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Recoil Web Design specialises in content managed websites, including Joomla, Wordpress, Open Cart and Virtuemart. Web design Wigan, Manchester, Liverpool.

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URL: http://www.thelawacademy.co.uk The Law Academy in Liverpool was looking to update their out dated website with a brand new design for 2014. As one of the requirments for the new website, it had to reflect the corporate colours of the company and look fresh, modern and clean. Mobile and tablet users were also a pre-requisite and content management, so Joomla CMS was chosen, as well as the responsive frame work, Bootstrap.  The Law Academy The Law Academy Ltd specialises in CILEx training. This means the Directors and teaching staff are fully dedicated to you and your CILEx courses. The Law Academy are the largest class based provider in the country and pride themselves on the support they give their students. The Law Academy's teaching staff have been specially chosen from the legal community across the North West. Law Academy tutors are qualified, experienced lawyers whoteach modules that mirror their chosen...
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We know we keep banging on about it but that's because it's here to stay and you need to be on that band wagon as well. We, as consumers, have come to expect websites work on mobile devices because that's what the big boys are doing. Imagine if Facebook or YouTube only worked at desktop level? You jump on your phone and they loaded like the desktop version, all ugly and having to pinch the screen to zoom in and out and pan around the content? You would leave pretty quickly if that were the case!  When you're on the move and want to find out some information, you reach for your phone and do a Google search. We want access to the information we seek, quickly, easy to navigate and straight to the point. Nobody wants to spend 20 minutes on your website trying to find the information they're...
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We like to build responsive Joomla websites with Twitters' Bootstrap framework. One of the main reasons behind this, is the fact that there's a lot of cross browser functionality built in, responsive fluid grid layouts and a lot of time saving CSS classes and integrated jQuery/j-avascript. At the beginning of January 2012, we were building static desktop only websites but we knew something had to give as the mobile/tablet revolution was gaining popularity amongst designers/developers as well as consumers.  There are many frameworks available for building responsive Joomla websites and each has advantages over the next but we settled with Bootstrap because it offered the best overall features for us. The pitfalls of any framework are many but perhaps one of the biggest factors is learning all the new CSS classes and id names, and how they function. It took a little while to get our heads around it but...
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Responsive web design Greetings and welcome to the new site! Initially, we set out to refresh Recoil Web Design at the start of 2013 but projects got the better of us and it kept getting pushed further and further back. Last summer we began offering responsive web design to all of our clients as we realised it was here to stay and we needed to make the leap in to responsive Joomla web design and responsive Wordpress web design.  The overall design and feel of the site was made specifically to be more user friendly, clean and minimal. We ditched the old rings in the logo and went with a strong custom typographic logo instead, to fit in with our new sleek look. One theme that has remained intact, since Recoil Web Design's inception, is the strong colour scheme of light blue gradients with white and grey. The original RWD...
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