Double Ace Design is proud to present the latest website for a Chartered Building Surveyors
company based in Bolton. The website launched this week and was a considerable project compared
with the 1 page site that previously existed. Feel free to visit the site and have a look around:
DSP Chartered Surveyors
One of the requirements was to build the site using modern web design techniques to
progressively enhance the site for browsers that are capable. The site uses new CSS3 rules
to improve the look & feel of the site for browsers that support it. The site was also built
to be responsive depending on the device, view the site on a mobile phone or tablet device and the
design changes to fully make use of the available space.
I've been working on an online application built in CakePHP to track the TV Shows
I watch. I wanted an easy way of adding Shows and then once I've watched an episode the
ability to mark it as seen. The app was finally launched last week and if you're an avid TV
Show watcher as I am then get registering and check out my TV Show Tracker.
One of the major features that I wanted from the initial planning stages is for the
application to be accessible from mobile devices such as the iPhone & iPad so that I
could mark watched episodes straight from the sofa. This has been accomplished and the app is really
easy to use on any device.
If you're viewing this site on an iPhone or an iPad you will be seeing a version that
has been optimised specifically for the device. This should also hold true for other mobile devices
(however I've been unable to test these I've only have an iPhone & iPad) by
using a technique called Responsive Web Design.
The purpose of this technique as the name suggests is to have a responsive website
that will change and adapt no matter what device you're using including changes for landscape & portrait views.
The term is quite a buzzword at the moment and uses new CSS3 specific queries to target devices based on their
width. If you resize your browser and reload the page you can see this in action.
The Double Ace Design website was successfully launched a few weeks ago and I've updated it
to include a company blog so that the site can be updated more frequently with the latest
company news and other web related topics.
Traffic has been slow and steady as expected and I'm using Google Analytics to track site visitors
and a relatively new service called Gaug.es that tracks visitors in real time which is extremely useful.
It is a paid service but it's superb at seeing who is currently on your website, where they came from
and what's currently popular.