Welcome to the third iteration of Aurora Technologies’ website! Those of you who run small businesses probably know that when you go above and beyond for your clients, your own items can be the last to get attention.
So after building and upgrading our clients’ websites with all the new features that have come out over the past few years, we decided it was time to treat ourselves.
Here are some of the tricks we used
If you’re thinking about a website redesign for your own business, feel free to note these ideas for yourself.
Stationary / Shrinking Header
We wanted our visitors to have quick access to the navigation menu no matter where you’ve scrolled to on the page. So we fixed our header to the top of the viewport window, and made it shrink when you scroll down the page so that you can more easily see the page’s content.
Our favorite feature on “Aurora Technologies website 3.0” is our interactive web design portfolio. We needed a creative way to show numerous website designs at once, so we came up something that we’ve actually never done before! When you hover your mouse over the screens, they scroll automatically. This allows you to browse through multiple designs quickly. Or you can click on them and scroll through that way to see the full designs easily.
Here’s a sample:
More Mouse Over Effects (aka CSS3 Transitions)
Mouse hover effects (aka mouse-over effects, aka CSS3 transitions) can really bring a website to life. For a good example, hover your mouse over our navigation menu links. You’ll see that they respond to your mouse without having to click. There are also several other areas on our website that you can interact with by hovering your mouse.
On our home page, scroll down slowly and you’ll notice that the banner scrolls at a different speed than the rest of the website. Parallax scrolling is a common practice, and can be a nice addition to a website if not overused. You’ll also notice that the banner’s backlight dims (this is not as common).
Reviews are among the most trusted form of marketing or advertising. When someone who has used your service tells others what a great experience they had, it means a lot more than you saying it yourself. Displaying your reviews with the company logo and the individual’s name helps to show their legitimacy, because some companies actually do make up their own reviews. Check out our reviews as an example.
If you’re thinking about a new website for yourself or your company, feel free to reach out with no obligation.