How We Build Is Who We Are

The way we build reflects what we believe, who we wish to be, and why we get up in the morning.

Implementation, Consultation

While exploring the redesign through content strategy, design, and coding the frontend and backend, we were able to collaborate with the Wonderful Machine team closely—building up each other’s teams and ideas. The level of talent, dedication, determination, and openness the Wonderful Machine team brought to the process were key to making something powerful for their users and their company. Check out Wonderful Machine the next time you need some top-notch photography or need a lovely site fix.

Implementation, Consultation

Once A Month Meals (OAMM) offers everything you need to make freezer cooking easy. OAMM came to Sparkbox with a grand vision to create a robust, customizable menu system to let users around the world make their own unique meal plans. At the heart of the system is an application that allows users to customize menus to their preference and get tailored shopping lists, recipe cards, and cooking day instructions. A recent redesign allowed OAMM to turn their robust backend system for managing menus and recipes into an API that now drives much of their blog.

Implementation, Consultation

The LC team brought a ton of passion and excitement to their redesign, and it really shows in the site we created together. Sparkbox worked on the planning, content strategy, design and developed templates for the LC team to integrate. Go check it out and see how beautiful “The Good Life” is.

Implementation, Consultation

Lenovo was recently ranked the #1 PC maker in the world—a company with annual revenue of US$33 billion and monstrous online sales numbers. And though they’re also ranked the #3 supplier of smart devices worldwide, their site has not been easily accessible across devices.

Until now, beginning with their Australian site.

Education, Implementation

One phrase we’ve heard ourselves repeating is, “Let’s build it right.” For us, a natural extension of this thinking is our series of workshops, called Build Right. It started back in 2011 with Build Responsively, and it’s continuing now with our frontend tooling workshop. You may find us at other industry-leading conferences or organizing our own events. Either way, check out the schedule and join us at an event in your neighborhood.

Implementation

Sparkbox proudly teamed up with the good fellows at Typefight to build a new and improved responsive fight experience where two designers battle in “alphabetic altercations,” “calligraphic contests,” and “figural fisticuffs.” You really need to see this beauty and the great designers battling it out.

Implementation

Dayton Power & Light came to Sparkbox to rebuild their website, and do it right. The project was such a success that, over a year later, we were able to provide a responsive retrofit making the DP&L site one of the first responsive utility websites. The retrofit was made possible because of the original solid site architecture, markup, and a great working relationship with DP&L.

Education, Implementation

Learning and sharing are a way of life at Sparkbox. Conferences, meetups, and twitter conversations are our norm. To support the growth of JavaScript development in Dayton, Sparkbox helps to organize Gem City JS, a monthly JavaScript meetup here in the Gem City. As part of our support for the meetup, we designed and built gemcityjs.com. Who says developers don't appreciate good design?

Implementation

After a successful launch of the Dayton Power & Light corporate website, DP&L enlisted Sparkbox to help communicate outage information to their customers. This required us to work with DP&L engineers to interface with their Outage Reporting System and display the data in an easy-to-understand format. The resulting outage map complements the site design, was built with web standards, and provides an accessible view of the underlying data.