 60% of traffic now comes from mobile devices. Sites without text and formatting suited for mobile devices will suffer most. A webpage is eligible for the “mobile-friendly” label if it meets the following criteria, as detected in real time by Googlebot:

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Using jQuery for Responsive Design

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As the demand for responsive design increases so does the need for more robust implementations. While CSS media queries should be the main driving force behind your responsive solution, there will be times when you will need something else to achieve the desired result. When this happens we can implement very straightforward, lightweight jQuery code to complement our stylesheets.

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Report from MobileUXCamp DC

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On September 15 I attended MobileUXCamp DC where people from the Washington DC and surrounding areas met to talk about how to make mobile web and app experiences better. There were several sessions for designers and coders. What attracted me were the talks people gave about planning for the future – where do we go from here now that we all know that the mobile web is here to stay?

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Responsive Design: What it Means for Your Website in an Increasingly Mobile World

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According to the Pew Research Center, 57% of all Americans use their cell phones to access the internet, a number that has doubled since 2009. As of May 2013, 91% of American adults use a mobile phone and 56% own a smartphone (28% own an Android; 25%, an iPhone; 4%, a Blackberry).

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Help Us Get to DrupalCon Denver

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DrupalCon 2012 will be in Denver and we want to be there. We've got plenty to share and want to learn more from this terrific community.

You can help us get to DrupalCon by voting for one or more of the sessions we have proposed:

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Highlights from An Event Apart

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Last week I was lucky enough to attend An Event Apart DC - a conference designed for people who make websites. For me, the highlights of the conference were sessions that talked about content and web standards and the role they play in creating an accessible user experience, and of course, mobile.

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Video for your Drupal Website

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There are so many options available for video on your Drupal website, that I think it's hard to sift through all the options and find what is right for you. Here at Balance we've been analyzing all the available options and have come up with 3 strategies we use depending on the needs of our clients.

So, what are the challenges with video that need to be considered before choosing a solution?

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Trends in Online Technology Seminar Gets Everyone Talking

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Balance recently hosted a seminar – Trends in Online Technology – and the event surely got everyone in attendance talking. The conversations lasted long beyond the scheduled end time and continue by phone and email.

The event kicked off with a presentation by Balance CEO Tracy Betts  who defined 3 pillars of online engagement:

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Trends in Online Technology: Mobile Web

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How could your company use mobile technology to attract new customers and most importantly get more revenue? Is it time to make mobile a main part of the user experience? How do you decide which approach to take in terms of user experience? These are some great questions every organization needs to answer.

There are three options that organizations have in terms of optimizing mobile browser experience

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