‘Mobile Friendly’ Videos

  • Seth Alling: Don’t Just Be Mobile-Friendly, Be Mobile-First

    Seth Alling: Don’t Just Be Mobile-Friendly, Be Mobile-First

    WordCamp Dayton 2019Speaker: Seth Alling

    June 18, 2019 — It’s 2019. Everyone uses their phones to access website, and most every site is now mobile friendly. But, was that site created with the desktop or mobile view in mind. Learn how having a mobile-first website will bring a site to the next level, both in the eyes of the visitors and Google.

  • Yannick Gaultier: Accelerated Mobile Pages on WordPress - Why and How?

    Yannick Gaultier: Accelerated Mobile Pages on WordPress – Why and How?

    WordCamp Dublin 2017Speaker: Yannick Gaultier

    November 11, 2017 — Initially a Google project, started in october 2015, Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) has now grown into a set of open source technologies used by most search engines (Google, Bing, Baidu), and many other large companies (Twitter, Ebay, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Feedly, …) to display an alternate version of content to visitors when they are on a mobile device. AMP pages are standard HTML pages that follow a set of rules and optimized javascript to make them extremely fast on mobile devices. They can be created automatically from any WordPress site using a variety of plugins.

    Highlights:
    – Pretty much any type of site can benefit from enabling AMP pages: blogs, news site, recipes, e-commerce, directories, etc
    – Having AMP on your site is probably an SEO must in 2017
    – AMP opens the door to Progressive Web Apps
    – Although adding AMP pages to your site can be as simple as activating a single plugin, this is unlikely to give good results and can even have negative effects.

    During this talk, we will go quickly through how AMP works, why and if you should add it to your site, and very importantly the dos and don’ts of a successful AMP implementation.

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  • Sam Lalonde: Mobile Friendly WordPress

    Sam Lalonde: Mobile Friendly WordPress

    WordCamp Toronto 2017Speaker: Sam Lalonde

    October 24, 2017 — The core principles of a great user experience are Content, Design & Functionality, and Speed. Some people say that we are living in the golden age of user experience but far too often we are technically trudging behind in providing rich and useful experiences and we especially lag behind when it comes to mobile-friendly websites. In fact, 53% of people will abandon a mobile site if it takes more than three seconds to load. Speed is a developer’s problem, a designer’s problem, and also a marketer’s problem. This presentation provides global and Canadian-specific facts and figures about how we are failing people visiting our websites and also covers the ways we can be improving our WordPress websites.

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