We make some pretty substantial changes to our process every six months through internal planning, where our team regroups on every facet of operations, strategy, design, and development.
Earlier this year, I was about to start working on a new project, when I was told that it would have to meet certain accessibility requirements (in this case it was ADA Section 508). At first, I wasn't really too worried about it. As long as my code was clean and I didn't do anything too stupid, it would be no big deal… right? Well, reading up on the standards confirmed that making a site decently accessible means that there's a lot more to it than just remembering alt tags.
The Fall of 2012 brought a great opportunity to design for the new Windows 8. We were tackling The Globe & Mail's news app, which was slated to be released on launch day in the Windows Store. While ramping up on the Microsoft Design Style and Windows 8 design patterns, it became apparent that the real challenge would be in finding ways to flex our creative muscles with a platform that, to some critics, has been designed to homogenize digital experiences.
Sharing a portfolio is a little like sending your baby off to their first day of school. You've done your best to prepare and equip them for what’s about to come, but now it’s time they stand their own ground and play nice with others.
We started Jet Cooper three and a half years ago from humble beginnings. Our website has taken many forms since, from the first ever splash page to our first major release last year.
Today, in keeping with tradition, we're proud to introduce you to our completely redesigned website.