Now that it has launched I am excited to see that the Journal has been promoting it on their Twitter feed, and they even put together a video on YouTube.
So far the response has been really positive. On the first day of launch the usage stats have been climbing and as far as I can tell there hasn't been a time of day where someone hasn't been using it.
I'm especially excited to have been working with Marty Stanowich on this project. His enthusiasm was infectious, and it has been cool seeing how my app (which is just a cog in his great wheel of promotion) fit into the bigger picture.
Over the last week I have been focusing my efforts on the subject of readability. I recently started working with a new client who was concerned about making sure their pages are concise, readable, and accessible. I guess I should just say, "they want everyone to be able to read their pages".
Since my client's site is meant to be accessed by the general public they wanted to make sure the average reading level was about grade 7. Over the last few years I have worked with the City of Edmonton. I came to realize how important it is to make sure your web content is easy to understand. With a municipality your pages need to strike a delicate balance between answering as many questions as possible and not overwhelming visitors with text.
Written by Aaron Clifford
Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 May 2010 04:23
Some web projects are a true nightmare. This wasn't one of them. I am always happy to do a Joomla deployment, so when Blues International Ltd. came to me and wanted a simple redesign with a simple admin interface, I jumped at the chance.
The Blues site requirements were simple, they wanted their site to be blue and black and they wanted it to be easy to navigate. All I needed to do was build a clean interface and deploy the server. It didn't hurt that the project was for one of Edmonton's great summer festivals.
Written by Aaron Clifford
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 December 2010 23:32
Monsters, monsters, monsters! It seems like all I have been talking about lately is monsters. Well, thankfully the artwork for the heroes in Knaves Online is now well on its way and I can introduce the first of four character classes, the Rogue!
Players can choose to be a Rogue from any of the four factions, Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs, or Spades. Each one will have access to slightly different equipment and will have an affinity for hands of the same suit. The rogue will have special abilities on the overland map that allow them to glean extra information about the strength of their enemies.