Hi all, and welcome to the first post in our Web Basics series. Today we’re going to be talking about mobile friendly design – what it is and why it’s super important for your organization! Let’s get into it.
Have any of you ever gone to a website on your phone and had to zoom in to read the sentence, then scroll over to finish it, then zoom out to click a button, then pull your hair out and just quit? Me too. Those sites aren’t mobile friendly and tend not to be very easy to use. So what does it mean for a site to be mobile friendly? Well, there are two ends of the spectrum. First there’s adaptive … Read More
October was a busy month for the Shumaker Technology Group. We were pleased to attend every “MTA On The Road” event presented by the Michigan Townships Association during the month of October. We traveled all around the state of Michigan exhibiting at a total of 9 different areas: Grand Rapids, Ludington, Traverse City, Chelsea, Kalamazoo, West Branch, Petoskey, Alpena and Mt. Pleasant.
STG was accompanied by hundreds of municipal officials including clerks, supervisors, treasurers, and trustees. We met plenty of new people in many different areas that we had never been to before. It was great to experience the different demographic areas and help educate the locals about the importance of technology.
We started our adventure on October 10th… Read More
What a great way to end a week before a holiday!
I just got an email that said for the second time, one of our websites was voted one of the best of its kind in the nation. STG has proudly worked with various parts of the Michigan Education Association, both here in Lansing and around Michigan, since our founding as a company, and one of the sites we made and maintain for them is for the Michigan Education Association – Retired. Last year at the NEA – Retired Annual Meeting, it was voted to be the best NEA – Retired website in the nation for both the website design and the content of it’s newsletter, and this year … Read More
While HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) are separate coding languages, they’re not so much distinct choices as they are two connected and essential pieces for building a web page. HTML and CSS are best used together to create a functional and appealing page.
The majority of a page’s content is defined in the HTML. Images, links, text formatting, and all of the text content are found here. Inside the HTML code is also where the information gets organized: headers, paragraphs, numbered lists, and bulleted lists are just a few of simple functions for organizing information.
CSS describes the presentation of all of this information that’s been defined in the HTML. For example, what the headers say … Read More
Do you have a preferred color scheme?
For design of course! Who doesn’t want their new website to be aesthetically wonderful?
Do you have any websites in mind, or see any websites in our portfolio, that you find particularly appealing? If so, what about them?
For both function and aesthetics. Looking at other sites that you find appealing can help by providing programmers with a visual representation of what it is you’re looking for.
What kind of functionality are you looking for? Appointments, ecommerce, pictures, portfolios, email, calendars, etc.
This is important for most than just the obvious purpose of figuring out which functions you would like on your site. It also helps to make
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