Mobile Site Detection and SEO

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Google has welcomed and in some ways helped drive the rise of Internet usage on mobile devices by rewarding sites that offer bespoke mobile user experiences, either through separate mobile sites or responsive design, with higher search rankings. Webmasters who either develop separate smartphone-optimised versions of their site or build their site from the ground …   

The Dangers of Browser Detection Using the User Agent

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Browser detection involves attempting to identify the browser a visitor on your web page is using. If you are the kind of web owner who does this, you are trying to either restrict or impose the execution of certain fragments of code to a browser. This exercise is not a healthy thing. It is not …   

The Basics of Graceful Degradation

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Graceful degradation is a process whereby as a web designer, you decide how large you want a site to fit in small screens or in browsers that do not have very many features. This process targets devices with specific capabilities because it targets a specific viewing experience. When you use this option, you start with …   

Understanding the Basics of Progressive Enhancement

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Progressive enhancement is building content out and then separating a website’s structure (HTML) from its behavior and presentation (JS and CSS). If you are like me and very many other people, you will agree that content is supposed to be available to web users regardless of what device they are browsing from and its capabilities. …   

SEO Benefits of Responsive Design

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The shift from desktop devices to mobile devices has been predicted for many years now. Beyond that obvious that stares us in the face day-to-day, recent research by the guys over at Search Engine Watch has emerged that confirms that the age of mobile is finally upon us. Fortunetely, Paradox is inevitably evolving into more …