Hey guys- Drew here. Just wanted to send a huge thank you for all the feedback, positive or otherwise on our brand spankin’ new website. After several of us here in the studio spent literally months digging through the archive, scanning, re-scanning, editing, and designing the site, we’re VERY happy to finally have it up.
Just like our last website, we worked with Livebooks, and are certain that this is a huge improvement over the last iteration. Looking back, it seems as though the previous site just barely scratched the surface, so we made a point to include a ton more from the archive and a bunch of cool stories this time around. We plan to post a bunch more content in the “Special Projects” and “Selected Campaigns” sections, but needed to cut bait and actually get the site live, or it wouldn’t have ever happened…Speaking of which, if there’s anything in particular on the site that you want to see more of, or are still having any technical issues, please drop us a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject “Website Feedback”- and give as detailed of a description as you can. We want to hear your thoughts, and read through every one that comes our way.
Very interesting to see all the comments revolving around our website’s use of Flash. We work with Livebooks simply because without their amazing back-end edit suite, we’d almost never have the time to update our site. The fact that they provide us with a super user-friendly, clean means of uploading, organizing and displaying imagery is priceless. Sure, Flash gets knocked around quite a bit, and understandably to some extent, but we’ve come up with that we think is a very clean and simple website that we’re pleased to have representing the studio.
As for responsiveness of the site, some of you mentioned that the photos are a bit slow to load, and that comes down to our workflow here in the studio. Being that the site is scalable, the images are inherently large. Some load up very quickly, while others didn’t look suitable after being compressed, and therefore, ended up being a bit larger than we would have liked…not a whole lot we can do in that realm.
One major downside is the fact that it currently doesn’t have the same user experience on mobile devices- a lot of you have commented about this, and we’re very aware that it needs some work. It’s definitely a tough issue to figure out, and is currently being resolved as we speak. Livebooks is also in the midst of redesigning the mobile experience that they provide, and should be updated very soon.
Again, thanks for taking a look at the new site, hope you continue to enjoy the updates, and looking forward to hearing more of your thoughts.