Welcome to the Quintuplapus

The Quintuplapus is an adventure about an octopus and his disillusioned search for self on land.

Learn More about the Quintuplapus

Daniles Print Communications

Years: 2011 – 2013
commissioned by: Daniels Print Communications
Site: Daniels Print Communications

Daniels

BFSDaniels, now Daniels is a print and digital communication company in Boston, MA. Daniels Print Communications contains three subsidiary companies, Daniels Print, CopyCop, and Pixxlz. As a web developer I was responsible for the upkeep the websites for Daniels and CopyCop and I had a larger role in developing the front and back end of Pixxlz.com.

CopyCop

For Daniels and CopyCop my web based responsibilities included, the creation of graphics, search engine optimization, textual content updates, the creation of HTML emails, design and implementation of assorted advertisements, back end form handle functions and the development of third party web sites. In addition I was occasionally asked to help out the pre-press department. There, I would use my knowledge of file system as well as the Adobe Creative Suite to take client submitted files and prepare them for print. I would also periodically designed internal printed materials such as business cards, logos, calenders, letterheads and flyers.

Pixxlz

Pixxlz is a web based application created to aggregate the images that a user has, on multiple online galleries and give the user a portal through which they can have them professionally printed. When I first started working on this project, the application was already online but was limited to a user’s Facebook images. We were able to set up multiple partner sites for companies like Elvis, Boston Duck Tours, Black Belt Magazine and more. The basics of the application for all companies was the same, until Inked Magazine requested to host their images with Flikr. This was my first experience with the RESTful key and secret method. Up until this point the entire application resided in Facebook’s I-frame, but with the advancement of technologies and the CEO’s idea of what the app should be we set in on revolutionizing it. We removed it from the i-frame and set up a back end using Ajax to summon PHP routers that push the data to templates to be served to the user’s client. I set up more external resources linking to Instagram, Picasa, 500px, and modified BlueImps HTML 5 image upload script to create an image gallery for high quality images. In addition this site also has an HTML5 image templating engine to lay out images to print. I was in the process of improving the speed, simplicity, and quality of the engine when I left the company.

Leave a Reply

Welcome to Giga Mega Ultra, home of Chris Antreasian.

The Adventures
of the Quintpulapus