• 29 Jun 2012

    Online Wireframing Tools

    I have been trying out some online wireframing tools. These tools are useful for fast access to simple wireframing tools that are easy to use, and can be a useful resource for those creating their own site. Here's just a few of the online wireframing tools I tried out, with some advantages and disadvantages.

    mockingbird-screenshotMockingbird provides a variety of widgets for wireframing of websites and has a good setup except for the lack of some widgets. The interface for searching for the right widget is also neglected with the drop down menu provided making the process slower than it needs to be along with a search function that can add confusion as the number of widgets do not really meet the need for an individual search and using this can slow down the process even further these mixed can end up with you settling for a widget that fits but ...

    Category:
    • Web Development
  • 21 Jun 2012

    Light Speed IT Solutions are Sitefinity's Partner of the Month!

    sitefinity-partner-of-the-month We love building superb looking websites packed with functionality, delivering exactly what our clients are after. So it's great to see our efforts being recognised by Telerik: in June they have selected us to be their partner of the month!

    We gained Gold partner status in January 2011, and have quickly scaled to the top of their partner lists for our commitment to making superb Sitefinity-driven sites. We've been consolidating our skills, attending conferences and exploring the new features of Sitefinity as they are released. The team have been showcasing what they've learned so an accolade like this is a great reward!

    We handle site design, site builds, migrations and upgrades for all versions of Sitefinity. If you're looking for exceptional design and quality-tested code for your next website project then get in touch.

    Check out our Sitefinity partner profile.

    Category:
    • Sitefinity
  • 08 Jun 2012

    Essex Business Award 2012

    Since we were one of the proud sponsors, Judges and finalists of Essex Business Award 2012, 18th May, 2012 was very special for the Light Speed Team. Light Speed IT Solutions was Judging the category ‘Small Business of the Year 2012’. The Judges (Ruth Smith and Tim Titchmarsh) were really impressed by the finalists but they had to choose only three winners, which were Astonish Cleaning, My Buggy Buddy and Funky Medical Accessories Ltd.

    tim and ruth with my buggy buddy

    Our Managing Director Tim Titchmarsh was also one of the Finalists for the category Business Man of the Year which was perfect to acknowledge the significant success he has achieved in his business over the past 12 years. It was lovely to see all the known faces and to meet new businesses. The arrangement was superb and as the event was better, bigger and of course merrier than last year’s. Credit goes to Ann Quinn and team ...

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  • 08 Jun 2012

    Thoughts about Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    windows-8-logo

    Well, as a tester I cannot say that I didn’t find bugs on the new Windows 8, but this was to be expected as it is just a Consumer Preview, but what I wasn’t expecting was the User Interface versus the User Experience.

    Installation

    But let’s start from the beginning: the installation, well, that was quick and didn’t require any special knowledge, which was great. Once installed I had my first user experience on the Metro interface. It was different, somehow I was expecting something more similar with the iOS mobile interface, but it wasn’t. I’d never used a Windows phone before, maybe because of this it was so different for me.

    Interface

    The User Interface looks good, very appealing to the eyes and very colourful as well - not always a good thing - but it looked good.

    If you are used with the usual Windows way to do things, ...

    Category:
    • Web Development
  • 08 Jun 2012

    Cross Browser Testing

    One of the most important parts of web testing is the cross browser testing, why?

    Well imagine if you are a tester and you have Windows 7 with ie9 installed on your machine and run all your test cases on ie9, well, if this happens there is a possibility that you may have to re-run your entire project because of compatibility issues or that you may deliver a very poor quality project.

    Do you know that almost 9% of users worldwide still use ie6? And that just 6.8% of users use ie9? This means that the use of ie9 won’t uncover all the issues that your client may have if he is one of the 9% of users worldwide that uses ie6.

    Why is that bad? Well, if your application wasn’t created anticipating the fact that should be on a different browser than ie9, this means that there is 93.2% ...

    Category:
    • Testing

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