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Monday, January 26, 2009

where I’ve been

For my two readers, an update:  Yesterday we launched a new web site for Barefoot Coffee.  I’m really excited about it because it’s the first time I’ve been involved with something like this from start to finish (although it’s not really finished – I’m just in denial about the Phase 2 document I haven’t read yet).

It’s also the first time in several years I’ve worked as a truly independent contractor.  The team was very small:  Graphic design by Conrad Altmann; vision and many, many words by Andy Newbom; and technical implementation by me.  We used Radiant, which is mostly a joy to work with, especially once you get a couple of useful extensions installed.  The markup’s pretty clean, the CSS is somewhat comprehensible, and I wrote a custom Radiant extension and some jQuery scripts for a couple of things that weren’t easy to do out of the box.  I’m proud of this project.

What else is going on:  A couple of Rails applications for a tiny startup; version 2 of the Tin Cat web site; and an academic project that’s suffering from neglect since I noticed the recent drop in my bank balance.  Plus, you know, the band, and an intermittent life.

I’m hoping to start posting here someday.  We’ll see.

posted by erik at 4:47 pm  

1 Comment

  1. I love the website and know the following is the spirit of the times but I just can’t cope with aqua&blue palettes.

    This kind of branding decision isn’t something you’d have control over any way….

    Comment by Jay Carlson — January 29, 2009 @ 12:45 am

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