Posts Tagged ‘web design’
Along with the rest of the Los Angeles web design community, the Media Contour team attended the LA User Experience Meetup featuring guest speaker Eric Reiss on the topic of Usability. The team had the opportunity to talk with Reiss before the presentation about his experiences that led him to the industry of Usability. “I wrote a book on information architecture, one thing sort of led to the next and then in 2006 I formed FatDUX with two other friends in Copenhagen and we decided we would be a user experience company,” said Reiss.
We want to get you up to speed on what is going on in the world of web design in quick and easy chunks. So in our inaugural edition of “Update Your Website” we want to get you up to speed on one of the most important tools your modern website should have: a CMS, or “content management system”.
Los Angeles, Calif.- Los Angeles based web design firm, Media Contour, has won the gold Communicator award for its design work on www.swytculture.com. Media Contour’s work for SWYT Apparel (pronounced “sweet”), a Los Angeles-based girls footwear company, was ranked within the top 90% of submissions in the fashion and apparel category of over 6000 applicants. This is Media Contour’s 3rd Communicator Award and 10th award for overall web design in only 3 years. (more…)
The Media Contour team joined in with other members of the Los Angeles Web Design Community in Downtown Los Angeles for the CSS Preprocessor Madness Meetup event coordinated by Noel Saw and sponsored by Social WDD Meetup group and Oversee.net. The event was featured informative how-tos and hands-on training with front-end developer, Mario Noble, and software engineer, Charles Mata.
The event brought in 45 eager Los Angeles web design professionals to learn the basics of LESS and SCSS, a coding format that allows you to process large chunks of CSS data in smaller, easier to manage pieces. Food was served and the attitude was lively and inclusive. All were eager to sink their teeth into learning a new skill and networking with others. (more…)
SilverStripe CMS and Framework 3 has been made available today to the joy of web designers everywhere. The update provides new features that make the program even more user friendly for content authors. “I’m really excited about getting our hands on SilverStripe 3’s new framework and learning how it will help us add advanced functionality to our client’s sites,” says Luke Swenson at Media Contour.
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Audio Equipment Manufacturer, Bittree Makes Online Ordering Simpler With New Website
Los Angeles, Calif.- Audio patch bay manufacturers, Bittree, wanted to revamp their website to better match their recently updated brand and create an easier to navigate layout. Los Angeles web design firm, Media Contour, was tasked with creating a website that not only resonates with those interested in audio recording and engineering markets, but creates the easiest shopping experience possible.
A well-designed website is the first step in launching your business with success. Image is everything, and a clean website that expresses what you are about is of utmost importance. A plain website or a poorly designed site can make a customer think you are sketchy or even a scam. With web design Los Angeles firms, there are a few things you must know before hiring a company.
What Is Hierarchy?
Have you ever visited a website and said to yourself “Whoa, where do I start?” If you have, then you are looking at a page that lacks a little something known as hierarchy. If that page you were looking at was your own, then this blog is for you.
Hierarchy gives a focal point to a design. A properly structured website brings attention to the most important information first and makes sure that the reader understands what to read next. Your page’s hierarchy is critical to capturing the reader’s attention and hold their hand as they are guided through your website. (more…)
This is part two of our article on structuring and preparing a blog for part one click here. This half of the blog will cover the topics of writing, proofreading/editing and publication.
Don’t get me wrong, as someone who has a background in marketing, I think it is imperative that most companies have both a website and an active social media platform working in conjunction with each other. However, from a pragmatic point of view, many companies must decide whether to invest their online time and resources more into a large-scaled website with many bells and whistles or a well-attended social media front that engages their target audience on a daily basis. This article will explore which of these two online marketing methods is best for your company. (more…)