Why is Testing Important


Testing is necessary because everyone makes mistakes and you would not want your customers to find those mistakes when they are using your application or website because that could reflect bad on your brand.

Since we know that our work will have mistakes we need to check our own work. Some mistakes come from bad assumptions and blind spots, so we might make the same mistakes when we check our own work as we made when we did it. It is just like proof reading a document, you can read the same thing over and over but when someone else reads it they see the issue right off the bat. For this reason that is why some outsourced testing can help you and your QA teams find more issues before you release your new product.

Testing is one of the most overlooked process that can really improve any application or site. Let tgfmSolutions help you with all of your testing needs. We can test your application in the wild out in the real world and break away from the normal office structure and use your website or application just as other real users would do to help you find more issue.  


Take a look at this video by Jonathan Kohl on mobile testing

Importance of responsive web design


Many of you may ask, what it responsive web design and what does it mean for my website?

Responsive web design is a development approach for a website that aims to provide an ever changing layout biased on the size of the screen that is viewing the webpage. In turn it would make the site easier to read and navigate on mobile devices.responsive web design

Responsive web design gives your site a way to handle any sized screen from a small smart phone all the way up a big screen TV. It allows you to not only change the layout of the page but also add and remove content from the screen depending on the screen size.

Here are some examples of some of the most valuable uses for responsive web design,

  • Move Content around to make it easier to read 
  • No need to have more then one website to fit different screen sizes
  • Helps boots your sites SEO
  • You don't have to pay someone to maintain multiple versions of your website
  • visitors will enjoy content optimized for their devices.
  • Can act like a mobile application so you do not need to develop a mobile app
  • You are in concordance with the Google policy which highly recommends the use of a responsive design

Let’s say you have some rather large images on your site, when a user goes to your site on a desktop PC you would assume they have a fast internet connection so the images load with no lag time but when someone is on a mobile device maybe they do not have that same internet speed so you could remove the images from the mobile screen or make them smaller so they are not taking up the whole screen on the mobile device.responsive web design  

Also on a mobile screen you might want to display your number at the top that gives the user an icon to click to make a call to your business but on the large desktop you would not want to display that same call option because you would assume they are not on a phone anymore.

With responsive web design your imagination is the only limitation to what it can do.

Many company’s maintain two websites, one for mobile and another for desktop users, the issue with that is they have two code bases to maintain and they have to add content in two places to keep both sites up-to-date. With responsive web design you can maintain your site in one place as there is only one site that will work on any number of screen sizes.  

Contact a member of tgfmSolutions today to see if your site is ready to handle the new mobile devices of tomorrow!



Box Shadow Fun with Content


Would you like to make some of your content stand out from other content on your site?

One of the many ways to make some content stand out that your web designer can do is to use a box shadow around the content that you want to stand out.

There are almost an endless combinations of things you can do with box shadows. I have provided some examples of some below. As you can see with the basic box shadow it just adds a shadow around the are to make it look a bit like it is popping off of the page, this is what I call the clean paper look. If you compare this are to the no box shadow area you can see how just this basic change can make content stand out. You can also take a colored approach if that will fit your websites needs, you will notice that I also rounded the corners of this area just to take a way the box look. One other way that I like is the newspaper look with the inset Box Shadow, this area now looks like you could just pick it up off of the screen as it looks like a piece of newspaper just laying there.

You can also make these type of changes to buttons and text areas.

I have displayed a few examples of this below also. If this look like something you would like done to your website feel free to contact us for a free quote for any of your web design needs.

If you are looking for a new website to be built or just your current website redesigned tgfmSolutions can help you with all of your web project needs.

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