Blogs tagged with: Responsive Design
Vail Integrative Medical Group, is a nationally renowned clinic specializing in a comprehensive 'team' approach to sports and spinal injuries. Their doctors, therapists and staff are recognized specialists in their fields, and have extensive knowledge and experience. The VIMG team are considered pioneers and leaders, by combining the best from individual disciplines to work collaboratively in the treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, while promoting prevention and wellness.
In its third iteration, the content manageable VailHealth.com website has a fresh new look, complete with responsive design that enables patients to have the best user experience possible, regardless of the device they use to view the site on. Also new to VailHealth.com is an integrated WordPress blog for Dr. Joel and his team at VIMG to share helpful information for their patients, as well as email...
As web designers, our goal is always to create a smooth user experience that gets our clients' messaging across with clarity and style. To accomplish this, we tend to incorporate a variety of current web design trends that seem to be proliferating the world of web design these days.
Many of these trends are inspired by the ever-increasing use of mobile web browsing. Back in May, Google searches on mobile overtook Google searches on desktop. Since then, mobile has only become more widely used. Here are some fast facts:
- Total activity on smartphones and tablets accounts for over 62% of digital media time spent (ComScore)
- More than 75 percent of all Americans who use the Internet (age 18+) now access digital content on both desktop an mobile devices (increase from 68% last year)
- 21% of Millennials no longer using desktop computers to go online
- The age 55+ consumer segment is the fastest growing faction of mobile users. 74% of them are either multi-platform users or mobile-only. ...
To the untrained eye, it might seem like responsive and adaptive design are the same. Afterall, they have the same goal: to opimize web content for consumption on a mobile device. As a whole, mobile web design has become increasingly important since Google's Mobilegeddon, and some sources believe that mobile traffic will actually overtake web traffic by 2018.
Mobile web developers have taken two different approaches to designing for mobile web, responsive design and adaptive design. Here's the difference:
A responsive site is designed as a whole, with a single HTML codebase that is delivered to each device. The browser then uses tweaks to the CSS, which determines the layout of a web page, to adjust the layout depending on the size of the screen. So, when you drag the corners of your browser window to resize it, you can see the site grow or shrink until it reaches a breakpoint. Then, the layout of the site will reload to suit the new dimensions of the screen. Mostly, it's about...
Garfinkel’s (or Garf's, as it is locally known) has been a cornerstone in Lionshead for both tourists and locals alike since 1993. Their sunny deck provides the best aprés ski, sun catching and overall late spring and summer experience. Over the years, some things have changed but the feeling of Garfinkel’s as a classic ski town sports bar/grill remains the same. Seasons pass by, memories are created, good times are had, and lifelong friends are made.
In 2008, Garfinkel's came to us to design and build a website that would help them tell the Garfinkel's story. Recently, they asked us to spice up their site with an update that would make the user experience more seamless. Using a content-manageable, responsive design, we made their entire website mobile friendly (they will now survive Mobilegeddon). Now, interested patrons can view their menus and special events calendar on any device or purchase a Garfinkel's Gift Card through ecommerce.
The walls inside of Garf's tell the...
Adventure-seeker and long-time Vail local Joey Saputo traded out the boards below his feet when he made the move from the Rockies to Big Corn Island.
Looking to start a Stand Up Paddle board company in the warm tropical waters off the coast of Nicaragua, Avid Design was contracted to help introduce and market his new company, SUP Corn Islands. Avid Design created an array of marketing assets for SUP Corn Islands starting with a fun logo that speaks to the island lifestyle, print collateral to establish the company’s brand, and a new website complete with responsive design, email collection for future marketing efforts, and a Captain’s Log for trip dates and reservations.
Book a trip down to see Joey and the crew and and try your hand at Stand Up Paddle boarding in his Caribbean tropical paradise. Not convinced yet? Then check out the photos and the good times to be had by visiting www.standuppaddlecornislands.com.
We all love Google, but you might be on their radar! Webmasters will be sent notifications from Google if their website isn’t mobile friendly (see image below for example that we just received for one of our clients). The reason this is important to webmasters, online businesses and ultimately you, is because your page rank in Google’s search may drop if your website isn’t mobile-friendly.
Take the hint from Google, because based on these warnings there’s a good chance that if your page isn’t mobile-friendly, they just might not share your site with the billions and billions of daily users. Google claims they have been experimenting with a mobile ranking algorithm since November, which eludes to mobile friendly / responsive design being a new key factor when it comes to your website’s Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
Is your site mobile friendly yet? If not, reach out to us so we can discuss some options to help get you back into Google’s good graces! ...
Pazzo’s Pizzeria came to Avid Design to redevelop their website. With 3 great locations across the Valley, Avid was tasked with creating one website that would encompass the needs all of their locations.
As part of the project, the Pazzo’s website included responsive design so customers can easily look up everything they need to know while on the go, and in the most user friendly way possible from mobile devices such as phones and tablets. As a final piece of the proverbial pie for this client, a weather module was added so you can check in on the daily forecast at the same time you’re deciding on your order.
Craving Italian food or pizza in Vail? Then check out the new Pazzo’s website and go grab a slice or 2!
bōl, located in the heart of Vail Village, is know for their world class food and of course, their 10 boutique bowling lanes. Looking to do a facelift on the original website that we created 5 years ago, Avid and the client discussed a new direction for v2 of their online presence.
Deciding on a single and multiple page web design combo, custom layouts and programming were used to create a responsive web design that provides an optimal user experience across desktop screens both large and small, as well as phones and tablets. This round of development also included the integration of an email collection widget, as well as online reservation bookings through OpenTable.
Have you ever tried to visit a website on your mobile device and found the site isn't mobile-friendly? No one likes that these days, especially Google.
In fact, Google has decided to take matters into their own hands, or rather their own algorithms, by testing various solutions to this bothersome problem in order to enhance the mobile user experience. Google has not only been testing icons that will alert users to mobile-friendly sites when searching, but has also discussed their intent to have these sites stand out, and possibly rank better than other sites not utilizing responsive design.
So what is Responsive Design you ask? Great question. In more simple terms, responsive design is a way to program one website to respond to the size of the screen it’s being viewed on. By programming a site in this manner, the website will automatically resize itself for the best user experience on various screen sizes such as large and small desktop monitors, as well as tablet and phone...
NAI is a global leader in the manufacturing of advanced mission critical high reliability cable assemblies. NAI manufactures across diverse markets including fiber optics, telecom, industrial, medical and aerospace industries. NAI’s mission is to deliver world class connectivity manufacturing solutions of the highest quality to its global customer base.
Hired to rejuvenate the NAI brand, Avid Design took an integrated approach that included logo redesign, marketing assets, and a content manageable, responsive website to provide the best user experience for all user devices.
Regardless of your industry, or your custom cable assembly needs, NAI will keep you connected! Check out their new website at www.nai-group.com.
Avid Design not only does a great job building websites, but they are very responsive to our ongoing needs as clients. They are a joy to work with and very knowledgeable in their field. - Maureen... read more