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Mark Dirks

Wow! Lees McRae College Launches New Website

We are proud to announce the launch of the new Lees McRae College website.  The college is truly brought to life through the new highly visual design and unique features that are inviting and engaging to students, parents, faculty and alumni, especially when you compare it to the old site (see below).  While emphasizing Lees McRae’s [...] read more »

Zedric Myers

HTML5 and Javascript Charts

If you need a nice chart for your website for things such as charity drives or school donations, these are some great resources. Some are easy to install and some require knowledge of javascript. CanvasJS Chart Types – Includes many chart types and covers all most any time of chart you could need. Chart.js – [...] read more »

Keana Lynch

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 »

Beacon Buddy

Cascade Server Help and Training Resources

Those that have worked with Beacon Technologies on Cascade Server projects know that our experienced staff is available for “as needed” content management help through our Preferred Client Services department as well as for customized training sessions and user manuals specific to the site designed for your organization. However, did you know that Hannon Hill, [...] read more »

Zedric Myers

Adding Velocity Foreach Conditionals

There are different approaches to adding conditionals in a foreach loop. These are just a few code examples that are simple and easy to integrate in Velocity. Note the examples would are what go in the foreach loop. Your set would be applied above with your specific variables. Example 1: Gets the last value in [...] read more »

Zedric Myers

Quick Flexslider Scrolling Fix for iOS Devices

After browser testing Flexslider on iOS devices, we’ve found a small issue that prevents the browser from responding or making the screen scroll up or down while sliding up and down on the slider. There is a small fix that works for our preference and can get around that, until an upcoming update of Flexslider [...] read more »

Beacon Buddy

How To Make The Most Out Of Your Web Design

I spend a lot of time inside and outside of work studying design. I think it gets to a point for everyone where design becomes difficult to ignore, as it influences our every day decisions. It’s important to understand design elements and how they not only affect you on a day to day basis, but [...] read more »

Zedric Myers

CSS Only Tabs

Have you wanted a simple tabbed interface without the use of javascript? There’s an easy way using only CSS.  This provides better page load so it doesn’t have to rely on javascript and also prevents the page from jumping when javascript isn’t enabled. The source code below is a simple example. CSS: <style> * { [...] read more »

Zedric Myers

Random Images on Page Load

If you need to rotate random images on page load each time, there is a simple way to do it with javascript. The below will take you through the steps on how to achieve the effect. 1. Create the folder you would like to pull the dynamic images from. 2. Add in the image tag [...] read more »

Zedric Myers

Grouping in XSLT using the Muenchian Method

Have you ever wanted to group lists of information in XSLT? We do know that it’s a common issue in XSLT 1.0. There is a method to help with this called the “Muenchian Method” named after the developer, Steve Muench. In this example we will cover the standard grouping method that is commonly used. The method [...] read more »