Posts Tagged ‘responsive’

Launch: Pike & Rose

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Pike & Rose

Pike & Rose

Located within the White Flint district in Bethesda, MD, the new Pike & Rose property revitalization project is the new hip place to live, work, eat and shop. With a central market place, high-end dwellings, movies, restaurants and shops, and an eye for progressive aesthetics they call “rePIKEalization”, Pike & Rose strives to be the new center for fun and inspiration in Maryland.

A collaboration with associates Epiphany Graphics and design by Gold Dog Communications, this website is fully mobile responsive, easy to update via WordPress, and a heart-felt design driven by residents’ personal stories.

If you live on the East Coast, be sure to drop in and check out one of their many choices for food, shopping and entertainment!

Launch: Shakey Graves

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Shakey Graves

Shakey Graves

With his youthful good looks and Austin laid-back swagger, you wouldn’t expect such a classic, old timey blues sound to come from Shakey Graves – but Shakey isn’t about doing whats expected.

A collaboration with 7s Management in Denver, blues musician, writer and artist Shakey Graves new website was tailored to his unique tastes and artistic talent. This “minimal/grunge” site was established to advertise his new album “…And the War Came” and to help consolidate his overall online pretense, to enable his fans to have an easier place to purchase tickets and interact through social media.

Focused on social media managed by the artist, this mobile responsive website features: full customizable home page for individual album advertising, tour and booking section managed by his staff, and streaming social media feed.

Check out Shakey’s new site and sneak a listen to his brand new album coming out October 7th!

What is “Responsive” Design?

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Responsive Designs

Responsive Designs

Responsive” is the latest and greatest buzzword in the web design world these days, and while many agencies are deciding to adopt it simply because of its demand, the theory of “responsive” design has actually been around for more than a decade. During the post-dot-com boom in the early 2000s when flat panel monitors rose to fame, many of the same concepts we use today were created. Overall, “responsive” design is the notion of creating websites that “respond” to different size screens, therefore presenting legible and visually pleasing experiences at any size.

Achieving a successful responsive design can often be difficult. Essentially, it requires the designer to create a single concept style that can be re-formed into up to a dozen different sizes. On top of that, it then becomes the developer’s responsibility to build the site to “snap” or change the physical size of its layout based on the user’s current screen size whether that is a 30″ flat panel, or a 3″ mobile screen. A great deal of understanding of good design, physical space, and straight web development knowledge are required to pull it off.

If you’re interested in learning more about creating a “responsive” website custom tailored to your brand and style, contact me today!