Browser Trends January 2014: a Yearly Review

2013 was a year of relative stability in the browser world. The biggest disruption was Opera switching rendering engines but that had little impact on usage. The five main vendors continued to release good-quality browsers. It rarely matters which your users choose — and nor should it. StatCounter’s latest figures reveal the winners and losers […]

Average Web Page Weights Increases

The HTTP Archive Report has published their end-of-year technology statistics which collate information from 300,000 of the web’s most popular websites. Average page weight has bloated by 32% in one year to reach more than 1,700Kb — or 1.7Mb — and now comprises 96 individual HTTP requests. It’s worse than the staggering 30% increase in […]

Designing A Website For 2014

It’s been about five years since the last redesign of my website, Hitched. A lot has changed since then, most particularly the rise of mobile. While we made sure our website was mobile compatible all those years ago, it wasn’t (and still isn’t) optimized for smaller screens. Needless to say, we’re working pretty hard to […]

Marketing Trends Small Businesses Need To Know

Recent research suggests two main trends for small businesses working to build their online presence have emerged; mobile optimization and content creation. These two trends support other statistics showing small business marketers are moving to invest more in digital marketing during 2013 and why you should focus on mobile and content today. At the end […]

More than half of senior citizens now use the Internet

More than half of Americans who are 65 or older now use the Internet or email. That’s the first time data have shown more than 50 percent of seniors going online. This study, by the Pew Research Center, found that 53 percent of older Americans use the Internet or email. And just over a third […]

4 Creative Ways to Attract More Visitors to Your Website

“How can I get more website visitors?” This is one of the most common questions I hear from clients, frustrated at the lack of business their website brings them. Often, there isn’t much wrong with the site itself — it’s professionally designed, and the portfolio is full of gorgeous work. But it just sits there, […]

How HTML5 Is Influencing Web App Development

Over the last 12 months, the momentum behind HTML5 has continued to build, with application developers, browser makers and hardware vendors fully embracing and supporting the web of the future. Consumers have started to embrace HTML5 as well, especially as more users understand the benefits and potential that HTML5 can mean for the future. With […]

EU Chews on Web Cookies

Seeking to be a leader in protecting online privacy, the European Union last year passed a law requiring companies to obtain consent from Web users when tracking files such as cookies are placed on users’ computers. Europe’s effort to regulate online “cookies” is crumbling, exposing how tough it is to curb the practice of tracking […]