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What Is The Best Screen Size to Design Websites in 2015

What Is The Best Screen Size to Design Websites in 2015
What is the best screen size to design for in 2015? This was most definitely one of the first questions I had as a young(ish) web designer with an interest in web accessibility 15 years ago or so. Q: What is the best screen size to design for? A: Design for your audience That’s basically how I got by. But Google may have just decided for everybody on this long discussed question. Google dictates the ebb and flow of online commerce and they’ve just said you need to design for a good experience across multiple devices. Starting April 21 (2015), we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. So from April 21 2015, all around the world, how mobile friendly a site is WILL affect ranking performance across a variety of devices. If you make websites for businesses – you’ll know they want a website that will perform well in Google organic listings. That performance is now based around good website UX, as Google quantifies it. Top Screen Resolutions in the US (2014-2015)

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