New website! v2.3

Old/New website!! ok, so it look pretty much exactly the same or very close to the untrained eye, but we really like the current design and well if it ain't broke don't fix it right.

Despite appearances the site has had a complete over hall and under the surface a lot has changed here are just a few.

  • New Layouts - we've added some new layout designs and tweaked others.
  • Bootstrap based theme.
  • Ditched - Highslide in favour of Fancybox for lightbox galleries.
  • HTML5 & CSS3 - A lot of original site design was powered by image backgrounds and css sliding doors, we've replaces ones that gave us curved corners, drop shadows and gradients with CSS3.
  • IE6 - we used to make a vague attempt to make it look good ok, now we don't.
  • Retina graphics - we've created new retina graphics, especially where they contain text,
  • Custom Content Types & Taxonomies for WordPress - we've used them for ages on our clients sites, but this one was originally build before they existed so we created a load and migrated over the old content as best  as possible.
  • Icon Font - several icons throughout the site have been replaced with a font.
  • Sprites - small background images have been combined into sprites.
  • Finally we've put some effort into optimisation, we already served some of the graphical assets from a CDN, thats now most.. and were also taking or JS and CSS optimisation and cacheing further in a effort to really minimise load times.

The result hopefully a faster, easier to user site !!


Merry Xmas 09

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Once again, this year we have donated money to the Help the Aged Charity instead of producing and sending Christmas cards to our clients. Our contribution has been made to the ‘1 is a lonely number’ campaign providing a Christmas dinner for elderly people who live alone.

We are therefore delivering our seasonal message in an email with special thanks for your support, creative ideas and exciting projects that you have sent our way during 2009.

In addition to wishing you a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year we have added another little special extra something to the email. Click the link to find out just how clever we can be. Hope it makes you smile!

http://www.twothirdsdesign.co.uk/xmas.html

Our very best wishes from the
Two Thirds Design Team


Kittie Interactive Installation

Today we installed the hardware into the gallery, see the photos and videos after the break

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Kitty Interactive : Touch Screen un Boxed..

We were recently commissioned by The New Art Gallery : Walsall to create an interactive game piece for the Discovery gallery. Today we collected the 17" touch screen and pc to power the interactive from the gallery and below you will find some images and a video of us testing the hardware!!

Interactive touch screen panel

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Towpath of Time

Old new is new news... So we have been working on this for a while but not bothered telling anybody about it.. so hear are a few details to start you off.

Two thirds has been commissioned by Birmingham Archaeology ( The University of Birmingham ) and Sandwell Council to author an interactive educational resource being written by Birmingham Archaeology covering the history of the canal network in the Sandwell area.


Business Link WM Podcast..

A few weeks ago I took an hour or two out of the office to do a favour for our friends over at Creative Launchpad (Business Link WM). They ask for one of us to particpate as a case study of a "create" company the have supported for the new podcasts being produced by Business Link.

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