Welcome to the new look web site. It’s been a long time coming as we have been so busy on more pressing client work. Whilst we loved the old site (obvs!) technology, time and requirements move fast and the theme we had developed for WordPress was looking old.
So we sat down and had a think. The basic premise of anything we do centres around less is more. The longer we find ourselves wondering this technological land the more obvious this becomes. All through the various disciplines from design to writing code and audio work, less is almost always better. We also wanted to fully support the new array of devices that adorn almost everyones lives now (quite rightly too!). We want to use the site with our iPads!
The platform was already decided – WordPress, we love it here and it really does deserve it’s top spot. We then evaluated a number of responsive frameworks for the site and eventually settled on Foundation 5. This framework is excellent and we can highly recommend it. We also wanted to start writing about some of the projects we have worked on so decided to author a custom case studies plugin for WordPress to present these.
Anyway, we hope you like the new site and hope to speak to you soon!
We very happy to announce that we have a new client in the fold. We have been commissioned to build their entire on-line presence as they are completely new to on-line retail and managing web sites.
We have been asked to;
- Evaluate e-commerce platforms
- Design all branding and graphics
- Design, build, configure and deploy
We are really looking forward to working with this client on what looks to be a fun and interesting project.
Great shoot at the weekend with the Boot Hill All Stars. They were in need of some new promotional shots that included some new band members and asked if Lenssniper could take on the job. We had a grand old time of it but the weather was pretty horrid 🙁 Will add links here once the new photos are included on their web site.
Happy New Year to all the SampleSort users! Here’s to a successful 2015 and the next version of SampleSort!
Thought I’d give you all a little xmas gift. I’ve been working on some materials over the last few days and needed an Infinity Cove for the final renders. So knocked this up and thought I’d share it.
Merry Christmas everyone!!
After a slightly problematic v0.7.1 release we have undertaken more extensive testing and have made a new version available for download.
The issues some users experienced were related to the completely new database engine and whilst every effort is made to ensure that releases are thoroughly tested sometimes an issue makes it through the testing process. We are sorry for any issues that caused for users but the issues that were reported have been fully addressed in this new release and this release has passed testing by those users. I’d like to thank Dubdesciple in particular for his help with this.
Development is going well on the new version and we should be in a position to release this over the coming weeks – very exciting.
There are however a few caveats that come with this new version. Mainly in the shape of a completely redesigned and redeveloped database. We are concerned about the impact on your existing installations of SampleSort but we felt the long term benefits completely outweighed the short term negative effect on users. If you have a previously installed version of the application you will be informed that it requres upgrading. What this actually means is that it is too out of date to migrate to the new version and so will be completely recreated without migrating the data.
Whilst this isn’t a great user experience the features we will be able to now build will make life a lot easier going forward.
We have just setup a nice brand spanking new Google Group dedicated to discussion about JamSoft and SampleSort. It’s open and ready to discuss anything you want to about the software and how you use it and anything you would like to see happen with it in the future.
You can view and join the group here.
The next version of SampleSort (0.7.1) is already in the pipeline and with this release we will be moving to the latest version of .NET (version 4.5) unfortunately this will also usher in the discontinued support for Windows XP (long live Windows XP!). Whilst it was a great operating system in its time it is 12 years since it was released.
Microsoft will also be dropping the Windows XP Extended Support on 8th April 2014 so it really is time to move off this OS. Also we don’t think many people will still be using this OS for serious audio work as lots of audio equipment manufacturers no longer produce drivers for this OS due to the age and support situation from Microsoft.
We may well keep a download of SampleSort 0.7.0 available for XP users for a limited time.