Musing about software, servers, and the awful, awful mess that is technology.

Responsive Design Isn’t a Silver Bullet



This, I thought, was a very interesting article (as most are from this site).  I had to admit some guilt to myself, as pretty much all my sites involve this type of “mobile” take, which is essentially just scaling down and removing things to make it all fit on a small device’s screen.  I don’t think I’ve ever actually taken the time to make my website do more than just work on the mobile platform. Continue Reading…

Mobile Development Overkill

Everything is a phone.  Everything is a phone.

Not all too long ago, Google released an update to the popular free email service which, among other things, updated the mailbox UI.  The common UI was removed in favor of a much more mobile centered one.  More icons, much less text.  For many users, the update was met with less than stellar reception.  The reason?  This UI update applied to all visitors, not just those from mobile devices. Continue Reading…