Mobile traffic is past its tipping point with roughly 52 percent of web traffic currently deriving from smartphones versus desktops – and counting. People are accessing sites and services with the expectation they will not only have the same functionality they would on desktops, but, more so today, that the sites will also use the functionality native to their devices without needing to download an app.

Source: Why Responsive Design is Dead

According to the recently released Ranking Factors for the Media Industry study from Searchmetrics, nearly 78 percent of the corresponding Google.com page one results on mobile were found to be AMP-enabled, positioned either in the standard organic search results or in the ‘Top stories’ news boxes and carousels in mobile results.

Source: AMP Pages Dominating Google Results

The reality is that the Web isn’t “the Web” in the traditional sense anymore. E-commerce, CMS software, CRM, AI, publishing, social media, digital products and services, SaaS – none of these are static in the way that Web design once was. By and large, the Web is now a gigantic global software platform. And by extension, modern Web design is no longer Web design; it’s product design.

Source:Why Modern Web Design Is No More: The New Era of ‘Product Design’

24. August 2015 · Write a comment · Categories: Video · Tags: ,

It’s been more than five years since Steve Jobs wrote his infamous “Thoughts on Flash” letter citing the high level of energy consumption, lack of performance on mobile and poor security as the reasons his company’s products would not support Adobe Flash technology. Finally, it appears we’re getting closer to the curtain closing on Flash.

Source: Farewell To Flash: What It Means For Digital Video Publishers | TechCrunch

30. June 2015 · Write a comment · Categories: Web Design · Tags:

Many of today’s most popular design trends (including flat design, large background images, and hidden global navigation) are directly or indirectly influenced by minimalism, a web-design movement that began in the early 2000’s, but borrows its philosophy from earlier movements in the fields of fine art and human–computer interaction. Minimalism sometimes presents as an attempt to prioritize content over the chrome and, when applied correctly, it can help you focus your design to simplify user tasks.

Source: The Roots of Minimalism in Web Design

16. May 2015 · Write a comment · Categories: Web Design · Tags:

The web operates in ways that can conflict with our traditional view of what a “story”—with a set start, middle, and end—is. Content is chunked, spread across various channels, devices, and formats. How do we define story lines, characters, interactions, and the role of the audience, given this information sprawl?

Building Nonlinear Narratives for the Web · An A List Apart Article