A number of cities around the world have adopted bespoke top-level domains, such as . NYC, . Tokyo and . London and . Vegas

Everyone talks about it but nobody does anything about it.

Consider the following chart representing the “weight” of mobile home pages from the 2021 Web Globalization Report Card.

This year, the average mobile home page weighs more than 9MB.

Depending on your network connection, a website at this weight could take between 5 and 10 seconds (or much longer) to…

A common refrain in Global by Design are the many risks of using flags as part of your global navigation strategy. As I’ve noted over the years, many companies have since dropped flags, companies such as Apple, Airbnb and Spotify.

And, as seen here, Expedia.

Below is the home page from two years ago. The global gateway is sadly missing from the header. There is a language toggle for users within the US market.

Scroll to the bottom of the page and you would have found the global gateway as…

The Internet can be a dangerous place. It seems every day we hear horror stories of hacking and phishing attacks.

And some of these dangers track back to the domain names themselves, in which appearances are deceiving. As shown below, one of these domains is legitimate and one is deceptive:

Homograph domains are domains that may be technically different but appear similar. …

Fascinating article in the New York Times about an emerging generation of Chinese who are pushing back against the 996 (9 am to 9 pm, 6 days a week) work culture.

A generation ago, the route to success in China was to work hard, get married and have children. The…

As a Mailchimp user I was intrigued to be greeted by this header recently:

I clicked on the link and found the following five languages:

Web globalization geek and co-founder of Byte Level Research. Author of Think Outside the Country and The Tourist Trail. Co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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