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An odd mixture of developer notes, project writings, and general observations
April 22, 2012
Basic Premise CSS is the least architected, worst thought-out part of a webpage.  PHP exists (largely) to preprocess HTML.  CSS had no-such equivalent.  Enter Sass & Compass, etc.
April 21, 2012
John's work shows brilliance and there were some well worthwhile tips and tricks from the session that made it well worth the hour spent listening.  However, don't expect it to directly address responsive - rather he touches on the surrounding topics that loosely float in the "responsive" sphere.  Also, (like many brilliant coders?) he is not exactly an organized teacher.
April 10, 2012
With our first large-scale responsive Omega-based website close to launching, and the second project about to start, it was time to refine the graphic design process and make it Omega-friendly.
January 27, 2012
The Lotus Moments Event Center, located in Des Moines, Iowa is located in a historic building in downtown. The Event Center is very spacious as it has room for three hundred guests to enjoy a sit down meal. Equipped with full catering kitchen and dance floor, the Lotus Moments Event Center is idea for parties ranging from weddings and reunions to any special occasion. We recently had the pleasure of revamping the Lotus Moments Event Center website.
January 16, 2012
Here at Covenant Web Design we have recently launched a new Website for Radiant Complexions Dermatology. Radiant Complexions is a company that has several dermatology clinics in two states. They have multiple professional medical dermatology clinics near Des Moines, Iowa and near Phoenix, Arizona. Not only does Radiant Complexions provide medical services for standard dermatological conditions, they also provide a wide array of cosmetic services as well. One of the unique things about Radiant Complexions is that they have their own line of skincare products. What a neat business combination - medical, cosmetic, as well as a professional products line!
January 7, 2012
So we are sending out an email 30 days after a person checks out on the site and just asking them, "Hey, do you want to come back? Here is a coupon." This is for a dermatology clinic. And so, maybe they want to reorder a product, like a month later, they might have used it up. That is kind of the use case here.
November 21, 2011
How can you make the first first and the last last?  Often clients need to order their Staff or Board Member or ... pages so that it appears in a specific order.  It is not usually a point of pride, rather it just makes sense for the board President to be listed first so people can tell who is in charge.
October 27, 2011
Now that we have discussed some objectives that websites can have in Be, Be Objective Part 1, it is time to be objective about those objectives. Here, let’s start discussing the adjective form of the word objective and ask a few more questions: Does my website achieve its intended purpose effectively? Do I need to change or improve my website to better fit those purposes? By contrast, do I need to realign my original conception of what I thought the purpose of my website was? So take a step back with me and be objective about websites.
October 21, 2011
I am putting the final touches on a spec for a new website that we are going to get started on shortly (hooray!).  As I read through emails from the early stages of conversation with the client I saw a great question posed as to how on earth websites can cost more to build now than they did during the dot-com bubble.
October 18, 2011
According to the American Heritage Dictionary and the Collins English Dictionary, courtesy of The Free Dictionary, there are several definitions for the word objective. Here are a couple summarized definitions.