Over 75% of our portal or web site related projects these days have some mobile component. If they aren’t doing it then they are making some serious plans for it. That brings up a lot of questions on how to design a site to fit all the different channels that will hit it. The new term is “Responsive Design” Martin Ridgeway from our Experience Design (XD) group will host Responsive Web Design: One Size No Longer Fits All and it’s probably worth the time to see what he has to say.
Designing to allow an ever-increasing number of devices to access your website or web application is a game you can never win. There is arguably little business benefit to targeting minority devices, yet web-accessible smartphones that aren’t iPhones constitute a large group of users that is costly to ignore.
Responsive Web Design is a new approach to the design and execution of websites and web applications that offers a way to cater to a much wider array of users and devices than would be possible otherwise. Through the use of modern web standards and a thorough execution plan it is possible to create attractive, brand-aware user experiences that work across a wide range of devices – feature phones, smartphones, tablets, netbooks, laptops and desktop computers – without requiring expensive device-centric development.
Join Perficient for an informative discussion on Responsive Web Design to include:
• costs and benefits of Responsive Web Design
• examples of large-scale responsive websites currently deployed
• when to consider a responsive approach to your project
• the skills your team should have, and the techniques they should be using, when designing responsively
Presenter Martin Ridgway is Lead User Experience Designer in Perficient’s Experience Design (XD) national practice.
Dreamforce: Community Cloud for Healthcare
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 10:15p Mark Polly All this week I’m at Dreamforce, the annual Salesforce conference. Salesforce has come a long way with their platform and they’ve recently introduced Community Cloud. Community Cloud is an evolution of their portal product and includes many features that we see in other enterprise-class, horizontal portals.
We are seeing a lot of interest in portals from our healthcare clients. At Dreamforce, I attended a session on using Salesforce Community Cloud in healthcare. I blogged [read] Keywords: community
Successful Partner Communities with Salesforce
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 12:18p Mark Polly Zero Motorcycles needed a way to consolidate multiple partner facing systems into a simplified user interface, track sales and monitor participation programs and automate workflows. As we’ve seen from other customers, partners had to login to multiple systems. Using Community Cloud, Zero was able to provide one interface for the partners to login into and get information and process leads and improve sales.
Zero’s original model was B2C, thinking that consumers would order electri [read] Keywords: collaboration
Creating Customer Happiness with Salesforce Communities
Mon, Oct 13th 2014 3:12p Mark Polly Community Cloud is Salesforce’s newest and fastest growing cloud (until tomorrow). IDC has seen a huge jump in using social media to communicate with customers and respond to customer inquiries. The top 3 technologies that are planned to be used include discussion forums, public social networks, and online communities, which is where Community Cloud comes in.
Constant Contact, an all-in-one marketing platform, has over 600,000 small business customers. Constant Contact us [read] Keywords: administration
Content Marketing is Inherently Flawed?
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 11:12a Michael Porter In the past week I’ve either read or listened to two heads of global marketing for two well known brands. Both had a similar story with different sides of the same coin. Both had a message that dealt with Marketers having to forget about telling their brand story and go with what customers want to hear. The first was a session about leveraging social data with Michelle Lapierre who is the Sr. Director of Customer Experience at Marriott Rewards. The second is an article at cmo.com dis [read] Keywords: facebook
Why Do Contextual Ads Fail
Tue, Oct 7th 2014 3:12p Michael Porter I’ve blogged about the personalization failure before. Now it looks like others are catching on to the ultimate failure on their part………… even as they harvest huge amounts of private information about us. This article in ComputerWorld outlines the issues. The author Mike Elgan hits the topic of privacy quickly and never lets it go:
Companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon violate our privacy in order to show us relevant ads. So why do their ads miss the mar [read] Keywords: facebook
A Day in the Life of a Social Media Manager
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 11:11a Mark Polly In the BufferSocial blog, Kevan Lee posted an article for Social Media Managers. The post takes a look a “typical” social media manager’s day and breaks down that day into many different activities, represented in the info graphic here.
Mr. Lee also provides several different views on how other people spend their days managing social media. One person, Finola Howard, manages to compress all her daily activities into just one hour per day. Her tasks include:
Use Socia [read] Keywords: connections