Managing Web Content

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 »

Beacon Buddy

Is Flat Design For You?

As technology and the familiarity with it grows, designers and developers are now more than ever trying to enhance the website design world. Inevitably, this leads to countless passing trends that come and go much like any design industry. Which leaves us begging the question, how do we know what is more than just a [...] read more »

Keana Lynch

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 »

Zedric Myers

Flash is Officially Not Being Supported on Mobile Devices

Flash is officially not being supported on mobile devices anymore. It’s a good thing for performance and battery life. It also opens up the door for more interesting ways of introducing techniques and effects to your audience. So, that brings up the question on what people and clients ask. Should we update our site to [...] read more »

Beacon News

Greensboro Housing Authority Site Launch

We’re proud to announce the release of the Greensboro Housing Authority redesign!  As always, Beacon was right on-time with our deliverables, which is always our goal.  The client chose a soft launch date of December 1, 2011 because they wanted to show the new site to their Board of Directors at their annual meeting that [...] read more »

Beacon Buddy

Website Redesign using Cascade Server, March 8th Webinar

Beacon Technologies is very excited to be hosting an upcoming webinar in collaboration with Hannon Hill, makers of the award winning Cascade Server CMS (Content Management Software). Are you considering a Site Redesign in 2011 or 2012?  If so, please join us March 8, 2011 from 2 to 3 pm EST. Redesign projects can be a very challenging and an [...] read more »

Beacon Buddy

5 Years Worth of WWW Evolution

I just got back from a meeting in New Jersey with one of our long-term client (going on 11 years).  We launched their site in 2000, and did a full redesign and Cascade Server implementation for them in 2006. Now, in addition to online billing and account management enhancements, they want to do a redesign [...] read more »

Beacon Buddy

IE6: “I’m Not Dead Yet”

I’ve been with Beacon for almost 11 years.  That makes me feel really old (or dedicated, one of the two).  Thus, it’s really hard for me to fathom that Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 has been with me almost my entire career.  IE6 was released on August 27, 2001.  That was a glorious day back then.  [...] read more »