Case Studies Archives

  1. CrunchGear Redesign

    Over the last couple of weeks we at Crowd Favorite have had the pleasure of working with the good folks at TechCrunch to help get the new CrunchGear site design up and running (read about it on CrunchGear and TechCrunch). The designers at ACS did the majority of the new design work1, then we helped…

  2. Yahoo! Shortcuts (beta)

    Over the last few months Crowd Favorite has had the opportunity to work with some great people at Yahoo! to create a rather unique WordPress plugin: Yahoo! Shortcuts. This is probably the most ambitious plugin I’ve helped build, and I think it will be really useful for a number of bloggers out there. Basically it…

  3. ShareThis 2.0

    I’m very pleased to announce that ShareThis 2.0 is now available! This new version has a ton of great features, including: A new WordPress plugin. WordPress users can download the new plugin here. Support for non-WordPress platforms. This was by far the #1 requested feature, and you can use the ShareThis widget for other blogging…

  4. AnswerLinks

    Crowd Favorite has had the opportunity to work with Answers.com this fall on AnswerLinks, a new WordPress plugin. Answerlinks talks to an API at Answers.com and auto-suggests links to definitions and more on Answers.com for terms in your blog post. Then you can choose to add the links you want; very simple and easy. After…

  5. From King Design to Crowd Favorite

    One of the challenges of renaming King Design to Crowd Favorite was how exactly to handle transitioning from kingdesign.net to the new crowdfavorite.net web site. I think I’ve come up with a reasonable solution that covers both people and search engines. It was important to me not to create a jarring or confusing experience for…

  6. All Things Digital

    Yesterday evening All Things Digital, a new home for Walt Mossberg, Kara Swisher and John Paczkowski was unleashed on the internet. I’ve been working on this for the past month and a half, and it’s been a real whirlwind project. When we got the contract to build the site using WordPress, we were warned that…

  7. WordPress Category Admin Overhaul

    The WordPress category system does a great job for most people, however if you have over 1200 categories like Dave Powers’ New Music Nation web site, the standard admin screens for WordPress categories just aren’t going to cut it for you. Dave got in touch with me and explained the problems he was having. They…

  8. tecosystems Redesign

    Crossing the line between favors and actually doing paid contract work for a friend can be tough decision. Once money and deliverables get involved, it can definitely introduce new issues and points of contention to your friendship. Before you agree to do the work, you better be darn sure you can deliver. Steve O’Grady and…

  9. Building alexking.org 2.0, Part 1: Overview

    Note: This is the first in a series of articles about the building of alexking.org 2.0. So now that the new site is live and I’ve had a chance to fix most of the re-launch related bugs, it’s time to share a little about the process that went into building this version of the site.…

  10. Voting System

    My last project for Eric was building a system for him to run a weekly photo competition on Wetpixel.com. This turned out to be a bit larger project than we thought, but we also added a bit more to the system than we’d originally planned. Using the admin interface, Eric and the other Wetpixel admins…

  11. wetpixel.com Migration Project

    A few weeks ago I helped Eric convert wetpixel.com from a PostNuke/phpBB driven site to an Expression Engine (EE)/Invision Power Board (IPB) driven site. Wetpixel is a community web site for underwater digital photographers, The new site is now live, feel free to go poke around then come back to read the rest. Welcome back.…

  12. King Design Web Site

    I’m very pleased with the new King Design web site – this is a good thing since I’ve been working on it for months now. Visually, I believe it accomplishes my twin goals of simple professionalism and ease of use/navigation. There are a ton of new systems in place on the new site, so please…

  13. Building taskspro.com

    The Tasks Pro™ web site is my first XHTML 1.1 compliant web site. I think this is the way to go if you are building a new site right now (or if you have an existing site and and totally re-skinning it). Should you rewrite an existing HTML 4.x site as XHTML 1.1? Probably, if…