You know Donna Ardizzoni from her GMG posts, beautiful photos, One Hour At A Time Gang and, most importantly, her indomitable enthusiasm!
What you may not know is what she, and her husband, Rick Moore, do for their day jobs. Check out their brand new website (built by yours truly) and you’ll find out. This is another one of our websites that uses responsive design, which means that it automatically adjusts its design to the device you’re using. More and more people access the Web from their phones and tablets. That’s why nearly all the new websites we build use responsive design techniques that allow you to show different things on different devices using the same exact content and code. Here’s how the new site looks on a computer:
Below you’ll see two images that show how it looks on an iPhone held portrait (the way you hold it when you’re using it as a phone — that is, to talk). Notice how the menu system is completely different on the iPhone. When you tap the menu icon (the 3 horizontal lines on the right above Rick’s picture in the image on the left) the menu drops down automatically as you can see in the image on the right. This menu and the horizontal menu, that you see in the image above, both use the exact same HTML code and content.
Just in case you were wondering, it looks even better on my Samsung Galaxy SIII than it does on the iPhone. See that to the right.
It looks great on an iPad too. And when you rotate your device from portrait to landscape, the design changes with you, to accommodate the new aspect ratio.
Now for the good part. If you ever need any help with your computers, networks, backups, virus scanners, or medical billing and accounting you really should call Rick and Donna. They truly are the best at what they do!
Here’s a quick example. Before we knew Donna & Rick, we had someone upgrade our network. We were down for a day and it took all night — literally. Vickie didn’t sleep a wink. I finally went to bed in frustration. But Vickie is our network administrator, so she stayed up to see it through. Since then, Rick has upgraded our network twice and each time we weren’t even down long enough for me to go take a pee. Oh, and did I mention, everything just worked — instantly. No problems. No data lost. Just faster … lots faster!