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Simon Lande

McKinsey Global Survey: Brands are bullish on digital

% of expected increase in income, related to digital business, that is attributable to 5 digital trends

As many ActiveStandards users already know, senior management buy-in is critical to the success of digital initiatives, whether it’s deploying and monitoring global web standards or engaging with customers through marketing campaigns. So it’s very encouraging to see in a report just out by management consultants McKinsey that C-level executives are stepping up their involvement …

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Ben Kirby

ActiveStandards Hackathon

We recently completed our very first hackathon – a sort of impromptu jamming session for developers and non-developers alike, to shake things up a bit, get the team spirit going and come up with innovative ideas. If you’re a programmer like me, you’re used to a certain way of working. Usually alone, with realistic deadlines, …

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Nicola Thompson

ActiveStandards Product Update

New QuickCheck

  We’ve got lots of exciting developments coming in September. Take a look at four top features, coming soon: New QuickCheck QuickCheck, our real-time page testing tool, has two new features (previously only available within the main ActiveStandards dashboard), which means that our full suite of testing tools will now be accessible from the QuickCheck …

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James Baverstock

Would a responsive design solution be suitable for your sites?

Responsive Design

As we mentioned in our previous post, responsive web design (RWD) isn’t a silver bullet. It’s a hot topic, which can make people think it’s the ideal solution to catering for multiple device sizes. Unfortunately, it’s not as clear-cut as that. There are advantages and disadvantages that you need to consider before deciding if it’s …

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James Baverstock

Responsive design: the pros and cons

Pros & Cons

Responsive web design (RWD) will not be the best solution in all situations, which is the main reason that there’s so much debate about it. There are some definite benefits to using such an approach, but there are also some downsides. It’s not a silver bullet, and it’s important to take a balanced view. You …

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