To save time and money when developing complex sites, frameworks like Drupal and Compass/SASS were invented. Before these frameworks existed, websites that relied heavily on content management, and custom made programming would require clients to have a humongous budget. Why? Because doing everything from scratch to code all of the different features would take hours and hours to implement, test, Q&A, debug and test again. A software program is only as good as the developer/tester who created it. But, if a program is only being tested by a few people, how trustworthy can it be?
Design and Theming
For Graphics / UX Designers
Do you need help transforming your amazing design to a functional website? I collaborate with designers and provide a developer’s perspective to make sure that the design created is unique, UX friendly, flexible and functional once it is implemented as a website.
- Apply interactivity using jQuery
- Mobile browser friendly using Responsive Web Design
- Follows the W3C Web Standards so that it works on all major browsers including Chrome, Firefox, IE, Opera, and Safari
For Potential Clients
You have a choice between the designers I partner up with on the right side of the services section. Since everyone has a different preference in how you want your design to look or stylized, I give you an option as to which designer you want to work with.
Better way to think of this is if you want to redecorate your home or customize your car, shouldn't you have a choice as to how that’s done? Some people like minimalistic style, while some people like full blown fancy and loud websites. It is really up to you and your preferences.
Our Design & Development process can be seen in our Process Diagram.
Besides the creation of an amazing design customized for our client’s business needs and taste, Goldlilys Media also makes sure to utilize secure and flexible technologies that will enhance your and your visitors’ user experience. The user interface of a website with interactivity helps keep your visitors engaged and have more fun browsing through your contents to keep them coming back for more. Having a balance between simple yet functional website can truly make a difference in how visitors view your site.
There are many open source frameworks that are released to make theming simpler. One of the problems that themers / front-end developers usually face is the amount of CSS3 features that many want to use, but not all of the different browsers has the capability of getting it working correctly. Therefore, CSS preprocessors like Compass and SASS makes this possible by having predefined mixins, variables, rules and inheritance that are similar to the concepts of Object Oriented Programming.
Second re-design of the UC San Diego VisArts website with additional features that the clients wanted. Themed some of the front-end so that the website stays current with Responsive Design for mobile compatibility.
To keep up with the latest web trends, Goldlilys Media updated the entire static HTML site to a fully functional website with a gorgeous design that matches the organization's theme and ideals. Goldlilys Media interviewed the staff of Women's Museum of California to gather enough information about their organization to translate to the website medium. Made it possible so that adding contents to the website won't need any programming knowledge, but with only a few selections from forms using Drupal CMS allows the display of sections in any way imaginable.