As an Austin, Texas-based website and app developer, nothing makes us happier than working with and helping other local businesses and organizations.
This was especially true when we were hired to redesign the mobile app for the acclaimed local radio show Walton & Johnson.
For the uninitiated, the Walton & Johnson Show is a morning broadcast listened to by millions of loyal fans who tune in for the unique mix of opinionated and compelling talk, skits, characters, impersonations, guests, and stream of consciousness segments.
The pair have won numerous awards since teaming up in 1983, and show no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
With so many people either listening live or catching up with previous shows in their own … Read the rest
Since its inception in 2004, Yelp has gone on to become one of the internet’s largest public review sites.
With users able to recommend anything from hotels to restaurants and plumbing services to chiropractors, the site is the go-to for people looking for social proof of a company’s credentials.
However, as Yelp has grown, its own credibility and indeed its usefulness has taken a hit; particularly in the social proof aspect of its reviews.
Problems with Yelp
Yelp’s problems are an unfortunate result of its fundamental business model and its growth.
In the beginning, when each company had a handful of honest reviews left by early adopters who saw it as a way of helping the community, everything seemed to … Read the rest
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.
Halfslide Design was recently tasked with the creation of a website for2bme, a local startup here in Austin, Texas, whose aim is to provide ongoing, online leadership training and team building through type theory. The site is 2bme.cc
The website offers each user the chance to create a personalized profile, which serves as a hub for them to facilitate their personal development. This process begins with a quick 4-question personality quiz to determine their type, which is key to how the site will interact with them later.
As 2bme’s system requires daily interaction with the site, it had to be both easy and enjoyable to use, and actually provide more than just the stated aim. Customizable soft colors and … Read the rest
Halfslide Design recently partnered with Chris Magdelain at MagDesign to build a new wordpress site for PageMill Marketing. PageMill Marketing is a marketing services and data analytics firm that specializes in helping B2B companies grow their market share. MagDesign completed the design of the site and passed it off to Halfslide Design for implementation. The site uses a custom wordpress theme that is responsive to mobile and tablet layouts. It also includes custom functionality to allow the client to fully control all aspects of the site.
Halfslide Design is happy to announce that we have completed our new mobile site at m.halfslide.com. If you are on a smart phone, you will now be automatically redirected to the mobile version of our site with scaled down pages including our list of services, contact information, portfolio of web design projects, and list of testimonials from happy clients.
The mobile site was designed to be compatible with all mobile browsers on smart … Read the rest
We had an issue this weekend with one of our high utilization servers at GoDaddy dropping dead. We’ve still not been completely briefed on what happened, but the end result was that our server was dead and we had to rebuild it from scratch. I learned a lot about what to expect from Godaddy’s disaster recovery process in the meantime and thought I’d share my experience.
The first thing that stuck out to me was that there was no notification that the server was dead. My partner actually discovered that there was a problem when she couldn’t access one of the sites on that server. She immediately called GoDaddy who then informed us that the server was dead. Maybe I … Read the rest