Dealing with the Mobile Hover State

A common issue web developers run into is how hover effects on desktop transition to a mobile device. Since obviously there is no hover on mobile a discussion needs to be had about whether that hover effect is still vital/functional to the design or not. A good example of this is an effect we use on Read More

Scrolling & The Fold

Amongst web designers and developers, few things will cause eyes to roll faster than the age-old debate about the existence of the “fold” and user scrolling behavior. Personal opinion and semantics often derail the conversation into one that isn’t productive or relevant to today’s multi-device landscape, but there is value in discussing both the “fold” and scrolling. However, we need Read More

Holiday Snow Globe: How We Made It

As our studio began filling with festive holiday cheer, one question sat near. “What to do for our holiday campaign?” we asked with a smile. “How about a shakable snow globe!? That should keep folks entertained for a while.”  kingdesignllc.com/snowglobe Many wild ideas were thrown about during one of our team lunches. The idea for Read More

3 Ways Responsive Web Design Can Improve Your SEO

A while back we introduced you, if you were previously unfamiliar, with the concept of responsive web design. We discussed two very different routes that can be taken when it comes to designing for the ever growing mobile/tablet audience.  Option 1 was the responsive/adaptive web design approach, which takes a single website and [aesthetically] pinches and squeezes Read More

CSS Names

Coming up with names for your soon-to-be-born children can be pretty challenging but so can naming your CSS. The main problem stems from each site changing over time. A class name might make sense now but what if the design changes? To help out with this, think of names in three main categories: functional, content-based, Read More

Think You’re Cut Out to be a Project Manager? Take This Quiz!

Directions: Assign points for how well each statement applies to you using the following criteria: Not true: 1 point Partly true: 2 points Mostly true: 3 points 1. I consider myself to be a good communicator. I’m not afraid or shy to ask questions or tell people what I need, even if it means I must Read More

Migrating from Expression Engine to WordPress

Recently, at King, we moved our blog over from an old Expression Engine build over to a new WordPress install. I figured it would be helpful to share my experiences since a lot of the other articles I read were pretty outdated. First, I’d like to thank Domenico Bettinelli for his article and Travis Smith Read More

King Design Crashes the Neighborhood

Well, we’re all finally settled in at our new location in Fort Washington. Moving from a 2nd floor suite in Jenkintown into a two story house with basement has given us quite a bit of room to cram with Apple products and design inspiration. The grill and outdoor tables let us switch up the day if we start Read More

Stonyfield’s Ingredient Source Map

Recently, we worked with Stonyfield, the world’s leading organic yogurt maker to create a custom illustrated, user-friendly, mobile-friendly interactive map for Stonyfield fans to explore where the ingredients in their delicious yogurt come from. The supplier stories, from California peaches to blueberries harvested in Quebec, are worth digging into. We are so proud to partner Read More

Go forth and COLLABORATE!

Our design/development team is fresh off of an amazing responsive design conference in Providence, RI. and man, are we PUMPED. Artifact Conference ( artifactconf.com ),  self described as a conference “for DESIGNERS who are adapting to the challenge of designing for a MULTI-DEVICE world ” was innovative, inspiring, and above all, informational. A few things Read More