Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

OrgSync Website

Friday, December 11th, 2009

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I’ve been working with a software company for almost a year now called OrgSync. They created an innovative system for campuses (or any top level community really) to manage their children organizations and members.

Recently I tackled the mammoth project of redesigning their website. It didn’t involve redoing their branding but rethinking the layout and design of their information. I’m really proud of it especially since it was all done in about 2 1/2 weeks. The site is built with Ruby on Rails and has some insanely smart navigation and SEO automations (thanks to some dev gurus).

Logged into Google? Results Tricked!

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

I typed in “Austin Web Design” to see where I came up and I came up second! I was so thrilled. How could I get the second listing for such a hot search with virtually no content on my site.I was really suspicious so I had someone else search and it was nowhere to be found.

Mystery!!! But wait… What happens if I log out of my Gmail account (thus logging me out of Google)? Well it turns out if you are logged into Google, your websites will come up before others. Does that seem strange to anyone?

Harvard CS Videos – Web Design

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

So a big part of being a web designer is having knowledge of how web sites are constructed. Knowing about DNS, https, SSLs, javascript, script/server stuff will all make you a better web designer. Harvard Extension School’s Computer Science has a series of podcasts with videos, audio, and downloadable slides all dedicated to crash course in dynamic web buidling. They’re pretty amazing and FREE! Topics include Frameworks, Ajax, SQL, PHP, Security, Mashups, Javascript, XHTML, CSS, and more! The best part is the lecturer is captivating and speaks at a pleasant speed. He’s not uber geeky and finds great metaphors.

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The Hideout Theatre Site Launch

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

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For the last several months my friends whom own an improv theatre and I feverishly worked on a new site. Ideally, we wanted it to coincide with the theatre’s re-opening back in June but we realized that would’ve been insane and we probably all would’ve passed into the next life. But now it’s here! Have a look see at a new fully functioning site with an ecommerce design to match.