• 11 Jul 2012

    Responsive Design with Sitefinity – Part 2

    In my previous post, I discussed some of the benefits and options to making your website responsive and mobile friendly. In this post I will be detailing my experience using Sitefinity’s Responsive and Mobile Design.

    One of the major hindrances with converting the Light Speed IT Solutions website was that it hadn’t been designed to be responsive. Therefore there was a lot of preparation required to make it more mobile friendly: removing fixed widths, allowing images to scale and generally just creating a more fluid layout.

    Once the site had been prepared, using Sitefinity I began to create a new responsive and mobile design rule. This enabled me to declare how the site would respond to different devices and sizes. I could also opt to “transform the layout”, “open a specially prepared site” or load a specific CSS file for transformations. I could also select how I wanted the ...

    Category:
    • Sitefinity
    • Web Development
    • Design
  • 29 Mar 2012

    What exactly does PSD to HTML mean?

    This is a funny term if you are not in the industry, and what industry does it even belong to?  Let me tell you in my blog what it means.

    Firstly you need to work in the world of Information Technology (IT) and that is quite a broad area.  Strictly speaking you’ll be a designer or work for a design house, not so strictly speaking you will work for a software development company, web design agency, be part of a development or web team within a company, or freelance and work for yourself.

    PSD is a Photo Shop Document, a file that contains image layers that are embedded within the document and the instructions (settings) that allow you to view the images exactly as the designer wants you to (size, colour depth and tones etc).  These are often what design houses use to draw up the ...

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    • Design
  • 15 Oct 2011

    5 Top Tips For Web Designers

    5 top tips

    Light Speed IT's latest addition to the web design team, Alex, shares with you his five top tips to consider when designing a web site for a client. With over 2 years experience, Alex boasts a wealth of expertise within the creative sector.

    Alex: My five top tips are as follows;

    1. Know Your Audience. there's no point writing about fluffy kittens and puppies if the user is looking to buy a pair of trainers.
    2. Research. Once you know what you want your website to do, it's a good idea to look at other similar sites to see what areas they have focused on and how.
    3. Design a user friendly website that is easy to navigate. It ‘s great having a pretty website, but not much good if people can't use it!
    4. Test you website across other browsers, this allows you to know that your website will display the same whether ...
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    • Design

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