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City of Edmonton launches mobile-friendly website – Edmonton

The City of Edmonton has redesigned its website to have a responsive design, which will resize to fit any size screen. This is what it looks like on a smartphone.

A new week brings a new look to the City of Edmonton’s website, which received a big update on Monday. “Today, 60 per cent of our visits to the website are from smartphones or tablets. Therefore, it only made sense for our website to be mobile friendly,” an explanation of the change said. The City of Edmonton has redesigned its website to have a responsive design, which will resize to fit any size screen. This is what it looks like on a smartphone. For the redesign the city partnered with Yellow Pencil Inc., a local web design, development and hosting firm. The […]

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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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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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