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Design Street Blog

Design Street Blog is where design meets functionality with expert commentary by the Bear Web Design Design and Development Team who have produced over 150 custom websites.

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We do our best to help you  "Go Responsive ... Responsibly."

When we design a Responsive Website at Bear Web Design we focus on what a mobile, tablet or desktop visitor is wanting to accomplish. 

Working with our clients we try to create a user experience that is optimal in varying device sizes.

Check out this article from Website Magazine:

Responding to the Hype Around Responsive Web Design

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Joomla Components, Modules and Plugins can have a great influence on your final website design. They can enhance your website design ranging from interesting content such as blogs to desired action items such as purchasing a product.  Some of you may already know what these additional pieces of Joomla are... But for those clients or future clients that are new to Bear Web Design and Joomla! lingo, here's an introduction.

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As 2012 draws to an end, we have lots of new developments ("web developments" that is) on the horizon for the coming year. Most important of these is that our new custom templates will feature Responsive Web Design, also known as RWD -- click here for definition.

In a nutshell, RWD is a design approach that optimizes the web browsing experience no matter what web device you happen to be using - desktop, laptop, iPad or other small-screen device, or mobile phone.

We are in the process of finalizing the templates of our newest sites and will provide links, examples and more info in early 2013... stay tuned!

Vicki Beare (this is my new last name -- as I mentioned, we had LOTS going on around here lately!)

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One of my favorite lines in the movie The Blind Side is when Sandra Bullock (referring to UT Orange) says, "But I will not wear that gaudy orange, I will not. It is not in my color wheel and I'm not gonna wear it." And that gets me thinking about web design.

color wheelMost people, male and female, have a general idea of what's in their "color wheel" - what their favorite colors are, whether they are comfortable pairing, say, a purple blazer over emerald green slacks, or whether they are soothed by the sight of a closet full of khaki and blue. The same goes for interior decorating, the color of our cars, the television ads that catch our eye... all sorts of things. The bottom line is that, generally, we pay more attention than we know to color and style.

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As a designer I refer to functionality on a daily basis. I truly believe in having a well designed website, however, if it doesn't have functionality it is just a pretty image on a computer screen.

SOO.. Let's define functionality.

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