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This week, the BlackDog team attended the prestigious Miami ADDY Awards. The top agencies from all over South Florida gathered on the Key Biscayne waterfront to celebrate the region’s best advertising. We were honored and excited to receive a total of 18 ADDYs, including 9 Gold awards. Our work was recognized in categories across the board, such as consumer websites, collateral material, videos, mobile websites, integrated campaigns and photography.

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John W. Penney

Once upon a time, designers had thousands of typefaces to choose from. They would carefully select fonts, sizes and positioning for projects, and items would be printed to their specifications. Since the design would only be featured in one medium, such as a brochure, designers always knew how their work would appear.

With the embrace of web design, the typeface game changed because browsers were initially unable to support more than a few fonts. Recent advances in technology such as Adobe Typekit, Google Fonts and Font Library allow designer fonts to legally appear online. Now, fonts must not only display correctly across a variety of browsers and screen resolutions, but also on tablets and mobile phones. To make matters even more complex, designs must adapt to horizontal and vertical configurations on mobile devices.

The transition into a multi-device and multi-screen world comes with plenty of unexpected challenges for designers, who must find new ways to create seamless user experiences. Responsive design is one way to foster accessibility for all users, and a fundamental element of responsive technology is mobile typography. Many factors contribute to innovative web design, but there are four major considerations for effective mobile typography, including readability, contrast, space and responsiveness.

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Annie Biggs

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Recently, BlackDog Advertising was invited to attend Partners Ignición, an exclusive Google Partners event in Miami. The workshop was a unique opportunity to learn more from top Google executives in an intimate setting and stay on the cutting edge of Hispanic marketing. Google’s Head of Hispanic Sales, Business Development Managers, Product and Solution Specialists and many more were well represented at the event in addition to local and national Google Partners agencies.

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Erika Jacoby

Watch our latest video to learn how BlackDog Advertising transformed trash into treasure!

The city of Boston draws more than 18 million visitors per year, and it’s a challenge to grab their attention amid the hustle and bustle. It was BlackDog Advertising’s job to show visitors that there’s a better way to see the city aboard Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston.

One Site Fits All

  • September 18
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Sam Oertel

Using your brand-new tablet mini and keep having to zoom in to read something? Or how about scrolling to see a full image? We’ve all been there – frustrated with websites that are not user-friendly.

Welcome Responsive Design!

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Responsive design allows you to create one website that automatically adjusts to fit the screen size and orientation of the device that you are using. Implementing Media Queries (JavaScript code that detects the size of your device), a website will automatically scale to its respective screen size or orientation. After the 2011 release of Google Panda, Google recommends responsive design to encourage more accessible websites.

Many big brands have already switched to responsive website design including Sony, Microsoft, Disney, Starbucks, Time Magazine, Qdoba, Mountain Dew and more. Why are all these big companies redesigning to be responsive? According to multiple studies, including a study on the new responsive site, tablet users are expected to outnumber desktop users within the next two years.

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