Websites should always be designed and developed to work in the fluid environment of continuously evolving devices and channels, whether "responsively" designed or otherwise. For many years it has been the web designers and web developers that have been breaking the inherently responsive nature of the web by placing their designs within fixed containers.
Responsive website design can be simply described as an approach to design by which the intent is to provide the most optimal viewing experience on all devices. Elaborated, this includes ease-of-use whereby there is minimal user involvement, by way of resizing, panning and scrolling, across a wide array of devices (from personal computers to mobile devices).
A technical deep dive into our approach for exposing the complex business logic in GSK's NRT Behavioural Support Programme - which is implemented on the EPiServer CMS platform - via a new web services API.
In Part 1 of this two part post, we looked at the basics of international software, and how to plan your project to best support the demands of international applications. In this second post, we look at using local market knowledge to speed up localisation efforts, the pros and cons of a translation management system, and some ways to avoid mobile app "sprawl".
Web and mobile applications today should be designed and built from the ground up to support international markets, unless there is a strong business case to restrict them to a single market. The availability of tools and frameworks to provide your application with international support (including multiple languages, currencies, locales, etc.) lowers the barrier for application development teams, but the technology build is only part of the challenge of supporting international markets. In Part 1 of this two part post, we look at the basics if international software, and how to plan your project to best support the demands of international applications.
When budgets are limited, web product owners can face a daunting task of deciding which SmartPhone device to support first. With market share changing so rapidly, this can be a difficult decision. We've pulled together some statistics on SmartPhone use to help with these kinds of choices.