Googles’ rolled out with a new tool – Mobile-Friendly Test. At first I was a little skeptical about it like I am with any new thing – I question things before I start trusting it. It’s not that I’m resistant to change, that would be a bad thing – change is good. Change is growth.
In my consulting work, I noticed there has been a high demand for using this tool – mainly marketing agencies looking to further audit and optimize their client websites. A visual audit just isn’t good enough, meaning the obvious isn’t so obvious anymore just by visually testing a site on a mobile device. There’s a difference between how we see it and how Google sees it and let’s face it – Google owns everything. Sometimes I feel like Google is the AI (that’s going to take over the world) everyones been talking about.
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Every now and then I get some really cool feature request, nothing too big – just something simple yet effective. Anchor links aren’t talked about much these days but they’re so useful in situations where you run into a really long website with a lot of content (or anything), you have to keep scrolling down just to get to the footer. Worse yet, what if the contact form is down at the footer – that’s a lot of wasted time, space and potential customers lost. Not a good thing.
The solution and probably the most simple and effective way is to add an anchor link. This can easily be done with plain HTML.
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I was working on a behemoth, yeah look it up – the word means monstrous and enormous in size. This project was more on the marketing side, so there were a lot of platforms mixing in with this project, one of them being Hubspot – a marketing software for managing leads. I’ve never worked with HubSpot before, but I was totally game.
In troubleshooting the underlying issue(s), I like to categorize projects like hurricanes – cat1, cat2, cat3, cat4, cat5. This one was a cat4. Partly because it’s history was so vague, the type of project where you’re shooting darts in the dark. But the other half was much simpler – I just had to get familiarized with Hubspot, but this is an entirely different topic. I went off tangent here for a bit. Moving on.
To recap, I covered data types, loops, and a few conditional structures in part 1 of this series. I’ve decided to cover object method and properties – a few basic ones.
You’ve probably heard this one before.
So you’re saying we have to pay to use Google Maps API?
I’ve never owned a high traffic site that’s passed a google map quota limit so this is pretty new to me. Based on the documentation it looks like it.
I mean seriously.
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