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Making Space

White space is in.


Whether we’re talking about interior design or web design, blank space can add a calming effect, make things feel clean, and it just looks downright classy if it’s done right.


White space on a web page offers our eyes and minds a rest while taking in content, just as a room with sparsely and well-placed items may give us a calm feeling. Getting rid of clutter is all the rage.


Types of white space include:

  • micro
  • macro
  • passive
  • active

For more information, the Interaction Design Foundation provides a really nice article on the power of white space.

Girdwood’s Google Street View Redo

Off the Chain Web Design (OTC) is pairing with Chugach Adventures (CA) and Girdwood Brewing Company (GBC) to capture current images of Girdwood to update Google Maps Street View.

OTC has become professionally certified (see badge) by Google and looking to photograph streets spanning Aug. 27-31.

READ FULL ARTICLE IN GLACIER CITY GAZETTE. >>>>

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Before and After images from our testing run in May 2018 (excerpts from Gazette Article).

Google © 2018 In 2011 before Arlberg Extension “That’s what it looked like before,” said Kelvin Doyle. “It’s just nothing seven years ago. Now there’s a road there. That is from exactly the same spot.”

Google © 2011
In 2011 before Arlberg Extension
“That’s what it looked like before,” said Kelvin Doyle. “It’s just nothing seven years ago. Now there’s a road there. That is from exactly the same spot.”

Google © 2018 Arlberg Extension May 2018

Google © 2018
Arlberg Extension May 2018 – Same spot as pic above.