Here at Stone Ward, we’ve tried a lot of different approaches to creating websites and making content manageable. Our strategy for web development is to have developers spend time doing what they’re good at, and to empower clients and accounts team members with effective tools to do the day to day content management on sites…. Read more >>
We’ve all heard about how New York’s Mayor Bloomberg learned to code last year. Some people think that every student should have the chance to learn how to code. But, what does this mean to ad agencies? Let’s see what it looks like right now at Stone Ward. Here’s a breakdown of our staff’s coding… Read more >>
Why prototype? Traditional web design techniques can be used for mobile development. Wireframes are still valuable tools for allocating screen real estate and quickly playing with workflow in the initial conception phase. But once you get down to making your app look and feel the way it will on delivery, desktop tools and traditional techniques… Read more >>
We host a lot of sites. Most are PHP / MySQL sites, most of those are Drupal and WordPress sites. There are a few outliers like a big ColdFusion intranet, and some Ruby and Python stuff. Some are huge sites for a national audience, some are much smaller sites with a more local focus. We’ve… Read more >>
While many of these technologies were present in some browsers on some platforms before 2012, we believe 2013 will be a break-out year for some new capabilities in desktop and mobile browsers. Many new technologies that were once the domain of developers willing to test and experiment with the latest browser versions will soon be… Read more >>
With more and more browsers now supporting embedded interactive 3D graphics using WebGL, developers and designers have the opportunity to create infographics and design pieces never possible before.
Drawing inspiration from the cicada when designing tiling graphics for the web. I first read about this idea about a year ago, in this Design Festival article. In the article, the author proposed a technique for creating repeating backgrounds that avoid the monotony and repetition of the standard web page tiled background image. The first… Read more >>
Maybe at some point you’ve uploaded a photo to Facebook and noticed some funny encoding artifacts. It didn’t look quite as good as it did on your computer. Or, maybe you’ve uploaded a design piece with lots of solid colored areas and line art to Facebook, and noticed a lot of artifacts, and that it… Read more >>