We’ve finally finished up on our beta release of ShowTime, our scrolling transitions interactive plugin built for our BluFoot™ Framework. This plugin allows customers to add interactive functionality for a fraction of the cost of custom scripting/animating sections of their web site.
With so many different devices accessing the web today, one thing they all have in common is scrolling. To get to more information you have to scroll down the page your viewing. This scrolling can be calculated and triggered by scrolling content into view using animated transitions . You’ll notice this is an increasing change in some of the websites you surf to today. News Apps and other type apps use this approach and it is becoming more common for websites to have this functionality built in.
Clients can simply ask for an interactive design and they’ll get ShowTime. ShowTime will be available within the next couple of weeks. We’ll post back here when its released.
We created a 30 second animated logo intro with some mild advertising. It’s more branding than advertising. The concept was to fly the our paper airplane mascot around a few scenes and then animate the logo in the final scene. To create the 3D look of the plane we created it in a 3D program and animated it and the camera together to give a amateur camera filming effect. Then composited and edited in After Effects.
The video can now be found on our about us web page.
The future of websites is constantly ever-changing via technology and trends. One of the great aspects of the former Adobe Flash website was the ability to load the whole site in the beginning allowing for smooth transitions from one page to another. Although a lot of designers abused Flash and tried to shove a ton of heavy weighted content into it, Flash had the ability not only to serve a website quickly upon download, but allowed solid browser compatibility in the design as long as they had the Flash plugin. But Flash had issues with search engines. And that alone was part of the nail in the coffin for it at the time. With today’s websites starting to lean back toward some of the trends that Flash carried like seamless transitions, seamless loading of additional web pages is starting to slowly increase with the addition of AJAX calls and the history API which gives developers the ability to modify a website’s URL without a full-page refresh. With Google now accepting a specific pattern on doing so, you can now build a seamless animated transition of pages much like phone apps have without being penalized by the search engines. You can also bookmark those pages and share those individual pages socially.
If you’re interested in this trending approach, please give us a call at 844-825-0400 for an estimate.
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Examples of cash back from these services:
Logo Design = an average $50.00
Website Design = an average $150.00
Website Shopping Cart Design = an average $300.00
How it Works
Just shoot us an email at “email@example.com” with the subject line “referral” and add the “name”, “company” and “phone number” of the customer/client you’ve referred and if they purchase any service from us, we’ll send you a check or give you service credit on your next purchase.
Just a short announcement that we will be also branching into building plugins and themes for WordPress and are currently developing and testing for public release. Our (getting popular) jQuery plugin “mobiTable” will be soon available for WordPress that will be free to download and use at no cost. We will post an update as soon as we have more information regarding this plugin and other plugins and themes.
HTML Tables are great for displaying data, but when it comes to showing that data on a mobile phone, there becomes usability issues that seem obtrusive even with some of the solutions some of the developers out there on the Internet have created. Some of these solutions where to have the tables scroll to right to show more of the data on long width tables for mobile devices or small screen sizes or toggle and hide specific sections.