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Posts In The Web Design Category

A Brief Review of JavaScript: How we used JavaScript to write a media library

We've talked previously about what JavaScript is, we've talked about Why we use it on the front end, but let's go into the specifics on How we use JavaScript to extend the functionality of websites. How we use JavaScript. Most m...
Thursday April 25th, 2019

A Brief Introduction to JavaScript: JavaScript as a Front-End Language

Welcome to the second installment of the "A Brief Introduction to JavaScript" series. In this post, we'll be discussing JavaScript as a front-end or client-facing language. JavaScript has become, and is to this day, the de-fac...
Thursday April 18th, 2019

How We Approach Website Optimization

This blog post is more of an explanation for our clients, and anyone interested in what we mean when we say we are optimizing a website, than one of our more traditional posts. This post is about how we achieve some of what we do, but more ...
Friday April 12th, 2019

Arrow Over Wordpress: A Year Plus Later

Almost a year and a half ago, I wrote a blog post about why you might to choose our in-house CMS Arrow over the more well-known option WordPress. A lot has changed in that time, both for Arrow and WordPress. A Difference in Design and Goals...
Monday March 25th, 2019

A Brief Introduction to JavaScript: What Is JavaScript?

Take a moment and think back to a time where you visited a website, any website, and you thought to yourself, "This particular feature of this website is really slick! I love the way it does the thing it does!" Well, maybe not exa...
Thursday March 14th, 2019

More CSS Magic: Using CSS Custom Properties

So, relatively recently I wrote a post praising the CSS Grid system of styling websites and web applications. From the ease of implementation and use, to the fact that you have minute control over each element of your site, while still havi...
Thursday February 21st, 2019

Transparency In Tech: Meet Ryan Miranda

One of the most important things a tech company can do in the digital age is to remove the anonymity from your employees. We live in an age where you should almost certainly expect the person on the other end of your phone call to be outsou...
Monday January 7th, 2019

A Belated Introduction To Stephen Kennedy

One of the things we've always tried to push here at Armor is that when you work with us, you're not just working with some outsourced stranger from another country, but you're working with a passionate individual with a depth o...
Monday December 31st, 2018

A Color Primary: Using Colors to Control Emotions and The Advantages of Using Hexadecimal Codes

Today is a very colorful day! I get to talk to you about the general understanding of colors. What are colors, Pantones, and color hexadecimals? Sit back and relax; it’s time to learn! Colors To understand colors, we need to start wit...
Tuesday November 27th, 2018

Get Your Tip Top Typography Tricks To Teach To Others

What Is the Difference between Text, Font, and Typeface? Typefaces are important to designers because they can make or break a design. When creating a design, you have to be aware of who your target audience is and what you are designing fo...
Tuesday October 16th, 2018

Web Layouts of the Future: Why You Should Use CSS Grid

The History of Web Layouts Web design and development has evolved a lot in the last thirty years. We started in the mid-1990s with table-based layouts, spacer gifs, and desktop-only design (nobody had smartphones or mobile data). Moving for...
Thursday September 27th, 2018

Why Not Build It Yourself?

Our owner was working with a client recently trying to collect on an invoice that had stretched too far, when the client responded with a rather interesting justifcation: "Well, I just don't understand what I pay you for? I was tal...
Tuesday August 7th, 2018

The Wonderful World of Pixels: Understanding The Unit That Makes Up Everything Digital

Pixels, The Unit of Measurement Pixels: smaller than the point of a needle, able to be nearly 200,000 different colors, and something you stare at basically all day. Pixels are everywhere, from your TV screen to the screen on your smartphon...
Thursday July 26th, 2018

Google is Rolling out Mobile-First Search Indexing

  WELCOME TO THE NEW INTERNET   You invested thousands of dollars to rank on Google. And it worked. You rank higher than your competition for several top keywords. Your organic search traffic is going through the roof. You are in ...
Tuesday May 1st, 2018

Parallax Implementations: Three ways to use this eye popping effect

Parallax is a fairly old visual effect. The effect works like this, by varying the speed of the movement of two or more flat planes, we can simulate depth, lending the 2D elements a feeling of 3D space. In modern web design, parallax effect...
Saturday April 28th, 2018

A Practical Guide to Arrays

I've long held that good code is like poetry (and I'm far from the only one). Everything should have a purpose, and if you ever repeat yourself, there should be a good reason. With various high-level coding languages, you can enable...
Sunday February 18th, 2018