News, happenings and thinking from the team.
We recently wrapped up the website for Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects, an award winning firm located in Bridgehampton, NY. Krate worked with the team at Stelle Lomont Rouhani on a full website redesign and identity refresh.
Ten years and over 500 projects later we continue to count ourselves lucky for the opportunity to do good work. To mark the decade, we published the “Krate 10″ newspaper (if you’d like one, let us know) and celebrated at our Long Island City studio with many of our local clients, partners, and friends.
Krate designer, Annie Ryan, tireously helped pull it all together, including our forest chalkboard illustration. Click below to see what three hours looks like distilled down to 15 seconds.
Industry Capital is a private equity firm investing in real assets globally and managing more than $1.7 billion in discretionary assets.
Krate developed the new responsive, multi-language website for Industry Capital in partnership with design agency Point One Percent.
Saint Peter’s Church hired Krate to design an integrated digital signage system for their building. Merging design with technology, Krate built a system of LCD monitors to display multiple feeds pulled from an internal calendar system and the Saint Peter’s website. The system, powered by custom configured Android micro-PCs, streamlines internal communication, increases visibility of upcoming events, eliminates the need for printed schedules and provides an aesthetic solution, tailor-made for the Vignelli designed church.
We designed an announcement for Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art. The exhibition is on view at the American Folk Art Museum until April 23rd. Read more about the show via Fast Company.
We worked with clothing company Alex Mill to design and build an e-commerce website for the growing brand. The mission of Alex Mill, to create a man’s perfect uniform, shines through in the site’s simplicity and small details.
The Washington Square Park Conservancy is a not for profit organization that works with the New York City Parks Department and neighborhood groups to ensure that NYC’s iconic Washington Square Park continues as a diverse and historical urban green space.
Krate worked with the design team at Doyle Partners and WSPC staff to launch a new website that will be the go-to resource for news, events, and gatherings in and around the park.
It’s been a whirlwind summer here at Krate – frankly, we can’t believe it’s almost over. We’ve been busy, with some great things in the works – and while we’re prepping those for launch, here are this week’s dev- and design-related finds to tide you over:
- Sublime Text and Textmate are two text editors that share a bevy of great color schemes – and if none of them quite do it for you, why not make your own?
- Speaking of editors: If you’re a web developer, you may already have the Emmet package installed for your editor of choice. If you don’t, fix that. Trust us.
- A very interesting concept from the folks at LayerVault - interfaces that evolve over time, shedding the cues and instructions as the user learns their way around.
- This week in git, part I: a very handy reference, as useful for refreshing your memory as it is for learning from scratch.
- This week in git, part II: webcams + version control = comedy gold (with a bit of schadenfreude on the side)
- Finally, here’s a cheatsheet for the ephemereal flexbox CSS spec. Bonus: there’s a list of other references at the end – useful, considering what a moving target flexbox has been thus far. Now, if only the browser support stats would catch up…
That’s all for now, but check back in two weeks for more!
Summer typically consists of Summer Fridays, beaches, flip-flops, BBQ and the occasional frolicking. And even though we’re busy doing all the activities listed, we can’t forget to include The Roundup.
- Here at Krate we love WordPress and now it powers 18.9% of the Internet.
- Everyone uses Gmail most of their working days – emailing clients, friends and colleagues. MIT created a neat little tool that lets you map your email connections together.
- As front-end technologies advance, so do our headaches when trying to keep up with the latest and greatest pre-compiling, auto-generating whatchamacallit. Luckily, there is a fun site to help us keep up-to-date with Front-End technologies.
- Sometimes we all get a case of the color-blocks. For that we’ve found a handy tool to help us create a color palette – complete with color code values!
- If you’re interested in learning Flexbox here is a little cheat sheet we use from time to time.
- And for those of you who are crazy about Cronuts – there is a brunch happening on September 21. Yes, a cronut brunch.
Here at Krate, we recently wrapped up development on two sites with a great deal in common. Both were sites for businesses, aimed at their potential customers. They called for many of the same features – features like responsive-ready design, fairly traditional page-subpage content structures, contact forms, multimedia areas, and modular content like FAQs and employee bio pages, to name a few. And in both cases, the clients requested that we build the sites in WordPress, for ease of maintenance. But despite having so many shared elements, the development process for these two sites ended up being radically different – and gave us some unexpected insight into two contrasting ways to approach a WordPress project. Continue Reading