Category: Web Design

Project: NoaNoa Island, A Palawan Private Island Estate

www.noanoaisland.com is now online
www.noanoaisland.com is now online
www.noanoaisland.com is now online

I’ve been living in Palawan for almost 3 months now. I’m currently based in El Nido, Palawan taking up a temporary job here but prior to that I worked on a very exciting project in Taytay for NoaNoa Island, a Palawan Private Island Estate that is now open for rentals and bookings. I stayed in the island for 11 days working on the design and also taking some of the photographs for the website. It’s quiet, serene and the reef surrounding the island is probably the best snorkeling I have seen. (Take a look at my Underwater Shots here).

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Projects | Goldbeyond.com

Goldbeyond.com site
Goldbeyond.com site
Goldbeyond.com responsive web design (mobile, tablet and desktop)

 

The client just wanted a single page website with everything on it. They needed it “yesterday” since they have the event in the next few weeks. So I got their brochures, soft copy of their text and materials and whipped out the easiest with the most presentable I can muster. Even if it was a 1 page site I wanted it to look nice and consistent with their brochure materials so decided to use their main image as the whole background. Used CSS3 and HTML5 to make it responsive to different browsers. Even it was a single page site, a navigation was still needed to reach the site sections so anchors were used within the page. As an aesthetic addition, I decided to add Javascript Scroll for a more fluid navigation. So there goes a single page website that has a responsive web design feature. Check out www.goldbeyond.com

HTML5, CSS3, WordPress and Embracing the Responsive Web Design

Ironwulf En Route 2012 Responsive Design
Ironwulf En Route 2012 Responsive Design
Ironwulf En Route 2012 Responsive Design

I’ve been out of the loop from the Web Design Industry for a few years now. Prior to my photography and blogging, I was busy working as a web and graphic designer . If you followed Ironwulf.net En Route in its early years, all of the template designs were done by me from the ground up. The earlier versions even got local recognition as one of the Best Designed Filipino Blog in 2007 and internationally as part of the 45 Beautiful and Creative WordPress designs from SixRevisions in 2008. But changes in technology have transformed the landscape of Web Design, now we are not only designing for native desktop browsers but also multiple platforms like mobile devices or flat screen TVs to try to make them compatible. Gone are the days when our only worry is to make our designs look consistent in different browsers.

Keeping Up to Date

So I decided it was time to catch-up with what’s new. My site Ironwulf En Route has seen incremental design changes but the back-end still uses the old WordPress format with some updates to the code. And since WordPress 3.2 rolled out their Twenty Eleven Theme, they have improved support for HTML5 so I looked into learning that and boy I was a little overwhelmed. Little by little discovering the new Syntax used on the code and even CSS3. And don’t get me started with LESS/SASS which are CSS processors said to make life easier for developers which I have yet to delve into.

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