Praise & Props
Posted by Jared Christensen on July 7th, 2010 in Praise & Props
As you may well imagine, the recent redesign of Blinksale, as well as the design & development of Estimates, was an all-hands-on deck endeavor. And rightly so; of all the tasks that needed to be completed, those pertaining to the actual web app were most important. Still, we had one fairly meaty project left in the mix: building out the new Blinksale.com marketing site. Unfortunately, all available personnel were on board a speeding bus bound for App Relaunch Station and if it dipped below 50 MPH we’d all explode (sorry, I watched “Speed” last night). No one had any time to build any additional sites.
In my spare time (LOLz) I had mocked up the core pages for Blinksale.com. Launch looming in the very near future, I put out a plea to Twitter for recommendations on a great PSD to WordPress service. The most referred service from my peers — hands down — was XHTMLized.com.
Now, I’d worked with a PSD to HTML service in the past, and it was… quite disappointing. The code quality was poor (even my noobsauce eyes could see that) and most of the time I wondered if anyone was actually reading my emails before responding. I was therefore coming to XHTMLized with quite a cart of emotional baggage.
I submitted our project (which was a super-easy process, BTW), and in less than an hour I had a representative contact me, asking questions about the specifics of the project. A few hours after that, I had a quote and a delivery date. The cost was reasonable, the team was flexible, and the delivery date was good. “Booyah!”, I said. “Let’s make internets together.”
Not only did XHTMLized deliver top-notch work, they also delivered early. We got clear & helpful communication at appropriate milestones, and live previews of the work before the project was closed & paid. They were also able to get the pages WordPress-ready, making integration go much faster once we got the files in hand. All in all, it was a smooth, pleasant experience. Would do it again++.
Our thanks go out to XHTMLized, and to those who recommended them. They were there to help us launch this new public site on time and on budget.
Posted by txbc on June 19th, 2009 in Praise & Props
Heads up, folks. We’ll be working on some upgrades and maintenance for Blinksale on Sunday, June 21st from 7 to 8 AM EST. So, have some coffee and read the paper, and you’ll be able to get right back to creating invoices after that.
Posted by txbc on May 26th, 2009 in Praise & Props
Well, hello there. I’m Brian Oberkirch, the new Managing Director of Blinksale. I’m new because Doublewide Labs has acquired Blinksale. What does this mean for you? It means you have the chance to help us build a better Blinksale, starting now.
I was one of the first users of Blinksale when it launched back in the day. I’ve used it since then to run my own consultancy, and, like you, I appreciate how simple it is to just get down to business. But, I’ve got ideas! I’m sure you do, too. I want to hear them. Together, we can build on the great work Josh, Scott and the great team at Firewheel did to make Blinksale so loved.
So, let’s get started. Feel free to shoot me ideas at email@example.com, or give me a call at 214.580.2002. You can still always use firstname.lastname@example.org for an everyday support issue. And see that little feedback tab over there at the right? It goes right to our page at Get Satisfaction, where we are going to be gathering all the know how from our community of Blinksale users. We think it’s going to be a great place for all of us to share ideas about making Blinksale even more awesome. Oh, and I’ll be pumping out more frequent updates at our Twitter page.
Posted by txbc on June 18th, 2007 in Praise & Props
For starters, a big thank you to everyone who voted in CNET’s Webware 100 competition. Today CNET announced that Blinksale received one of the Webware 100 awards for the Productivity and Business category.
We’re thrilled to be a part of this inaugural group of companies alongside Google, Ebay, Microsoft, PayPal, Amazon, and 37signals. Thank you for helping us make Blinksale the easiest way to send invoices online. We’re looking forward to the future as we continue to improve our remarkable service, If you’re looking for a press release, you can find one here.
Also, if you take the time to watch the video here, you’ll find Rafe Needleman also notes Blinksale as one of this Editor’s Choice sites. Thanks again everyone.
Posted by txbc on May 23rd, 2007 in Praise & Props
Blinksale has been selected as a finalist for 2007′s Webware 100, a competition sponsored by CNET. If Blinksale helps you save time invoicing your clients and keeping your cash flowing, we’d appreciate your vote in the Productivity category.
We’re very excited about the new couple of months here. We have a handful of new and oft-requested features, UI improvements, and some secret sauce coming down the pipe in the near future. Stay tuned as we continue to make Blinksale the easiest way to send invoices online.