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Archive for July, 2015

Animated Videos for Learning Spanish

You might have seen some animated short videos popping up on SpanishTown.ca over the last couple of months.  As we learn and experiment you will likely see the quality improve.  Our first videos were low resolution due to technical issues but we are now able to create them in full 1080p. 

The videos are hosted on YouTube where we have our own little channel started.  We also embed them into the website either on new pages or with their corresponding vocabulary.  If you are watching on YouTube then please subscribe and leave a comment.  Let us know what works and what doesn’t so that we can improve them going forward.

Some of the videos will focus on the basic vocabulary while others will be a little more advanced and contain short conversations.

Here is an example of one of our recent videos where we go over the basic shapes in Spanish:

Shapes in Spanish

 

In this video a family discusses the items they need for a day of fun at the beach.  This style of video that is a little more advanced and doesn’t have any translations embedded in the video itself.

La playa

 

We are committed to producing more of these videos but they do take a considerable investment of time.  Please subscribe on YouTube to the our channel.  The more we see that number grow the more time we will be investing into producing new videos.

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SpanishTown.ca and Responsive Design

The blog here has been languishing for quite a while but it is not because we haven’t been busy.  In fact, we have been so busy that we had no extra time for the blog.  Over the next few posts we will be going over some of the changes and additions that we have made to SpanishTown.ca.

 

Responsive Design

This was and continues to be a real challenge.  We have redesigned almost all of our pages so that our visitors can have the best possible experience no matter what device or browser they are using.  After testing on different devices, screens sizes, and browsers we are mostly confident that the site should work whether you use a smartphone, tablet or PC running Chrome, Safari, IE, Firefox or Opera.   These browsers cover 94% of our visitors to SpanishTown.ca.

We hope that you enjoy the site on whatever device you choose to use.