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Squarespace Theory

How Google thinks a top rated site should look

The development of SEO and Google’s algorithms is interconnected and interdependent. Every change Google makes to its searching algorithm affects search results in some way. Everything Google has done since 2011 is focused on secure search, protecting their data and online privacy, and, let’s be honest, monetizing their data. “Pandas”, “Penguins”, “Hummingbirds” and Graph Carousel are a part of a long-term multicomponent strategy. They show that the results of searching become more complicated and relevant, not limited to one query.

Google has its idea of what top websites should look like, and people in SEO either follow Google’s prescriptions or try to overcome the algorithm. They improve technologies and Google reacts by changing their algorithms. In response, marketing strategies must change to adapt these new search algorithms. And the process continues.
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Responsive Web Design

So, you’ve invested in a mobile site for your website and think you’re all set for the future?

Then you may want to think again.

Mobile-first remains an important trend with tablets & mobile phones, outselling the “ancient” desktop computer. However, this doesn’t mean that having a mobile website next to your regular site is necessarily the best solution. Whilst the size of phones & tablets keeps changing – not to mention the difference between portrait & landscape mode – a single site can’t scale properly to all of them. The solution: Responsive design.
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google skeominimalism Theory

The Skeuomorph is Dead, Long Live the Skeuomorph

2013 saw a new king of design take the throne. This has been the year of Flat Design. 2012 ended with Microsoft bringing Flat to the mainstream with Windows 8, and Apple revamped iOS a year later. Casting away their skeuomorphic principles of old and refreshing the interface with a Flat approach.

As one of the defining design events of the year, this exemplified the changing trend of digital design. Apple, formerly so staunch in their support for skeuomorphic design under Steve Jobs, opting for the popular kid.
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Conversation Is the End Goal: an Interview With Eric Fisher Design

Conversation Is the End Goal: an Interview With Eric Fisher

Eric Fisher is a storyteller turned product architect. He was the Social Design Evangelist at Facebook where he wrote the guidelines on Social Design. Eric has also worked as a designer at both Google and Apple and he independently works with startup companies to help architect their products.

Anneke had the opportunity to interview Eric for our readers. Here are some great insights into the role of a designer at big companies, how design will change because of all the data we are collecting, ethics, and much more.
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Feeding the hunger of data junkies with Google Docs How-tos

Feeding the hunger of data junkies with Google Docs

Last week we silently released the first version of our API. Sido explained our new XML export options and the new API key in his last blogpost. In short: we’ve implemented two new XML export options. You can use these exports to create XML files with the content of your test and the results of your test. We built this feature as a first step in opening up Usabilla and to make the data you collect in Usabilla accessible in any other tool. To demonstrate some of the possibilities with these new feeds, I’ve created a Google Spreadsheet that imports test results. In this post I will explain step by step how this Spreadsheet works and how you can build your own.

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