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Deploy360 17 March 2015

FYI – New Mobile Web Interface For Deploy360 Site

Dan York
By Dan YorkDirector, Online Content

Deploy360 Mobile InterfaceJust a quick administrative update about this Deploy360 site.  If you are browsing this site using a smartphone such as an iPhone or Android device you will notice that as of yesterday your user experience has been changed to be more “mobile-friendly”.  Whether it is a topic such as IPv6 or DNSSEC or  a page like our Start Here page or news from our Deploy360 blog, you will now see the text in a more readable form.

This is part of our long-standing commitment to make our information as accessible as possible to all visitors regardless of platform.  Making the site mobile-friendly has been a task I’ve wanted to make happen for quite a long time, but the change this week was admittedly driven by the fact that Google has indicated that effective on April 21, 2015, they will use the “mobile-friendly” status of a site as a ranking factor in returning search results on mobile devices.   We want to be ready for that change by Google so that our pages do appear ranked as highly as possible in mobile search results.

I mention this because we still may be tweaking the mobile user experience over the next days and weeks.  For example, I’d like to have an easier menu for mobile users and so we may be changing that.  The current mechanism we use for the mobile interface does not change the display for tablets such as the iPad or Android tablets – and we’re evaluating whether that matters or not.

So if you are browsing from a smart phone and see some changes… don’t be surprised!  Our goal is to provide you with the best possible user experience – and we will be working on that.

P.S. If you have comments about the mobile user experience for this site, please do feel free to leave the comments here on this post or anywhere on social media where we post the link.  Thanks!

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