Style and CSS

ACG gets Responsive Web Design for Mobile Devices

Monday, January 13th, 2014

As a web development company, it only seems right that our website should have a responsive web design.

Allowing us to display the same content, utilizing the same markup, images, and styles, we simply added the appropriate media queries, made a few tweaks here and there, and now the site is responsive. It will display properly regardless of the device, or browser window size.

The only weakness in the way that we styled this is that you must be viewing it in Internet Explorer 8 or higher for it to respond properly. But, so long as you are using a browser at least 960 pixels wide, it will still display even in Internet Explorer 8.

While we tested on a variety of mobile platforms, one of the cool tools we used is the Web Developer toolbar for Firefox, which allows us to see the rendering in a variety of sizes quickly, in one page. Check out the screenshots below.

Responsive Web Design for Mobile

Firefox Web Developer tool allows us to see mobile versions of our Responsive Web Design

Responsive Web Design for Tablets

Firefox Web Developer toolbar allows us to see tablet views for our Responsive Web Design

(Almost) Cross Browser Text-Stroke (Outline Text)

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Or how to fake it in most browsers

Super-short, super simple:

Using text-shadow, which is supported across most modern browsers, you can achieve the text-stroke (outlining the text) like so:

a.hover {
	text-shadow: -1px -1px 0 #990000, 
	1px -1px 0 #990000, 
	-1px 1px 0 #990000, 
	1px 1px 0 #990000; 
}

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Free Stuff for Our Clients

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

My core business is web development, but there’s a lot of accessories that seem to go along with owning a website. So, I’ve invested in some tools and services that I offer my clients, at no extra charge: Read More →

Beware of WordPress Plugin Bloat

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

I Love WordPress

WordPress is amazing, there’s no two ways about it. I’m a huge fan, and I’ve therefore found myself doing lots of WordPress development and programming for my clients. Read More →

Typekit and Google Expand Web-Safe Fonts

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Forever, there’s been only a small handful of font selections that you could use safely on your website. Literally – like 8 different fonts that you could be sure would be on everyone’s browser.

But now, thanks to two awesome services, you can use a much larger variety of fonts. Read More →