responsive design

Logan Ray

SEO & Your Redesign: Don’t Be a Flintsone

If you’re reading this article on your desktop monitor, guess what. You’re a dinosaur, my friend. More than likely, there are far more people reading this article on hand held devices. Particularly those between the ages of 18 and 29*. But, since there are still holdouts like yourself, any website needs to account for this [...] read more »

Alan Horwatt

What’s New in Web Design for 2016?

As we plunge into 2016, many designers and developers are excited to see what innovative ideas will arise. It is up to us to deliver fresh and atypical ideas which provide a foundation for the progressive nature of our industry. Many are looking ahead and predicting different trends we may see in 2016. Some of [...] read more »

Deb Paylor

New WordPress Website Launch: Matthews Specialty Vehicles

Beacon is pleased to announce the recent launch of a new WordPress site for Matthews Specialty Vehicles. The new site features new imagery and a responsive design that works well on tablet and mobile devices. Here is the old site: And here is the new site: Visit the live site here. If you are looking [...] read more »

Beacon Buddy

Radio Buttons vs Checkboxes

Sometimes when designing forms there’s some confusion as to when to use radio buttons and when to use checkboxes, but actually the rules are quite simple. Radio buttons are used for two or more choices that are mutually exclusive. This means that only one can be selected at a time. The term “radio button” comes [...] read more »

Beacon Buddy

A Calendar for Your Website

When planning for a calendar on your website, there are a number of factors to take into account.  Each of the bullets below contains examples of calendar projects with which Beacon Technologies has had direct involvement in analysis and design and/or development and integration. Mobile-friendliness– Check your website analytics to determine the frequency in which [...] read more »

Beacon Buddy

Holyoke Gas & Electric Redesign Launched!

Beacon Technologies is very proud to announce the launch of the new Cascade site for Holyoke Gas & Electric at http://www.hged.com! This site is visually a dramatic improvement over the old. BEFORE AFTER It also incorporates the following fantastic functionally: Responsive Design– The new site is a lovely, colorful responsive design, that looks great in [...] 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 »

Beacon Buddy

Considering Drawer Style Site Navigation

Lately we have been utilizing a drawer style navigation in our designs to provide a better user experience in our websites. The request for quite a bit of content in the drop downs themselves (mega drop downs that span the full width of the site no matter which tab you have clicked) in some of [...] read more »

John Vine

Creating An Accordion List Without Javascript

Many sites implement accordions for everything from menus and navigation to product features to calendar event details. The fact is that accordion lists are among the most popular implementations of javascript and can be seen in some implementation on almost every web application and most advanced web sites. With the recent explosion of mobile devices [...] read more »