Originally posted on: May 25, 2012
Algonquin launched a newly designed QuantumCMS site for Carlson Caspers, an Intellectual Property Litigation and Counseling firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in late April and Western New York-based avionics testing and repair leader, Aero Instruments and Avionics, Inc. also launched a redesigned site, earlier this month.
Algonquin also recently deployed a new set of mobile styles for Hodgson Russ, LLP, one of the nation’s oldest law firms, for optimized display on mobile devices. The new, mobile-friendly site closely mimics the firm’s original, with the exclusion of a stylized Flash banner that lives on the firm’s home page. Because the banner is purely decorative, there was no need to find an alternate way of presenting the banner on the mobile version of the site. The mobile styles allow for easier navigation on smaller phone and tablet screens.
With internet access from mobile devices steadily chipping away at desktop browsing, mobile web design and development are becoming increasingly important to many Algonquin clients and the company’s web developers have found themselves working on more and more mobile projects.
“At Algonquin Studios, improving the usability and accessibility of our clients’ web sites has always been incredibly important to us,” says Mike Spencer, Algonquin’s Web Development Manager. “We see mobile development as an extension of our efforts to make content easier to access in more environments.”
Because CSS3 makes creating a mobile-friendly version of a client’s current web site a feasible option for cost-conscious organizations, Algonquin expects to see an increase in clients asking for mobile sites in the near future.
Algonquin has also built mobile sites for the City of Buffalo, Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, and Catholic Health System, as well as a mobile version of the company’s own marketing site for its content management system, QuantumCMS.