(Update: This temporary site has now been removed and the URL redirects to the main Pascal pour Elle site. The original site can still be seen at pascal-studio.impactcsg.com)
The sequel to Pascal pour Elle, this is a new salon by the same owner opening in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. The site is (currently) pretty minimal, serving as more of a brochure than a source of information, and is somewhat heavy with large images and Google fonts. But I’m still happy with how it turned out.
However, if your application tends to hit the same addresses over and over again — say, to plot the location of restaurants near your business address — it’s possible to cache these lookups in a database. You’ll still be using Google to look up new addresses, but any user hitting the same address twice in the same day will use your database instead of Google’s service. Continue reading Caching Google Maps geocoding lookups→
Solution: Use a server-side script that will retrieve the same data, requesting it over and over if an OVER_QUERY_LIMIT error occurs.
Google Static Maps wizard and Google styled maps wizard – How did I not find these sooner? When embedding Google Maps in a webpage, it’s fun to embed a dynamic map, but faster and lighter to use the Static Maps API. Either way, these Google-built wizards will make preparing them much faster.
As usual, I didn’t design this one, I just built it. A little bit of jQuery, a lot of CSS, a splash of embPerl and Google Maps API on the contact page, all built on top of an HTML5 template (with Modernizr providing the shiv for older browsers). The homepage uses a variation on my simple slideshow which interacts with the main navigation tabs.