Site Launch – Barney's Beanery


If you live in LA, chances are you’ve had a beer or two at Barney’s Beanery. We are thrilled to have built the website for such a cultural institution, as Barney’s has been going strong for over 90 years. They wanted a site that would represent the fun, laid-back atmosphere that diners enjoy there, and we created something for them that fit the bill.

We built Barney’s a responsive site that works on all mobile devices, which was one of our first and a fun challenge. Each individual Barney’s location has its own page, along with a pretty rad slide-down feature that shows a walk-through map, so you can get the lay of the land before you head to the restaurant. These are just a couple of features in a site packed with awesome bits and pieces of code — check it out to get the full experience.

Also, we’re stoked to be working with another past resident of our college apartment, The Roundhouse. (Yeah. That’s where we got our name.) That apartment has seen some crazy times, and Dave Abed (who runs Barney’s social media with Social Media by Dave) is part of the history there as well.

So go check out the site, and better yet, stop by for a bowl of chili or a brew! I mean, when you design a restaurant’s website, it means free beer for life, right? ….Guys?

Site Update – From Rain To Shine

fr2sJess of From Rain To Shine is a transplant to Los Angeles from Seattle, hence the title of her blog. She has been an online friend of Lovely Indeed for some time now, and we started hanging out in person at all the blogger holiday parties this season. She has been using a generic free WordPress template for her blog, and we helped her gussy it up a bit with some custom plugins and graphics. She has some great graphic design ideas, and her blog is a ton of fun to read. Check her out and tell her we sent you!


Site For Sore Eyes – Luke Marinkovich

lukemarinkovichI came across this website when I was looking at the cast list for the new musical THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. This actor has been in SLEEP NO MORE for the past few months, and has an awesome online presence. The site is really cohesive and makes an excellent use of color and texture. The moving elements do a great job of focusing the viewers eye, and there are some great subtle icon changes when you explore each page. With a very web 2.0 interface, it is the best example of this style that I have seen used for a performer.