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Google Goes All-Out Responsive with its new “Material Design” Theme

At  the I/O 2014 developer conference, Google has introduced a new Android interface (thought it is not limited to Android since it also appears in Chrome) which it is calling “Material Design.” Matias Duarte who is the leader of the design team in Google’s Android design team explained that the idea behind it is that people normally […]

Don’t Panic, It’s Not Too Late to Get Started Creating Great Content

Content marketing (a.k.a. inbound marketing)  has certainly become quite a buzzword for many folks lately. If you’re just getting tuned in now don’t panic, you’re not too late to the party. Some have even said that content marketing is the evolution of SEO and in some respects it is. Content marketing involves taking advantage of […]

Tool Review: Macaw, First Impressions

I know there’s a big debate about whether designers should learn to code or not. Afterall, one may argue how can you design for the web if you don’t understand how it works? The web is based on code and will continue to be so, no matter how many frameworks or abstractions come along to […]

Four Reasons To Avoid Templates

Disclaimer: I don’t hate templates. Sometimes they can be really useful, particularly when your website needs to be up fast. They also can be really gorgeous as in the templates that Squarespace creates for their users. However, I think that templates and themes should not be used for websites. Recently while working on a design […]

Google is Killing SEO… On Purpose

Google wants SEO (aka Search Engine Optimization) to die. That’s right… the company that is the world’s largest search engine wants site optimization for search engines to die. And they are doing everything in their power to make that happen. Quickly. In doing some research about search engine optimization, I came across the following chart […]

What is Responsive Inbound and Why Do You Need It Now?

Responsive inbound is not a technology though there are many aspects of tech that are incorperated into it. Responsive inbound is a strategy that is alligned with shifts in technology and the way people get and consume information. Nothing is Equal When it comes to responsive inbound, the phrase “all things being equal” could not […]

The New NYTimes.com Home Page is NOT Responsive…

When I heard that there was a new design for the NYTimes site being released today, I rushed to open it and see what it looked like. But I was disappointed. The new home page of the site is not responsive… at least it doesn’t look responsive as the industry has come to expect. When […]

2014: The Year of Responsive Inbound

Some have said that 2013 was the year or responsive web design. Others have said it was the year of inbound marketing. While both of these aspects of web and marketing may seem unrelated they are actually closely related and in 2014 I expect that these two schools will merge into something powerful and amazing […]

Flat Design vs. Skeuomorphism [Infographic]

The trend of “Flat” design has been on fire lately. It has been contrasted many times with skeuomorphic design which is based on designt hat is has it’s base in the “real” world. Skeuomophic design means and icon for save is represented by an icon that looks like a disk. Interestingly enough while many people […]

Can a Responsive Website Increase Your Conversion Rate?

The following infographic shows that a responsive design is not just good for viewers of your site, it can actually make a solid impact on your conversion rate and also your bottom line. Courtesy of: Infographic Journal Are you interested in getting a responsive web site designed? Contact First Responsive today!