After more than 6 months hard-work (in chunks, of course), rtCampers together managed to launch rtCamp’s new portal!
We have finished most of the work sometime before, but as we have used many WordPress 3.0 feature is this new theme/portal, we had to wait until final & stable WordPress 3.0 gets released.
Till date, needless to say, this is our best work, in terms of creativity and technologies used. jQuery & CSS3 is used extensively but special care has been taken to make sure that site works well enough on pathetic browsers like IE7.
Above all, this new site scores Grade-A for more than 90% pages in Y-Slow tests. And for rest it scores Grade-B.
As a matter of the fact, every rtCamper contributed in some way to the new portal but there are some people whose names deserve special mention here.
The whole project could not have been complete with our graphic designer Umesh Katkar. His amazing photoshop skills helped us go through many alternative ideas and rough drafts.
Thanks to rtCampers and specially to our COO Ashish Singh, we got too many creative ideas for design of our new online home.
If you are viewing this site in IE7 or Opera or any not-so-cool browser, they credit goes to
We have used many WordPress 3.0 features in this theme. I, Rahul Bansal, will keep credit for adding custom post-type support which we are using to manage our portfolio with some help from Pragati Sureka, our senior developer who is famous for staying up to date with WordPress world.
Finally, special thank to Nitun Lanjewar for spending time in adding content to our portfolio and Parshawa Nemi Jain for proof-reading as well as cleaning up my mistakes in entire web-sites content. It must have been frustrating for poor Nemi to read and correct my english on so many pages! 😛
You can see all rtCampers here! 🙂
No donut for IE6 users
Our team-mate Saorabh who took care of cross-browser compatibility for IE7, opera, and others was interested in taking some efforts to make this portal work in IE6 also. But since a long time, we wanted to stop providing support for IE6.
As this is not a client project, we thought this is right time to join the revolution!
Leaving IE6 behind so feels good that we will definitely stop supporting IE6 for all our internal projects and we will try our best to pursue our friends, clients & associates to do the same. 🙂
Update: we “fixed” our design in IE6. See how it looks here! 😀
Things to do
Adding all great work we did over a year will take some time. So keep watching our portfolio here.
There may be some minor tweaks and a bug or two that we will find and fix over the time.
Then there is an ongoing task of keeping our official blog updated and optimizing this site for search engine (SEO). We don’t care much about SEO in general but this new portal has very less text so doing some SEO will be a good idea.
Thank you world for giving us plenty of opportunities to server you. 🙂
We hope you like this work and will spend the time to give your honest feedback. The comment form is awaiting you below! 😉
As the design of our site changed again over time, below is a video screencast of what we built in 2010!