As of June 27, Pitching Pennies will close its doors.
I will miss my blogging friends. First of all I believe that the effort writers make
deserves more than a cursory glance at a cell phone. Secondly I think the misuse
of iframes (Blocks) is despicable. I have sense enough to understand it is profitable
and that is the bottom line.
Google accounts for over 5.7 billion searches conducted on the web daily.
The Google-recommended configuration for smartphone-optimized sites is responsive web design.
Responsive Web Design has an assortment of names.
Responsive design creates blocks. There is a block for the title, a block for each paragraph, a block for the header, a block for the footer, etc. “Pages that use frames (blocks) or iframes display several URLs (one for each frame) within a single page.”(this quote from https://www.ostraining.com/blog/webdesign/against-using-iframes/)
Excerpt from Ars Technica
“Google has deprecated the desktop Web. It’s still here, but for Google it just got less important.
At least that’s the implicit message in Google’s mobile search update. The company is now judging how “mobile-friendly” a site is and is using that metric to weight search results served to mobile devices.
……”The mobile-friendly update will boost the rankings of mobile-friendly pages… in mobile search results worldwide. (Conversely, pages designed for only large screens may see a significant decrease in rankings in mobile search results.)” In other words, sites that work on mobile will outrank sites that don’t when all other things are equal.
So what does a site need to do in order for Google to consider it “mobile-friendly”?
The company’s guidelines suggest that the site start by avoiding any content that requires Adobe’s Flash Player. That will probably sound obvious to most developers at this point, but don’t forget that old YouTube and other video embeds were probably done with <object> tags, which means Flash Player. Google suggests updating to the more modern iframe embed method that’s the default on most video hosting sites today.
Excerpt from OS Training: https://www.ostraining.com/blog/webdesign/against-using-iframes/
“If you create an iframe, your site becomes vulnerable to cross-site attacks.
- You may get a submittable malicious web form, phishing your users’ personal data.
- A malicious user can run a plug-in.
- A malicious user can change the source site URL.
- A malicious user can hijack your users’ clicks.
- A malicious user can hijack your users’ keystrokes.
There is so much information available about block design, iframes, reactive design (all basically the same)
Some of this information is 3 years old, some newer and it is available with a little digging. It is much easier to find positive articles about reactive design because it is what Google wants. It was reactive design that wrecked my original site (after 13 years of energy and effort invested) so one would think I would be immune by now. It is clear that most all servers are making the switch.
I have agonized for several years about responsive design. I have quoted in this article only the quick -find provable, but there is so much more that only the techs for each server know. That is because each server develops proprietary code.
Where will it end?
(There was more, but this is the gist, and it provides links if you care to learn more.)
For me it ends June 27th on this blog. Other of my blogs have different expiration dates. I will not be renewing them. There is always a certain sadness to saying goodbye. I confess to feeling it now.