Tablets

Responsive Web Design {9}

by Edward J
Making software easy to use has been a major focal point for developers since the dawn of the microchip.  Whether or not an application or website is successful often depends on how quickly users come to familiarize themselves with an interface.  Applications that inundate users with too many buttons or options often struggle to find a wide user base. Similarly, websites that are ‘clunky’ or difficult to navigate are often left in the dust.  Even sites with solid accessibility but that are visually unappealing will find themselves with a timid following. These two issues have historically been major pains for programmers and developers who are trying to add mobile functionality to their software.  Now with the advent of CSS 3 modules, it is easier than ever for developers to provide media rich content that is customized for any type of mobile device; tablet smart phone or otherwise. read more...

Tablets Applied to Business Intelligence {1}

by Michael V
The article “How Tablets are Transforming Business Intelligence” describes the new ways businessmen are utilizing as part of their everyday work routine. The people who are in charge of making strategic and tactical decisions for their companies require a steady flow of up-to-date information on the world around them, in order to understand the situation they are in so they can make the proper choices. Because of the recent flooding of the market with Apple tablets, there have been many apps developed for the system, resulting in a wide variety of programs that allow businessmen to obtain the information they need. Tablets and the applications developed for it are becoming a necessary part of running a large business, as it allows for the decision maker to access all the business intelligence they need in the most convenient way currently possible. Technological advances such as improved search engines that are customized to remember your web-surfing habits allow instant access to any information you need, when you need it, without the clutter of unnecessary articles and the likes. This combined with the portability, ease of use, and relative cost efficiency have begun to integrate tablets into the world of business as a new requirement for those willing to keep up to date. read more...

Tablet Exclusive HTML5 {Comments Off on Tablet Exclusive HTML5}

by Chris S
HTML5 is a big deal in the web development world. More recently, new methods for browsing the internet are becoming more common place in the form of tablets. Pressly is a company dedicated to developing websites specifically for the new tablet market. One website, Electioninsm.com, can only be accessed if you are using a tablet browser. Any attempt to view this website via desktop, will redirect you to theEconomist.com. Making a website such as electionism.com exclusive to tablet browsing, will create an even higher demand for tablets. Technology is becoming more and more convenient and the emergence of the tablet proves just that. Pressly, is just one company producing such websites. More companies, I’m sure, will follow thus, creating a new web that is solely accessible if you have a tablet, an “on-the-go” web.
I found this article very interesting since many websites have a mobile version for most smart phones. To have a website that can only be viewed if you have a tablet is something I never would have thought be possible. However, the release of the ipad has sparked a new race for tech companies to create a better version. Samsung has released their tablet, among other companies including Amazon. The way we access the web has changed several times over the last decade and it only makes me curious as to how the internet will evolve in the next 10 years to come and what technology we will be using to access it. HTML5 is going to be a standard for web development if it is not already. Web developers have a new way to showcase their skills and the tablet looks like it is going to be the medium through which as view it. read more...