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Keana Lynch

Keana Lynch
Keana Lynch joined the Web Development team at Beacon in September 2010. She graduated from GTCC in 2008 with an A.A.S in Web Technologies. Outside of work Keana enjoys spending time with her family, baking and volunteering as a foster parent for the local animal shelter.

Progressive Enhancement

I had the privilege of attending “An Event Apart” in Austin, TX this week and feel like I have come home with an abundance of knowledge about leading practices in web development. This conference is an educational session for those passionate about standards-based web design and this year focused heavily on best practices for our [...] read more »

HTML5 Definition Complete!

Two years ago I wrote a blog about “HTML5 the future of the web?” and now the future of the web is here. On December 17th, 2012 the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) published the complete definition of the HTML5 specifications. “Though not yet W3C standards, these specifications are now feature complete, meaning businesses and developers [...] read more »

2013: The Year of Responsive Web Design

As a new year approaches we often look for what the hot items or trends are going to be. For those of us who create websites the hot topic going into the new year is Responsive Web. With tablet and smartphone sales increasing and less users browsing through desktops, the way we design websites is [...] read more »

Top Mobile Browsers

Within the mobile phone landscape, there are at least ten operating systems (OSs) and fifteen browsers that require consideration when testing. Web developers should concentrate their testing efforts on smartphones. All good mobile browsers run on one smartphone platform or another. To get stats of popular browsers in your country there’s only one source of [...] read more »

A Pixel Identity Crisis

The pixel has always been the smallest unit in screen-based design. Because it’s been indivisible, it is the concrete unit of measurement among screen-based designers. The phrase “a pixel is a pixel is a pixel” has been adopted to help print designers not used to fixed-screen density understand the concept. Because of this consistency, web [...] read more »

The web in 2011: HTML5 dominates Flash, trouble for data capped mobile surfers

According to new research from HTTP Archive, which regularly scans the internet’s most popular destinations, the average size of a single web page is now 965 kilobytes (KB), up more than 30% from last year’s average of 702KB. This rapid growth is fairly normal for the internet — the average web page was 14KB in [...] read more »

The Future Of CSS: Embracing The Machine

Designers hold CSS close to their hearts. It’s just code, but it is also what makes our carefully crafted designs come to life. Thoughtful CSS is CSS that respects our designs, that is handcrafted with precision. The common conception among Web designers is that a good style sheet is created by hand, each curly bracket [...] read more »

7 Factors to Consider When Redesigning Your Website

There are very few, if any, websites on the Internet that don’t undergo at least a minor facelift at some point in their lifecycle. If you own a business with a web presence, at some point, that site will need to be redesigned, whether it’s due to the changing nature of your business, or purely [...] read more »

Internet of Yesterday & Today: 1996 vs. 2011

“Where were you in 1996? If you were in cyberspace, surfing the World Wide Web, chances are you were waiting a long time for pages to load, laughing at the first Internet meme and suffering through some god-awful graphics. My, how times have changed!” Read the full article on Mashable…

The Expressive Web (Beta)

The Expressive Web (Beta) was recently released by Adobe to showcase some of the newest and most expressive features that HTML5 and CSS3 can add to the web today. Personally I found this to be an amazing example of what’s in the future for web designers and developers. The site highlights the following HTML5 and [...] read more »