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Heritage Ottawa ‘unimpressed’ with new Château Laurier design – Ottawa

Heritage Ottawa ‘unimpressed’ with new Château Laurier design - Ottawa

“The most disgraceful act of heritage vandalism of our generation” is how Heritage Ottawa describes the redesign of upgrades to the Château Laurier in a report they released Sunday. “The revised design fails to resolve — or even address — the underlying flaw that impaired all of the previous attempts,” said the organization in their statement. “The angular, blocky massing and style of the proposed addition remains intrinsically incompatible with the romantic sensibility of the historic Château.” READ MORE: City earmarks $300K of leftover project cash for autonomous vehicle test track According to the city of Ottawa website, the new […]

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Strathcona County business owner says website was hijacked by design company – Edmonton

A screen shot of what Rick Potts’ website looked like on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.

EDMONTON – A Strathcona County business owner says his company’s website was hijacked by the web design company he hired to maintain it, and he’s losing business as a result. Rick Potts is the owner of Advance Track Setting Systems, a company that makes grooming equipment for cross country skiing. As a part-time, seasonal business, Potts says he relies on his website to stay afloat. “I probably get 98 per cent of all my customers through the web.” At least that was the case until a couple of months ago, when Potts says his site was taken over by TRi-D-FX. […]

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Globalnews.ca wins international award in media web design

Globalnews.ca wins international award in media web design

TORONTO — Global News has won an international award for best overall website design. The winners of the EPPY Awards were announced Wednesday afternoon. Panellists chose the Global News site for the top media-affiliated design award among many other major international websites. Now in its 18th year, entries in the EPPY Awards are judged by a panel of notable figures in the media industry, chosen by the staff of Editor & Publisher. Globalnews.ca relaunched last spring with new technology that automatically recognizes your screen or mobile device, then optimizes the layout and content to create the best possible news experience. There is no app required […]

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Morning News Rewind – August 20

Morning News Rewind – August 20

Here’s what was on the Morning News for Aug. 20: Bad website design: Frank Collins from DangerDynamite! talks about the good, the bad and the ugly in website design and what to avoid. Pigeon Park: With a classic rock and blues influence, Pigeon Park performs their new single Come Down Slow ahead of a show at The Fez. Healthy Living – TRX training: TRX is a suspension trainer good for upper and lower body strength, endurance and cardio. Music for the gut: The third annual benefit concert for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation is taking place this Saturday. Source link

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Responsive web design: How mobile gadgets changed the web

Responsive web design: How mobile gadgets changed the web

TORONTO – The recent explosion of smartphones and tablets left web designers in a quandary – how to bring an audience to their content from all of these devices? Every week or month brought a new gadget, with a bigger or smaller screen. To keep up, content providers had to build custom apps for these devices. One for an iPhone, one for an Android, one for an iPad, one for a Blackberry Playbook, and on and on. It was a costly and time-consuming process that never seemed to end. That is, until responsive design arrived on the scene. The term […]

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