Archive for the Thoughts category

We here at Relish spend our days toiling in the vast world of the interwebs so I’m sure you’ll be shocked to hear that we also spend much of our downtime trolling the web as well. Being immersed in all things digital, we like to give props to those who have successfully executed cool sites or apps. Here’s a list of our favourites from 2010 (in no particular order): 

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Ride the City – This site lets you plan your biking route and allows you to choose from the most direct to the safest route.  It also lists bike …

by on March 17, 2011

Some exciting developments have been brewing at the Relish HQ.  The New Ketchup™ is no longer just for breakfast… we now are officially open for Lunch dates.

We’re now being represented by Executive Producer Amy Miranda of lunch inc.  Amy has worked extensively in the digital space.  She’s worked as an editor, designer, technology manager, technical services director, project manager and interactive consultant.  She’s been at companies including iXL, CNN, U8TV/Alliance Atlantis, Activate, Henderson Bas and TAXI.

Not only are we working with Amy now, but we’re a part of the Lunch family.  The roster is made up of …

by on November 27, 2009

The holidays are a busy time.  Presents to buy, friends and family to visit, meals to prepare.  It’s hard to keep track of everything.  If only there was a way to keep tabs on it all…

What if you could see what your friends were up to? or even people in different cities? countries?  What if you could even keep tabs on the man of the hour himself, Santa Claus?

This holiday, we at Relish have done just that with the help of Twitter and our friends at Tractor.  Together we made a site that pulls all of the …

by on December 23, 2008

You can thank Airbag Industries for the overly-bureaucratic sounding post title.

The talented folks at Airbag have recently launched this little web application (see a video demo) as a way for them to gather the brief but necessary details from a prospective client who’s considering hiring Airbag to work on a project.  I think the execution is pretty flawless — design and layout are top shelf.  No surprise there.

But I wonder about the usefulness or practicality of a tool like this. It kind of reminds me of those “We are now accepting projects in January 2009″ messages …

by on September 17, 2008

Obviously the answer is yes.  We all know that.

The only thing we don’t know as fine makers of web sites is when exactly we can safely stop supporting the stellar Internet Explorer 6 in the work we do (i.e. when it will piss off an acceptably low portion of the audience).  I don’t think Relish is quite there yet, but it looks like 37signals is as they’ve announced they’ll stop supporting IE6 in all their products in August.

We’re big fans of 37signals’ flagship product Basecamp.  We use it for just about every project we work on …

by on July 4, 2008