The whole design of their site is really nice, great work!
A great update! Here’s a side-by-side comparison.
I still prefer the old one. The clouds create a sense of an ocean by making the waves/water seem more expansive. The "wave" created by the "O" in the new logo could be a wave in a lake or pond just as easily as a wave in the ocean.
I doubt you'll ever see a plunging breaker like that wave in a lake or pond.
Definitely digging the clear Digital (pixel squares) + Ocean (O turning into a wave) in the logo mark, I only wish the pixels were even sizes.
Also, the first thing I thought of when I saw the pixels was the old Windows logo.
That's a lotta thin, low contrast copy with really bright images. Kinda struggling this morning, so not enjoying it very much. Curious if it'll hold up for those with any type of vision impairments, or on phones out in the sun.
This is really, really great. Definitely some kerning issues to be worked out, most notably between the 'O' and 'c', though.
Too bad their service isn't nearly as good as their design work, which is fantastic.
I really like their service. What would you recommend?
Would you recommend Digital Ocean to host personal sites/portfolios?
I would, I am. But you need to have some dev knowledge though. Including server management as well as just front-end stuff.
DigitalOcean gives you complete control over everything. Though you can build boxes with pre-installed software, such as a LAMP stack or Wordpress.
Absolutely. I don't have much knowledge regarding hosting/server management outside of how to set the DNS, and I haven't had any trouble at all with DO. Their community/tutorials are top-notch as well.
Their walk throughs are really helpful and thorough for anyone curious about delving into server management. You can has all the power.... love DO.
What about their service do you have an issue with? Curious, b/c I've been using DO for more than 3 years now and couldn’t be more pleased.
I had massive memory issues on my Wordpress installations, had to move everything over to Flywheel instead.
Ah, I gotcha. Was it a $5/mo droplet? I believe they recommend at least 1GB of RAM for instances running MySQL.
I wouldn't imply that DO as a service is poor in that case. They have incredible service and support, but they aren't a managed host. It's on the customer to be capable of setting a server up to deal with memory issues that arise with various platforms you choose to install.
I'd call your situation misunderstood expectations more than anything.
To be fair, they do offer a WordPress "one-click app" which ostensibly sets everything up for you. It's still not managed, but hopefully they have it configured to run on the minimum memory you can give it (1GB).
No idea if Ix used this, but it's a thing.
I don't have issues setting up servers, the misunderstanding here is you assuming my problems with Digital Ocean were inadequate server setup and maintenance, when it had nothing to do with that.
Looks like Digital Ocean is Flywheel's host: https://techcrunch.com/2013/09/24/flywheel-launches-a-premium-wordpress-hosting-and-management-service-for-designers/
“Flywheel built an entire WordPress hosting service on top of our cloud,” Uretsky said. “They are running over a thousand droplets for their users. The integration is so tight that customers can’t tell that we’re running the service.”
Contrary to popular belief in this thread, I actually knew this. Again, none of you actually know my issue with DO, and yet you all still try to argue against something you don't know anything about. In fact, none of you have even asked what the problem was, you all just assumed it was user error and that Digital Ocean is a perfect service that can't possibly have any issues on their end.
Strange, you can get a 5$ droplet to work just fine with many wordpress. How many visits did you have?
BTW a good solution is to use serverpilot.io or know how to tune the machine (I've written a tutorial on that topic, if you're interested)
Yeah flywheel are awesome... they host their stuff on DO!
Just because I had issues with Digital Ocean doesn't mean everybody does. LOLOLOLOL.
What are you talking about? If you don’t know how to setup a server, it doesn’t mean the service isn’t good. I’m running Sublevel since August 2013 on it. It’s super fast and reliable.
PS: You should try the newest servers on FRA and LON. They are faster than the older ones.
Why do you assume he has no knowledge in setting up servers, just because his experience differs from yours?
Who says I don't know how to setup a server? The problem was memory leak issues, not server management.
Your client software can cause memory leaks, not the host. You can't blame DigitalOcean for the software you install.
Listen, you don't know anything about this particular case, so it's a bit rich for you to blame either side. Unlike you, I know what happened. I know the discussions I had with DO about it. And I know that the solution in the end was to move to a more stable host, because DO was causing me issues. And it has caused issues for several other clients of mine as well. If it works fine for you, then great. I don't really care what host you are using.
Dude, as stated above, Flywheel use DigitalOcean servers (they even setup multiple accounts on a single droplet). So yeah, you wouldn't got memory issues with WordPress if you knew how to properly setup and optimize your 5 bucks server.
"Dude", you are still clueless as to what my problem actually was. Perhaps not pipe up unless you're clued up about the topic?