Ideacodes has been working with BlogHer, the leading destination online for women’s opinions and activities, to redesign and enhance the user experience of the site. As the only women’s blog network, BlogHer creates opportunities for women bloggers to seek greater exposure, education, community and economic empowerment, and has more than 7,400 blogs listed. We’re delighted to be working with BlogHer co-founders, Lisa Stone, Elisa Camahort, and Jory Des Jardins, and the BlogHer community on this new version.
GigaOM, the leading tech blog network founded by our client and friend, Om Malik, has launched a redesign based on feedback solicited in December 2006. As Om writes, “We made notes, and have been diligently trying to put that into practice.” See Om’s post for details, and stay tuned for continued refinements and enhancements.
Ideacodes co-founders, Emily Chang and Max Kiesler will be at the SXSW Interactive Conference coming up March 9-13, 2007. Emily was invited by Tom Markiewicz, CEO of EvolvePoint, to be part of the “Using RSS for Marketing” panel scheduled for Sunday, March 11, 2007 from 10-11am. Emily is looking for feedback on current trends in RSS. If you’ll be at SXSW and would like to meet up, please send us a note as we’re planning to have a get together sometime during the conference. See you in Austin!
Thanks to Design-Feed for including the individual blogs of both Ideacodes’ co-founders, Emily Chang and Max Kiesler, in its newly launched website. “Design-Feed is a design feed aggregator. We hand-pick the most interesting design related RSS feeds and present them in an easy-to-browse format. This means you can get all the latest design news in one place, rather than trawling through hundreds of sites a day. Every post aggregated is also searchable by keyword.”
Thanks to the LAist and Theron Parlin for including EmilyChang.com in it’s list of Top 10 Best Designed Websites of 2006. Theron is currently at Start Us Up, a company in Framingham, MA that writes and releases cool web applications, and he’s the one of the most downloaded designers of WordPress themes. EmilyChang.com is listed among great sites such as Veerle’s blog and Artypapers.
Ideacodes has been working with Joost Schreve, CEO of EveryTrail, on the UI design for the first version release. EveryTrail is a free online platform that enables active travelers and outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds to visualize and share trips using GPS data, digital photos and location-based notes overlaid on interactive maps. Users are able to upload GPS data and the service automatically plots waypoints and tracks onto a map. You can add photos, notes, and other details to customize your trip. Learn more about our work. Sign up for EveryTrail to try it for yourself. Also see eHub Interviews EveryTrail.
Vox, Six Apart’s new blog service, launched today. Vox puts the emphasis on personal blogging and sharing with friends and family. It features advanced privacy controls, a stunning variety of unique themes, powerful integration with other services like Flickr, YouTube, and more. “Blogging is fun again…” Ideacodes is pleased to have designed the Bunnylicious and Zen blog themes for Vox.
Stylehive.com, the social shopping community, launches new features and throws a party to celebrate the launch (now officially out of alpha). The Stylehive is the unique product and vision of entrepreneur and CEO Michael Carrier. Ideacodes has been working with Stylehive since Sept 2005 as their agile design team (branding, UI, user experience, AJAX interaction, and social strategy).
For more on the features in this release, please see Emily Chang’s blog post, Stylehive Launch: Party and New Features.
Ideacodes redesigns the newly launched GigaOM.com, an online news and weblog published by Giga Omni Media Inc., a San Franciso-based company that delivers technology news, analysis and opinions on topics ranging from broadband to online games and Web 2.0 to a monthly global audience of 500,000 consumers and professionals interested in the world of hi-tech. Giga Omni Media, Inc. is founded and led by executive editor, Om Malik, an award-winning journalist. Before launching his own publishing venture, Om was a senior writer for Business 2.0 magazine covering telecom and broadband stories. We look forward to continuing our design work as part of TeamGiga.
Ideacodes has been working on the corporate site for Sapotek Inc., the company that created the first Web-based desktop of its kind in Spanish, Computadora.de, as well as the launch of a new enhanced version of its world class desktop in English, Desktoptwo. Update: Sapotek was also featured in this month’s (August 2006) Business 2.0 magazine in its issue “31 Best Business Ideas in the World.” Congratulations, Josh and Oscar!