Below are actual Google Searches for the month of February 2013. The Table shows how SiteNinja CMS was ranked nationally in organic search results.
Websites are the great equalizer allowing small businesses the ability to compete with larger businesses. If you showed up at a potential client's office wearing outdated fashions that were not well maintained, do you think you would have a good chance of getting new business? Maybe not. Now if you went to visit the same potential client and you looked professional, and you spoke with authority about your services, and could answer all the common questions your clients have, you stand a very good chance of earning that new client relationship.
Virtually every business needs a website, but these days the web isn't just about what you see on a computer screen. People are using the internet on an increasingly diverse array of devices, from smartphones to gaming consoles. Some experts predict that by 2014, most web traffic in the U.S. will be on mobile devices.
The trouble is, most business websites are still designed with only a desktop or laptop computer in mind. When you view a typical business website on the browser of mobile device, it usually requires pinching, zooming and scrolling just to see what's on the page. And interacting with the site via a touchscreen can be clumsy at best.
2012 has been a very unusual year in the PC market. For the first time since 2001, PC sales are projected to be lower than they were in the previous year.
So which devices are consumers buying? Tablets, for one thing.
Tablet sales are expected to exceed 100 million this year.
Tablet sales are expected to exceed 100 million this year. Their sales numbers may top notebooks next year. Smartphones, of course, are also a hot commodity -- according to Nielsen, the majority of U.S. mobile subscribers now own smartphones, not feature phones.
Meanwhile, the shift to mobile is happening at an extraordinary speed. Today, 30% of Mashable's traffic is mobile. By the end of next year, this may exceed 50%.
Recently, I wrote an article on Responsive Web Design and Content Management Systems, focusing on why responsive web design and mobile first are important to the future of the web (and content management systems in particular), and how I was planning on addressing these issues with SiteNinja. If you haven't given it a read yet, take a look. Don't worry, I'll wait.
Done? Good. Now moving on to current matters: I'm proud to announce two major new features that strongly support our position on the importance of responsiveness: Mobile CMS Administration and Responsive Content Previews.
Responsive Web Design and Content Management Systems - Why a “Mobile First” Perspective is the Future of SiteNinja CMS
Responsive web design and mobile first are two concepts that have been receiving a lot of attention from the design community. While everyone’s talking about the progressive enhancement approach for designing themes, there’s been a surprising lack of talk about it from the CMS Administration end.
Recently, I was having a conversation with my girlfriend about replacing her old 13” Macbook. It’s getting up there in years and is still running Tiger OSX. Initially, she was planning on replacing it with a new 13” Macbook Pro.
“Do you think I should just get an iPad 3 instead?” she asked.