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Saturday, November 12, 2005

Recent Launches

A while ago, I talked about working with The Image Group on some projects. A few weeks ago, we launched the portfolio section of their website.

We wrote a custom application for managing their portfolio that gives them unlimited room to grow. New projects can be added at any time, and you can access case studies from a variety of entry points. We even set it up for full-text searching, which will probably be added before too long.

The app is written with Ruby on Rails, with a MySQL backend. I am using ImageMagick behind the scenes to manipulate most of the graphics, and using Rails' impressively-simple caching routines to make the process quick and low-impact. There are a few server-configuration issues that we will continue to tweak, as well as updates to the interface and content, but it's a fun site already.

Other than that, I don't have much publicly available work to share, though the folks at Dance Marathon are beginning to experience their new management system. It's a lot of fun.

In other news, our friends at Elevator Up launched a new site design. My corporate side received a nice plug over there, so I'll plug them back.

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