What Is Responsive Design?

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You may have heard about “responsive” websites. Are you wondering – what, exactly, does that mean?

A responsive website is a site which ‘responds’ to whatever environment it is shown in; so that it looks top-notch whether viewed on a desktop monitor, a hand held tablet, or a mobile phone.

The elements on the screen don’t just resize, though – they actually rearrange into a new hierarchy so that a viewer on any device can enjoy the site and without having to zoom, pan, hunt around or squint. This requires a more in-depth design approach, since we have to consider the various layouts and orientations that a site might be seen in.

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The Center for Psyche & the Arts, LLC – Custom WordPress Website for a Unique Art Therapy Center

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When the owner of The Center for Psyche & the Arts, LLC approached us, she was frustrated with trying to customize an existing WordPress theme on her own. This happens often – it appears that to the ambitious, savvy user, these things should be doable without much trouble. However, the opposite is true. To really get the aesthetic, flexibility, and tools you need, it’s important to bring in a professional. (Wink wink. That would be us.) And of course, the bonus is that you get a website that not only works exactly as you want, but it also looks great and matches the identity and personality of your business!
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Round 3: Barokas.com

Barokas PR We don’t mean that it took us three tries to get it right. We mean Round 3 in a good way. Good because this is the THIRD TIME they’ve come back to us for an updated and refreshed web presence. We love clients who keep coming back – these relationships grow into long term partnerships and are the true backbone of our business. The Barokas PR identity has remained constant each time, but we continue to upgrade it to reflect the evolving sophistication of this growing business. Plus, as a PR company specializing in Tech, it’s important that their website reflect the most modern, ahead-of-the-curve aesthetic and usability.

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WaterTectonics – Dynamic & Responsive (and good-looking) Online Presence

WaterTectonics We are very proud to introduce our newest website launch. This project was the ultimate collaboration between our entire design team, our stellar developer Vinny McKee, and a client with really constructive feedback and ideas – making the process seamless from start to finish. Continue reading “WaterTectonics – Dynamic & Responsive (and good-looking) Online Presence”

The Christianson Development – Easy to Manage Unit Info & Availability for Renters

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The Christianson Development is a group of Delridge Townhomes. What sets them apart is the rental experience – their managers are reachable, responsive, and hassle-free. We recently completed this site, which acts as a useful tool for the building owner and managers. Well – let me back up – first we created the identity for the building, which takes the profile of the street view and with custom illustration interprets it as a classy, recognizable icon.
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Welcome, Film Websites!

Finding Hillywood
We’ve been on a big film and documentary kick over the past few months. And we love it! Not just because we love the art form, but we also love collaborating with creative people. It’s also so rewarding to work on projects that have social impact. Check out these 3 projects that we recently launched:

Finding Hillywood is a feature documentary about the beginning of Rwanda’s film industry, and a real life example of how art heals. The story follows a group of young filmmakers in Rwanda as they tour the country and show their movies on a huge inflatable film screen. For many Rwandans viewing these movies, this is the first time they’ve ever seen film. Out of so much tragedy and genocide, this movie is truly about a new beginning and a positive way to heal. World Premiere Screening at the Seattle International Film Festival on May 29th at 7pm!  Visit site>

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Don’t have time to plan, but love traveling? Close your travel books, we bring it all together for you.

Integrated Adventures Website
Are you enticed by those words? We were. We were recently connected to adventure via Brandon Bell and ‘Integrated-Adventures.’ Brandon and his team are creating a survey-based tool that narrows in on customized adventures for the curious traveler. Through a series of questions which assess your interests, locations, and desired risk levels, their company processes data and delivers you customized recommendations for your upcoming travel experiences.

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Phillipson & Lundin – Seattle Area Law Firm Website

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We just launched the new website for Seattle area attorneys Phillipson & Lundin. This is a beautiful example of what can be done with a custom WordPress site. The design is completely original (not based on a theme), and the features we built into the site match the needs of this firm exactly.

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A Lot Like You Movie – Fully Customized WordPress Site

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We recently collaborated with Director Eliachi Kimaro and her team to create the website for the ‘A Lot Like You‘ movie and project.

Eli created this film several years ago, and as it gained press and traction (and started winning tons of awards at festivals worldwide), we developed a fully customized site on the WordPress platform, to allow the ALLY team to update the site regularly with screenings, events, photos, and a blog.
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Miss Monster

I met Melly back in ’96 where we both studied art and animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. SAIC is a place where only the self motivated survive. It is a highly competitive school with a program so intense that the drop out rate is at almost 70 percent. Back then, Melly and I hung out in the same group of friends that all had one thing in common: We worked hard. Damn hard. We lived and breathed the art making process and learned from all of each other’s various disciplines. Melly was one of those top tier students that constantly pushed herself to improve her technique and explore new ideas. And she hasn’t ever stopped.

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