October 21, 2012
In an effort to increase early voting awareness and get people out to vote, we worked on a fun side project called El Paso Early Voting. The goal of the website is to make it extremely easy to find an early voting location near you.
When you visit www.elpasoearlyvoting.com in a modern web browser, the web browser will ask permission to use your current location. After granting permission, the website uses geolocation and GPS to determine the early voting location nearest to your current location. The early voting location is then displayed, along with the address, hours of operation, and a link to a map to access driving directions.
In addition to displaying the nearest voting location, the El Paso Early Voting website lists all early voting locations for quick reference. The website is also "responsive", so it looks great on all mobile and desktop devices.
Don't forget that you can vote at ANY early voting location, regardless of where you live in El Paso. All you need is your driver's license or voter registration card.
Visit www.elpasoearlyvoting.com, find your nearest early voting location, and go vote! Early voting starts today and runs through November 2.
October 2, 2012
Jessica Escalante opened J. Luxe Boutique in August 2011, and her boutique has quickly become one of El Paso's most popular places to shop for stylish clothes, accessories, and gifts. The new J. Luxe Boutique website allows the boutique's customers to shop online and always stay up-to-date with what's happening at the boutique.
We built the website to be "responsive", which means the website conforms to the device it is being loaded on for an optimal viewing experience. The website looks great in a desktop browser, but be sure to view the site on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device to see the responsive site in action.
With the holidays quickly approaching, be sure to visit jluxeboutique.com and place an order for some holiday gifts!
September 5, 2012
We teamed up with Viva Creative Group to create a new site for Tony's The Pit BBQ. Tony's was started in 1958 and is still going strong, serving delicious sandwiches, taquitos, meats by the pound, and more. The new website features vintage and new photography, their tasty menu, history, and customer testimonials.
If you haven't been to Tony's The Pit BBQ, what are you waiting for? Visit tonysthepitbbq.com, and then visit in person!
August 28, 2012
If you are looking for a great place to get your hair styled or colored, look no further than 360 The Colour Bar. We've been proud customers for years, and the salon's new website features a fun design, a menu of services, and the ability to schedule an appointment online.
Check out the new site at 360hair.com.
July 2, 2012
SiliconMesa is a New Mexico business service company providing cloud-based software and secure data storage solutions. We built the company a new website to promote their first product, SiliconMesa® EHR, which is an affordable and highly secure Electronic Health Records system. The new website includes product features, pricing, a blog, and information about the SiliconMesa team.
It was a joy to work with the talented team at SiliconMesa while putting together the website. Check out the new website at siliconmesa.com!
June 15, 2012
We recently launched a new website for the El Paso Driving Academy. The academy offers adult and teen driving courses, and the new website allows students to easily register and pay for upcoming courses at any of the academy's three locations.
If you are looking for an excellent driving academy, check out the new website at elpasodriving.com!
May 30, 2012
Anyone who is friends with me on Facebook or follows me on Twitter knows that I've been supporting Beto O'Rourke since the day he announced his congressional campaign. I've known Beto for years and my first job out of college was with his web development company. I will always be appreciative of the opportunity he gave me to work for him, and I wouldn't be where I am today without that experience.
As the owner of my own web development company, I am always online. If I'm not on my laptop reading about programming, technology, or graphic design, I'm on my iPhone going through my Facebook and Twitter feeds. During the congressional race, I was interested to see how each candidate would use social media to promote their platform and connect with people throughout El Paso. Social media is ridiculously important to get right for any candidate running for office, especially for someone like Beto who was running against a 16-year incumbent with the ability to raise a lot of money. Social media is free and levels the playing field.
Beto's campaign knocked their social media strategy out of the park. The Reyes campaign struck out. And I'm not just saying that because I'm a Beto supporter. Let's take a look at some numbers:
Beto's campaign page on Facebook had more than twice the number of fans as the Reyes campaign page, and Beto's campaign had more than EIGHT times the number of followers as the Reyes campaign on Twitter. That's a huge difference, especially with the ability to easily share a campaign post on Facebook with your own friends and the ability to retweet a campaign tweet to your own followers. That means Beto's reach across Facebook and Twitter was far greater than the Reyes campaign, because more people were seeing shares and retweets of content created by Beto's campaign.
One thing that stood out to me during election day was the social media usage by each candidate. I went through each candidate's Facebook page and Twitter feed and counted the number of posts/tweets/retweets created during election day until the polls closed at 7:00 p.m.:
Wow. I recounted just to be sure, but those numbers are correct. Beto's campaign did a great job posting and tweeting pictures of Beto and his supporters along with other relevant election information throughout the day. The Reyes campaign posted once in the morning (a picture of a billboard that looked like it was in the middle of nowhere), and posted twice in the afternoon right before the polls closed. One of the afternoon posts was a link to the ad that ran during the Super Bowl, which aired almost four months ago. The post seemed extremely dated.
An hour after the polls closed, the Reyes campaign posted a photo album on Facebook with photos taken of Reyes and his supporters during election day. I'm still scratching my head trying to figure out why these photos were posted an hour AFTER the polls closed. The campaign should have been uploading these photos throughout the day to Facebook and Twitter using a mobile phone. This would have shown Reyes supporters that he was out in the community making one last push for votes, and could have enticed a few more people to vote for Reyes.
The sheer volume of social media updates by Beto's campaign compared to the Reyes campaign during election day made the Reyes campaign seem irrelevant and out of touch. Social media was one small reason Beto was able to win the primary.
To say that I am excited that Beto won is an absolute understatement. Congrats to Beto and his entire campaign staff for running a great campaign online and offline.
March 2, 2012
We recently launched a new website for the El Paso Bar Association. The new website features upcoming events, news articles, a member directory, and everything else you need to know about the organization. The new site can be viewed at elpasobar.com. Check it out today!
February 5, 2012
We teamed with Viva Creative Group to create a new online experience for Ripe Eatery, one of our favorite restaurants in El Paso! The website incorporates a fun design and is organized to make information about the restaurant easier to find. When visiting the site, be sure to sign up for their e-newsletter to receive some sweet deals.
Check out the new site at ripeeatery.com.
February 1, 2012
The El Paso Museum of Art Foundation seeks to fully support the El Paso Museum of Art in its endeavor to become the cultural flagship of our community and a premiere center for the arts with a commitment to regional, national and international themes and artists. We created a new website for the Foundation that includes information about their 50th Anniversary endowment campaign, naming opportunities, and the ability to make a contribution online.
The new site can be viewed at epmafoundation.org.
January 17, 2012
Founded in 2011, The Classroom Fund is a project of the El Paso Community Foundation created to support El Paso and Las Cruces Area teachers. Teachers can visit the website and fill out a request for materials to be funded by The Classroom Fund. The project is open to K-12 full-time educators in El Paso and Las Cruces.
To submit a teacher request or make a donation, visit the website at theclassroomfund.org.
January 2, 2012
The El Paso Bid Depository System contacted Impulse Development to create a new website to help manage construction bids between general contractors and subcontractors. After logging in, subcontractors can view details about upcoming construction projects and place their bids through a secure interface. Once the bid deadline has passed, general contractors can log in and retrieve their bids.
For more information about the website, visit the new website at elpasobid.com.
December 14, 2011
W Silver Recycling is one of the nation's leading recyclers, with a presence covering the southwest United States and northern Mexico. We created a new website for the company to highlight their history, materials handled, and manufacturer services. The website is also bilingual!
Visit the new website at wsilverrecycling.com.
October 1, 2011
We teamed up with the ultra-talented Viva Creative Group to create a new site for Midwest Technology Group. Midwest Technology Group developed their RIMS software (Retail Information Management Systems) to streamline donation information, inventory management, pricing, and reporting in a single, easy-to-use interface. The website highlights features of the software and includes customer testimonials.
The new website can be viewed at mwtechnologygroup.com.
August 8, 2011
The world's largest classic film festival now has its first iPhone app! We developed the Plaza Classic Film Festival iPhone app which includes a schedule of events, a synopsis of each film, YouTube trailers, and a customizable agenda for keeping track of films you want to see.
The festival runs through Sunday, August 14, so be sure to download the app from the App Store today!
August 5, 2011
Wintercheck Factory (an Impulse Development client) was featured in the August issue of Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine! The write-up discusses the William Wallet, which Brandon personally uses and recommends to his friends on a daily basis. You can read the write-up here, and be sure to visit wintercheckfactory.com to order the William Wallet and other cool stuff.
July 14, 2011
Lizette Porras is the newest member of the Impulse Development team. A 2007 advertising graduate from UT Austin, Lizette moved back to her hometown of El Paso, Texas and started her career at a large, local advertising agency. She decided to make the move to Impulse Development in May 2011, and we couldn't be more excited to welcome the genius that she so effortlessly exudes (her words.) As our account manager, Lizette is here to be a liaison between our developers and clients.
Lizette is a fan of good music, lover of pilates, admirer of fashion, and prefers herbal tea over coffee.
July 7, 2011
We recently launched a new website for New Mexico Cardiovascular Associates. The site gives visitors information about the group, their world-class physicians, and their all-star Heart Team. New patients can also visit the site to download patient forms to fill out before visiting the office for the first time.
You can check out the new site at nmheartcare.com.
May 23, 2011
Feast your eyes on the new site we created for 292 Bonair, a modern, ultra-luxurious seaside townhome located in La Jolla, California. The site features information about renting the townhome and also includes information about area attractions, dining, and activities. Book your next getaway to this gorgeous townhome in just a few clicks by visiting lajollaluxuryrental.com.
April 26, 2011
Hungry in downtown El Paso and need another option for a great meal? Check out the website we made for Oasis Bistro & Lounge to see what's on the menu and what events are happening at the nearby Plaza Theatre!
The new site can be viewed at oasisbistroandlounge.com.
February 22, 2011
Impulse Development was the proud recipient of 6 El Paso Advertising Federation ADDY Awards, including the Best of Show award for our work on the Hope and Anchor Jukebox Facebook application! We won gold ADDYs for the Wintercheck Factory website and the Hope and Anchor Jukebox Facebook app, and shared three ADDY awards with our talented friends at Viva Creative Group for the Geogeske website (gold), the Neon Desert Music Festival pre-lineup website (silver), and the Pizazz website (bronze).
A huge thank you goes out to our clients, colleagues, and friends for their support. We couldn't do what we do without you!
February 14, 2011
Tembloroso Creative Lab is a unique project that we are thrilled to be a part of. We partnered with Jim Ward (badass musician), Kristine Ward (savvy businesswoman), and Armando Alvarez (designer extraordinaire) to build a website that provides a voice for El Paso's talented artists and musicians.
The new website features an online store where visitors can buy music, posters, shoes, stickers and much more. The website also includes daily blog updates, artist profiles highlighting unique people in our city, and a calendar of upcoming events.
Visit the new site at tembloroso.com.
February 1, 2011
We recently redesigned the Hope and Anchor website. Now you can keep up with the epic patio bar with a daily blog, daily specials, menu items, and upcoming events!
Check out the new site at hopeandanchorelpaso.com.
November 19, 2010
Our latest site launch is for DAW'S Home Furnishings. DAW'S Home Furnishings has been serving customers in El Paso and the surrounding region for over 60 years. Visitors to the new site can browse a selection of furniture and appliances, read testimonials from DAW's customers, and print out a coupon only for website visitors!
Take a look at the new site at dawshomefurnishings.com.
November 12, 2010
We recently launched a new site for Cirrus Marketing Intelligence, an agency based in Anaheim, California that specializes in nationwide mystery shopping, competitor market research, and other business intelligence services. The new site features information about services offered by Cirrus and the types of industries they work with. Check out the new site at cirrusmktg.com!
November 12, 2010
Attention all students in the El Paso area! The new site we just launched for Textbookit is what you have been waiting for. Textbookit is a fair way for students to buy and sell used textbooks. Students can go to the site and purchase the textbooks they need, or sell textbooks to their fellow peers.
The semester is almost over so check out the site at textbookit.com and get ready to sell your Fall textbooks!
September 28, 2010
Our latest site creation is for Wintercheck Factory, a custom furniture, clothing, and accessories shop headquartered in New York, New York. Check out the new site at wintercheckfactory.com to purchase the unique items they have for sale, get to know the Wintercheck Factory team, and see their impressive media write ups!
September 15, 2010
Smashing Magazine featured the beautiful G2 website we created with Viva Creative Group in their Showcase Of Appetizing Restaurant Websites! Smashing Magazine delivers useful and innovative information to web designers and developers and has been doing so for four years. They get around five million visitors per month and have 240,000 Twitter followers. We are excited to have caught their eye along with other great restaurant websites from around the world!
You can read the full article by clicking here. Thanks Smashing Magazine!
July 21, 2010
Want to catch as many films as possible during the Plaza Classic Film Festival? Now you can have the entire schedule with you at all times on your iPhone, iPad, or other mobile device by visiting m.plazaclassic.com! The website displays a daily schedule of films, and you can even sign in with your Facebook account and coordinate seeing movies with your Facebook friends!
Check it out at m.plazaclassic.com, and start planning your festival schedule.
July 9, 2010
We are proud to announce the launch of a new site for the El Paso Convention and Visitors Bureau. The site includes information for visitors looking for information about El Paso, an event calendar full of fun things to do throughout the city and region, and information about the CVB's fantastic event venues, including the Abraham Chavez Theatre and the Plaza Theatre.
Whether you are in El Paso or just visiting, you can find countless things to do at visitelpaso.com. What are you waiting for? Check it out!
June 16, 2010
Check out the new site we did for Pizazz! With a name like Pizazz, the store needed a website that lived up to its name, so we teamed up with Viva Creative Group to do just that! Using the new site visitors can check out the calendar for scrapbooking classes and events, browse through product brands, read their blog and stay in touch with their e-newsletter.
You can visit the new site at gotpizazz.com.
May 25, 2010
We launched a new site for V.P. Clarence Company, which is the oldest and largest privately-held full service commercial mortgage banking firm serving clients in West Texas and New Mexico. The new site has easy-to-use navigation, information on V.P. Clarence Company, and up-to-date financial news.
May 10, 2010
We recently launched a redesign for the MIMCO, Inc. website. The site has a fresh new look, easy-to-use navigation, and an advanced property search feature.
You can visit the new site at www.mimcoinc.com.
April 2, 2010
We teamed up with Viva Creative Group to create a new site for G2. The site allows visitors to check out G2's menu (including their new brunch menu), view upcoming events, and read more about the great Kern Place eatery.
You can visit the new site at g2geogeske.com.
March 23, 2010
We recently launched a redesigned site for Sandy Messer and Associates, an El Paso real estate company with over 30 years experience. The updated site includes information about Sandy Messer and Associates, the realtors, relocation services, and a property search.
You can visit the redesigned site at http://sandymesser.com.
March 10, 2010
Impulse Development is a 2010 ADDY Award Winner! Last month, El Paso’s Advertising Federation awarded Impulse Development with a bronze ADDY for our very own website! Teamed up with Viva Creative Group, we also won a bronze for the El Paso Marathon site and a gold for the RIPE Eatery site. Our friends at Viva went on to win eight more awards, giving them ten ADDYs total! We think the Rock Band 2 breaks are really paying off! Thanks to our family and friends for the continued support.
February 28, 2010
Amanda is Impulse Development’s first non-programmer. A 2008 advertising and public relations graduate from Texas Christian University, Amanda retired her sorority t-shirts and college life to move back to her hometown of El Paso to start her career in advertising and web development. As our account executive, Amanda is here to be a liaison between our developers and clients. Amanda is a sports fan, with an extra passion for her alma mater TCU and her hometown Miners, animal lover, sudoku master, fashion admirer and a Top Chef wannabe.
February 24, 2010
We got to team up with Viva Creative Group to create a new site for Hope and Anchor. With Viva’s design and our programming the site gives visitors a glimpse into El Paso’s epic patio bar and links to their Facebook page. Check out the new site and then go in and check out the real thing!
December 21, 2009
The El Paso Marathon is quickly becoming known as a premiere running event. To celebrate the 4th Annual El Paso Marathon, we teamed with Viva Creative Group to redesign the El Paso Marathon website. The updated website features the new El Paso Marathon logo, a modern design, and better page organization.
You can visit the redesigned website at elpasomarathon.org.
December 7, 2009
We recently launched a new website for Check Freight Broker, powered by Interstate Capital. The website allows carriers throughout the United States to receive free fright broker credit reports. The goal of Check Freight Broker is to provide the trucking industry with the most comprehensive information about freight broker payments obtained through a variety of sources.
You can visit the new website at checkfreightbroker.com.
November 28, 2009
We recently launched a new website for CASA of El Paso, a non-profit organization located in El Paso, Texas. CASA of El Paso trains and supports volunteers from the community to advocate for abused and neglected children who need representation in the family court system.
You can visit the new website at casaofelpaso.com.
September 21, 2009
We recently launched a new website for the UTEP Office of Special Events. The website highlights many of the events taking place on the campus of the University of Texas at El Paso, including concerts, films, gallery exhibitions, and other special events. Nothing to do in El Paso? Think again!
You can visit the new website at utepspecialevents.com.
September 9, 2009
Our company website (the one you are looking at right now!) was featured in Smashing Magazine's "Horizontal Navigation Menus: Trends, Patterns, and Best Practices" article. Smashing Magazine is a popular blog with articles and features dedicated to designers and developers. We are proud to be featured by such an awesome blog!
You can read the full article at the Smashing Magazine website.
August 30, 2009
Andrew Latimer is the newest addition to the Impulse Development team. His tasks include programming websites for clients, researching innovative trends in web development, and saying "who, me?" when people say "Andrew" around the office.
You can read his full biography on our About page. Welcome to the team, Andrew #2!
August 24, 2009
We recently launched a new website for Drink GEM™. The e-commerce site was created for Beveragette Ventures of Seattle, Washington. The website features GEM's flagship product, GEM™ Keep it cool™, which is a beverage created to provide relief from the symptoms of menopause. There are also products available for stress relief, anti-aging, mental acuity, and bone strength.
Efrain Mendoza, Vice President of Beveragette Ventures, said, "From day one, Impulse Development has been nothing but professional and timely on all aspects of our project. The quality of their work has allowed us at Beveragette Ventures to have a successful launch of our GEM products. Their web design services have been a very effective tool in our sales. We anticipate this being a very productive and long term relationship. Very nicely done!"
You can visit the new website at drinkgem.com.
July 28, 2009
We recently launched a new website for CGND Imports, a company located in El Paso, Texas. CGND Imports specializes in importing antiques and architectural embellishments from Italy.
You can visit the new website at cgndimports.com.
July 10, 2009
El Paso Magazine featured our very own Andrew Hite in an online article titled, "I am a Web Developer". Way to go Andy! You can read the article at epmediagroup.com.
May 20, 2009
We recently launched a new website for Rio Grande BPSI, a commercial office furniture dealership headquartered in El Paso, Texas. Rio Grande BPSI sells a bunch of innovative furniture products, including the new Herman Miller office chairs we hope to purchase soon.
You can visit the new website at riograndebpsi.com.
April 12, 2009
We recently launched a new website for Sugar Bush Squirrel The Movie, a documentary produced by Allyce Ozarski and Jessi Knapp. The documentary explores the life of Ms. Kelly Foxton and her beloved Sugar Bush Squirrel, the world's most photographed squirrel.
You can visit the new website at sugarbushsquirrelthemovie.com.
March 1, 2009
Our corporate branding update is finally complete with the arrival of our new business cards, printed by the ultra-talented crew at Pinball Publishing. The cards have already been featured on cardobserver.com (an online gallery of creative and unique business card designs) and on the Pinball Publishing CoinOp blog.
If you would like to get some of our new cards, send an e-mail to email@example.com with your mailing address.
February 16, 2009
We recently launched a new website for El Paso Jewish Academy, an elementary and middle school located in El Paso, Texas. I attended the El Paso Jewish Academy (previously known as the El Paso Hebrew Day School) when I was in kindergarten. It was fun to develop a website for a school I attended over 20 years ago! It also made me feel old.
You can visit the new website at elpasojewishacademy.com.
February 9, 2009
We recently launched a new website for The Garick Group, a construction management company located in El Paso, Texas. The Garick Group also offers electrical and mechanical services and has been in business since 1977.
You can visit the new website at thegarickgroup.com.
January 29, 2009
We recently launched a new website for PSRBB Architects, an architecture firm located in El Paso, Texas. I used to work at PSRBB in 2001-2002 as a marketing intern, so it was great working with my former bosses on this project.
January 22, 2009
In addition to our RSS feed, you can keep in touch with us by becoming a fan of Impulse Development on Facebook. We just uploaded our "Office Tour" photo gallery to our Facebook page, so be sure to check it out:
You can also follow us on Twitter, the web's most popular microblogging service.
Thanks again to everyone who has visited our new site!
January 20, 2009
As Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th President of the United States today, we are proud to inaugurate the next version of the Impulse Development website.
Our original site was launched in December 2006, so it was definitely time to build a new site. The design process began in late December, and it took us about four weeks to complete the site from start to finish. A lot of designing, programming, and copywriting took place during that time, but we are very happy with the results.
The new site features updated staff biographies, a bunch of new work, and a new blog where Andy and I will post company news and thoughts on the web development industry. We even hid our Rock Band 2 scores somewhere on the site, so click around and try to find them.
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you like our new site.