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Server Side Guy Preview: Best Practices for Responsive HTML Emails

Posted by Caleb Szydlo on Thu, Oct 26, 2017 3:58 PM

So you’re thinking of coding a responsive email? Good for you, fortune favors the bold! Before you start though, let’s take a moment to investigate the do’s and don’t’s of responsive email. Take a look below to see best practices for designing on of these beasts as well as device support. Most importantly however, manage expectations. Much like Brendan Fraser in Blast From The Past or Encino Man, HTML emails are a little behind the times. That being said, the support for responsive emails is limited.

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Topics: Web Development

Server Side Guy Preview: Can type scale fluidly with screen size?

Posted by Mike Wang on Tue, Aug 15, 2017 1:30 PM

What is fluid type?

Type design on the web can be separated into two categories: static and responsive.

  • Static type ignores the dimensions of the screen; its characteristics are independent of it.
  • Responsive type responds to the dimensions of its screen and adjusts its characteristics based off them.

Responsive type can be further categorized into adaptive and fluid.

  • Adaptive type only adjusts its characteristics at certain screen dimensions, called breakpoints.
  • Fluid type adjusts its characteristics in proportion to screen dimensions constantly.
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Topics: Web Development, Website Accessibility

Your Guide to Website Accessibility Compliance

Posted by Jacob Redmond on Wed, Jun 14, 2017 3:52 PM

In a nutshell, website accessibility means that all users, regardless of disability, can access website technology. By breaking down barriers and providing new opportunities for all web users, everyone wins. People with disabilities, as well as government agencies and private businesses, benefit from a world where website content is accessible by everyone. fjorge has a general mission to make the internet a better place for everyone, so here are answers to five common questions related to website accessibility compliance.

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Topics: Web Development, Website Accessibility

How a Website Project Misses its Launch Deadline

Posted by Jacob Redmond on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 2:12 PM

Website projects can be surprisingly complex with several moving parts and a lot of people. In many web projects, there is a development team, a creative agency, and an end client involved. For a website to hit its launch deadline, all parties have to hit several checkpoints throughout the life of the project in order to stay on track – only one missed checkpoint can throw a the whole project's timeline off. Here are the top reasons fjorge has seen web projects miss their launch deadline, as well as some tips for how to avoid these pitfalls.

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Topics: Web Development, Website Launch

5 Questions for Choosing a Content Management System

Posted by Mitchell Hislop on Mon, Aug 31, 2015 7:30 AM


Content Management Systems are one of the easiest ways to build and manage your website. Deciding on a Content Management System is anything but. With options from Drupal to Magento to WordPress, each with their benefits and issues, deciding which CMS is right for your site can be a massive task. However, breaking that down into key questions will help narrow the playing field and make your decision easier. 

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Topics: Wordpress, Web Development, Magento

Website Maintenance Requires a Broad Skillset

Posted by Tim Barsness on Wed, Jun 10, 2015 8:30 AM

Finding someone to maintain your website can be a difficult task.  They need to be familiar with a plethora of web technologies, up to date on current online marketing approaches, a designer, a content strategist, a copywriter, a strong communicator and available to complete your project.  The following article outlines the skillset's details and what to do about it.

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Topics: Website Maintenance, Web Development