Mobile-friendly design

More and more people are using smartphones, tablets and other other devices to use the Internet, so it is important to create a website that is easy-to-read in a variety of different screen sizes (using a mouse or a touchscreen).  By easy-to-read we don't mean a very tiny version of your page, we mean a page that re-formats itself so that the important information is right there front and centre all the time.  The technical term for this is 'responsive design' and we do it. 

Playing with opacity

Bright, large text in a semi-transparent image layer

Working effectively with images is a balancing act, if you want to empower your editor to add and change images but still keep a visual impact with your website.  We have been playing with images and colour effects to enhance some of our newer websites.

Not all Social buttons are the same

Social sharing buttons are now a common feature on most websites.  Just take a look at the end of this article to see that AlbanyWeb is a regular participator in this trend.  It's a simple way to help bring your site to the attention of more visitors.  There's nothing better than a personal recommendation, and these buttons make it easy for your existing visitors to spread the word.

Choosing the best buttons

However, the code behind these clever little buttons can really affect your website efficiency.  On some websites, apparently simple buttons are created using multiple calls to external websites for each single button.  If you have quite a lot of buttons, that is a lot of calls.  Not only that, but fetching the icons from each individual social media site leads to inconsistent appearance.

At AlbanyWeb, we did a lot of shopping around for a good and flexible option...

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