This upcoming week, the PrintKEG development team will be focusing on improving our mobile website. We created it over a year ago, and it is fully functional, but we haven’t done much with it since it’s original launch.
We know how important our mobile website is especially as social media dominates each of our universes. While I personally intend to preserve our core design, I’m thinking of adding a more “Windows Metro” feel to it with a touch of Threadless appeal. More significantly, the social aspect will be improved as we allow Instagram, Flickr, Facebook and Twitter to play larger roles in our mobile ecosystem.
A large piece of this endeavor is also ensuring browser and device compatibility. We’ve tested our mobile and standard website on numerous tablets and devices and this week we’re affirming interoperability by performing updated tests on new devices per a Best Buy visit (I look for any reason stop in). We’ll be posting pictures via Instagram, Flickr, Posterous and Tumblr (@printkeg).
By the end of the week, we’re expecting a refreshing mobile design that we’ll proudly announce to everyone once completed.
With any social network we participate in, we like to provide a unique experience. For instance, we typically post daily deals on Twitter only, show off samples on Flickr, offer huge sales via email and engage freely with Facebook…
Sure we mix it up a little. You may find amazing daily deals posted on Facebook once in a while, or an Instagram post on Twitter, or some of our blog postings on LinkedIn, and that’s okay. We just make sure that following us through multiple channels remains beneficial and worthwhile.
We have a pretty decent mobile website, but in 2012, we intend to step up our game. With Instagram, we look forward to growing our brand and revealing a little more about ourselves as a small business in a fun way. Enjoy! @printkeg
The web designer in me wants to stay up-to-date on our coding style, so we’ve upgraded our site to HTML5 (we were XHTML). Our main goal was to ensure we’re conforming to the new standards, but because we’re browser-conscious, we’re not even scratching the surface of what HTML5 has to offer.
There are still a couple patches we need to address, but we’re almost totally valid.
What’s HTML5? HTML5 is a language for structuring and presenting content for the World Wide Web, a core technology of the Internet. It is the fifth revision of the HTML standard (originally created in 1990 and most recently standardized as HTML4 in 1997 and as of August 2011 is still under development. Its core aims have been to improve the language with support for the latest multimedia while keeping it easily readable by humans and consistently understood by computers and devices (web browsers, parsers, etc.). Learn more.
We recently added our holiday cards and stationery products onto our mobile website. Enjoy!
Also, we are expecting more designs for holiday and Christmas cards very soon.
Our mobile version of PrintKEG website has been tested on Verizon’s new Samsung Fascinate. Nice phone by the way,
Our new mobile website is completed. Hooray!
We decided to create an entirely new website for smart phone browsers to ensure the most enjoyable experience possible. Our standard website looks great on the iphone, ipod and Droid; however, we just couldn’t resist the urge to improve the smaller media experience and hopefully we’ll encourage customers to order by mobile device. Sure, more smart phones offer simple zooming, but we felt strongly about exclusively catering to a 4″ X 6″ screen. Apple’s ipad utilizes our standard site and look beautiful.
Our new mobile site has been tested on Apple’s iphone and ipod, the Droid 1 and 2, Droid Incredible, Droid X, and Blackberry Storm 2. It is ridiculously easy to make orders and check order statuses from your smart phone.