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Thank you to XHTMLized

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.

7 Comments

  • On July 9, 2010, Marla Erwin said:

    Nice look and feel but badly, badly broken. Not being able to actually SEND an invoice (after many tries to save it successfully as a draft) tells me your priorities are completely backward. I’d rather have the old look if it includes the ability to, you know, invoice clients and stuff.

  • On July 12, 2010, marli said:

    No problems sending invoice here. love it all! Thanks guys :)

  • On July 13, 2010, Owen said:

    Good stuff guys, I’m liking the new look quite a bit, though it took some getting used to.

    Any chance of getting some more built-in email invoice templates? I’d love some nice clean professional looking ones with a bit of graphic design flair, but alas am too busy to design them myself. Perhaps some kind of built-in style gallery or sharing functions so people that come up with nice skins can share?

    Otherwise, glad to see my precious BlinkSale account in good hands, keep it up!

  • On July 15, 2010, John Pitchers said:

    All working fine here too. Well done. The design of the old Blinksale bugged me every time I logged in. It had a strange background gradient. This is much better.

  • On July 22, 2010, Jeremiah Ware said:

    I’m not seeing any issues. I’ve sent several invoices since the re-launch. A couple while on a 6K mile road trip using a Verizon broadband modem. Looking forward to using the estimating tool on my next project. Good work guys.

  • On July 29, 2010, Phil Campbell said:

    working perfectly for me. great redesign.

  • On November 10, 2015, Steven said:

    It looks Great! :)

    :D

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