Sliding Down the Slippery Slope

Sliders are (almost) everywhere, but should you have one on your site? Simon West gives you the lowdown on this particular slope.

My Favourite Game

Star Trek text game 80x25Time was when a normal screen was 25 rows of green text on a black background, and the text characters were grainy representations of the real thing – which was of course written with a pen.

Today a screen is anything from a cheap smartphone with an 8.5cm, 480 x 320 pixel display right up to a gigantic 215cm UtraHD television with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 (that’s 54 times as many pixels!)

Of course, a website needs to work on each of those screens and everything in between. Thankfully technology today allows us to deliver one website which displays differently depending upon what screen size is detected. This is called a responsive website, because it responds to the device upon which it is being viewed.

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What does “Responsive” mean?

Any time you talk to a web developer you are likely to hear some new buzz-word or piece of techno-speak that leaves you wondering what they actually meant, and not knowing if what they talked about really matters to your business. In the first of a short series of articles I will demystify some of the terms web developers use. The first is “Responsive”

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