Design

New (Last-Minute) Pure Adapt Site

Last Friday, the Albany Business Review wrote a story about us in conjunction with naming us to their Fastest Growing Companies List. Towards the end of the phone call that I had with the reporter last Monday, I casually asked “when will our story be published?” I was hoping for a few weeks. Instead, I got Friday. The reason that I wanted a few weeks of time was because I wanted to get our Pure Adapt, Inc site updated. The site was in desperate need… Continue reading

6/28/16

The Inside Scoop Behind The New SportsLizard

My heart started racing back in March when I saw a post from the Official Google Blog entitled A second spring of cleaning. Like many others, I wasn’t too happy about the loss of Google Reader. But that’s not what had me worried. The thought that crossed my mind was “this is finally the end of SportsLizard.” I opened the post (in Google Reader ironically) and confirmed my worst fears. Before I finish the story of that day and explain what led to yesterday’s relaunch,… Continue reading

9/10/13

HTML5 or Native Apps? Why We Chose HTML5 for LockerPulse. Plus – Our Awesome New Shirts

Over on the popular Speckyboy Design Magazine I wrote a guest post entitled Why We Chose HTML5 Over Native Apps that went up yesterday.  I go in to detail about why HTML5 was a better choice for LockerPulse.  I had been itching to write the post for a while.  I wanted to get it out to a large designer/developer audience, and also hopefully get a little pub for LockerPulse.  I contacted Paul over at Speckyboy, one of my favorite web design sites, and he agreed… Continue reading

7/19/12

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

New Pure Adapt Site and…We’re Hiring!

Over the years we’ve unfortunately neglected the PureAdapt.com website. Aside from changing a few bits of information, we hadn’t updated the design since the 2008 redesign. For better or worse there’s always been something more important to work on, and the old site got the job done, so we just left it. However, as we started to discuss our hiring plan, we realized that the Pure Adapt website all of a sudden became a more important piece of the puzzle. We needed something that showcased… Continue reading

9/22/11

New Blog Design

About six months ago I decided it was time to start working on a new design. I had, what I thought, was a crazy cool idea. Of course, I never got around to it because, well, my blog design isn’t really that important in the grand scheme of things. This weekend I decided to sit down and take the little that I had done over that six months and put together a new theme. I didn’t much stick to the original idea because I realized… Continue reading

1/16/11

A Big Week for LockerPulse

Last week we completed our revamp of LockerPulse. On Wednesday we launched our re-design, on Friday we completed our source project, and I spent the last few days tying up a few loose ends and debugging a few minor issues. By my count, in total there were about 40 changes – design/UI improvements, feature improvements, and fixed bugs – and 567 new news sources added, bringing the total number of sites that we’re indexing to around 1400. If you’re interested in checking out the Premium… Continue reading

9/6/10

Designing the New Detailed Image Home Page

Yesterday we launched a new home page for Detailed Image. Here’s what the old home page looked like: And here’s the new one: In retrospect, Mike and I both thought that we had taken several steps backwards with our last few home page designs since we re-launched the entire site about 15 months ago. We wanted to bring back the emphasis on our products and all of our sales without overloading the user with text. We also wanted it to be a bit more eye-catching…. Continue reading

8/2/10

Why Continuous Learning is Important

I think one of the key indicators of whether you chose the right career is your level of passion to continue to learn and evolve as things change. Case in point, for the past month or two Mike and I have been obsessed with learning CSS3 and HTML5, both of which are becoming more and more usable in more and more browsers (see this nifty little chart for a full breakdown). I find myself getting sidetracked at night, hopping back on my computer to see… Continue reading

7/20/10

The LockerPulse 30 Day Update…on Day 15

I’m breaking my own rule about waiting 30 days before issuing any updates to a new web project, but it’s with good reason. Mike will be heading to China for a month-long vacation starting Saturday and I wanted to work with him to push out the changes rather than try to go at it solo (things tend to come out much better when we do that…) There were also several common threads in the feedback we received that pointed out some problems that I wanted… Continue reading

5/27/10