Web Design Methods
Web Design Capabilities
What we do provide:
- HTML and XHTML Websites
- Scanning Photos/Graphics
- PDF Conversion
- PHP Scripting
- Search Engine Submission
- Website Hosting
What we generally do not provide:
- Flash and Java applets
- Graphics-intensive sites
- Audio and Video
- ASP scripting
- Websites that use Frames
We focus on developing websites that work. Websites that load quickly and are easy to navigate. Websites that will display in virtually any browser.
Wherever possible, we do this by using lean, standards-compliant code with XHTML and CSS. There are significant benefits to this approach:
- Lean code loads in seconds, even on dial-up connections
- It's easier for search engines to find the important information
- The site will be usable in any browser, with or without graphics
- Changing the look and feel of a site is less resource intensive
- Sites designed this way are inherently more accessible
Search engines and old/text-only browsers will have full access to the pages, but they will be very plain.
Flash, Java, Audio and Video
While some older browsers have difficulty with CSS based websites, even the most modern browsers will have trouble with Flash, Java, Audio and video unless they have the necessary extensions (plug-ins) installed. Sites based around these technologies, without an alternative, are inaccessible to many.
We occasionally include some of it in an otherwise fast loading site, for embellishment. If however you want a website that is based around, or relies on these technologies, we recommend you look for a website design company that specializes in them.
If you are using a very old browser, our site (and many others that are designed according to standards) should be fully functional, but look rather plain.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 (for PC) should also display the site as intended, although it has some problems with standards compliance and has lots of security issues. Internet Explorer 7 also has many issues and cannot be recommended at this time.