This means your revenue from Google searches will drop due to any content that you have on your desktop site which is missing from your mobile site. The solution is to make sure that all content which helps your SEO is also available on your mobile website.

You might think…

We spend so much time and money on our physical appearance, and focus heavily on websites and paid advertising. But the way to our customer’s heart and increased lifetime value is much simpler and far cheaper. Why do we keep missing this obvious trick?

Making emotional sales

How your customers feel about your…

With workers being unable or not allowed to come into work, we’re about to experience a seismic shift towards remote working. The tools that enable this change are powerful and likely to transform business as we know it.

Sudden impact of COVID-19

Since December 2019 when Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was first reported in Wuhan, China, over 134,000 cases have been confirmed and more than 4,900 people have died from the disease. So it’s not just you, and some media hype. This really is big. It was declared a pandemic by the…

Open letter to #slack: September 10, 2019

Please implement read receipts as per this tweet:

The thread started in 2014:

And just in case you don’t have the resources to do the market research; no using an “emoji reaction” is not a solution because:
1) It means nothing unless…

Webservices are available to manage the documentation of APIs. Using these services increases efficiency, reduces errors, and simplifies collaboration and maintenance. Some services take this a step further by then integrating your API with a host of other services, and exposing your API to a broader base of users.

tl;dr Webhooks are a powerful web API that push source website data as soon as it’s available. They are vastly underused due to implementation difficulties. A new SaaS provided by ViaSocket simplifies webhook implementation and is set to significantly increase their usage.

Automate or Get Left Behind

Of the many important factors that determine the…

The disinformation that robotics and software automation won’t reduce labour requirements, but will just change them to be more demanding of ‘human’ skills is very common. So common that for a while I wondered if it was some sort of industry-funded message or conspiracy. …

TL;DR In a short 27 day trial, EtherSphere v1.0, the blockchain based game, received $150,000 in bids. It’s instant success was due to a combination of game theory, excellent design, and a website packed with useful tools. Now the creators are gearing up to release v2.0 …

When you buy a new pen, a good stationer will have some reasonable quality paper to try it out on before you buy. This urge to give something a go, see how it behaves, is both natural and powerful. So when we’re transferring our behaviour into the digital realm, we shouldn’t be surprised that this urge comes along with us.

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The Digital World

Some online services have met this urge by providing the option to explore, but not publish our efforts. Others provide a virtual environment that behaves like the live environment, but without consequences. My favourite term for these types of services is sandpit. It accurately evokes in me that same sense of hapless freedom that I had as a young child playing in a real-world sandpit. I could build, shape, and destroy as I liked and let my creativity free without thought of consequence.

Tim Marsh

Making sense of a complex world.

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