The Poolga Blog

The Poolga Blog

News, insights and inspiration from Poolga.com
This is an alternative version to Gizem Vural’s Erotic Bike wallpaper for iPad. Available here only. Enjoy!
Click to download. (2048x2048, iPad Retina)

This is an alternative version to Gizem Vural’s Erotic Bike wallpaper for iPad. Available here only. Enjoy!

Click to download. (2048x2048, iPad Retina)

Movie wallpapers via Silver Screen Society

We started a collaboration with Silver Screen Society back in 2012 and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Dozens of great movie-inspired wallpapers by excellent illustrators.

See them all here.

Silver Screen Society honors the many stories told through the world of cinema each month by bringing a new film and a continuous stream of creatives that carry with them their own unique interpretations and ideas.

Poolga over the years

We started the site in 2007 right after the first iPhone was released. The redesign we launched this week is the first time we’ve drastically changed the layout of the page (more about that here). I thought it would be interesting to see how the design evolved incrementally over the years. Here we go:

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2007

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The original design was created in Dreamweaver (ugh). It was a pain to update. This basic design remained unchanged until 2010 although we did reprogram it and added a CMS at some point once Arturo and Pere joined us.

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2010

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Small step for mankind, large step for Poolga. We got rid of the header and added basic navigation, introduced Artists and About pages. Gave the logo the ribbon treatment, as you do in 2010.

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2011

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New logo, web fonts and more cleanup. Retina screens and iPad had been released so we had to add a filter by device on top, which always felt like an afterthought (which it was). This design remained basically unchanged until this week.

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2014

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First major redesign. The Internet has changed a lot since 2007, so we evolved. :)

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Check it out! http://poolga.com

We have evolved

Today we’re launching a new site design for Poolga. This is the first major redesign since the birth of the site, making it responsive and easier to browse and find the best art for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Check it out here: poolga.com

Why the change?

Needless to say, the Internet has changed a lot over the past seven years, and the way that our viewers interact with Poolga has evolved too. We now get more than half of our visits from mobile devices, and many people use Poolga not only as a source of beautiful wallpapers, but also as an illustration showcase and source of inspiration.

Here are some of the redesign highlights.

  • The site is now responsive, adapting nicely to all screen sizes.
  • Larger thumbnails!
  • It’s now easier to filter wallpapers by device screen size. (e.g. iPad Retina)
  • Better, clearer navigation. Navigate using the arrow keys on your keyboard.
  • Better Artist pages. (Take a look at Dan Matutina’s, for example)
  • Introduced the possibility of adding image categories under the hood. Expect to see more about this in the future. (e.g. Collage)

Thanks to all of the talented artists who have donated their work to the noble cause of beautifying people’s phone and tablet screens over the years.

Poolga is a team effort, and none of this would be possible without the expertise of Arturo Martín and Sergi Ramón, and the keen eye of Laszlito Kovacs.

Here’s to another 7 years of beautiful screens!

Check it out here: poolga.com

IdeasTap week at Poolga
Young creatives based in the UK: want to get your work featured on Poolga? 
We’ve partnered with IdeasTap, a creative network promoting emerging artists, to host a special IdeasTap Week at Poolga. We will be selecting five submissions to their creative brief to showcase on our website, one per day, throughout the week. Deadline is March 14! Head over to the IdeasTap site for the full story.
Promo image by Rosie Gainsborough.

IdeasTap week at Poolga

Young creatives based in the UK: want to get your work featured on Poolga

We’ve partnered with IdeasTap, a creative network promoting emerging artists, to host a special IdeasTap Week at Poolga. We will be selecting five submissions to their creative brief to showcase on our website, one per day, throughout the week. Deadline is March 14! Head over to the IdeasTap site for the full story.

Promo image by Rosie Gainsborough.

Win a Poolga tote bag

We’re giving away three Poolga Tote bags designed by Laszlito Kovacs. All you have to do is:

1. Visit Poolga.com and look for the wallpaper you like best. Take your time, there are hundreds!

2. Tweet the URL to your favorite one adding the hashtag “#PoolgaTotebag” to your tweet.* For example: "I’m loving this Poolga wallpaper on my iPhone! http://poolga.com/poolga/flamingo #PoolgaTotebag

Do this before the end of next Friday August 5. We will announce the winners on our Twitter stream, so don’t forget to follow us here: http://twitter.com/poolga.

* Don’t forget to add “#PoolgaTotebag” to your tweet so that we can record your vote!

Start here! See more photos on our Shop.

We have a new friend at Poolga

Poolga Dog

That’s right! We have a new pet. He’s a bit scruffy and full of fleas, but we still love him! He comes from the genius hand of our illustrator extraordinaire Laszlito Kovacs. We’ve also cleaned up and revamped our site to make our new friend feel right at home. Come visit him at poolga.com starting today, and while you’re there, download the best art for iPhone and iPad.

http://poolga.com/

Mammoth Week at Poolga

Mammoth Week at Poolga

We’ve teamed up with THE MAMMOTH COLLECTION to offer a selection of their superb art collection for your iPhone and iPad. Starting Monday May 16 we will be featuring one new Mammoth artist every day for the whole week. Don’t miss any of them!

Head over to Poolga and download a new one every day.

Promo image by Adam Hancher.