Archive of: 2015

Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra

Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra

16 July 2015

The Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra (SBCO.org) has launched a new website, with improved functionality, design, and navigation. Seeing Is Design was contracted to develop a new back-end CMS in addition to full update of the site design and UI experience. "The website was outdated and needed a completely new look, a website that reflected the high quality of artistic excellence that this critically-acclaimed Chamber Orchestra held in the Santa Barbara community" said James Breen, principle developer for Seeing Is Design.

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New Medical Device Website, GI Windows, Published by Seeing Is Wed Design

New Medical Device  Website, GI Windows, Published by Seeing Is Wed Design

15 March 2015

SeeingIs Web Development, James Breen, principle has just published its newest website project for GI Windows. This website is mobile and tablet responsive for a clean fast viewing on all devices (smart phone, tablet and desktop).

The GI Windows website needed to future-proof its investment, thus we chose to use Ellislab's ExpressionEngine (EE) as the Content Management System (CMS). GI Windows is in the beginning stages of its medical device development. The company is growing and so will the website. The GI Windows website is flexible, scalable and sustainable for growth.


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New Resturant Website by Seeingis Design: Trattoria Vittoria, Santa Barbara.

New Resturant Website by Seeingis Design: Trattoria Vittoria, Santa Barbara.

17 February 2015

James Breen (principle) and Seeing Is Web Design has just published a new site Trattoria Vittoria Resturant of Santa Barbara. This WordPress site is mobile and tablet responsive for a clean fast viewing on all devices (smart phone, tablet and desktop). The WordPress platform started off as a web based blogging software and has evolved into a full fledged Content Management System (CMS) publishing platform. WordPress is just one of the CMS's that Seeing Is Design uses to publish website.

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Steps to a Google-friendly Site

Steps to a Google-friendly Site

13 February 2015

Things to do

(reprint from Google)

Our Webmaster Guidelines provide general design, technical, and quality guidelines. Below are more detailed tips for creating a Google-friendly site.

Give visitors the information they're looking for

Provide high-quality content on your pages, especially your homepage. This is the single most important thing to do. If your pages contain useful information, their content will attract many visitors and entice webmasters to link to your site. In creating a helpful, information-rich site, write pages that clearly and accurately describe your topic. Think about the words users would type to find your pages and include those words on your site.

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How Important Is Responsive Design?

How Important Is Responsive Design?

13 February 2015

(reprint John Rampton, Huffington Post)

As more people are beginning to use mobile devices, like smartphones and tablets, for every task that used to be only capable on desktop, one thing has become clear: mobile is taking over Internet surfing. And, it's not even just surfing. It's everything from browsing social media outlets, checking emails and doing some online shopping.

Because mobile Internet usage is increasing steadily, it's extremely important that your website is mobile friendly. Usually this isn't a major concern. You have a website designed for desktop users and another site specifically developed for mobile users. But, is it possible to have a site that is equally favorable for both desktop and mobile users?

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