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Vancouver-Based Responsive Web Design by Conrad MacIntyre

Services

Logo & Branding

I can help you create a consistent brand from logo to typography to layout. Fire me an email and we'll make it happen.

Design & Development

I can design both the front-end and the back-end of your site to function flawlessly. Email me to discuss it.

Content Management

Using systems like Wordpress, I can make sure you don't need to call me every time you want to make a minor update to your content. Contact me to find out more.

Modern Code

I don't code like it's 1999, or even 2006. The web and the technologies that make it move very, very quickly. I stay up to date, so your site can take advantage of all the cool stuff the web has to offer.

Search Engine Optimization

A tonne of internet traffic is driven by Google. I can give you a head-start in ranking high in Google's search results so more traffic comes to your site and more people find what they're looking for.

Ecommerce

Wanna sell stuff online? Real stuff, digital stuff? You can do it, I can help. Contact me to find out more.

Portfolio: Featured Projects

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Case Ware website design at desktop size BlackJack website design at desktop size BCIT TSP website design at desktop size Rampant Speculation website design at desktop size ConradMacIntyre.com website design at desktop size
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Case Ware brand designed for laptops BlackJack JavaScript game designed for laptops BCIT TSP brand designed for laptops Rampant Speculation brand designed for laptops ConradMacIntyre.com brand designed for laptops
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Case Ware site layout designed for iPads & tablets BlackJack site layout designed for iPads & tablets BCIT TSP site layout designed for iPads & tablets Rampant Speculation site layout designed for iPads & tablets ConradMacIntyre.com site layout designed for iPads & tablets
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Case Ware designed to run flawlessly at mobiel phone sizes BlackJack designed to run flawlessly at mobiel phone sizes BCIT TSP designed to run flawlessly at mobiel phone sizes Rampant Speculation designed to run flawlessly at mobiel phone sizes ConradMacIntyre.com designed to run flawlessly at mobiel phone sizes

Portfolio: All Projects

Case-Ware.com

Custom Wordpress theme for Doug Peel at Case Ware.

My partner and I were given a site that was simply a series of links to PDF files and asked to make it into something the client would love. After speaking to Doug, all he hoped to see was an updated look. We decided to extract over 700 products from a dozen PDF files and turn them into an AJAX-searchable database with a custom "My List" function that uses HTML5 localStorage to remember user lists — even between browsing sessions — with any extra trips to the server. Doug has already asked to work with us again.

  • Totally Customized Wordpress Theme.
  • Fully Responsive, with no loss of functionality.
  • Client-Specified Order System hand-built for this project.
  • Search Engine Optimization.
  • Smart PHP & JavaScript product redirection script based on landing page.
  • Live AJAX Search of entire product catalog
  • Client Training Videos
  • Visit Case-Ware.com

BlackJack

Hand-made BlackJack game built on jQuery and CSS.

I was tasked with creating a game using only front-end web technologies. I ended up with this, a fairly addictive BlackJack game built on HTML, CSS, and jQuery. The game keeps track of wins for the player and the computer as well as the number of rounds you've played to arrive at that score. The cards are set in Chicago, the icons we hand-made in Pixelmator, and use a single sprite sheet holds the entire deck.

  • Clean, modern HTML, CSS, and jQuery
  • Semi Responsive across desktop and tablets.
  • Tracks wins, losses, and rounds played.
  • Search Engine Optimization.
  • CSS Transitions give a sense of shuffling between rounds.
  • Play a round of BlackJack.

Rampant Speculation

Customized Wordpress Installation for a blog.

I've been blogging since 2002, and started writing Rampant Speculation in 2012. The site is built on top of the Wordpress content management platform and embraces the iOS 7 aesthetic. Light-weight fonts, brighter colours, background blurs. Responsive all the way to mobile phones and with a custom-made, hand-coded slide-in mobile menu.

  • Clean, modern HTML, CSS, and jQuery
  • Fully Responsive with no loss of functionality.
  • Search Engine Optimization.
  • CSS Transitions keep a sense of place as the site moves between states.
  • Read my rambings.

Personal Site

A personal site hand-made in HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript/jQuery

This page mostly just serves as a redirect to my other projects and online activity. But I still wanted to do something fun. I just JavaScript to load images so they're only requested (and loaded) when/if they're actually needed. I use the same script to serve mobile-ready images for phones and small tablets. I also offer a complete, but completely different layout on mobile devices.

  • Clean, modern HTML, CSS, and jQuery
  • Fully responsive with no loss of functionality
  • CSS Transitions keep a sense of place as the site moves between states.
  • Check me out. Did that sound weird?

128k.ca

A web developemnt portfolio site hand-coded in HTML, CSS, and jQuery.

This site in it's version 1.0 state was a rush job that I wasn't completely happy with, so I've redesigned it to showcase my work better and to make it clearer what, exactly, I can do for you and your business. I added an at-a-glance "Services" section that provides more specificity on hover. I also turned my project info graphic into an auto-slider to showcase some of my better work and made real room for the pics and descriptions that you're reading now. I also used optimized images and CSS to serve the smallest possible images to your devices to keep loading times and bandwidth use down.

  • Clean, modern HTML, CSS, and jQuery.
  • Fully responsive with no loss of functionality.
  • CSS Transitions keep a sense of place as the site moves between states.
  • iTunes-style drop-downs for more information on projects.
  • Glance-able, but with depth under the surface.
  • Single-page design means no need to click around. Everything is here.
  • Back-to-top button to return you to the main navigation section at the top.
  • Clean, but with bright imagery.
  • Large, readable fonts & typography.
  • Icon-fonts to keep HTTP requests down.
  • CSS delivery of optimized images
  • Client (me) is very happy with the outcome. ;)

BCIT TSP

A web Development project for BCIT.

This site was designed in conjunction with two classmates during my program at BCIT. Our design was considered to be technically outstanding, but the client visually preferred the look of a different submission. There were 6 different designs to choose from. The site is very clean and noise-free. Only the information that is necessary is there, no distractions. The site is built around a "tile" design theme that shows up on every page. A feature we jokingly called 'Navrywhere' aims to help you get "to anywhere, from anywhere" and we think we achieved that well. Even though we did not win, we were very proud of our work on this project.

  • Clean, modern HTML, CSS, and jQuery.
  • Fully responsive with no loss of functionality.
  • CSS Transitions keep a sense of place as the site moves between states.
  • Large, readable fonts & typography.
  • Icon-fonts to keep HTTP requests down.
  • Take a look.

About

I'm a problem-solver, a trouble-shooter, a designer, a developer, and I can help you do something insanely great. Whether you need a decked-out custom Wordpress installation with members areas and e-commerce, or just a static one-page site I can do that. Just fill out the form with what you want to do and I'll get back to you to start making a plan to bring that vision to life! I hope you're excited, 'cause I am.

On the off chance that you actually care about the alphabet soup, here's what I can do; HTML (Content), CSS (Style), jQuery (Interactivity), and PHP (Management).

Thoughts on Design

Blue iPod Mini, my first experience with design as both form AND function

As I began in hobbyist web development, I regarded design and appearance as synonyms. Design was, to my mind, making something "look cool". Turns out "looking cool" is both extremely subjective and inadequate as a definition of design. While appearance is obviously not without its merit, it is but one facet of design.

It took years before this idea rooted itself in my mind. Some time in 2006 I had my first experience with an Apple product — the iPod. It was my girlfriend's and it was, much to my surprise as a then Mac-hater, awesome. And as I thought about why it was so awesome I realized that it was the union of the user interface and the user experience. The marriage of form and function.

It was the design. As Steve Jobs once said:

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.

I believe this philosophy should permeate every aspect of what we do. Especially as a web designer.

I always want to do something great. Something of value. Something that I'm proud to put my name on. Let's do that together.

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Vincent Conrad MacIntyre

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Why 128k?

128k Macintosh with Steve Jobs quote.

So, what's in a name, as they say? Am I just a lover of low-but-not-too-low fidelity audio? No, the name is inspired — not unlike Mr. Stephen Hackett's 512 Pixels — by the original Apple Macintosh. My humble hope is that I can take the original Macintosh's user-first design approach and apply it to everything I make online.