Paravel is ten years old! In 2007 we’d just filed the LLC and started the first web project substantial enough to delude us into believing that Paravel could be a long-term endeavor.
Paravel was thrilled to collaborate with Etsy and to create shareyourshop.etsy.com—a fun little photo-generating web app that Etsy shop owners can use in their holiday promotions.
I loved Mad Max: Fury Road, and found this 1999 first draft from George Miller (via @mccrabb_will) to line up with the final product fairly closely. Seeing this graphic also reminded me that my favorite Fury... Read note
When making the transition to building responsive websites, the hardest part can be getting started.
Dave, Reagan, and I had a great time speaking at Texas State University yesterday. It was a privilege to see the School of Art & Design first hand and hear about their approach to teaching for... Read note
On Wednesday, November 7 at 7:00pm Dave, Reagan, and I will be speaking at Texas State University. We’ll be chatting about Paravel‘s history (embarrassing screenshots guaranteed) as well as our current work with responsive web design.... Read note
Over the past few months we’ve been having problems with the Media Temple DV server that hosts sites like this blog, ShopTalk, and Paravel. With each new post or show, we’d inevitably experience a wave of... Read note
This week Microsoft began rolling out its new responsive homepage—one that Paravel helped design & build.
Earlier this week the responsive website for Microsoft’s 2012 Build Conference went live. Happily, our favorite honey badger, Nishant Kothary, enlisted Paravel to assist with design and the front-end responsive code. Check it out!
If I could add a superpower to my web design skill-set, it wouldn’t be perma-inspiration or psychokinetic coding, but the ability to Vulcan mind meld clients.
Grab your wallets! Reagan just opened up the shop section of his website. He’s been designing & screen printing posters this spring, and two are available for purchase now. I’ve got both, but have to admit... Read note
Paravel got really busy from November thru January. I spent the majority of my time with my head down, focused on client work, deadlines, basecamp, and email. We were a part of some fun projects, but... Read note
When I was in grade school, from the time I stepped off the bus in the afternoon ’til sunset, my neighborhood was my entire world, and the possibilities were limitless. I was part of a BMX... Read article
Today, Paravel launched the new responsive website for Typofonderie. We had a great time with the challenges that arose from building a font-selling, ecommerce-driven, responsive web site. We took extra care to scale things like category... Read note
When you’re enjoying the Super Bowl this weekend, be sure to check out sb46.twitter.com. Last month, Paravel had the privilege of working with Twitter and Mass Relevance to build the responsive site. You can track TPM... Read note
To design responsive websites effectively and responsibly, I had to completely redefine the way I view the web.
Our pals at United Pixelworkers asked us to design a t-shirt to accompany the launch of their lovely new responsive site. Reagan came up with this design inspired by old union logos, and kindly let me... Read note
Gene Crawford from UnmatchedStyle asked Paravel to design a page for this year’s CSS Off competition. Over 5,000 front-end developers have entered to show off their skills by taking a PSD we designed and coding it... Read note
I was thrilled to find myself looped into a few nominations for this year’s .Net Magazine Awards. I’ve been extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to work with my Paravel cohorts, Dave & Reagan, as well... Read note
David Perel from Obox asked us to design a video & photo WordPress theme a few months back, and now it’s live! Reagan and I went with a simple, type-centric layout in 3 color schemes (dark,... Read note
The concept of permanently placing content on a web page for a single browsing width or resolution is becoming a thing of the past.
The #1 reason my wife and I travel? Food. Name any city we’ve been to and I can tell you my favorite meal from each. The fried oyster po’boy at Mother’s in New Orleans, squid ink... Read note
I’ll be doing double duty this June at Converge SE, teaming up with my Paravel cohorts, Dave & Reagan, for a workshop called Designing with Type on Friday, and speaking about Controlling Web Typography on Saturday.... Read note
I’m happy to announce that today I’ve joined the Fusion Ads network. You’ll see Ad spots on single article and note post views in the left-hand margin of this site. Many thanks to Chris Bowler for... Read note
Mattt Thompson and Drew Yeaton from Gowalla along with Paravel’s very own Dave Rupert took the Dribbble API and made something great. As a way to better know your Dribbblehood, Regggionals.com lets you keep track of... Read note
I just finished a pair of Paravel iPhone wallpapers to freshen up the ol’ home screen.
The work you take on can define you—it’s what you practice, what you get recognized for, and what you’ll be hired to do next.
I love being one-third of Paravel. I don’t know how other web shops work, but I do know that I like how we roll.
I’ve always been impressed by how generous Reagan is with his time and talent. Over the past few months, he’s helped Dave and me beef up our own identities and personal projects, leaving his own site on... Read note
One thing I’ve revisited a number of times since we launched the latest installment of The Many Faces Of… for the Goonies is the Chutes and Ladders style iPad Game. Reagan designed it and Dave built... Read note
Page speed and load times are the foundation for a positive user experience on the web.
We were fairly surprised and even more excited to see that Paravel was nominated for a Net Award for Design Agency of the Year along with 24 other excellent teams. I’d like to extend a big... Read note
Yesterday I was cleaning up my hard drive and migrating some design assets to Dropbox when I came across a few PSD files for a version of the Paravel site from over 6 years ago. I’m... Read note