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Smart Font Selection is Essential in Responsive Design

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With the limitations that come with Responsive Design, you cannot use design framework accents and precise filigree details quite so much any more, certainly not to the extent of table-based HTML. The flow of responsive design relies on much simpler blocks of always-scaling elements and so font use and typography becomes a critical element for defining identity, personality, tone and differentiation / uniqueness.


Sans vs Serif


All literary types will tell you that the most ...

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Responsive Design vs Native Apps

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There’s been much in the media recently about the relative merits of the Responsive Design approach versus creating platform-specific Apps. Firstly, it goes without saying that a great number of Apps get their input / database feed from a master website of some description. For many companies, the best strategy would be a mix of both of the aforementioned formats. Yet here we will line up the pros and cons of each to help you figure out which overall approach may be strongest for you:


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The difference between Adaptive, Native and Responsive Web Design

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As covered in earlier blog posts, ’Responsive’ design is one of Affino’s key priorities for 2013. Affino already handles ’Adaptive’ design, but what are the differences and benefits of each of these methodologies? A key trend in current web design is that people are increasingly accessing websites via their mobile devices - i.e. smartphones and tablets. Where before desktop / laptop was king, now customers are much more likely to access a company’s services ...

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Web Design in 2013 means Hamburgers, 960 Grids and Flexible, Responsive Frameworks

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We’re in the process of completely re-designing this website, and are aiming to take advantage of every one of the latest website design innovations. With the inevitable move to mobile devices, these have now become the key interfaces, so the emphasis becomes increasingly how to make mobile sites adapt to desktops rather than vice versa, as used to be the case. Here below we detail some of the key methodologies which we will be adopting for and which will of course ...

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