Gearside Design

Gearside 2014 Launched

I overhauled the Gearside design and development from scratch (again) to optimize the organization of the look/feel as well as greatly improve the back-end with things like asynchronous loading to make the pages load much faster. I’ve also made the navigation more focused by removing some less-used pages/categories. This version is designed using graceful degradation and progressive enhancement, but I’ve also implemented a method of subtly rewarding modern web users with things like less (and smaller) ads. I think this is a great refinement overall and was also an awesome exercise in some advanced PHP and Javascript functionality.