• Tobin HarrisTobin Harris, almost 7 years ago (edited almost 7 years ago )

    Looks good & feels fresh, as always :)

    Thoughtbot are normally totally bold and brash, and I feel this is a little more elegant and refined. Might be the font sizes, font faces and more suggestive imagery.

    Hmmm.. I exploring it more now... In fact, being totally honest, I feel it's a departure from the brand of "Big robots smashing into other robots". It looks nice. So are Thoughtbots getting more sophisticated?

    I study your prose and web presence on a yearly basis, you guys are a huge inspiration for me :) Always interesting to see how things change.


    5 points
  • ポール ウェッブポール ウェッブ, almost 7 years ago

    It's weird, I was an apprentice at thoughtbot in 2012 and two years later I work around the corner from the office. Good to see the company growing! I definitely like this site design more than the previous, but I wish it was more brash.

    3 points
    • Carolann Merchant, almost 7 years ago

      Yo come visit!

      2 points
    • Keira BuiKeira Bui, almost 7 years ago (edited almost 7 years ago )

      That's awesome! How was your experience as an apprentice? What kind of project did you work on?

      0 points
      • ポール ウェッブポール ウェッブ, almost 7 years ago (edited almost 7 years ago )

        Overall, my experience was pretty good. It was intense. Chad Mazzola liked my graphic design and felt my web design was super stale, haha! He really opened my mind to what's possible in web and wanted to see my web design look more like my graphic design. After he left the company, Galen became my mentor and he was really great as well. Interestingly, when Chad left one of the designers was a dick to me for the remainder of my stay in the program. I don't feel the need to name names, but I will say it soured my experience.

        I worked on The Awesome Foundation and Trajectory. I probably worked on something else, but my memory fails me. My biggest project was trying to wrap my head around Rails and Sass, haha! I love Sass now but I don't use Rails (I have no need for it).

        My personal project built while at thoughtbot is here! http://netoperatorwibby.github.io I keep it around for historical purposes.

        0 points
  • John CanelisJohn Canelis, almost 7 years ago

    Love Thoughtbot's design and open source work. Refills is awesome! http://refills.bourbon.io/

    3 points
  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, almost 7 years ago

    "scroll down" is the new "click here"?

    3 points
  • Matthew KosloskiMatthew Kosloski, almost 7 years ago

    Very nice redesign. To be honest, this is one of my favorites. I have a question about your approach to using placeholders for the hire-us page. I inspected the element, and noticed you guys have labels, but set them to display: none;

    How do you manage to use placeholders? Internet Explorer doesn't support them. do you guys have some sort of script that detects the browser, and then uses placeholders if supported, and labels if not? Very curious to know how this is done, because in my opinion, placeholders are much nicer.

    2 points
  • ben johnstonben johnston, almost 7 years ago

    Classy. It feels almost more like a marketing website for a product than a development shop, especially the home/landing page. I love that.

    1 point
  • Joel CalifaJoel Califa, almost 7 years ago

    Getting some weird sticky nav bug where it shows up sporadically

    0 points