Back when your grandmother was cooking on her wood-burning stove, Hamilton Store Fixtures opened its doors. The family-owned business is run from their warehouse and showroom in downtown Hamilton, and now serves thousands of customers across Canada and around the world. The new website design ties in with their online store, Chef Block, where restaurant and home chefs can order items that range from kitchen knives to stovetop ranges.
As proud Hamiltonians, we like to keep up on events that celebrate the many wonderful communities that we have in our city. The arts is one of those many, and a good example of an event coming up is the Hamilton Fringe Festival starting July 17th and running for 11 days.
Hamilton Fringe is a performance event where aspiring directors, writers, and actors all create unique productions which can be viewed at various locations for $10 or less. It is a good chance to get out and enjoy the talents of fellow Hamiltonians while supporting the local arts community.
AdWords is the system that Google developed to help business market services and products by placing ads on Google's search result page as well as relevant web pages across the internet. If a quality ad is placed on a relevant search result page, the possibility of that business attracting customers increases. There are many important factors advertisers should know in order to run a successful campaign with Google AdWords.
One of the biggest trends in web design is flat user interface design. This is a design technique which uses simple elements and colours and limited use of shadows and gradients to create a minimalist look. This combination brings clarity to the content and navigation while looking visually approachable. Websites using flat design load faster and can be easily adapted to the screen sizes of different devices, making it a common technique used for responsive websites.
Halton Community Legal Services, led by lawyer Colleen Sym, is a pioneer in using new technology. With funding provided by Legal Aid Ontario, they have developed a 'legal health check-up' that will help people who are living in poverty to identify legal problems and get help. Using responsive design and the Symfony framework, we've developed a robust online version of the check-up, which will be made available to people throughout South Western Ontario in the next three years and will serve as a great new source of information for future planning.