React Native benefits, and why we recommend to our clients

React Native benefits, and why we recommend to our clients

React Native is a framework for building mobile applications. Not “mobile web” apps, “html5” apps, or “hybrid” apps, but real native applications for both iOS and Android. Facebook open-sourced the platform early in 2015, and has since seen tremendous growth and support. There are many React Native benefits for mobile development, and we want to share […]

Web Design Process – How we build websites

Web Design Process – How we build websites

In this entry, we’ll be going over our web design process. It’s really important to us that our clients have a level of understanding and transparency with how our work is conducted. This entry is written to show you how websites are created at Y-Designs.  We’ll be talking you through our steps to explain why […]

Creating K2 Templates

Creating K2 Templates

It’s always easy to tell the difference between a well made custom website and those websites that use stock templates. It’s the same difference in character between a brand new sports car you bought at the dealership and the race car built from the ground up. Sure one is comfortable and easy, but it definitely won’t have the character or the real performance you’re after. Cheap bolt on parts (bad plugins and modules) won’t make your car or website better either.

Flat Web Design: The New Frontier

Flat Web Design: The New Frontier

There is much buzz about Apple’s new flat iOS 7 design. A lot of people are shocked by the new changes. For us, we question how this change will affect web design. Like any change in trend, web design follows certain trends and this decade seem to be marked by a move away from skeuomorphism and towards simpler flat design.

7 Places To Inspire Creativity

7 Places To Inspire Creativity

Everyone hits that creative roadblock every once in a while. You’re stumped on a project, there are no good ideas that are coming to you, and frankly you’re a bit frustrated. I’ve found that creativity cannot be forced, however it can be fueled through things around you. The great scientists, innovators, and artists throughout history have found inspiration through things around them. Below are some places I get creative inspiration from.

Targeted SEO and How It Helped Our Business Grow

Targeted SEO and How It Helped Our Business Grow

We learned about design, development, SEO, and business as a whole.  Today, we want to share with you our SEO strategy because I know it could help you too.  Since the time we started, Google has drastically changed the way it understands the web and its content; you have to actually have good content or your site is screwed and you’ll never rank.

Designing For Foreign Clients: Things To Consider

Designing For Foreign Clients: Things To Consider

There are many factors to consider when designing for foreign clients and unless you’ve lived there for most of your life, it takes a good amount of research in order to understand the culture and to design well for the culture. Many designers can probably relate to this. The design process comes naturally when you are designing for brands where the target audience is similar to you. Whereas, if a brand’s target audience greatly differs from you, designing can be pretty tough. So below I regurgitates some things I’ve picked up from working with foreign clients.

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