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Project Name

Roya Ostovar

Project description

Roya instructed Yeah Can to design and build a very professional looking website using responsive web design. Her choice of shades of blue fitted in well with the look for a professional person. In addition, she wanted her affiliation with Harvard to be underscored as she felt, quite rightly, that this would give her massive credibility.

Her site ended up being easy to navigate with the special navigation buttons being a feature as well as becoming a practical way to emphasise her services. The site has one series of animation which is the declination of her surname Ostovar.

This website is fully responsive and looks really good on mobile.

Project Name

Live To Love

Project description

This is Team Yeah Can’s first eCommerce site using responsive online shop web design technology. It’s still in development but it’s hoped this online shop will be live soon. It’s a brilliant concept. The owner of the shop with the help of her daughter has designed a funky sleepwear range for girls. It’s such cool stuff that girls will never want to change out of her pajamas.

Situated in Asia, this online shop could serve young people in the entire area. This part of the globe wears its nightwear any time and to anywhere. Changing that from old fashioned pajamas to modern young fashion could end up being quite a new Asian trend.

eCommerce is growing with shoppers going online in droves. Younger shoppers especially are happy to use their mobile phones. It could be that online stores will replace many of the shops as we know them. The death of the shopping malls perhaps?

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At Cheryl’s

Project description
Great new responsive website for At Cheryl’s pet friendly self catering accommodation business based in Table View, Cape Town.

A brand new website design. The new site is colorful and modern.

Fresh new images were sourced to liven up the site.

New trendy icons were created to give the site a “flat” design feel.

Overall a happy client and great feedback from here customers.

The site is responsive so it auto re sizes to smartphones and tablets.

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GBD Worldwide

Project description

GBD Worldwide called in the web design experts to help with their new responsive web design site.

Closely keeping to the theme of green and eco friendly which is something the company believes strongly in, Team Yeah Can designed a fresh and clean website for this company based in the United States.

GBD Worldwide provides innovative environmental solutions for plastic technology. Now they have a clean and impact full website to promote their business with.

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Steel Tongue Drums

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Project description

This lovely eCommerce web design site, one of Team Yeah Can’s first responsive web designs, could not have been possible without the amazing images provided by the client. It makes such a difference if a client provides great material to work with.

In line with the colouring of the beautiful steel drum products and the countryside where the photographs were taken the site became a smorgasbord of golden autumn shades and hues.

This is a successful small shop site that proves that accurate keywords, especially if in the domain name, can lead to relevant traffic and good sales.

Web design experts on mCommerce
It took a few years of market development but mCommerce has finally arrived. As consumers migrate to smartphones, tables and the mobile web to shop, online retailers are waking up to this mobile market place.

With online sales via Desktop PCs flatlining in 2013 for the first time since online shops became a reality, the growth of online shopping via the mobile device is notable.

Some stats for the 358 US merchants in the top Mobile 500:
* 2012
mCommerce sales $20.9 billion
* 2013
mCommerce sales $34.2 billion

Overall sales for all merchants in the top Mobile 500 list (US and outside US) will increase about 71% to $30.5 billion from $17.8 billion in 2012.

Interestingly, retailers who process the mobile transactions of their clients such as eBay or Alibaba actually account for about 60% of the $85 billion in global mCommerce sales. However, in the US there is clearly a shift from third party handling of mCommerce such as eBay transactions to direct retailer to consumer mCommerce activity.

For some merchants on the Mobile 500 list, mobile isn’t just the fastest growing portion of their entire eCommerce program, it’s also rapidly becoming the biggest.

mCommerce an indicator of things to come
Mobile already accounts for as much as 60% of sales at web-only flash-sale merchant And the retailer is estimating that Mobile could account for as much as 60% of sales in the following year. Of course flash-sale retailers work well with mobile. Where deals have a short shelf life, have a customer who can respond quickly with mobile is a match made in heaven.

But it’s not only flash-sale merchants who will benefit from the growth in mCommerce. For all online retailers the mobile device will become a shopper’s tool that cannot be overlooked.

Mobile devices. Is your website offering a good experience to your users?
Mobile devices. Is your website offering a good experience to your users?

What can we take home from this?
One might want to shrug off that mCommerce is different to other online activities that web users take part in. Not so. It’s just that retailers have excellent data tracking software that allows us to be so well informed about mobile and its impact on the web.

Do not for one moment think that those very same mobile device shoppers are going to go back to using their Desktop PC to visit your website. In fact for the younger generation, the 18 to 28 year olds, they might not even have a Desktop PC anymore. For them their smartphone or tablet could be the go to gadget for all things internet.

A quick word of advice from web design experts. Move to responsive web design with your website. The sooner the better.

«Mobile Sales beat Desktop & Laptop PC
5 Colourful Responsive Website Design Examples showing the Design Trend»

Mobile sales (mCommerce) have reached another milestone: recent results show that consumers now spend more time interacting with online shops on smartphones and tablets than they do on desktops and laptops.

Tipping over the 50% finally comScore says that 55% of all time spent with online retail in June 2013 happened on a mobile device and only 45% occurred on desktops and laptops. Specifically, smartphones accounted for 44% of retail Internet minutes while tablets accounted for 11%, comScore says.

Selling good and services via the internet? Ignore mobile sales and die.

Here’s a great example of a brilliant responsive web design. Check out The Paint Drop. Not only is the website working well in terms of responding to different sized monitors but the design is also fabulous.

There are two things in particular that this site does well. First element to note is the use of large buttons and icons. It’s a new trend. Small is no longer the best solution. In fact anybody who uses font at a smaller size than 16 should rethink their design habits.

So the type is large, the buttons easy to navigate and the icons are great in that you know immediately what they mean. And its flat design. Definitely the ‘now’ look.

Probably the only small niggle was that the site took a while to load on mobile. It’s a problem the USA has in a small way. Most Americans think they are the center of the Universe. And they are to a certain extent in terms of the internet. And in the case of this site they only serve the US market in some States. So no big issue that the site loads slowly on a mobile device outside the USA.

But it is something all website developers should bear in mind. Not everything has quick access to the internet. Especially not on mobile. Remember that. Especially if you want to talk to customers outside the USA.

Is responsive web design important to you as website owner?

Are you still grappling with this concept? Or perhaps it hasn’t even occurred to you as yet. Then look at these stats and think again. You could be falling way behind. Can you afford to?

  • 63% of US smartphone owners make purchases on their smartphones at least monthly
  • Smartphone owners outnumber standard phone devices [Source]
  • Presently HTML5 “can do 95 percent of what we want” [versus native apps] says Thom Cummings of Soundcloud
  • Online shopping spiked 16.4% last Christmas day with 7% of purchases made on iPads
  • iPad and iPhone shoppers account for 90% of all mobile purchases [Source]
  • Gap Inc. cites mobile shopping as a major reason why it has tripled its online conversions in the last year.
  • eBay mobile sales grew from $600 million in 2009 to $4 billion in 2011

Q3 2013 fall in PC sales
The PC market continues to fall with a sixth consecutive decline in worldwide shipments during Q3 of 2013. And more significantly PC sales post the lowest back to school quarter sales in five years.

Worldwide the units shipped dropped to 80.3 million during the third quarter of 2013. This is an 8.6% decrease from 2012.

PC Sales Q3, 2013

PC Sales Q3, 2013

Some Manufacturers do better than others
Lenovo, HP and Dell managed to grow their shares. However, this was not sufficient to offset the losses by Acer, Asus and the rest of the market. There has also been a change at the top with Lenovo leading HP by a whisker.  Only a 0,5% lead, but nevertheless a lead.

Out of all of them the biggest winner was Dell. Dell’s shipments exceeded growth rate averages across all regions. Acer’s sales fell a dramatic 22.6% compared to figures the year before.

What does it all mean
Of course it doesn’t mean that the laptop or Desktop PC is dead. Not yet at least. 80 million units shipped in a three month period is still a substantial size.

But there is an underlying trend that is starting to become discernible. And that is that consumers are shifting away from the bulkier PCs and moving to mobile devices. The tablet is coming to the fore.

Fall in PC Sales and increase in Tablets
With cheaper Android tablets coming to the market the computer landscape is changing rapidly. It’s becoming a first ‘computing device’ purchase in emerging markets and a supplementary device in mature markets. The computer market is certainly changing. And rapidly.

With this kind of dramatic fall in PC sales your website has to be responsive to cater to mobile devices. It’s the future and it is coming quicker than you think. Chat to the folk at Yeah Can to see how they can help with responsive web design. And for more on these stats read the article here.