1. Wood & Things Website

    Tuesday, 30 August 2011

    Wood & Things Website

    We are currently working on an e-commerce site for the custom wood pen manufacturer “Wood & Things”. The company creates custom wood pens on a local scale however, they now wish to branch out into the larger market of turning supplies and the fabrication of military pens and pen clips.

    The initial design comp samples have been approved by the client and we are now drafting out the rest of the sites architecture and page layouts based on the wireframes we created earlier.

    The client was looking for an “organic” looking design reminiscent of an old wood working shop, so we based the layout idea on the surface of a wooden workbench. We did not want to go too overboard on the “theme” of the design to make sure the main user task flow of the site (buying pens) was clear and easy to understand.

    The site will be using Shopify as a content management system, shopping cart and payment gateway so soon we will be firing up “Vision” to start testing our designs once they have been coded in HTML, CSS, jQuery, and Shopify’s own programming language, “Liquid”.

  2. Our Blog in the Works

    Tuesday, 26 July 2011

    Our Blog in the Works

    For a long time we have been interested in creating and running a blog aimed specifically at the spanish speaking web developer community. Not so much as a side project to make some extra cash, but more of a way to give something back to the community.

    There are literally tens of thousands of web development blogs out there already however, we found a distinct lack of quality content for spanish speaking web developers. Considering that spanish is the second most spoken language in the world (even more than English), we definitely feel we have an audience.

    For someone just getting into web development it can be quite frustrating to have to learn about it in english as a second language. Granted that programming terms and syntax are all derived from the english language, but the concepts of programming, design and best practices are universal.

    So among the other things we are working on here is the blog Webótica (web + robótica), which should be up and running this October. As with any web developer blog, good content is key in attracting readers and creating a community. Our plan is to describe the techniques we use here at Iberian Media to create web sites and practical examples of how to implement best practices such as progressive enhancement and web standards development.

  3. New Website, Finally!

    Friday, 21 January 2011

    New Website, Finally!

    I believe every web development studio in the world has the same problem: Trying to find time to update the portfolio and studio website. We can get so wrapped up in projects we are working on for clients and friends that we always put it off until later. But it’s about time we put our foot down and did some work for ourselves.

    Today we have launched our new website. Well actually, it has taken a big step on the path of evolution. Being that we started back in 1999, every 3 to 4 years or so we had been molding the site; adding things, removing others, subtly updating the interface, etc. However with the arrival of the new decade we thought we should take a larger step and completely revamp the interface. The basic sections and structure is still the same however the presentational and behavioral layers (CSS and Javascript) have been seriously altered.

    We decided to stick with the Coldfusion backend we had created for it a few years back as it still works very well and allows us to update multilingual content easily through the custom CMS we built. We have however taken advantage of the new functionalities and enhancements that Coldfusion 9 has to offer to create cleaner code.

    Anyways, we like the new design a lot but we would also like to hear what you think about it. Drop us a line, we would be happy to hear from you.