For the truly - attention span crippled - here is the web site link:
I am an app developer (desktop, embedded, mobile) - who has always absolutely despised working with HTML and web tech in general. I think my memories of the days where IE6 did not support PNG transparency has scarred me for life - hopefully those days are long gone (crosses fingers). And now, here I am with my own shiny new iPhone app and its own shiny new web site, and I must admit, RapidWeaver - and seydesign - were a lifesaver.
I have coded web sites by hand before, and not really enjoyed any aspect of it (again, mostly due to crappy IE behaviors) - so I think that is why I can feel comfortable using RW for my site design tool, as I mostly know what's going on underneath, but I don't really have the time to worry about it. I just want it to work and look good.
The Web Site:
For the simply impatient, here is the site
For a longer explanation... today is the world-wide launch of my new iOS app. On the surface, it may seem quite simple - though once you dig deeper, it is actually quite complex.
The app is a Pet management and records keeping app - with a particularly rich feature set for those of us with more exotic pets. Record keeping is really helpful, for instance, with animals that only eat once every week or so. Also, some of these animals have very specific temperature and humidity requirements (some Tarantulas like it really dry - some need lots of humidity - do you know which is which?). The app knows about these requirements and helps you keep track of all these crazy numbers. Yes, there is a large (growing) database on the backend that tracks care information for all of the most popular exotic pets.
It also has some nifty growth charting features, and nice record keeping system for vet visits and upcoming appointment reminders.
Oh - and while entering all these boring stats and pet details, it all looks damn good. I can't take credit for most of the visual design - an old high-school buddy of mine who specializes in animal art
, helped me out a bit with a lot of the artwork. Which is how it should be - developers write code - designers make things purty.
So, here I am - welcoming your feedback on the site design, singing some praises for RW (and seydesign), and hoping some of you have a use for my little pet app.