Ahoy there! I’m Jim.

Grand Park throws a free party every year for the 4th of July, in downtown Los Angeles. They were expecting thousands of visitors to their web site on the day of the event, and were concerned this might cause a slowdown or outage.

To address this, we put the Grand Park web site behind Cloudflare’s content delivery network which cached the entire site as static files that can be served quickly.

We also created a microsite for the event in static HTML, hosted on GitHub Pages, with a fresh, responsive design to show off their beautiful poster illustrations—and used an application cache to keep the web site available if a user’s device is offline.

My role involved creating prototypes, facilitating design discussions, getting sign-off from decision-makers, writing production-quality HTML, CSS and JavaScript for the user interface, editing content for usability, testing for accessibility and browser/device compatibility, fine-tuning the code for better performance, creating an appcache manifest for offline browsing, setting up hosting and content management with Jekyll and GitHub Pages, and configuring domains, redirects, and caching with Cloudflare.

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Grand Park + The Music Center. 4th Of July Block Party, 2017 #Go4thDTLA
Grand Park + The Music Center. 4th Of July Block Party, 2017 #Go4thDTLA
Grand Park + The Music Center. 4th Of July Block Party, 2017 #Go4thDTLA

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