You've decided that you need a website or website make-over (if you're in doubt, see Do You Really Need a Website?). You've also decided that you need a web designer to help you (if you're unsure, see Do You Really Need a Web Designer?). Maybe it's not clear to you how to go about picking a good web designer. It's really not all that much different than picking any other contractor. You might not know a lot about the Web, but you know enough to make a good decision. Let's go through some factors you should consider in making your pick. Where Do You Find Them? But before we get to the selection considerations, how do you get ... [»]
Articles from April, 2011
In the post "What's Your Mobile Strategy", we went through a high-level overview of why having your website well-adapted for mobile is important. This message was reinforced by a recent post by Harold Dediu, an analyst who follows the mobile market and keeps track of mobile trends. In "When will smartphones become phones?", Harold reports that about 30% of US cellphone users (above age of 13) use smartphones, up from 21% at the same time last year. If this trend continues (and there's no sign that it won't), we will soon find that the majority of our customers are using smartphones. This adds an exclamation point to our earlier point that you really need to have a sensible strategy for supporting mobile users. What's your strategy?