For most of 2012, Tom worked with the PEN American Center, Flyleaf Creative and Caga Idea to develop the new pen.org website. PEN hired Sri Lankan developers Caga Idea to do the project, and our friends at Flyleaf brought Tom in to help guide the team through an agile development process as a senior tech and(…)
Responsive design is the practice of building a website front end (the part that the user sees in the browser, as opposed to the “back end,” or what happens on the server) to accomodate any screen resolution, from tiny mobile devices such as phones, up to large desktop monitors. It is accomplished by altering the layout and/or content of a page based on the available screen size. For example, a 3 column layout on a desktop display might drop to two columns on a tablet, and a single column on a smartphone.
There’s a lot of talk about responsive design, which is an important part of moving websites into the current era of mobile browsing. However, it’s important to look at your current situation before assuming that a brand new responsive layout is the immediate way to go. It may be possible and desirable to take an(…)
We built renowned photojournalist George Steinmetz‘s site using the same custom CMS that we had built for Ed Kashi as a base. George’s goals were slightly different though: they incorporated ecommerce and needed less in the way of a full blown archive. He also made a wise decision to have us build a screen size(…)