This n’ That: Are you Mobile & My mate Dave…

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: January 6, 2012

Category: General

Hey Folks,
How’s things? Can you believe we’re already at the end of the first week in 2012?

Now I did intend to post a complete walk-through of the recent soldier composite ‘Homeward Bound‘ today but to be honest a couple of things i needed to do have taken longer than expected and I’ve not had time. But…I will be posting it on Monday and will cover the complete lighting set up and walk-through each of the editing stages.

In the meantime though there was just a couple of things I wanted to mention…

Are you Mobile?
For about the last 2 years I’ve had a WordPress blog designed and set up using ProPhoto Blogs which I have to admit are a dream to work with, easy to use and darned good price too.

In this past week they’ve introduced quite a major upgrade to their software and as well as all the other bells and whistles they’ve now introduced one thing I’ve quickly fallen in love and that’s the ability to customise how your blog/site appears on mobile devices such as iPhone, iPads, Android etc…Whereas before the mobile version worked it was just a little on the dull side to be honest but this latest upgrade allows you to really customise the look and feel plus the new way that it deals with images means pages loads that much quicker…

Anyway on this subject checking Google Analytics lately I’m noticing that more and more visitors to the blog are doing so from mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad and Android; in fact proportionally more than I anticipated. Clearly making your blog/site look good and easy to navigate on mobile devices is important and as we move on into 2012 and beyond clearly it’s going to become even more so.

But what about you…Are you mobile ready? and if you are, are you noticing this same trend from your visitors?

Shout out to my mate Dave
On a completely different subject I just wanted to take a moment to give a shout out to my mate Dave Clayton affectionately known as Lord Jollybottom; the UK NAPP Evangelist, Designer extraordinaire and darned fine fellow!

Having now introduced a series of workshops and with a few other projects on the go such as putting a book together Dave has been the ‘Go to Guy’ for all my design work. I don’t quite know how he does it but no sooner have I discussed a concept with him, he’s come up with a draft which each and every time never fails to blow me away…

So keeping it short and sweet this is to say a huge THANK YOU to Dave for everything; an incredibly talented designer, a great friend and a nicer more genuine bloke you couldn’t wish to meet! Cheers Buddy 🙂

That’s all for now folks, so have a great weekend and I’ll see you here in a few days time,
Enjoy 🙂

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3 Comments

  1. Darren

    Well i think the fact more people use mobile devices to connect to the net is expected i would also go to say so many people don’t know or address this issue!

    I think the difference between a professional image and and good image online can be represented by the little attentions to detail!

    As always you images, design have the finesse to make the difference!

    Darren!

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  2. Gareth Jones

    Well, this got me looking at pro photo as a solution for a coupe of websites I’m building, esp as it’s built on WordPress which I already know well.

    But I had a look at your site, specifically the portfolio part, and it took me to 500px…why not use the pro photo portfolios, or why use 500px instead. Is there case for using both?

    I think it’s a dilemma many of us face, but there’s no easy answer. Like to hear your view too.

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    • Glyn

      Hi Gareth,
      Thanks for commenting mate. Re the portfolio for now I’m directing potential clients to 500px because I’m preferring the way images look on there that’s all. Sure the ProPhoto Portfolios are great and I’ve no doubt I’ll set one up at some point…just not yet.

      Hope that helps,
      Glyn

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