EAB has successfully completed a bilingual responsive website for the Kang Yun Foundation, a Hong Kong registered charity that helps educate children in impoverished parts of rural China that have been left behind in China's rush to develop. The new content management system (CMS), based on the eZ Publish platform, is responsive so it displays well on small mobile phones, tablet devices and on larger desktop computers. The charity's volunteers can use the CMS to create and organise their own content in both Chinese and English.
EAB has successfully completed an attractive responsive website providing information about the historic Gorhambury Estate in St Albans, Hertfordshire.
Based on the open source Symfony framework and incorporating the eZ Publish content management system (CMS), the Gorhambury Estate website uses technologies such as HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery to provide a clean and attractive responsive design that displays well on small mobile phones, tablet devices and on larger desktop computers.
The website is updated frequently and not only provides news and maps of the estate but also information about properties on the estate that are available for rent.
Does your website need a mobile makeover? Is it suffering from the aftershock of Mobilegeddon?
If so, you need a responsive redesign fast!
Due to its clean separation of content from design, our preferred platform, the eZ Publish content management system (CMS), makes a responsive redesign an easier task. Many websites mix code and content together, making this a complex task, but with eZ Publish, whether it has a hundred pages or a hundred thousand pages, the HTML code that represents the content can be smoothly upgraded to modern, mobile-friendly HTML5.
We often give old eZ Publish websites a mobile makeover in-situ, so our clients' can watch in private their new responsive design take shape and transform their existing content, even as they continue to add new content.
If your existing website is based on the eZ Publish platform, contact us now to get a mobile makeover!
Entreprise AB, our sister company in the south of France, was engaged by Accademia Monaco to design and develop a new website to more effectively support education and child development initiatives in Brazil, and also improve their own organisational processes.
The new content management system (CMS), based on the eZ Publish platform, has a responsive design so it displays well on small mobile phones, tablet devices and on larger desktop computers. The charity can create their own visually appealing content – in both French and English – including slideshows and photo albums showcasing the projects they are involved in and their fundraising events. It includes task management tools helping the team organise and run events.
More and more people are using mobile phones and tablets such as Apple's iPad to surf the internet, rather than use their desktop PC or laptop. Understandably, they feel frustrated when they visit a website that doesn't display well on their device. Recognising this, in April 2015 Google released significant new mobile-friendly ranking algorithm that’s designed to give a boost to mobile-friendly pages in Google’s mobile search results. The media called this Mobilegeddon.
Has my website been affected by Mobilegeddon?
A study in July 2015 found that non-mobile-friendly sites fell in Google search rankings, while mobile-friendly sites gained.
What can I do about it?
In the last few years, all of EAB's new projects have used a responsive design approach to ensure that our clients' websites look good on desktops, tablets and mobile phones alike. In other words, these clients' have not suffered since Mobilegeddon and their websites pass Google's mobile-friendly test.
If you still haven't upgraded your website to a responsive design, it's probably suffered a decrease in page ranking already, but it's not too late to reverse the decline. Act now and contact us to find out more!
EAB has successfully completed a responsive website for John Truscott, a church consultant who also runs the UK Church Administrator Network (UCAN). The new website design is responsive so it displays well on small mobile phones, tablet devices and on larger desktop computers, making it more convenient for John's clients and more than 1100 members of the network to access text and audio resources, news, events and share their own advice and experience.
John was keen that the website redesign not be run-of-the-mill but reflect his unique approach; so we designed a site navigation that embeds attractive cartoons in a dynamic responsive fashion. We'd love to hear from you if you can find another website that looks the same!
The section of the website dedicated to UCAN has a different design in order to clearly separate John's consultancy and training work from UCAN's shared community resources and information.
Based on the eZ Publish platform, the website leverages technologies such as HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery but can also fall back to obsolete technologies such as Flash to support those older web browsers that need it such as Internet Explorer 8 running on Windows XP.
“With PC sales declining 14% in Q1 of 2013, digital marketers should move half their budget to mobile now!”
This headline from econsultancy screamed from my inbox this week.
Is this just a knee jerk reaction? Many commercial PC users still would not dream of using mobile devices for market research, reports, proposals, plans and technical work.
Nevertheless, the rush to mobile is well and truly on and there is now a plethora of online mobile web toolkits. Some of these are free and easy to get started. So what’s stopping us selling this kind of low cost service on to our clients ? Here are four very important reasons
It’s easy to set up a duplicate mobile website using a well-advertised tool like Dudamobile - but if you have a content-managed website that you update frequently - you suddenly find you have twice the work on your hands!
One of the simplest rules of search engine optimisation (SEO) is - keep it simple. That means you should try and focus all your content onto one website. If you set up microsites or separate blogs it simply dilutes your page ranking. Social media should always feed into your main website. So it’s clear that setting up a separate site for mobile will damage your overall internet visibilty.
3. There is a better solution - Responsive Design
It stands to reason that the best solution is going to be a single URL that presents content that is appropriate any device. This approach is called ‘Responsive Design’ and it’s fast becoming the preferred solution in the industry. A site that uses responsive design only needs to be built once - you don't need to build a web version, a mobile version and a tablet version separately and this saves time and money in the long run.
The eZ Publish Content Management System (CMS) has a toolkit that supports responsive design. We're building our first eZ Publish-based responsive design website right now! Look out for the launch. In the meantime - watch the video below about eZ Publish's responsive design capabilities or call us if you’ve got questions about any of these vital issues. We'll be happy to give our advice.