A Little Nip Here and a Little Tuck There

March 12, 2014 / Corporate ID, Design, Marketing, Web /
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Beveldesign.com gets a facelift.

First off, we’d like to apologize for our lack of social interaction. For the past couple of months, Bevel has been doing some self-reflection, some soul searching. Maybe it was the copious amounts of snow, ice and cold Baltimore has seen this winter, but no worries, we’re back and better than ever.

Spring is about to…well, “spring” and the Bevel Design website has blossomed. Cabin fever had set in and now it’s time for this site to see the light of day. Just as the caterpillar blossoms into a beautiful butterfly, our online home has also had a major metamorphosis. Our web development and design team has been working like crazy to shed our old skin and make room for some necessary changes. And although caterpillars are kind of cute, we wanted to be that beautiful butterfly.

Web design is an ever-changing industry that needs hundreds (or thousands) of live-streaming Twitter feeds in order to keep up with every snippet of new technology. So in order to maintain our position of authority as a full service graphic design firm, we had to roll up our sleeves, put our money where our mouth is, and bring our site up to “code.” (Get it?)

Our first goal in updating the site was to make our online showcase more showy. We want visitors to know what Bevel is all about using the fewest number of clicks. In order to do so, our team created an amazing video and placed it right smack-dab on the home page. If you haven’t seen it yet, read on and then watch. (Notice: the following is to be read in a deep, raspy male tone) IN A WORLD where imagination becomes reality, comes the story of an elite team with a particular set of skills. Coming now to your browser: the highly anticipated release of Bevel Design’s latest motion picture…Bevel Design Is. (See player below.)

Our second goal for the new site was to utilize one of the most important developments in web design in the past few years: responsive web design. Despite the fact that most handheld devices use real world web browsers, many folks don’t enjoy the squinting and zooming of a site designed for a larger screen. And for most companies, it’s not feasible to create a different site for every device. Whether it’s a phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop, a proper website should be able to adjust accordingly without requiring a device specific website.

Which brings us to our next post. Tune next week to read more about the importance of having a responsive website.

Hope you like the new site as much as we do!




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