Any solid, meaningful first step in a new web design project begins with you. Yes, we're looking at you. We're going to pepper you with lots of questions and get a feel for your likes and dislikes. What do you want to see in your website? What don't you want to see? We hope we get some questions from you, too. Should we do this? Can we do that? An open exchange of ideas is the very best first step. Taking ownership of the website is a key component to it's succcess. The website should reflect your own tastes, and we pay close attention to your likes and dislikes.
Now, it's time to get creative and bring your project to life. We have fun making things look great and (moreover) work great, and that's just what we'll do. Keep in mind, there's no pre-fabricated website template we're working from. The last thing you want is for your website to look like a template. Instead, we prefer to approach web design from scratch, based on our conversations with you. You know your business best, and we can't do it without youyour input helps us to get it just right.
Once the website design takes shape, it's time to put it to work. We'll take that pretty picture and make it function using HTML, PHP, CSS, and any other acronym we might need in order to hook things up. We believe in responsive design, which is the practice of making your website looking the best on any device (mobile, tablet, you name it..). We have fast, secure servers on which your brand-spanking new website will reside and the know-how to make the site's form AND functionwell, functionon all major internet browsers and operating systems.
Responsive Design: While it may be tempting to design a different website for every viewing environment, it is not always practical or cost-effective. This explains the recent boom in responsive web design, which is a way of building websites so that they are easily viewed and navigated on different platforms and browsers.
For the client, it represents a chance to reach as many website users (and potential customers) as possible, while essentially maintaining design and functionality uniformity. This is achieved primarily through CSS, flexible grids and images, design strategy, and the handling of media queries. Technicalities aside, though, the client maximizes bang-for-buck and has a website ready to be accessed, no matter what means employed by the user.
This is important in today's technological landscape. With the prevalence of smart phone and tablet use to access the Internet, good business practice demands that websites take this into account and plan for it. This is where responsive design takes over and solves most compatibility issues. If you're interested in learning more about responsive design, give us a call or drop us an email. At Trifecta, we're interested in helping clients make web decisions that age well and endure in a medium that is ever changing.
The Impact of Responsive Design: Mashable has gone as far as to say this is the beginning of the Post-PC Era. And in many important ways, this is no understatement. If you're tech-savvy, it comes as no surprise that PC sales are finally declining, in the wake of smartphone and tablet advancements. This evolution is occurring so fast that the coming year may see mobile take over half of the Internet access market.
Providing a user-friendly mobile website is really just as important as creating one that works on standard desktops. For some, filling the gaps with app development is the way to go, and some websites are better suited than others to this solution. For a majority, the best next move to utilize a responsive website, which helps a website render well on many different devices and allows for a productive user experience.