Couple of Things (Smashing Magazine and Google Analytics)

Couple of Things (Smashing Magazine and Google Analytics)

“The lack of money is the root of all evil”.
– Mark Twain
Haven’t blogged in a while. Will two halves of a piece of news make a full blog post? ┬álet’s see.
Smashing Magazine
SmashingMagazine, a very highly regarded website for web developers and web designers, has published an article from yours truely.
The takeway point of the article is that, once all is said and done, Responsive Web Deisgn is cool, but server-side detection can provide the extra gears to bring your site to the next level. Judging from the comments so far, it seems that I and Steve (who helped a lot with the actual example) managed to drive the point home:

Here it comes: Providing the Best User-Experience Possible. Enjoy.

The second thing that is worth mentioning on this blog today is that Google has introduced a paid Premium Analytics offering. If you are OK with the basic features of Google Analitycs we all know, analytics is free. Alternatively, if you want more, be ready to fork out $150k.

Google Analytics Premium

Yes, that’s not one hundred and fifty dollars. It’s a steep 150,000.00 (one hundred and fifty thousand) dollars per year. That’s a lot of money. Yet, I see this as positive news. Those systems take money to build and manage, and it is time that we come to terms again with the fact that not everything can be free of charge, not even on the Internets.

Have a good one.

Luca