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Intec.ca corporate website is online

Intec.ca is a network solutions company serving Toronto and GTA, providing Smart Home, Video Surveillance, Structured Cabling and Wireless services for homes, small and large businesses. Website is mobile-friendly and is powered up by an original design implemented on a customized WordPress CMS platform.

Luxe Auto video commercial is online

Luxe Auto video commercial is now online. Shot on location in 4K. Videography, editing and post production by Roman Design for Team SLE Advertising.

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CloudFlare CDN cache test

Romandesign.ca speed before engaging CloudFlare CDN:

Tested from New York City, New York, USA on January 6 at 12:54:36
Page size – 6.9MB
Load time – 2.45s
Requests – 113
Perf. grade – 79/100
Your website is faster than 63% of all tested websites

Google PageSpeed (with minify disabled in W3 Total Cache) is 65/100 for mobile and 73/100 for desktop. With minify enabled it was 74/100 for desktop. The best result before video was added to homepage was 87/100 for desktop and 72/100 for mobile.

We’ll see how it improves after nameservers update for CloudFlare CDN. It looks promising, because they have servers in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver!

CloudFlare CDN test – after two weeks

Pingdom ranking did not improve, however Google PageSpeed score significantly improved after two weeks of testing: 86/100 for desktop and 72/100 for mobile. Before CDN it was 74 for desktop, so the improvement is significant. CloudFlare improves content delivery in specific areas – for example in Canada they have servers in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, and it hardens security. It will also keep website’s cached version online if hosting goes down temporarily. So it’s a keeper.

New online promo video is up at YouTube

New online promo video produced for Team SLE Advertizing is up at YouTube. Green screen key footage is shot at Roman Design studio at 4K UHD, footage color corrected and post-processed, audio mixed and master video is rendered at Roman Design studio. Videography, editing and post by Roman Design. Directed and produced by Team SLE Advertising.

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Why you should not ever use Comic Sans

Comic Sans font has gained notoriety as the most hated font ever. It’s so dreadful and misused that there are many websites dedicated to banning and hating this font. No self-respecting web designer should ever use this font. It even appears in Weird Al Yankovic video “Tacky” (see around 1:15 minute mark):

Is your website mobile-friendly? Upgrading your website for mobile compatibility

On April 21, 2015 Google has introduced a new update of its mobile ranking algorithm that made mobile-friendly usability factors of your website much more important. Making your website mobile-friendly does not just makes it easier for your visitors on iPhones and Android devices, but mobile-friendly websites rank higher while others can be dropped in mobile search results.

Roman Design now offers Mobile Compatibility Upgrade service that will check your website and make sure that it is fully mobile-friendly and passes a new Google Test.