Case Studies Archives

  1. The Making of Rands in Repose

    I’ve put up a detailed post on the Crowd Favorite blog that outlines the approach, process and execution phases of our redesign of Rands in Repose (and conversion of the site from Moveable Type to WordPress). We’re putting a bunch of good content up on the Crowd Favorite blog these days. There are already a…

  2. Backflip Studios

    Backflip Studios

    Crowd Favorite recently helped Backflip Studios launch a great new WordPress-powered website. Backflip makes mobile games, and they have awesome artwork. It’s always a treat to work with beautiful content. This was a pretty straight-forward WordPress CMS site. We created a custom post type for their games so they can easily manage them (and add…

  3. Social 2.5 Sketches

    Broadcast sketch

    I’ve already professed my love for Paper1, and one of my primary usages is for wireframing UX models. I used it for a few of the improvments we added in Social 2.5, and thought it might be fun to share a couple of them here. One of the biggest changes we made was an overhaul…

  4. Delivereads

    I’ve got an idea… I love it when I get a note like this from internet superhero Dave Pell. It normally means I’m going to get a chance to help build something I’m going to love. Our latest project together is Delivereads. You may have read about it already on Daring Fireball, Gizmodo or the…

  5. FantasyGrinder

    When people ask me what we do at Crowd Favorite, I tell them “we build cool stuff on the web”. One of the latest examples of this is FantasyGrinder: an application and web service that creates fun, meaningful game recaps from weekly fantasy sports matchups. The system is pretty sophisticated. It’s a web application that…

  6. RedMonk’s Project Arcturus

    RedMonk has launched their first product: RedMonk Analytics. The basic premise is to use the data inherent in the activity on the RedMonk web properties to expose interesting trends. Read all about it in Steve’s blog post. As Steve says, this is a project that is only going to get more interesting with time. One…

  7. Analytics 360° 1.0

    MailChimp has released a great new WordPress plugin: Analytics360°. This plugin creates a reporting dashboard for your MailChimp and Google Analytics right within your WordPress admin interface. Take a look at the post about the plugin on MailChimp’s blog, which includes a very cool video. It’s pretty slick, and useful – though I may be…

  8. Progressive License 1.0

    Steve O’Grady of RedMonk announced the Progressive License WordPress plugin at WordCamp San Francisco. Progressive License is similar to other plugins that allow you to easily put a license on your content, but it brings a little twist: the ability to change the license applied to the content as the content ages. Steve explains: In…

  9. JabberWerx AJAX

    JabberWerx AJAX has hit the streets! JabberWerx AJAX is a set of thin client JavaScript libraries that can be easily embedded into existing web sites and web applications to add rich push functionality (chat, live content updates, etc.) to them. There are easy to drop in bits for one to one chat (tabbed), group chat…

  10. New Lijit WordPress Plugin

    There’s a new and improved Lijit WordPress plugin available for download. This version is one that my company, Crowd Favorite, had the pleasure of helping build. The new plugin makes it easy for you to enable Lijit search from the default WordPress search box, or you can add in the full Lijit widget wijit if…

  11. Addictomatic Refreshed

    Addictomatic is sporting a shiny new suit today. The overall look has been updated with a great new design from Bryan Bell, and a number of little features have been added and minor tweaks made since the initial launch. I’ve got a few more screenshots here, but it’s a lot more fun to just go…

  12. PhoneFactor 1.0

    PhoneFactor is a WordPress plugin that provides an additional layer of security when logging in to your WordPress site. It’s a pretty cool system. When you log in to your WordPress blog with PhoneFactor enabled, you receive a phone call asking you to press # to authorize. When you do so, you are logged in.…

  13. OpenedHand Redesign

    Last fall Crowd Favorite had the opportunity to work with OpenedHand1 to redesign their web site. Their site is powered by WordPress and we did the design and created some custom theme features for them. This was a fairly straightforward build. We created several different designs, went through a few revisions, detailed the custom features…

  14. Addictomatic

    Over the last few months, Crowd Favorite has had the privilege of working with Dave Pell to create a new search service: Addictomatic Addictomatic is a search aggregator, a way to see results from lots of sources all at once. Want to see the latest on a presidential candidate? Or the newest iPhone rumors? Or…

  15. VodPod WordPress Plugin

    Last fall, Crowd Favorite had the opportunity to build a WordPress plugin for VodPod. This was a fun project. We used the VodPod API and built some shortcodes and template tags for WordPress that make it easy to put a VodPod video player into a WordPress post, page or theme. The VodPod team then combined…