Web Development

Darin Humbard

Aggressive Timelines – The Cohesion of Web Design, Web Development, and Testing

Where do you start on the importance of the synergy between design, development, and testing when faced with an aggressive timeline when their importance has been written about for years? A good place to start is to discuss the real life impacts of testing on E-Commerce and site redesign projects. Beacon recently completed an e-commerce [...] 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 »

Zedric Myers

jQuery Mix It Up! Great for Galleries and Listings

This jQuery plugin is great for portfolios and sorting sections. It has a lot of great effects, such as randomizing, load options, animation effects and more. It’s definitely worth a look and maybe assist you in a project. Check it out here: https://mixitup.kunkalabs.com

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 »

Deb Paylor

New Website Launch: Used Bus World

Beacon is pleased to announce the recent launch of a new WordPress site for Used Bus World. 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 [...] read more »

Logan Ray

3 Ways Personas Help Build a Better User Experience

Redesigning a website isn’t easy, cheap, or fast- so don’t rush into it and build out your new site without fully understanding your primary user base. Google Analytics and heat maps can give you a lot of information about how people are currently (and historically) engaging with your website, but these tools don’t reveal too much about [...] read more »

John Vine

Building a paginated listing with only HTML and CSS for Responsive Design

Most paginated listings on the web are managed either with server side logic, javascript, or a combination of both. With the first option, the user’s browser wait on network traffic back to the server and back down again. Even if the data is as succinct as possible, a bad connection or crowded wi-fi can make [...] 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 »

Beacon Buddy

Holiday Gifts for Web Developers

Season’s greetings from Beacon! Today I’ve got a couple handy gifts that can help solve some tricky web development problems. First lets unwrap how you can calculate line height on a client’s machine. This can be helpful when trying to truncate a block of text to not be more than say 3 lines tall. 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 »