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Are You Testing Your Website?

Posted on August 12, 2016 in Custom Web Design

We don’t live in the dark ages of the web anymore. By that I mean much of the guessing that made up the strategy of the past couple of decades has been largely replaced by hard data that we use to draw our conclusions. This is thanks to the advances in web analysis thanks to Google’s Analytics program and similar data-tracking services available from the major web platforms. What does this mean for businesses on the web? It means we[...] Continue Reading

Design Trends in 2014

Posted on December 30, 2013 in Custom Web Design

While design principles remain infinite, design trends are part of an endless cycle of constant evolution. Bad trends are often showered with popularity and ridicule while the good trends slide under the radar. With an equal mixture of reflection, prediction, and west coast IPA, we do our best to expose the five best design trends of 2014. Flat Design By no means is this a new trend for 2014, however we don’t see this trend changing anytime soon. Flat design[...] Continue Reading

Google Says Why You Need a Mobile Site!

Posted on June 17, 2013 in Custom Web Design

On Tuesday, June 11th, Google announced their position on mobile sites and you better listen up! Whether you have one or not, or maybe it doesn’t work well, you need to pay attention. “To improve the search experience for smartphone users and address their pain points, we plan to roll out several ranking changes in the near future that address sites that are misconfigured for smartphone users.” This quote comes from the Google Webmaster Central Blog article, and it means your[...] Continue Reading

Trend Alert! Flat Design

Posted on January 23, 2013 in Custom Web Design

With any trend cycle, doing the opposite of what is popular can completely flip the script and become the next hot thing. In the past few years, web and UI design have experienced a transformation towards “flat design”. First off, what is it? Flat design omits the usual gradients, pixel perfect shadows, and skeuomorphism. Skeu-who, skeu-what??  Skeuomorphism is essentially a realistic digital representation of an object… make the object look like it would in real life just for ornamental reasons. For[...] Continue Reading

Incredible Design – The Wave of a New Era

Posted on May 3, 2012 in Custom Web Design

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” This proverb has never been so true. We’re approaching a new, visually-consuming era and Facebook Timeline, Pinterest, and Instagram are at the forefront. More than ever, brands are being forced to think and act more visually. Beautifully-designed images can convey an idea or message without the need to even utter a word. The ability to speak and engage with your audience through imagery is key if you want to set yourself apart from[...] Continue Reading

Five Steps To Effective Mobile Web Design

Posted on March 12, 2011 in Custom Web Design

Source: Mobile Dev Design As consumers turn to their mobile devices for Web access, smart Web developers will keep key features in mind as they develop their sites Almost every report on mobile usage statistics and forecasts says the same thing—more and more people are turning to their mobiles for access to the Internet. In the U.S. and Western Europe, people are increasingly using their BlackBerries, iPhones, and other smart phones to access information on the move. In many countries,[...] Continue Reading

Templates vs. Custom, why custom is better

Posted on March 11, 2011 in Custom Web Design

It is no doubt that websites are very effective marketing tools.  Compared to traditional forms of media – TV, radio and print, it is cost-effective and delivers measurable results when done right. In the recent years, the advent of open source CMS (Content Management Systems) made it easier for businesses, organizations and even individuals to setup an online presence.  Furthermore, CMS that provide free ready-made templates became a 5-minute turn-key solution – it was an instant hit!  Now anyone who[...] Continue Reading

Readability goes HTML 5 on iOS

Posted on March 10, 2011 in Custom Web Design

Source: ZD Net Readability, a company that had a big problem with Apple’s in-app purchase requirements, has relaunched its iOS services as an HTML5 app. Rest assured others will follow. While the Readability move is positioned as a move because of Apple’s requirements, the bottom line here is that developers want to write once and put apps everywhere. HTML 5 is the most expedient way to reach that goal. Let’s face it: As mobile browsers improve and HTML 5 becomes[...] Continue Reading

Adobe’s standard for magazine-like Web

Posted on March 9, 2011 in Custom Web Design

Source: CNet The proposal marks an important change at Adobe, one toward increasing engagement with Web technologies. The company continues to try to keep its Flash Player in the online programming vanguard, most recently with yesterday’s Flash Player 10.3 beta and last week’s Flash Player 11 preview. But it’s also contributing both to the WebKit browser engine, via a partnership with Chrome developer Google, and to the mobile version of the jQuery project for conveniently packaged JavaScript libraries that make[...] Continue Reading