ComputerSims website gets an upgrade

It was way overdue, so I’m happy to say that my company, ComputerSims, just launched a redesigned web site, at http://www.computersims.com.

Being a development company specializing in web sites, it’s important that our web site (as simple as it may be) reflect some of the standards we live by: a focus on industry standards, accessibility, and usability. Hopefully those visiting agree that it delivers in those areas.

There’s nothing special under the hood of the site — it’s static HTML with some JavaScript. Some of the tools we used to power it include

  • JavaScript: Prototype, Scriptaculous, Lightbox (by Lokesh Dhakar), and a modified variant of SmoothScroll (by Stuart Langridge). The SmoothScroll JavaScript was a nice effective way to make sure the content you’re viewing on the Services page is front-and center.
  • CSS: Blueprint CSS framework (both typography and grid layout). I’ve used Blueprint for typography in the past, but this is the first project I’ve used the Blueprint grid code for, and I have to say, I’m impressed. If you need fixed width sites, there’s little reason not to use it.
  • A simple, generic little ASP.Net web page to handle the contact us form (using AJAX, of course).

Anyway, it’s not much, but it’s a nice step forward from what ComputerSims was up to this point.

Check it out, and let me know what you think!

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