Hackathon: The Origin of DudaWhite

Hackathon: The Origin of DudaWhite

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It all started with an intense Hackathon. The entire Duda research family gathered together under one roof for a weekend without sleep or any contact with the outside world. Our mission was to conceive the next big step for our company. Stocked with enough food to feed a small country, we got comfortable and let our creativity flow…

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Mobile Site of the Week: Homes by Campus

Mobile Site of the Week: Homes by Campus

It’s a new year! What better way to kick off 2012 than with a new home in beautiful Colorado. Thanks to this week’s Mobile Website of the Week winner, you can finally say goodbye to your passé, 2011 living situation, and say hello to your new, humble home in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Congratulations to Homes by Campus for being this week’s Mobile Website of the Week winner!

Regular Website Mobile Website

Things we liked about this mobile website

You created your regular website with what once was the cutting edge and most attractive technology in web design — Flash. The unfortunate surrender Adobe made to the web of their beloved Flash technology, left your transition photo gallery and smoothly animated drop down menus out of date.

We all know (or should know) that Flash is incompatible on smartphones. With the urgent time crunch to get your site looking great on the mobile web, developers have been figuring out clever workarounds when converting a flash site to a mobile website.

The Homes by Campus regular website mainly consisted of a Flash photo gallery and scrolling side bar which posed a problem when converting to mobile. We loved how Peder, the developer, figured out a workaround to create a Flash-less mobile website out of a Flash-packed regular site.

What’s a workaround and how did Peder do it?

Used frequently in the web programming and development space, the term workaround refers to bypassing an obvious problem in a system by creating a temporary solution.

When Peder went to convert his Flash-packed website to a mobile-friendly version, he noticed a problem with compatibility. In order to avoid the embarrassment of incompatible Flash elements from the home page taking up space on his mobile site, Peder created a workaround by simply rearranging the mobile site.

After converting his site to mobile, Peder completely deleted the home page. He quickly whittled his mobile website down to the content that mattered the most – house listings. The listings page is now the first thing visitors see when they access his site on a mobile device. Makes sense, right?

Minimal content and easy to use are the two things we loved about this mobile website. Check out m.homesbycampus.com on your smartphone now. What do you like about this site?

Find your own Home by Campus!

Homes by Campus provides current property listings for houses in and around Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. If you’re interested in renting a home around this bustling University, visit HomesbyCampus.com on your desktop computer or mobile device to browse current listings.

DO YOU HAVE A WINNER-WORTHY MOBILE WEBSITE?

Email me at theresa@dudamobile.com, tweet me at @dudamobile or contact me on Facebook if you think your site rocks.

Has your mobile site been published? If your site wasn’t published, we didn’t see it (and neither did your customers). Check our Support Center for instruction on how to publish your mobile website!

Mobile Website of the Week: Milestone Lawyer

Mobile Website of the Week: Milestone Lawyer

This week’s Mobile Website of the Week winner argued it’s case for their site’s excellent mobile web design… and won! Congratulations to Milestone Lawyer, your mobile website is professional and abides by the laws of mobile website design.

Regular Website

Mobile Website

What Did We Like About This Mobile Website?

Clean Colors – We couldn’t get enough of the sharp simplicity of the mobile website’s colors.

Simple Navigation – Everything the mobile website has to offer is right on the home page in the site’s navigation menu.

Miniature version of the regular website – Think this mobile site is simple? It’s actually just a teeny version of a super simple regular website!

How Was this Mobile Website Made?

Dustin, from Milestone Lawyer, is a well-known lawyer by day and a skilled mobile website developer by night. To continue with the orange on white theme of his regular site, on m.milestonelawyer.com, Dustin changed all text on the mobile site to orange.


Dustin was able to change the color of the text right in the basic editor.

Peruse through the navigation menu of Milestone Lawyer’s mobile site and you’ll find that everything you need can easily be accessed through the home page. Displaying all site pages in the navigations menu doesn’t work for all websites converted to mobile. It did, however, work in Dustin’s favor since www.milestonelawyer.com is such a simply designed regular website.

No special skills were necessary to enable all pages to be displayed in the navigation menu. The initial conversion from regular to mobile did it automatically.

Finally, we loved how this mobile website is a teeny version of the regular website. Little to no content was deleted from the mobile site to optimize it for mobile users because of the regular site’s pure simplicity. Take a look at the likeness of the two navigation menus, they’re identical.

I’m not confused, are you?

Turn to Milestone Lawyer With Your Next Legal Dispute

Milestone Lawyer is a virtual law office which allows the attorney and client to forego the traditional brick-and-mortar office and interact online instead. The law firm focuses primarily in the areas of business and intellectual property law, catering to entrepreneurs and small businesses. Milestone Lawyer offers monthly subscription services, allowing small businesses with limited budgets to plan how much they will spend each month on legal fees.

Find out more about Milestone Lawyer through their website.

Do You Abide by the Laws of Mobile Web Design Like Milestone Lawyer?

Email me at theresa@dudamobile.com, tweet me at @dudamobile or contact me on Facebook if you think your site rocks.

Has your mobile site been published? If your site wasn’t published, we didn’t see it (and neither did your customers). Check our Support Center for instruction on how to publish your mobile website

Build a Mobile Website, Right From Your Mobile Phone

Build a Mobile Website, Right From Your Mobile Phone

We’ve really out done ourselves this time. Yesterday we announced our brand new DudaMobile mobile website that allows you to build a mobile site right from your phone!

Simply visit m.dudamobile.com from your phone, enter the URL of the site you wish to convert, and use the easy Duda mobile controls to edit and customize straight from your phone.

Here’s How it Works

Go Forth and Go Mobile!

No more excuses of why you don’t have a mobile website. We really can’t make creating a mobile website any easier. Email me at theresa@dudamobile.com, tweet me at @dudamobile or contact me on facebook if you want to brag about your DudaMobile mobile website.