Articles in Category: News & Reviews

Lack of Knowledge Can Cost

Posted in News & Reviews January 17, 2014 Views: 7376

Understanding CMS Development Needs and Cost

As I go into my 6th year at The Microtechs, I've seen recent trends in the Web Development industry that seem to be costing companies big bucks. The primary cause I'm seeing is still the lack of knowledge around CMS solutions like Wordpress and Joomla. Time and time again I get calls from business owners, project managers, marketing directors and the like - with a shopping list from prehistoric IT staff. Off on a hunt for mysterious skills they're told they need, companies spend tens of thousands of dollars on sub-par production and unnecessary code writing.

Parallax & Full Screen Design

Posted in News & Reviews November 20, 2013 Views: 3746

Powerful, Elegant and Sophisticated Design

Parallax is a difference in the in the apparent position of an object viewed along different lines of sight. The term derives from the Greek word parallaxis, meaning alteration. In web design, the parallax effect is a relatively new trend. The effect itself has been around for a while, but lately is becoming more used and talked about.

Responsive Design

Posted in News & Reviews August 09, 2012 Views: 3692

Adaptive Layout for Mobile Devices

Introducing the future! Responsive Design is an alternative to Mobile - in all likelihood it will replace mobile versions completely. Responsive Websites adapt on-the-fly to browser size, repositioning and resizing content to best fit the viewing device.

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Websites like and Pinterest have made Responsive Design a worldwide sensation. Now, here at The Microtechs we are able to offer this cutting-edge Web 3.0 technology. Why create an entirely separate website and template just for mobile phones? Isn't it such a pain to have to create multiple versions of every image, just so we can view them on a mobile device?

Not anymore. Thanks to this fantastic new technology, it's not just the layout that changes "on-the-fly". Yes, it truly is impressive when you grab the corner edge of your browser and watch the website re-arrange itself as you change the size of the window - BUT, what's perhaps even cooler is that the Videos, Images, Slideshows, Slidesets, etc all resize as well.

Want to see a live example of Responsive Design?

Just resize your browser and watch the template do it's magic!

Zoo 2.5

Posted in News & Reviews December 15, 2011 Views: 7855

Zoo 2.5 expands on Joomla's already widely versatile content management system. Zoo is slick creation and management of Product Catalogs, Blogs,  Directories, Video Databases, Download Archives and Documentation.

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