If you've ever visited eHouse you've probably noticed something different about our company compared to others. Yeah, it’s true that we’re a pretty cool group of people that love what we do, but that’s beside the point! If you take a look around you’ll quickly begin to notice a trend. We've got a really strong female presence in our office! Even our two office dogs are females (Lily and Daisy if you were wondering their names)! With the addition of our newest project manager the scales have officially tipped.
On a recent site build there was a need to include a responsive, interactive Google map. The map also needed to display the organization’s location and a link for directions. Pretty standard but… not without its share of tricksy issues. I found a lot of information on the inter-webs which helped it respond smoothly1, and that allowed me to add multiple tooltips with unique info windows2. Responsive google maps won’t get us down! Along with using these helpful web resources I came up with a little edge on an issue I encountered on mobile views and other small touch devices. So, I’m paying it forward with this nugget of information.
We kicked the night off with one of our favorite tools at the eHouse Studio office, SoundDrop. Loading up our playlist with mingle music, beers on ice and piping hot pizza, we were ready to welcome a fabulous 50 RSVP’d Charleston friends. With the usual Dribbble swag laid out,
Jenelle Koles and Macy White made sure to check-in each guest with a warm welcome.
A few months ago, my team and I were in the IA phase of a project and were getting ramped up to create some user flows. User flows have always been a valuable part of eHouse’s preliminary process and we write them into contracts as client deliverables. In the past, our user flows have consisted of the traditional shapes (squares, diamonds, squares with wavy edges, etc.) that are strategically connected together to represent the user’s experience through a specific process. We spend a lot of time researching best practices and working out the challenges to develop the best possible solutions for these experiences.
In June, our beautiful town of Charleston brought together hundreds of usability, user experience, and design rockstars to talk about creating
rad experiences themed around visual design, user experience, information architecture, branding, e-commerce and much, much more. Oh, and there was free beer.