Gregg Renfrew, founder of Beautycounter, created her cosmetic company to get safer beauty products into the hands of everyone. To deliver a complex hybrid site that allows users to shop for safe beauty products, learn more about how to stay healthy, and become a consultant, Pixafy developed and launched a feature-rich Magento Enterprise Edition site with a clean, minimalistic design. Pixafy built in functionality that allows Beautycounter to highlight notable products, engage and inform users with a WordPress Truth Serum blog, and sync with NetSteps so Beautycounter consultants can be attributed with commission. To ensure the site was optimized for speed, Pixafy made full use of Magento Full Page Cache.
Avatax, Cachebuster, Capistrano, CSS, Custom Pixafy Modules, HTML, jQuery, Magento Enterprise Edition, Netsteps IDS, QAS Address Verification, WordPress
Barcelona native Maria Perez and her business partner Adria Jover wanted to bring an e-commerce wine shop to the U.S. that was like no other. They were looking for a technology partner to help them create a completely custom subscription-based service where customers would be sent monthly wine packages based off of questionnaires and product recommendations. Pixafy developed a fully-responsive Magento Enterprise site built around a robust recommendations engine and implemented a custom customer quiz module. With integration of stock control for their online and physical store, a custom subscription service for monthly users, and future plans to roll out additional custom features, Pixafy developed an integrated solution that caters to Glassful’s vision and unique online wine community. To ensure blazing-fast site speed and stability, Glassful’s website is hosted on Pixafy Hosting optimized for the Magento platform.
Magento Enterprise Edition, Custom Pixafy Modules, Custom Subscription Service, Custom Quiz Module, FedEx API, Pixafy Hosting optimized for Magento, Responsive Design
Chartbeat, jQuery, Magento Enterprise Edition, Pixafy Hosting optimized for Magento, PHP, Prototype
Rock Paper Photo
Yummie by Heather Thomson
Eyeware innovator Warby Parker is making waves for its boutique-quality, vintage-inspired glasses, offered at a revolutionary price point. Pixafy worked with Warby Parker to craft a brand new, fully-featured mobile eCommerce site. Serving as an ongoing development and technology Partner, Pixafy provided Warby Parker with maintenance and support, advised them on Magento development, and worked with Warby on several other projects.
Magento Enterprise Edition
Extendware, Google Analytics, jQuery, Magento Enterprise Edition, New Relic, Pixafy Hosting, PHP, Prototype
Heather Thomson of the Real Housewives of New York City wanted an eCommerce site that reflected her vision for her innovative women’s shapewear brand, Yummie by Heather Thomson. Working with design partner Truth NYC, Pixafy developed a fully-responsive optimized eCommerce site that utilizes the Magento Enterprise Edition platform, including a number of custom Pixafy modules to allow for enhanced site functionality, that integrated with NetSuite. To create an engaging Pinterest-style blog for Yummie, Pixafy installed a heavily customized WordPress that ensured the company could easily make updates. Expert use of jQuery enhances the site’s look and feel, while rock-solid Herculo hosting provides incredible server stability and blazing fast site speed.
Custom Pixafy Magento Modules, jQuery, Herculo Hosting, Magento Enterprise Edition, NetSuite, Responsive Design, WordPress
Nobel Biocare has worked with Pixafy for much of 2012 to build a strong foundation for future growth. Pixafy tied the open-source Magento platform to their existing SAP and SalesForce.com resources. The platform provides an enhanced ordering experience for Nobel Biocare’s customers. Pixafy also built out an infrastructure that allows for easy rollout of the platform to additional countries where Nobel has a presence, ensuring an accelerated schedule for introducing the platform globally. The U.S. store launched in August, 2012, with additional countries to follow.
Fonts.com Web Fonts, GD Library, JQuery, Magento Enterprise Edition, PHP, Prototype, SAP Integration, SalesForce.com Integration, SOAP
Tennis sensation Maria Sharapova branched out into the world of premium candy with a bold brand vision and website designed by our partners at Red Antler. Pixafy provided a tech solution on a tight timeframe, tying a WordPress-driven stack of static pages with a Magento-based eCommerce solution. The site pipes in events from Facebook. The online store launched Aug. 20, 2012, in tandem with its debut in physical stores, with a splashy launch. More recent upgrades have included a shift to Magento Enterprise Edition.
Campaign Monitor, Facebook Events API, JQuery, Magento Enterprise Edition, MaxCDN, Responsive Design, Shipstation, Wordpress
The Warby Parker of socks, Bombas offers expertly-crafted stockings optimized for athletic performance and designed for extreme leisure. After a wildly successful Indiegogo campaign, Bombas approached Pixafy to create a full-featured eCommerce site that possessed a great user interface that’s streamlined for their consumers. Built on Magento Community, Pixafy redesigned their homepage, category page, and product page, while also installing the Extendware Full Page Caching module that drastically improved their site load times. Bombas partnered with Hannah’s Socks, a non-profit group whose mission is to get socks to those in need. For every pair of Bombas you purchase, they donate a pair to Hannah’s Socks.
Magento Community, eCommerce, Extendware Full Page Caching
USA Today - The Big Lead
A discovery site for niche beauty brands, Gloss48 wanted to make unique, hard-to-find beauty products accessible to a wider audience. Pixafy developed a robust Magento Enterprise Edition site for Gloss48 with all the frills, allowing them to launch niche beauty brands with ease, have private, flash sales with special pricing for limited time periods, followed by the option to offer the brand’s products in their marketplace at regular prices after the featured sale period is over. For a vibrant site design, Gloss48 and Pixafy worked with Pixafy partners Red Antler and Manifesto Design to craft a user-friendly site that allows for maximum discovery of new beauty products, including a video and blog section. To enable personalized products suggestions to customers, Pixafy built a custom module and integrated third-party functionality that allows for product recommendations based on beauty profile surveys and preferences. Rock-solid Pixafy Hosting optimized for Magento ensures site stability and speed.
Akismet, Authorized.net CIM, Custom Pixafy Modules, Google Analytics, jQuery, Magento Enterprise Edition, Mahout, MailChimp, Nanigan, Optimizely, Pixafy Hosting optimized for Magento, Prototype, PHP, RapidFlow, RJ Metrics, uDropShip
Alton Lane’s technology needs were growing, and Pixafy helped them unify a series of solutions into an up-to-date version of Magento, while making key customizations for a top-notch online experience to match the quality of their clothing. Pixafy set up a full tracking system, linked to their factory for up-to-date product information, built a system that allowed for customized automated E-mails to be generated, and updated their technology to allow for better online shopping, along with in-store use of the custom clothing creator via iPad. Alton Lane continues to turn to Pixafy for technology support.
Amazon S3, Amazon SQS, Google Calendar, FTP, JQuery, Magento, PHP, Prototype, Quiet Logistics
The Big Lead, now a USA Today Sports Digital property, has been transformed by Pixafy into a more dynamic landing page for their group of sites. We have been guiding the design transformation as their technology partner, adding features while maintaining a quality experience for the site’s massive following.
Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, Database Clustering, MaxCDN, WordPress
King & Grove
Tasting Table To-Go
Silverleaf Resorts offers vacation experiences from a network of high-quality resorts with country club style amenities. Working with our longtime design partner Red Antler, Pixafy helped rebuild Silverleaf Resorts’ website as a fully responsive multisite under one installation of Drupal 7, making it easy for administrators to update the site from one interface. Conveniently, it also allows for separate logins for each branch of the resort. Pixafy integrated MapBox, an alternative of Google Maps that can be stylized to match Silverleaf’s design, Jobvite, and jQuery.
Drupal 7, JobVite, jQuery, MapBox, Responsive Design
King & Grove was ready to upgrade their web presence to be a more robust experience, better capturing the mood and feeling of their properties. Pixafy delivered, making it easy for visitors to make reservations, building interfaces that allowed easy publishing of items like calendars and photo galleries, and set the site up on Drupal for easier maintenance and updates later.
Amazon EC2, Drupal 6, JQuery, Sabre Hospitality API
Tasting Table sought Pixafy’s help in enhancing their existing mobile products. Pixafy built a new version of their iOS app, and debuted their Android app, to allow for more of their content to be available and accessible. We shared design duties of the mobile website with Red Antler, and provided technical support for their other teams regarding the building and implementation of mobile-friendly features. Newer pages add more advanced responsive design techniques.
Android, iOS App Development, Google Maps, JQuery Mobile, Responsive Design
Sun Life Financial
Founded by professional ballerina Mary Helen Bowers, who famously trained Natalie Portman for her Oscar-winning role in the film “Black Swan,” Ballet Beautiful teaches fitness through ballet-inspired techniques and targeted exercises. As Ballet Beautiful’s longstanding technology partner, Pixafy helped the site scale and transition by implementing a heavily customized Magento Enterprise eCommerce site rich with features, including custom video conferencing and scheduling, enabling BB to train customers live. Pixafy implemented WordPress for Ballet Beautiful’s blog and continues to provide maintenance, support, and ongoing development.
Authorize.net, Authorize.net CIM, Brightcove, Custom BBL Video Conferencing, Flash, Herculo Hosting, Mailchimp Integration, Magento Enterprise Edition, WordPress
For Sun Life Financial, an international financial services company, Pixafy created a fully-responsive WordPress site for its Sun Life Healthcare Reform “Wake Up Summit.” Incorporating streaming video so that its massive viewerbase can simultaneously watch the live-cast webinar, Pixafy optimized the site to ensure that the site would be able to handle the heavy concurrent traffic during the summit. To provide a fully-integrated experience that provides relevant information before, during, and after the live event, Pixafy created three separate states and themes for the site. Integration of a library section allows Sun Life to showcase informative articles and white papers following the live event.
Disqus, WordPress, Ustream
GLO™ Science products are designed to modernize the oral care and dental aesthetics industry, revolutionizing the way people brighten their smiles. When their previous development shop failed to satisfy their growing technology needs, GLO™ turned to Pixafy to be their complete tech solutions partner. Pixafy performed a detailed site audit, made significant code upgrades, implemented custom Pixafy modules to expand functionality, and shifted GLO™ to Herculo hosting, resulting in incredible speed increases and stability for their site. Pixafy continues to serve as GLO™ Science’s technology partner, providing maintenance, support, and ongoing development.
Custom Pixafy Modules, jQuery, Herculo Hosting, Magento Enterprise Edition
The Coveteur, a high-fashion website featuring amazing photography, sought the ability to expand its eCommerce capabilities. Pixafy delivered, building a heavily customized Magento-based website with room to grow. Readers can build their own closets and purchase items from their favorite celebrities that they covet. A bridge to Merchantry allows for integration of products from all sorts of stores.
AJAX, Constant Contact, Facebook API, JQuery, Magento Enterprise Edition, Magic Zoom Plus, Masonry, Merchantry, Twitter API, Web fonts
Shop Bevel brings the notion of empowering and crowdsourcing to the concept of manufacturing. Pixafy customized Magento to allow independent designers submit designs and users to vote on them. Winners get manufactured and designers are paid a royalty, empowering smaller designers without the connections a larger company has.
Authorize.net with CIM, Facebook API, Google web fonts, jQuery, Magento Enterprise Edition, Magic Zoom Plus, Tumblr, Wordpress
Inked Shop showcases alternative clothing and accessories, catering to tattoo enthusiasts and various subcultures. Pixafy heavily optimized the eCommerce site by greatly reducing page speed, re-architecting some of the code, and fixing bugs. To increase shipping functionality, Pixafy implemented uDropship and ShipWorks on Inked Shop’s Magento site. After switching to Herculo, Pixafy’s sister company, for managed hosting, Inked Shop experienced faster load times and better user experience for a fraction of the price they were paying to competitors. Pixafy serves as Inked Shop’s technology partner, providing ongoing maintenance, support, and development.
Herculo Hosting, Magento Community Edition, ShipWorks, uDropship
USA Today - Baseball HQ
Baseball HQ is one of the most unique and longest running fantasy sports sites around, but the site was challenging to maintain. Pixafy migrated its userbase, subscription model and content to a Drupal-based CMS, integrating tools previously built outside of the CMS and moving the site to a cloud-based hosting environment. The new site balances the needs of an older audience with the power needed by the BHQ team to enhance and grow their site for years to come.
Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, Drupal 6, JQuery, MaxCDN, Memcache
Pixafy has helped Honor with its next phase of building out its web presence, converting its existing site into an easy-to-update WordPress installation as well as construct a brand-new online store using the Magento platform. The visually exciting site provides customers with an up-close look at Honor’s offerings, as well as let them inquire about special order items.
Amazon EC2, Campaign Monitor, JQuery, Magento Community Edition, MaxCDN, PHP, Wordpress
An exclusive members-only site, BRIKA connects those with a creative flair with those who are appreciative to faciliate eCommerce. Pixafy delivered a heavily customized version of Magento Enterprise Edition to display products both by category and by maker, while adding referrals and rewards functions. BRIKA’s modular design, developed by Tether, allows for creative display of artists, called makers, who are creating some incredible art and products in the private sale format.
AJAX, Authorize.net, Facebook Login API, Facebook Open Graph, jQuery, Magento Enterprise Edition, Mailchimp, Masonry, Twitter API, TypeKit, uDropShip, Vimeo, Wordpress
Haverford is a trusted name in the financial world that puts people first, both their customers and their employees. Pixafy was enlisted to help realize the technical needs of a new site that put their people front and center, allowing visitors to learn about their team and allowing Haverford’s technical team to easily update information about their company and employees.
AJAX, Drupal, Google APIs, JQuery, Ooyala, PHP
Felt Noir founders Eric Samson and Yoni Ellman saw an opportunity in online jewelry sales. Seeking a technology solutions partner to quickly develop a robust new site for them to get their business up and running, they chose Pixafy to create a Rapid Development website built on Magento Community with theme implementation and custom updates. Enabling Felt Noir to offer daily flash sales on their jewelry, Pixafy integrated modules and promotional coupons. Hosted on Pixafy Hosting optimized for Magento, Felt Noir’s site is ensured fast page load times and site stability.
AddThis Module, Amasty Special Promotions Pro, Authorize.net, Google Analytics, Magento Community, MailChimp, Pixafy Hosting optimized for Magento, Pixafy Rapid Development, Pixel Tracking, uDropship,
Google Font API, jQuery, Magento Community, PHP, Pixafy Hosting optimized for Magento, Protoype
In time for the new academic year, Pixafy teamed with Studio Mercury to build a new social site for MIT, featuring a directory of various organizations and their social media accounts. The site is optimized for screen readers for accessibility, and uses AJAX to make the site more dynamic while keeping loading times down.
AJAX, HTML 5, Instagram API, JQuery, Twitter API, Typekit, Wordpress
Pharmacist Partners, a peer-to-peer healthcare service organization of pharmacists sharing evidence-based knowledge, aims to create a direct and personal link between patients and biopharmaceutical companies, helping to improve patient health and quality of medication decisions. To develop a full-featured site under tight time frames, Pixafy used WordPress with jQuery, crafting new sections like press, business updates, and an ultra-flexible admin section that can be easily edited to reflect the latest medical information. Pharmacist Partners is hosted on Herculo Hosting to ensure a top-to-bottom experience that’s free of hiccups.
jQuery, Herculo Hosting, WordPress
KEEPS America, a company that provides settlement and benefit award payment solutions, needed a rebuild for their site in a usable, scalable CMS. Pixafy used WordPress to craft a fully-responsive site for the client that allowed the client’s staff to easily update and manage their content. By partnering with design agency TruthNYC, Pixafy developed a clean and easy-to-use website that offers a streamlined customer user experience.
WordPress, Responsive Design, Site Map Generator, SEO Pack
Drafts Sites Network
Pixafy built Draft Sites Network’s suite of seven sports draft websites, including NEPatriotsDraft.com, DetroitLionsDraft.com, and NYJetsDraft.com. The updated custom WordPress sites offer die-hard NFL followers, like New England Patriot fans, a one-stop shop for all-things pertaining to the NFL draft. Pixafy developed the sites for ease of use, enabling the client to share up-to-date information regarding the sports teams’ draft statuses with loyal fans. Pixafy successfully migrated a large amount of existing Blogspot content over to WordPress, retaining URLs for SEO benefit, as well as ensuring that all content was formatted correctly during the move. After switching to Pixafy-powered Herculo hosting, this massively popular suite of NFL draft sites remained stable and fast, even during incredible spikes in traffic.
FCL Graphic’s high-tech approach to printing and hands-on attentiveness cater to the needs of projects both large and small. Advancing print for the digital age, FCL needed a sleek site that was aligned with their innovative techniques. Using designs by Prager Creative, Pixafy helped refresh FCL Graphic’s brand with a WordPress-based website that allows them to easily access and update their content. Rock-solid managed hosting on Herculo provides FCL with incredible stability and blazing fast website speed.
jQuery, Herculo Hosting, PHP, Wordpress
Fawn Shoppe, a luxury boutique that stocks stylish, hand-picked children’s clothing and accessories, needed a technology solutions partner to help them scale for their growing eCommerce needs. Pixafy moved forward with an in-depth site audit on their existing website to determine points for optimization, following through with code upgrades and a move to Herculo hosting that delivered site speed and functionality improvements. To allow for a full-featured registry, Pixafy implemented third-party plugins that provide expanded gift registry functionality. Pixafy continues to serve as Fawn Shoppe’s technology partner, providing maintenance, support, and ongoing development.
Herculo Hosting, Magento Community Edition, Third-Party Plugins, WordPress
Supply & Demand Integrated
In time for Wimbledon, Pixafy constructed a site combining elements of WordPress and Shopify for the client, creating easy-to-manage pages for the brand portion of the site while skinning Shopify to manage the eCommerce side of the process.
JQuery, MailChimp, PHP, Responsive Design, Shopify, Wordpress
The inventor of a new tennis racquet line needed a site as dynamic and innovative as his product. Pixafy created the technology that allowed Bolt to offer demos to potential buyers, and built out and trained Bolt’s staff on a store and CMS platform that gives them the power to maintain their website and update as needed.
AccurateTax, Automated integration with Jay Group, Fonts.com Web Fonts, Joomla, JQuery, Magento, Mailchimp, MaxCDN, Wordpress
For this site, our team aimed for a forward-looking set of technology that falls back gracefully when not using bleeding edge browsers. The Flowplayer video player, which is HTML 5-compliant, was customized to match the design requested and JQuery made the site visually exciting. We linked into their existing Wiredrive video hosting to power the site.
CodeIgniter, Flow Player, JQuery, PHP, Typekit, Wiredrive
My Last Supper
The popular bakery SusieCakes wanted to expand their growing regional chain into the realm of the web, taking orders for pick-up or delivery online. Pixafy reworked Magento to allow for either option using a multi-store view and shared cart/basket across multiple stores, while at the same time setting up a CMS for the company’s staff to be able to more easily manage their online presence.
Amazon EC2, Cooleremail, Google Maps, Joomla, JQuery, Magento (with multi-store view and shared cart/basket), MaxCDN, PHP, TypeKit
The My Last Supper book, featuring 50 chefs and their last meals, has been a sensation since its release and led to a second volume in the series. In advance of the release of The Next Course, Pixafy set up a WordPress-based site, with customization to allow for video, photo, interview and recipe postings, as well as a social component that includes pulling photos directly from the My Last Supper Facebook page.
Facebook API, JQuery, MailChimp, Ooyala, PHP, Wordpress
The TopDog team wanted to take advantage of the power of social to build competitions that people could participate in, both via submissions and via “boosting,” or voting for a candidate. We architected a site that links to Facebook’s APIs to allow for sharing with friends, as well as competing with them, not to mention the global competition itself. New contests deploy easily and regularly.
CodeIgniter, Facebook APIs, jQuery, PHP, TypeKit
Mister Beard Wash
Seeing a need for men’s skin care, entrepreneur William Griffith developed the idea for Mister Beard Wash, an accessible online skin care shop. After terminating a partnership with an overseas developer that could not meet their technical needs or time frame, they reached out to Pixafy. Developed for one-third the cost and time a custom-built website would have required, Pixafy implemented a Magento Community site for Mister Beard Wash that is easy to update, able to scale and accommodate new features over time, and integrated with social media pages, including a blog tie-in. To empower the Mister Beard Wash team to be able to take control of their site, Pixafy provided them with in-house Magento admin training. Ensuring an optimized site experience, Mister Beard Wash is hosted on Pixafy Hosting optimized for Magento.
Authorize.net, DMI Fulfillment API Integration, Google Analytics, MailChimp, Magento Community, Pixafy Hosting optimized for Magento
Duarte sought out Pixafy to help them build out a Magento store that handled the unique nature of their offerings. Pixafy constructed a workshop registration system that enhanced Magento’s core functions to capture key information based on the number of attendees, and set up a calendar system to display the different types of classes. We also enhanced the downloadable goods capability for their purposes.
Amazon S3, Magento Professional Edition, Prototype, PHP
For our first game for our new mobile division, Order of Leisure, Pixafy built out a classic solitaire game, Kings’ Corners, with some unique twists to make the game even more addictive. The gameplay is simple, it’s a challenge to win, and the replay factor is high.
iOS App Development
Mothercare Early Learning Centre: Russia
NYC Media Lab
The global Mothercare brand was looking for a way to update and modernize their eCommerce solution in a way that would also be more ecomonical. Pixafy, in tandem with partner Radical Company, customized a version of Magento Enterprise Edition for the Early Learning Centre site of Mothercare’s Russia affiliate. Branding and other design concepts were faithfully executed, while making massive improvements to the functionality available for the franchise, using both core Magento functionality and through additions made by Pixafy and Radical Company.
AJAX, JQuery, Magento Enterprise Edition, MaxCDN, Memcache, PHP
Co-Rise needed an updated website that both reflected their image and gave them easy access to update contents. Working with longtime partner Red Antler, Pixafy delivered, pulling in interactive stock quotes, Twitter feeds and blogs while putting the entire site on the Drupal platform, ensuring the company had easy access to make changes later. Subtle UI touches using JQuery give the site a modern feel.
Drupal, Google APIs, JQuery, RSS, Twitter, Xignite
NYC Media Lab wanted a more robust site to go along with their re-branding led by our close partners Red Antler. The NYC Media Lab site is deceptively simple, at one long page, but there’s a lot going on, including editable sections via Joomla, a connection to Luminoso to provide semantic search for member bios, pulling events in using the EventBrite API and standard ties into Twitter and MailChimp.
AJAX, Drupal, EventBrite, JQuery, Luminoso, MailChimp, PHP
Pixafy has staffed multiple Principal Software Engineers to assist with the development of FAST 8x, a template-driven application generator. Pixafy has played a key role in the architecture of this application and has provided technical advice and leadership when needed as the company has grown from a small team to a group of dozens.
ASP.NET, BizTalk, C#, Java
In our years working with Pixafy, their team has been instrumental in helping us successfully achieve our technology needs on both small and large scale projects. They are attentive to detail, think outside the box to solve challenges and meet aggressive deadlines that often come up in a digital world.
VP, Technology, USA Today Sports Digital Properties
Pixafy was an impressive technology partner and successfully launched Yummie, which was highly complicated in nature. During an appearance on Good Morning America our site experienced no performance issues, and we continue to see positive results from the work Pixafy has done.
Director of eCommerce and Marketing, Yummie by Heather Thompson
We were looking for a technology partner who knew Magento inside and out, and was capable of handling our many custom requirements. Pixafy was that technology partner - we are very happy with our partnership with them. We've been working with them for a year and really feel like we are part of the team.
Pixafy's team of certified Magento experts did an excellent job implementing all of the out of the box features and customizations for our website. The new build allows us to remain competitive in our industry, and we are expecting to now grow at a much faster rate.
Pixafy was up to the challenge when we launched Sugarpova, experiencing thousands of visitors at a time and processing tons of orders during our live web launch. I'm extremely happy with the service and support from Pixafy. The team answers questions promptly and ensures my needs are always met.