Rolling out mobile-first indexing

It's been coming for a long time, but in the latest move to recognise the increasingly mobile-heavy web usage Google are now officially starting to index the mobile version of sites rather than the desktop version. It's a very gradual roll-out, and should only negatively affect sites which are not mobile responsive or which show very different content on mobile vs desktop.

To recap, our crawling, indexing, and ranking systems have typically used the desktop version of a page's content, which may cause issues for mobile searchers when that version is vastly different from the mobile version. Mobile-first indexing means that we'll use the mobile version of the page for indexing and ranking, to better help our – primarily mobile – users find what they're looking for.

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Google’s mobile-first search index has rolled out to a handful of sites

This move from Google is a pretty significant change in the way they index sites - but a logical one, since stats show that over 60% of searches are now done from mobile devices. The good news is that if your site is mobile responsive you shouldn't need to do anything - in fact you may even see your rankings improve as sites that aren't mobile responsive drop down.

Just over a year ago, Google announced a major change to the way its search index will rank sites: it will go mobile-first. As the company explained at the time, Google’s algorithms will eventually primarily use the mobile version of a website’s content to rank its pages, to understand structured data, and to show snippets from the site in its search results. This week, Google said it has begun to make this shift – and has already transitioned a handful of sites to the mobile-first index, which are now being monitored by the search team.

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How the Foundation Framework Pushed the Web Forward over the Last Five Years

The mobile-first thinking of foundation framework has progressed the web in leaps and bounds! Check out this article for more.

One of the most divisive issues in the web design community has been the use of frameworks. Front-end frameworks are collections of HTML, CSS and JavaScript that make up common patterns and components designers and developers can use to greatly speed up the development of websites. Some view frameworks as a godsend; necessary tools that allow them to crank out great work faster and more consistently. Others are vehemently against them, alleging they contribute to code bloat, cookie cutter website designs, and overall performance lag. But whether you are for them or against them, their influence on the modern web is undeniable. Frameworks have, and continue, to push the web forward and improve the experience for everyone.

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5 Years of Foundation: A Look Back

This month marks 5 years of Zurb Foundation! Time to celebrate and take a look back at how influential this framework has been to the industry.

This month, ZURB celebrates the 5th birthday of its Foundation front-end framework. This popular framework is known for its responsive grid, CSS and HTML user-interface components, code snippets, and templates. What makes it stand out as well is that it’s an open-source project.

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