Keana Lynch

Keana Lynch
Keana Lynch joined the Web Development team at Beacon in September 2010. She graduated from GTCC in 2008 with an A.A.S in Web Technologies. Outside of work Keana enjoys spending time with her family, baking and volunteering as a foster parent for the local animal shelter.

Top 5 Accessibility Items to Review in a Website Redesign

Accessibility is a hot topic and an expansive one, too. I’ve been preparing for some upcoming speaking engagements with accessibility being the main focus. The first of these engagements is the eduWeb Digital Summit on August 6-10. This seems like a good time to share some thoughts regarding accessibility, WCAG guidelines and 508 compliance. Additionally, [...] read more »

Bacon Poll: What’s the Best Kind of Bacon?

With our new branding changes, we really want to get a feel for what our clients and partners think is the BEST kind of bacon out there? There are so many to choose from, but in the end, we had to narrow it down to just a few. Tell us your favorite by participating in [...] read more »

Style Guides for Web Design and Development

Developers, designers and web administrators are always looking for ways to improve how they manage the look, feel and complexity when building a web site. This can be difficult when we have multiple team members or new members involved in ongoing projects. So how can we help maintain global branding and development patterns for sites [...] read more »

Progressive Enhancement

I had the privilege of attending “An Event Apart” in Austin, TX this week and feel like I have come home with an abundance of knowledge about leading practices in web development. This conference is an educational session for those passionate about standards-based web design and this year focused heavily on best practices for our [...] read more »

Top Mobile Browsers

Within the mobile phone landscape, there are at least ten operating systems (OSs) and fifteen browsers that require consideration when testing. Web developers should concentrate their testing efforts on smartphones. All good mobile browsers run on one smartphone platform or another. To get stats of popular browsers in your country there’s only one source of [...] read more »

7 Factors to Consider When Redesigning Your Website

There are very few, if any, websites on the Internet that don’t undergo at least a minor facelift at some point in their lifecycle. If you own a business with a web presence, at some point, that site will need to be redesigned, whether it’s due to the changing nature of your business, or purely [...] read more »

The Expressive Web (Beta)

The Expressive Web (Beta) was recently released by Adobe to showcase some of the newest and most expressive features that HTML5 and CSS3 can add to the web today. Personally I found this to be an amazing example of what’s in the future for web designers and developers. The site highlights the following HTML5 and [...] read more »

ICANN to allow new generic ‘dot-brand’ domains

  “The trusty old Internet addresses we know and love — the .coms, .nets, .orgs — are about to get some new competition. Global Internet regulators met Monday in Singapore to finalize rules for a major expansion of generic top-level domains, that will clear the way for new offerings like .law, .coke or .nyc. Sites [...] read more »

The Benefits of Using jQuery

Recently I have had the opportunity to make really exciting and interactive web pages using jQuery. Before working on these projects I had very little understanding of jQuery and what all it could be used for. So I decided to do some research on what the benefits are of using jQuery over other applications such [...] read more »

The Rising Importance of Flexible Web Layouts

To read the full article: http://www.onextrapixel.com/2011/02/04/the-rising-importance-of-flexible-web-layouts/ “Just a few years ago, creating a fixed-width design and the coding to stick to that width was practical, as long as it could accommodate a wide range of users. However, just a few years ago, having the Internet on a cell phone was a luxury, netbooks were rare, [...] read more »