June 2012 Archives

On the LockerPulse Blog: Making HTML5 and Responsive Design Work for Web Apps Like LockerPulse

Over on the LockerPulse Product Blog I wrote an in-depth post about the design and development of the new LockerPulse.  One of the big decisions we made early on was to build one single HTML5 app for all devices.  A big part of making that work is using CSS3 media queries to do what’s called “responsive design.”  Early on we realized that responsive design, while awesome, still has plenty of limitations.  This post dives in to the challenges and how we solved them. It’s probably… Continue reading

6/28/12

Scrubbing Toilets

Now that we have our team in place, there’s a new “normal” in the warehouse that’s much different than it was at any time in the past.  There are a lot more people there on a daily basis, doing a wider variety of things.  When this transition occurred we took the opportunity to change a few routines to better fit the company culture that we wanted going forward. One such example is the routine cleaning around the warehouse: the bathroom, the kitchen area, sweeping, mopping,… Continue reading

6/25/12

They Don’t Teach Documentation in College

As we continue to learn what works and what doesn’t when it comes to training our employees, we’ve stumbled upon a few gems that will become staples of our training processes moving forward. One such example is with documentation. Documentation is pretty critical for our business (or really any business of any size for that matter). If someone is sick or leaves and someone else has to take over, having a process documented can be a life saver. The same can be said of just… Continue reading

6/15/12

Focus: Growth

Yesterday was our new full-time employee Bobby’s first day of work. You may recall that Bobby just finished up college as a Math major at SUNY Albany. He will be taking over our accounting, working on data analysis projects to improve our data-driven decision making as a company, and chipping in with the day-to-day operations in the warehouse. It was an important day in our company history. For the first time in as long as I can remember, I don’t feel like we’re understaffed. That… Continue reading

6/5/12