Welcome to Creative Net Designs, LLC
Creative Net Designs, LLC (CND) is a Wisconsin Web Site Design and Development Company. Located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on the western shore of Lake Michigan, CND is dedicated to helping its clients achieve a "Dynamic Presence on the Internet." Like the ever-evolving Internet, CND has striven to elevate each client's Internet presence since 2005.
This site, unlike the previous site, is built on the Joomla Content Management System. It makes full use of many techniques and design innovations that have been acquired over seven years of web site design and development.
The principal owner and main designer/developer at CND is Alan L. Jante. When CND was first established, Al needed to look at primarily at browsers used on PCs or Macs for design considerations when people accessed the Internet from their desktop or laptop computers.
In the short span of 7 years, tablet devices and smart phones have been added to the mix as additional points of access points to the Internet. The ability of web sites to be seen on these various devices has redirected CND's focus to providing cross-browser compatibility for client web sites.
Al has addressed this challenge by designing web sites that:
- Have cross-browser compatibility;
- Use non-Flash methods to animate visual effects;
- Explore HTML 5 web standards and use after testing.
CMS-Driven Web Sites
Another hallmark of CND-designed web sites is the use of various Open Source Content Management Systems (CMS) to provide clients with web sites that can be maintained in-house by clients themselves. Currently, Joomla, WordPress, and CMS Made Simple web sites have been launched. Other CMS such as Drupal, DotNetNuke, and Concrete 5 are in development.
While CND offers affordable web site maintenance to keep your web site fresh, clients have the option of using the online editing systems provided by these CMS to update their web site content.
Alternatives to FLASH
While Adobe® Flash® is a powerful authoring environment for creating animation and multimedia content, the fact that this technology is not supported by the Apple IOS on devices like the iPhone and the iPad has led Al to suspend any further FLASH development for on web sites and focus on non-Flash alternatives to banner and other graphic animations for its clients who want those kinds of features for their web sites. Recent CND web site projects use a number of interesting animated banners and slide shows.