Sass vs Less

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What is Sass (SCSS) and Less? Sass and Less are pre-processors that extend CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). They add features that allow variables, mixins, functions and many other techniques that allow you to make CSS that is more maintainable, themeable … Continued

Designing with the development in mind

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This post is a follow up to my previous post, Best practices for mobile friendly Web design, which I wrote a couple years ago. Having recently worked on several projects with graphic artists from print backgrounds, I am reminded how … Continued

Non-Standard Bootstrap Headers

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When we were asked to do a re-design for the The Concord Advisory Group Ltd. we used the Bootstrap toolkit, which provides a framework of pre-made components for building websites and Web User Interfaces. We like Bootstrap because it is responsive, mobile-friendly, … Continued

Rethinking the Mobile Experience

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Now that mobile is so necessary, companies are switching over to responsive design. That’s great, but is it enough? The first thing to consider is  “what makes a good mobile experience?” Here are my thoughts: Good site performance is essential because although … Continued

Google Data Studio Comparison Colors Wrong

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We have been working with Google Data Studio ( ) especially since it is now offered fully to the public without limits. It is an amazing tool to give an elegant, customizible display to your Analytics or Adwords data … Continued

What is Atomic Design?

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Originally termed and explained in a book by Brad Frost, Atomic Design is a process of designing using smaller pieces called “Atoms”. Then taking those building blocks and creating, “Molecules,” “Organisms,” “Templates” and “Pages” which are ever increasingly larger collages of their … Continued

Intro to AMP – Accelerated Mobile Pages

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We have been recently researching different ways to help increase site speed and performance, especially on mobile devices. It seems in some ways the web is going back to when I first started web design in the early 2000’s. We … Continued

Facebook Live for Small Business

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Facebook Live and other streaming video services are great ways for small businesses to market and promote their goods and services. Some of the benefits of marketing using Facebook live include; it’s is easy to setup on a large and … Continued