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.