For those of us who live in Austin, Texas, there’s never a shortage of choice when it comes to bars for our evenings out. With a vibrant music scene, diverse food options and an established craft beer culture, we can’t say we’re not well catered for.
However, while the people of Austin will always have somewhere to go, our four-legged friends are often not welcome. For dog owners who enjoy good food and drink yet hate to leave their furry friends home alone, this has always presented a problem.
Once upon a time, there were two aspects of website design that were desired by business site owners above all else:
- a .com domain name
- a website that functioned well and looked great on a monitor or laptop screen
.com has long been considered the industry standard, and is what people expect to see in a business web address. It looks official and authoritative in a way that .net or .org could never compete with. While regional variations such as .co.uk, .ca or .com.au made sense for non-USA businesses too, .com has always been considered the holy grail for USA companies.
Until relatively recently too, the vast majority of visitors would have been … Read the rest
I’m going to open this post with a series of simple questions.
On what device are you reading this, right now?
If you’re reading it on a mobile device like a tablet or a smartphone, has the website changed to fit the screen? Of course, I know that it has. It’s a responsive website, which means it automatically adjusts its layout to suit whatever screen it is being displayed on.
Now, think about your own website. How old is it? More importantly, in its current state, does it predate tablets and smartphones? If it does, then it may not be responsive. It may be time for a refurbishment.
As the number of people … Read the rest
Halfslide Design was recently tasked with the creation of a website for2bme, a local startup here in Austin, Texas, whose aim is to provide ongoing, online leadership training and team building through type theory. The site is 2bme.cc
The website offers each user the chance to create a personalized profile, which serves as a hub for them to facilitate their personal development. This process begins with a quick 4-question personality quiz to determine their type, which is key to how the site will interact with them later.
As 2bme’s system requires daily interaction with the site, it had to be both easy and enjoyable to use, and actually provide more than just the stated aim. Customizable soft colors and … Read the rest
Halfslide Design recently partnered with Chris Magdelain at MagDesign to build a new wordpress site for PageMill Marketing. PageMill Marketing is a marketing services and data analytics firm that specializes in helping B2B companies grow their market share. MagDesign completed the design of the site and passed it off to Halfslide Design for implementation. The site uses a custom wordpress theme that is responsive to mobile and tablet layouts. It also includes custom functionality to allow the client to fully control all aspects of the site.