FRAMEWORXdesign

simple, solid, semantic

FRAMEWORXdesign is dedicated to maintaining a high standard of semantic, hand-coded, Web Standard HTML5 & CSS which means lighter, faster websites designed to reach a broad base of devices and browsers, which we balance with creative, innovative design ideas geared towards expanding your online footprint.
whether it's a simple one page personal (signature) site you need, an easily accessible, editable Content Management System (CMS) tailored to your needs, or a full-blown catalogue site for your business, we build systems that are appropriate to your presence on the web.

What is a website?

Plain and simple, it's a document, or series of electronic documents presented in graphical form designed to convey information. Websites are publically available and can be accessed by anyone from anywhere on the planet with an internet connection. Good websites deliver fast and efficient content which should be available at a moments notice on the slowest of connections.

That being said, a website can be anything from a simple 'postcard' - a page with little more than your name and contact details on it and a brief invitation, a sort of "wish you were here" message - to a massive multi-page virtual journey through the Natural History Museum of London.

That is why knowing what you, the client, wants from a website is so important. I get asked all the time, 'what do you charge for a website?' A difficult question, and in a way it's like walking into a bookshop and saying 'how much are your books?'

What is design?

There are two main schools of thought when it comes to design; those who think design should be about whizz-bang graphics and those who think it should be about efficient but stylish delivery of your information across the internet. i fall into the second category. for me design is all about fast and efficient web documents available at a moments notice on the slowest of connections. this is Africa, after all, and when it comes to penetration, we lag far behind most parts of the world in terms of speed and delivery.

What is responsive design?

Having an internet connection is one thing, being able to access a particular website from any variety of devices is a different story altogether...

Responsive design means the ability of your web code to manage all forms of screen media - from the largest widescreen desktop monitor, right down to a handheld cellphone device.

Can you judge a book by its cover?

Maintaining a high standard of semantic, hand-coded, Web Standard HTML5 & CSS means lighter, faster websites designed to reach a broad base of devices and browsers, which we balance with creative, innovative design ideas geared towards expanding your online footprint.

Whether it's a simple one page personal (signature) site you need, an easily accessible, editable Content Management System (CMS) tailored to your needs, or a full-blown catalogue site for your business, we build systems that are appropriate to your presence on the web.

Designing a homepage is as much a science as it is an art form. It requires attention to detail, paying heed to the site's purpose and goals, and taking into account web page performance.

HTML5 is the latest iteration of the web standard and is upheld by most of the major organisations involved in standardising web practices; such as the W3C, WHAT Working Group (WHATWG), Google, Microsoft and many others.