Beacon Buddy

How to Plan Responsive Breakpoints

Typically people think about breakpoints in responsive designs in terms of typical screen size, and it usually works out to something like this: 1024 pixels wide—Full desktop and full-size tablets. 768 pixels wide—Tablets 320 pixels wide—Mobile phones These breakpoints are extremely simplified way of describing what is actually done. In reality, devices come in a [...] 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 »

Keana Lynch

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 »

Keana Lynch

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 »

Rick Boccard

Eduweb Bound!

As a followup on Patrick’s earlier post, Beacon is gearing up for the fast approaching Eduweb Conference in San Antonio.  It will be Beacon’s first time exhibiting at the conference and we look forward to connecting with many clients, prospects and industry peers.  With hot topics like: mobile, social media and HTML5 on the agenda [...] read more »

Beacon Buddy

Mobile Apps vs. Web

A new study shows that consumers are now spending more time on mobile apps than on the web. I guess it was only a matter of time ….. and content.  

Keana Lynch

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 »

Beacon Buddy

The Younger Generation and Mobile Device Addiction

    I took a  look back in history from when the telephone first arrived to the mobile devices of today.  Making communication easy spawns an addiction to the facilitating platform and an addiction to it will always will be rampant among the young.         “The telephone has been accepted without hesitation [...] read more »

Keana Lynch

The Rising Importance of Flexible Web Layouts

To read the full article: “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 »