Category: Responsive Web Design

The multi-screen world (and what it means for you)

photo credit: adactio via photopin cc We’re multi-screeners.  Or at least North Americans are, according to a Google study from earlier this year, and I don’t think we in England are far off. The study looked at how media is used in daily life, and how consumers use multiple screens to accomplish their tasks (the study report is embedded at the bottom of this post).  These are the things that…

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The right approach for mobile web

Everyone is banging on about mobile websites these days. Your response to this (I’m about to put you into a very square, tidy pigeon hole… address all complaints to studio@hexagonwebworks.com), probably falls into one of three categories. Either: you’ve already got it sorted (good on you!) you know it’s something you need to think about but keep putting off you are stubbornly refusing to even think about it This article…

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Responsive video (updated)

It’s been a while since I posted about how to make a locally-hosted video responsive, using Video JS. Since then, Video JS itself has been updated (the current version at the time of writing is 3.2.0), and although I posted an update in the comments of my previous post, several people were still getting confused, so thought best to post again here. Essentially, the containing div that Video JS uses…

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Mobile Websites Beat Apps

There is an on-going battle being fought between mobile websites and apps.  Ok, so maybe the word battle is a little strong, but you get the idea. On the whole, I have always tended to favour mobile websites, as having several advantages: you don’t have to persuade the user to download – once they’re at your website, they’re there the need to create multiple apps for multiple, fast changing platforms…

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Making videos responsive

NOTE: Please see updated post/code here: Responsive Videos (updated) (works with latest Video JS version at time of writing – 3.2.0) As part of a recent project, I needed to find a way to make self-hosted video (i.e. video files uploaded to client’s hosting server rather than YouTube or the like) responsive.  I.e. so they shrink down proportionally with screen size. I decided to use the VideoJS plugin as a good…

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A mobile update

Back in July (that long ago?!), I was talking about mobile websites.  As I’m in the midst of creating my third ‘Responsively Designed’ website, (for established Medical Communications agency Ashley Communications – link currently points to their soon-to-be-old website), I thought now would be an opportune time to update you on some of my findings. It has been, and continues to be, an interesting journey.  If there’s one thing that’s…

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Mobile is not an option any more

The mobile web is big and it’s getting bigger.  Mobile browsing is expected to overtake desktop browsing in two to four years (see here and here, as quoted by Ethan Marcote on A List Apart, in his article on Responsive Web Design).   The number of mobile devices is growing ever more rapidly, with this slideshow by Bryan Rieger from Yiibu quoting figures of 3.4 billion having mobile devices – roughly…

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