Website Design and Mobile Application Development in Austin, Texas

E-Commerce Sites

Building the Membership Site for Austin’s First Dog Bar

Building the Membership Site for Austin’s First Dog Bar

For those of us who live in Austin, Texas, there’s never a shortage of choice when it comes to bars for our evenings out. With a vibrant music scene, diverse food options and an established craft beer culture, we can’t say we’re not well catered for.

However, while the people of Austin will always have somewhere to go, our four-legged friends are often not welcome. For dog owners who enjoy good food and drink yet hate to leave their furry friends home alone, this has always presented a problem.

Now, in the great entrepreneurial spirit we come to expect of our city, Yard Bar is providing a solution. Austin’s first dog bar, it has a menu stacked with all the … Read the rest


Updating and Upgrading CTE Skills’ Training Video Website

Updating and Upgrading CTE Skills’ Training Video Website

CTE Skills is a Texas-based operation that has been creating and marketing Career & Technical Education training videos for over a decade now, and in that time have seen both their business and video library expand in a way they could never have predicted when they first set out.

In much the same way that a bricks and mortar business may outgrow their premises, CTE Skills recognized the fact that they had outgrown their old website, and so recently approached our partner, SETX Digital, with the request to update and upgrade their platform.  Halfslide Design was brought in to do the implementation of the site while SETX Digital provided marketing and project management services.

As with any successful enterprise, … Read the rest

Posted on March 6th, by Peter in E-Commerce Sites, News, Portfolio, Wordpress Sites.


Frugal Grape

Frugal Grape

Frugal Grape is a daily deal site focusing on selling bundles of wine for steep discounts.  The site is built using the codeigniter framework and is currently finishing up development while the client acquires their liquor license.  The client at Frugal Grape approached Halfslide Design due to our established history of successful deal-of-the-day sites and we were happy to be a part of the project.  Due to the fact that the site is selling wine, there are a few interesting features that were required:

  1. Legally, wine can only be shipped to certain states within the United States.  Due to this, we had to design the registration and purchase process to prevent customers from entering a shipping address that is inside
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Posted on April 29th, by Peter in Deal of the Day, E-Commerce Sites.


Countshop Daily Deal

Countshop Daily Deal

Countshop.com is an online retailer of fine watches with an international client base. The owners of Countshop contacted us at Halfslide Design about creating a daily deal store to complement their current e-commerce website.  Halfslide recently completed the work on the site and is happy to announce a successful launch.

The site is built with a goal of being easily reproduced in the various languages of the countries that Countshop seeks to market to.  Halfslide Design built the site fully internationalized so that it is easy for the client to swap out language files for customers in Sweden, Japan, Brazil, etc…  The site also features:

  • Configurable currencies to allow each site to sell products in the native currency of its
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Shirtaday

Shirtaday

Visit Shirtaday

For the last three weeks, I’ve been busy completing a total redesign of Shirtaday.com. The site was originally created in early 2006 and was extremely simple at the time.  During the next three years, it progressively grew new features and each of these features were bolted on without keeping a consistent object model or design.  It turned into a maintenance nightmare.  Also, the design had several cross-browser issues with Google Chrome and Internet Explorer 6.  It also looked poor at smaller screen resolutions.  These are just a few of the issues…I could go on forever about things that I hated about the site.

The goal of the new design was to resolve all of those issues mentioned … Read the rest


Storage Strategies Now

Storage Strategies Now

Storage Strategies Now, an Austin, Texas based storage analyst CALLOS” firm, recently requested Halfslide Design perform a renovation of their website www.ssg-now.com. The stated goal behind the redesign was to both provide cheap jerseys sample content to those who are new to their service as well as provide a protected area for content that requires a subscription to cheap jerseys access. The client also wanted to improve their search Hubert engine optimization by providing more content targeted around their service in html format rather than in pdf or doc attachments.

Halfslide Design redesigned the site to run on a customized WordPress platform similar to what the Halfslide Design site currently runs on.  We had to make several changes based … Read the rest