Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 20:28

When it comes to performance metrics there are some key statistics you should be measuring on your website including page load speed, page size and number of requests.  This is where size truly does matter.

We aim for the below performance metrics, and these are greatly affected by the number of requests and page size, but what does this actually mean? What can we do about it? Why does it even matter?

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spider web

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 13:09

As you'll be able to see if you've visited our site on more than one occasion, we've recently reorganised much of our content and changed to a new style of menu. In this post, I'm going to explain why we've made the changes we have, and how they should benefit our users. Hopefully you'll be able to see some of the processes we go through when we're suggesting improvements to client sites.

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Will Hall Online on mobile

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 14:33

 As of the 21st April 2015, Google's page ranking algorithm will penalise websites which aren't mobile friendly. With mobile traffic now making up between a third and a half of all web traffic, depending on which estimates you go on, this is a move that comes as little surprise.

At Will Hall Online, we make use of Responsive Web Design principles to deliver an experience for mobile users which is of an identical quality to that offered on a desktop. Key components of responsive design include:

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flexnav menu

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 09:51

 An interesting problem we've faced recently was that one one of our sites, our FlexNav based mobile menus were being forced to display even on large devices when advanced css aggregation was switched on.

When we switched it off to investigate the problem, it was magically resolved. Turn it back on again, and FlexNav breaks. On some pages of the site, the menus displayed as expected even when aggregation was switched on, though that might have been because those pages were more heavily cached.

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