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The Best Website Designers in California

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What determines the best web designer in CA

California is home to a lot of great tech companies that demand a great web design. This has led to a lot of great web design companies. So who is the best web designer in CA?

Determining who develops the best web sites is like deciding what the best type of food is. I like Mexican but I very much enjoyed Chinese today. Every business has a different need from there site and thus we should be asking a more specific question, “Who make the best web site for converting clicks into customers?”

Most “Top 10 Web Design Companies” sites judge by the creativity of the site alone. What does it look like? There is no consideration to what the customer experience it or the ability for the site to persuade a visitor to take an action. Shouldn’t that be more important?

Design is important. California is home to Apple where design is everything. But Apple did not succeed because they had beautiful looking products, they had beautifully functional products. Hand any 6 year old an iPad and they will be playing a game in seconds. No instruction manual needed.

Maybe the question should change. “Who is the best web development firm in California?” or “Which California Web firm builds the most persuasive web sites?” I’ll bet my money that not one of the top 50 would be shared among the other lists. And ask who provided the best service, or fastest turn around and you will have yet another completely unique list.

Here are the factors you should consider when determining who the best company to design and build your website should be:

How long has the business been around? Web designers and developers don’t always make the best business people.

Do you guarantee a delivery date? If you ask around I’ll bet that 9 out of 10 businesses did not get their site when it was promised. In many cases it might be as much as a year or more late.

Do you have proof of your customer conversion? If they have case studies showing results believe them, if not, they are likely stating what they think. We have found that what we think is rarely what is true.

Do you have proof of your SEO abilities? Every web business claims they know SEO, but few actually do. Ask for proof. If they are truly good at SEO, they will have proof.

How secure is your platform? Are they using an open source content management system or is the site on a customer CMS?

Best Web Design? That is very relative not only to your personal tastes, but to the objective of your site. The sites that convert the most visitors to customers are rarely the most beautiful. Beautiful design does not usually have obnoxious orange “Order Now” buttons but high converting sites do.

The approach we take is, wire frame a persuasive intuitive site before you hand it over to a designer.

So, who is the best web designer in California? It’s probably the company that doesn’t get much notice. Or it could be the company that posted this blog.

Internet Explorer 6 Multiple Classes Fix jQuery Plug In

One of the lingering issues in providing your web site with Internet Explorer 6 compatibility lies in its lack of implementation of multiple class support. Every other web browser supports this capability but if you need to support IE6, you won’t be able to use it.

In any browser, the CSS selector .big.blue should only be applied to elements that have both the big and blue classes. Internet Explorer 6 ignores all but the last class definition, effectively making .big.blue into .blue.

Using this lightweight jQuery plug in allows you to forget about these limitations and get on with your coding. Just include the plugin file and it will automatically load with the page. Only if you are loading more elements with AJAX or changing classes after the DOM loads do you need to call the helper function.

Demo/Documentation – View the Demo/Documentation for this plug in

jquery.MultipleClass.zip (5.5kB) – Package containing demo/documentation, source code, minified library

Updated: jQuery Multiple Background Plug In

Have you been using wrapper DIVs to achieve rounded corners in your designs? Do you wish you could use CSS3 multiple backgrounds and stop inflating your markup? You can, using this jQuery library. Multiple backgrounds have been supported by Webkit-based browsers like Safari and Chrome for a long time. Firefox only recently implement them in version 3.6. Of course, Internet Explorer has never supported multiple-backgrounds. This library brings support to Internet Explorer and Firefox by reading the CSS code from style and link tags.

background: url(left.gif) no-repeat 0 0, url(right.gif) no-repeat 100% 0, url(middle.gif) repeat-x 0 0;

CSS3 introduced the ability for multiple backgrounds on elements. Using this new feature is very simple; simply place each background like you normally would and separate them with commas. CSS3 browser support extends to background-image, background-position, background-repeat. This library only implements its own property for the shorthand style background property. The W3C provides information about multiple backgrounds.

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CSS3 Multiple Backgrounds for Internet Explorer and legacy Mozilla Firefox

New Version Available! Updated October 21, 2010

Updated July 29, 2010

Have you been using wrapper DIVs to achieve rounded corners in your designs? Do you wish you could use CSS3 multiple backgrounds and stop inflating your markup? You can, using this jQuery library. Multiple backgrounds have been supported by Webkit-based browsers like Safari and Chrome for a long time. Firefox only recently implement them in version 3.6. Of course, Internet Explorer has never supported multiple-backgrounds. This library brings support to Internet Explorer and Firefox by reading the CSS code from style and link tags.

background: url(left.gif) no-repeat 0 0, url(right.gif) no-repeat 100% 0, url(middle.gif) repeat-x 0 0;

CSS3 introduced the ability for multiple backgrounds on elements. Using this new feature is very simple; simply place each background like you normally would and separate them with commas. CSS3 browser support extends to background-image, background-position, background-repeat. This library only implements its own property for the shorthand style background property. The W3C provides information about multiple backgrounds.

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