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Articles and information on graphic design in general and design services provided by Radar Hill.

New Site Launched: RJR Productions

www.VictoriaLocalTalent.com

www.VictoriaLocalTalent.com

RJR Productions is a recent start-up in Victoria, BC. Promoting local talent in arts and entertainment, ranging from fashion designers, to hair and makeup artists, to painters, to musical performers, and everything in between. If you are artistically talented and want to be discovered, register on their website. Check their website frequently for upcoming shows.

RJR needed a website to promote these upcoming events and talent in Victoria, BC. In addition to creating the website: www.VictoriaLocalTalent.com, Radar Hill also designed the stylish RJR Productions logo .

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Interlink Conference – Staying Current on Web Design

When Interlink Conference 2011 was recently held in Vancouver, we sent 2 of our finest, Ken and Megan, to gather as much information as they could. The idea behind the Interlink Conference was to “explore innovative ideas, share the latest techniques and talk about cutting-edge development tools” to “inspire the web.” It sounds like they delivered.

Both Ken and Megan attended many of the workshops held on website design. After mulling over the influx of information they received, our delegates highlighted a few of what they found to be the more inspiring sessions.

There was a rousing discussion about the design process. The problem with ideas is that they’re not worth much until you know how to express them. This talk concentrated on finding the right tools and inspiration to use for organizing ideas, making our web designers feel all the wiser.

Along with this principal of how to bring design ideas to life came a workshop about the evaluation of design principles. It explored website design and the decision making process behind the design choices. The decisions one makes to bring an idea to fruition are critical.

Websites should be designed so people can easily navigate information. A maze of a website is useless. Ken attended a session about the website users experience. It discussed the importance of making web designs simple and intuitive. This is an important philosophy for any website.

Rounding out the list of stand-out information was a session on exciting new and upcoming techniques for coding websites. Alright, maybe not that thrilling, but very interesting and useful nonetheless. In an industry that is constantly improving, we have to learn and improve with it.

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New Site Launched: LaineBuckingham.ca

 

LaineBuckingham.ca

LaineBuckingham.ca

Laine Buckingham is a Victoria, BC REALTOR® with Pemberton Holmes.  His new website features a logo designed by Radar Hill, a custom website design, and useful tools and information for his clients such as a Mortgage Calculator and Home Evaluation Form.

 

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How A Web Design Goes Straight To Hell

Our PHP Programmer Jamie Nay came across this great illustration of what can happen in the web design process. Continue reading

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Overlapping Menu Items

Menu items mouse over state overlaps

Menu items mouse over state overlaps

With one of our latest designs that we are currently developing, we have come across the issue of menu items needing to overlap each other.  Normally we don’t run into this problem as our navigation items would just line up next to each other without any overlap. So I set out to achieve the effect using standards compliant XHTML and CSS only (no javascript) that worked in all major browsers.

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