Robert Spangler

UI/UX designer & front-end developer

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eCommerce Gallery Has Launched!

I’m pleased to announce that eCommerce Gallery has finally launched. This has been a side-project I’ve been working on for quite some time.

The Importance of 301 Redirects

I was lucky enough to go to the IR Web Design ’08 conference in Miami early this month and do several website consultations for a wide variety of eCommerce websites (both large and small).

A lot of people were looking to do a complete redesign and/or change their eCommerce platform. Meaning most (if not all) of their URLs may be changing. I was blown away by the amount of companies that almost made that switch without being told about redirecting their pages using 301 redirects.

Welcome To Miami, ¡Buenvenidos a miami!

Well friends, I’m off to Miami for the “Internet Retailer 2008 Web Design Conference”:http://www.internetretailer.com/IRWD08/ with the guys at work. We’ll be doing 1-on-1 website consultations with about 22 companies and running a booth. Should be a good time.

New Blog Posted: Creating a Checkout Progress Bar

I just posted a new blog over on the “eCommerce Blog”:http://www.groovecommerce.com/ecommerce-blog/ at Groove. So if you’re interested in “creating an accessible progress bar”:http://www.groovecommerce.com/ecommerce-blog/featured/creating-an-accessible-checkout-progress-bar/ for your checkout process this is for you!

Hot and Fresh Out The Oven!

Our latest redesign over at “Groove”:http://www.groovecommerce launched today!

Mr. McGroovy's Box Rivets

The site is for Mr. McGroovy’s Box Rivets, a very unique products with plenty of potential. Mr. McGroovy was originally running on a PayPal shopping cart but quickly outgrew it, we came up with a custom solution that will really take his store to the next level.

My role in the project was designer and front-end developer. So I did all of the design and front-end coding (xHTML/CSS/JavaScript).

More to follow on the Groove eCommerce Blog.

How to Waste Your Money on AdWords 101

I recently purchased a microsuede/microfiber couch for my new apartment. (similar but darker than the couch below)

!http://www.rmspangler.com/images/8.jpg (My New Sectional)!

I love it, and the price didn’t break my bank; however, when the sales person asked if I wanted to pay an extra $100+ for a stain guard treatment…I just really couldn’t justify it, I was pretty sure I could find a way to do that myself (for a lot cheaper).

So of course I started at Google, I ran a search for ‘stain protection for microsuede’ the first sponsored link was at Target.com…

I Forgot To Share…

My favorite part of my daily work is when I get to slice and code a great design using some great markup (xHTML) with smart styling (CSS).

At work I’ve recently been given the opportunity to solely act as the front end developer for a few different projects we launched over at “Groove”:http://www.groovecommerce.com/

* “La Prima Catering”:http://www.laprimacatering.com/
* “Corporate Baskets”:http://www.corporate-baskets.com/
* “Don’t Know Tavern”:http://www.dontknowtavern.com/

_Note: Not my designs, just my code_

New Redesign – Epic Dental

The fresh new look for Epic Dental has officially launched! Epic Dental sells Xylitol Gum which I can briefly describe as a sugar alternative that is also a cavity fighting agent. The new site was built off of our optimized version of the AspDotNetStoreFront and features a sleek and feature filled 1-page checkout. My role… Read more »