February 2, 2011 | Comments Off
The other day I was discussing a custom web design with a client and I was showing him a few different types of fonts he could choose from. He asked me if he could pick one from the list of fonts in his Microsoft Word document and I had to explain to him that he couldn’t because it wasn’t a browser safe font. You can guess what his next question was; “what’s a browser safe font?” I went on to explain that browser safe fonts are fonts that can be used across the most popular web browsers like; Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome without any issue. I then proceeded to show him the following list. I figured I’d post it for anyone else curious about the best picks for fonts on the internet.
All of these fonts are in their standard format (no italics, bold etc.) and have a font size of 18px.
Comic Sans MS
Lucida Sans Unicode
Times New Roman
MS Sans Serif
January 25, 2011 | Comments Off
It may have taken a couple of weeks longer than expected (thanks a lot flu season), but my site is finally live and online. I know it was a little strange for me to start my web design blog before having my site up, but I had a few reasons. One of those reasons was that I wanted to finish up the designs for Tony Rauti Luxury Homes and Windsor Squash & Fitness before displaying my portfolio. I felt that my portfolio wouldn’t be complete without my two latest designs and now that both of those sites are online, mine can be too!
As you can see from my portfolio, I specialize in clean web designs that focus on content rather than useless flashy applications.
If you’re in need of a website for your business or yourself, contact me for a free quote. I give you my word that you won’t be disappointed with your affordable custom web site! I look forward to hearing from you!
Visit my site by clicking the image below;
January 11, 2011 | Comments Off
In early November I was approached by custom home builder Tony Rauti Luxury Homes to build a fresh look to their web site. A couple weeks later I had them approve a DIV based design, done with CSS and a cool content slider. Here is the result;
They wanted an elegant and professional design that would focus on the beautiful custom homes they’ve built, which is why most of the homepage is taken up by the beautiful 710×345 high resolution photos. I chose the tan and burgundy colors because I thought they fit very well with the colors of the main home displayed. The page is very clean, easy to navigate and the text is easy on the eyes.
As well as doing the development and web page design of the site, I’m also handling their web and email hosting as well as taking care of their on-site search engine optimization. It took me roughly 6 weeks to have the site designed, developed and online. It was a pleasure working with Tony Rauti Luxury homes. Here is a snippet of what they had to say about my work;
“You were very punctual and efficient in every respect whether it was for meetings or inputting data on the website. Your timely execution of the tasks allowed us to have our website up and running much sooner than we could have imagined. Thank you for the great effort you have made in achieving our mutual goals. We love the new website.”
I’d like to thank everyone at Tony Rauti Luxury Homes for the opportunity to work with them on their new custom web design. I look forward to continuing to work with them on the updates of the site and any future web needs!