The BBC approached me asking for my thoughts on the state of the mobile web. You can read my thoughts over on the BBC news website.
Having a mobile application seems all the rage these days, but is it right for your business?
Media queries make a website respond to the viewport. But what if we could make site components respond to their container?
What is more important – driving traffic to your site or encouraging as many people as possible to see your content? Believe it or not, they are not one in the same thing.
There is a lot of confusion among organisations about how to deal with mobile. However, when it comes down to it you have 4 options.
Join me on Wednesday 28th November for a one hour presentation about dealing with mobile.
I am worried that as a web design community we might not be giving our clients the best solution when it comes to mobile. There is so much excitement about mobile, both within the web design community and among our clients, that we are rushing into mobile, without really thinking through what the client actually […]
When your boss or client comes to you asking for an iPhone app; what do you say? I would hope you don’t say “absolutely, here is your invoice.” Rather, I hope you ask “why” and more importantly “what do you want it to do?” Too often clients and management are not really sure what they […]
Rob’s leaving for pastures new. But it’s not the end of the story…
You want your app to work across every mobile device and platform ever conceived? Don’t be silly…
At Headscape we have been working on the redesign of native iPhone app; Bufferapp. In this post Leigh offers some insight into our mobile design process.
A couple of weeks ago I was ask to take part in the live ‘Internet TV’ debate at Adobe Creative Week 2012. The overriding subject was; should people in the industry be a ‘Jack of all trades’ or a ‘Master of one?’ The debate meandered though the waters of mobile web, apps and strategy as […]
You have made the decision to develop a mobile app. Good for you. But should you build a native app or a hybrid / web app?
As part of my insane year of excessive speaking trips, I will be speaking at HOW Interactive Design in both Washington DC and San Francisco. This promises to be another great conference. If you are thinking of attending make sure you grab the early bird discount that saves you $200 off the ticket. You can […]
Just a quick heads up about a peculiar little problem I encountered today. Like all the ‘cool kids’ I try and make all new sites I develop responsive. That includes the Headscape website, which I am currently redesigning. I had to use jquery once or twice to detect resizing in the browser and tweak accordingly. […]
If apps are for tasks and the web is for content then why does Flipboard make for such a great app?
I wrote this post for econsultancy.com a few weeks ago. In it I discuss the impact of the astonishing numbers revealed by Distimo highlighting how difficult it can be for your app to be noticed. ‘Build and they will come’ is not a viable business plan for app development. A mature approach needs to be taken to achieving a viable […]
Over 650,000 individual apps are on the Apple App Store alone. Some of them are useful, many are not. In the rush to be apart of this online mobile revolution organisations are simply putting any old thing in the App Store. In this video presentation I discuss the difference between content and behaviour and how each of these […]
One of the most important rules of mobile web app development is that you shouldn’t give the user an inferior experience. Wherever possible they should have the same functionality as on a desktop. Where this is not feasible you should at least allow them to switch back to the desktop experience. Don’t give users of […]