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As you might expect from communication professionals, we’re an opinionated bunch. Follow our blog for our personal takes on what’s happening.
19 Jun | 2014

How to use Social Media on your Website

User Experience, Technology Review, Web Design

Caroline Currie - Lead Front-End Web Developer Caroline comes to us from Paris, France where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia from the Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts. A talented interactive designer / developer, Caroline contributes both left and right brain smarts to all of Red Rocket’s interactive assignments.


Today, every piece of information goes through social media. People like to share, comment and discover new content and the best way is to be connected to Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube
If you don't have at least one of these accounts, you might want to start one.

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15 Jan | 2014

Enhance your website design with Parallax

Technology Review, Web Design

Caroline Currie - Lead Front-End Web Developer Caroline comes to us from Paris, France where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia from the Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts. A talented interactive designer / developer, Caroline contributes both left and right brain smarts to all of Red Rocket’s interactive assignments.


"Parallax is a displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of sight" - Wikipedia

 

Parallax is used more and more often on websites because it's a cool way to showcase content.

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22 Nov | 2013

Forum or a blog? What is the best solution for your Organization?

Technology Review, Web Design

Audrey Foo - Web Project Manager Audrey is an experienced web technologist. Her favourite technologies are Opensource, Agile, and Open Space technologies. She loves to find a way to bring diverse skillsets together to deliver a project on budget that exceeds customer expectations. Her experience in leading major web projects, a track record of exceptional customer service, plus a commitment to community development allow her to add long-term value to a client’s web brand.

Every so often, a customer will come to Red Rocket Creative Strategies asking us to build them a forum on their website.

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23 Oct | 2013

Responsive design: What are your options?

Technology Review, Web Design

Caroline Currie - Lead Front-End Web Developer Caroline comes to us from Paris, France where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia from the Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts. A talented interactive designer / developer, Caroline contributes both left and right brain smarts to all of Red Rocket’s interactive assignments.


Though they are two different methods, both will make your website accessible on various devices as well as the typical desktop or laptop screen.

Adaptive Layout:

Adaptive is a method that sets predetermined screen and device sizes.

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03 Jul | 2013

Understanding CSS Floats

Technology Review, Web Design

Caroline Currie - Lead Front-End Web Developer Caroline comes to us from Paris, France where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia from the Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts. A talented interactive designer / developer, Caroline contributes both left and right brain smarts to all of Red Rocket’s interactive assignments.


CSS level: Beginner – Intermediate

"Float" is a CSS feature every Front End Developer has used at least once in their Theming life. This feature is the most efficient way to place blocks (boxes or containers of content that can be displayed around the main content) on a page, though I have the feeling that it is the least understood of all.

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21 Feb | 2013

What is Cross-browser Compatibility

Technology Review, Web Design

Caroline Currie - Lead Front-End Web Developer Caroline comes to us from Paris, France where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia from the Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts. A talented interactive designer / developer, Caroline contributes both left and right brain smarts to all of Red Rocket’s interactive assignments.


Cross-browser refers to the ability of a website, web application, HTML construct or client-

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30 Oct | 2012

With daily advances in online technology and greater demands on what we demand from a website I have a strong personal opinion that the intranet should be the showcase for creating an accessible world.

A correctly designed, developed and edited website ensures all users (no matter what their ability or disability is) can have equal access to a website’s information and functionality.

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28 Jun | 2012

Traditional software products were designed to run locally on your computer. However with the advent of the Internet and almost constant connection to it many software products are now able to function as services that run purely over the Internet.

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08 Jun | 2012

5 reasons to choose Drupal as your CMS

Technology Review, Web Design

Caroline Currie - Lead Front-End Web Developer Caroline comes to us from Paris, France where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia from the Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts. A talented interactive designer / developer, Caroline contributes both left and right brain smarts to all of Red Rocket’s interactive assignments.


At Red Rocket Creative Strategies we are building the majority of our websites using Drupal. In our experience we have found Drupal to be the most reliable and flexible system to build in.

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03 Feb | 2012

The importance of keeping your browser up to date

Technology Review, Web Design

Caroline Currie - Lead Front-End Web Developer Caroline comes to us from Paris, France where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia from the Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts. A talented interactive designer / developer, Caroline contributes both left and right brain smarts to all of Red Rocket’s interactive assignments.


In the Internet world your browser is the key to accessing everything. Several browsers for the most part do the same job, displaying websites and search engines, but they process them differently (viewing a website on older versions of Internet Explorer may be different than on Firefox for example).

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Articles by Author

  • Art Director Angela takes every project through a demanding creative process, beginning with research and analysis, continuing to brainstorming and conceptualization, before presenting her design solution. She is a highly creative and pragmatic team player. With a broad range of creative experience, Angela has the ability to see even the most difficult design challenge to completion.
  • Web Project Manager Audrey is an experienced web technologist. Her favourite technologies are Opensource, Agile, and Open Space technologies. She loves to find a way to bring diverse skillsets together to deliver a project on budget that exceeds customer expectations. Her experience in leading major web projects, a track record of exceptional customer service, plus a commitment to community development allow her to add long-term value to a client’s web brand.
  • Lead Front-End Web Developer Caroline comes to us from Paris, France where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia from the Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts. A talented interactive designer / developer, Caroline contributes both left and right brain smarts to all of Red Rocket’s interactive assignments.

  • Principal and Managing Director Gil is an award-winning Creative Director who balances a keen design sense with the ability to translate abstract concepts into dynamic visual tools for marketing and corporate communication. 
He's an expert in using traditional and online media to elevate corporate visibility and deliver bottom-line results.
  • Digital Marketing Strategist
  • Communications Designer
  • Office Administrator & Proofreader
  • Designer
  • Commmunications Designer Armed with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Advertising and Graphic Design, Kane has travelled all the way from the shores of Western Australia to join the Red Rocket Creative team. A talented, multidisciplinary designer with several years of industry experience, Kane consistently delivers well researched, strategic and innovative design solutions to each of his clients.
  • Communications Designer
  • Principal & Marketing Strategist A results-driven creative thinker, Perry is a marketing management professional with a proven record of achievement in Strategic Planning, Team Leadership, and New Concepts Development.
  • Client Services Manager
  • Office Administrator Sangeet comes to Red Rocket with a Diploma in Financial Management from BCIT and is currently working towards her Degree in Business Administration. Her primary goal is to keep the office running smoothly, while keeping her coworkers cheerful.
  • Client Services Director
  • Senior Drupal Architect
  • Senior Web Producer
  • Writer Terry Dove, writer. Terry is an industry veteran with nearly three decades of writing and communications experience, particularly for the resource and investment sectors. With a Canadian Securities Course designation, a B.Sc in marketing and MFA in creative writing, he brings a unique blend of education, skills and experience to our team. Before joining Red Rocket, he owned and operated Dove Communications Inc. (2000-2012) and Rainier Communications Inc. (1990-2000).
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