Author Archives: mhartel

masonry wordpress stacking problem

The other day I intended to create a “pinterest” style wordpress site with a whole bunch of images and a simple “like” button, where I decided to leverage a facebook “like” button for sharing instead of a local wordpress “heart” implementation. Some “wordpress to pinterest” tutorial I came across was totally borked and after some…

Browser vendor pre-fixes

the debate about browser vendor prefixes is still going on and quite frankly, I don’t get it… 1) vendors… make it easier for developers to use beta features and don’t require devs to type different code for every browser (no one in their right mind can remember that stuff anyways) 2) developers… it can’t be…

Markus Testimonial / January 21, 2012

Hiring Markus Hartel to design my web site was one of the best career moves that I have ever made. Markus is smart, creative, knowledgeable and a wonderful resource with regards to what is out there… and what will generate activity for your site. Working with Markus was easy and enjoyable. He is a very…

Restaurant menu with print stylesheets

pocketrevolution got hired to take care of a new restaurant’s menu pages and we decided to go the HTML5 route with print stylesheets and a CMS that allows the customer to edit the menu in their web browser, right on the page. This job is a perfect showcase of something that I always wanted to…

Floria jewelry logo

web design for touchscreen mobile devices

In the past couple of years it has become evident that smartphones are gaining support among even non-tech enthusiasts. But only since 2011 have we seen an explosion of mobile sites and mobile-specific templates. The popularity of iPhone and iPad devices along with Android-powered phones means you will have visitors fully interacting with your pages…

responsive design vs. responsible design

most pocketrevolution projects employ automagic image resizing technology to make our customer’s lives easier, especially with self-managed CMS systems… and while many solutions like “timthumb”, “adaptive images” and “tinysrc” come to mind, all are flawed in one way or the other – they may lack in flexibility, or the markup can get messy, or the…

Bonita Labossiere website design

We just finished Bonita Labossiere’s website – she is a voice coach, Feng Shui consultant and also does Breathwork for couples… highly recommended. Bonnie focuses mostly on breath and breathing techniques in either category and our goal was to reflect that in her website design. The website is HTML5 compliant, sports an HTML5/javascript audio player…

Googlebot now Indexing Smartphone Sites

Google recently announced that its Googlebot now crawls mobile websites with a smartphone user agent. This means that mobile sites with advanced smartphone-specific features will now be indexed separately from sites specifically for legacy phones… “This removes the extra latency the redirect introduces leading to a saving of 0.5-1 seconds on average when visiting landing…

Happy Holidays and a successful 2012