How does your development team handle testing? Is it a well-documented routine process or is it simply up to the developer working on the website? When do you begin testing? What tools do you use? Do you feel confident after launching a site? These questions were brought to the forefront as our team grew and new members inevitably entered into the enigmatic testing phase on web projects. As a team, we recognized the need to set some ground rules, but were unsure of what it was exactly that we wanted to test. Luckily, the process of creating the rules itself resulted in the answer. Continue reading “Testing a Website”
Author: Tina Castillo
Tina CastilloSenior Designer & Front End Developer
A web developer and designer who loves to merge form with function, Tina specializes in user-interface design and front-end development. She has previously worked as a web developer at the University of Pittsburgh and a web design instructor at CCAC. She has built and launched many award-winning websites for the university’s schools and departments. At Smith Brothers Agency, she works on almost every digital account - working with the team to create and maintain our websites. She holds a B.A. in Digital Media Arts and a M.S. in Media Technology from Duquesne University.
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Last week, Web Design Day was hosted in my awesome hometown of Pittsburgh, it would be a crime if I didn’t attend – one of the best conferences a mere two blocks away. The annual meeting was a fully packed day of learning new techniques & processes, listening to other’s career insights, and networking. It was my second time attending and I was ready to learn. (Check out my learnings from last year’s conference.) Continue reading “What I learned from Web Design Day 2016”
Web Design Day 2015 was hosted on June 12, 2015 in our beautiful city of Pittsburgh! Listed below are a few highlights of my day.
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In the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to work on 4 full website redesign & development projects at Smith Brothers Agency. My greatest takeaway from each project has been the process we used as a team to get the site from strategy to launch – and oddly enough, not one project has used the same creative process twice. In my opinion, this inconsistency in process has helped our creative team to consistently make outstanding work. Continue reading “Working Interactive Style Guides into Our Creative Process”