Crown Point Design is committed to giving back to our community. That’s why we’ve created the Kaizen Project, a program to help deserving non-profits deliver their mission through website design, graphics, and Internet marketing, all provided free of cost for one full year. “Kaizen” means improvement or change for the better, and refers to the…Details
Ever wonder why noone has invented a way to have a pdf or a word doc easily embeded in the body of a web page or blog?If you answered yes then Google has made your compatibility dreams have come true with an old, but relitively unknown service called “Google Docs Viewer”. Google Docs Viewer allows…Details
If your website is Flash-based or incorporates many Flash elements, then your online presence is in trouble. Adobe announced last week that it has abandoned all mobile Flash development. The news release from Adobe explained that they will no longer continue to “adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to new browser, OS version or device configurations,” and…Details
Web Designers are always looking for ideas and inspiration from other developers. I very often get into our San Diego based office at CPD and start my day by surfing the web to find awesome websites to pull ideas from. Whether the sites are built in WordPress, Joomla, static HTML/CSS or other platforms does not…Details
Internet Explorer 6.0 (IE6) has tormented web designers for years. This is primarily due to there inability to support PNG images which are now widely used in website designs. Recent browser market share statistics from W3Schools.com shows that only 2.5% of all users are running on IE6. This is down from 7.9% a year ago.…Details
A problem that seems to come up again and again as web designers is when users have caching issues. Very often I will make a web update, email the client that the change has been made, and then receive a phone call from the client telling me that they do not see the change. Well, in most cases this is due to a caching issue on their local computer. The simple fix is usually by telling them to hit CTRL + F5 to refresh the page cache (COMMAND + F5 on a MAC). This does not always work however as some people are behind proxy servers, some browsers do not refresh flash objects very well, and a myriad of other issues.Details
As a San Diego based website design company, we have dealt with a lot of businesses that have come to us from previous web designers. It amazes me how many businesses don’t have control over their website files, website hosting, domain name(s), and/or email accounts. We have witnessed some messy situations with clients trying to get the information they need in regards to their existing website out of former website designers, developers, and consultants. I am hear to tell you that YOU should be in control of all this information as the primary owner.Details
Webpage load time is more important than people might think. Ever go to a website that takes a long time to load due to flash or the heavy use of images and scripts? That makes life frustrating and is also recognized by search engines. Google just released a new tool that allows users to test the load performance of your website called Page Speed. The free tool from Google Labs is easy to use on any URL. Just plugin a URL and see the load suggestions.
Try Page Speed on your website and analyzeDetails
It has been a busy couple of weeks for Crown Point Design as we are excited to announce the launch of six new websites. The new releases include Torrey Pines Town Car, Chicken Charlie’s, Charles Baumgart Construction, Simply Incredible, ProTours360, and Neat-Patch. Each of these websites include their own custom design. It has been a lot of fun to work on each of these projects because they each had their own set of goals, challenges, and target audience.
“Crown Point Designs listened to what I wanted to reflect on my website. Through their expertise and design skills, they were able to capture the professional and streamlined look I had hoped to achieve on the website. In addition to providing me with design and layout options, they were able to create the site so that it was user friendly.Details