Website Redesign for the Rotary Club of Mission San Jose

Serafini Studios - Rotary Club of Mission San Jose

Serafini Studios recently worked together with the Rotary Club of Mission San Jose in Fremont, California to redesign and relaunch their new website. The new design features member bios, a calendar and is responsive on mobile devices. To check out their new website please visit

November 16th, 2017

Car wallpaper site is now up


Our new apprentice, Bruce, has been working on a car wallpaper site that features super cool exotic cars.

Check it out:

July 2nd, 2007

New website for First Church of Christ, Scientist – Orinda, California is now up!

Christian Science Orinda Church

This is a site that we’ve been working on for a while for the Christian Science church in Orinda, California. We’re happy that it has now officially launched.

Check it out and feel free to visit them sometime if you’re ever in the area.

First Church of Christ, Scientist – Orinda, California – Welcome to our healing church

It’s powered by WordPress, of course.

January 8th, 2007

Collabofit announces fitness points for playing video games

Gamers playing Nintendo Wii

Collabofit just announced that they added 10 new activities you can track in your quest to get more fit. The really interesting new statistic you can track is how long you play video games — this is more and more turning into a serious fitness activity with consoles like the Nintendo Wii encouraging gamers to get up and move when they’re playing.

Read the announcement about getting fit by playing video games here.

If you want to help spread the word about this, please digg this article and / or vote it up on reddit.


December 19th, 2006

To anyone who received a spam recently from our domain… We appologize.

After receiving a bunch of weird bounced email messages earlier today that looked like they were coming out of our Contact form. It turns out that some spammers had figured out a new way of sending their spam through our server.

The long and the short of it is that we figured out how they were doing it, and we’ve plugged the hole that was allowing them to send emails using our server.

Our appologies to anyone who received spam. We have never, and will never, send out spam. We can’t stand the stuff.

What was the problem? The PHP code we use to power our mail script was not checking for malicious keywords. The spammers were submitting a contact us message that included a bcc: list of email addresses. The script was passing this along to the mail server which interpreted it as a legitimate list of BCC addresses and thus sent out the email to everyone on the list.

This was not a problem we had seen before, and we took immediate action to close the security hole. Once again I’d like to offer my appology to anyone who received one of these messages.


December 5th, 2006 is launched header including links to the top 10 most popular feeds

Over at our new Katanaa blog we were pleased to announce the launch of a new web application that makes it super easy to read and discover new RSS feeds on your mobile device.

Check it out: – Mobile RSS Reader

November 2nd, 2006

Welcome to the new Serafini Studios site

Welcome to the all-new Serafini Studios site.

We’ve moved onto our newer, faster server, and will be showcasing our client work with more regularity.

August 20th, 2006

Craigs List ad for PHP Developer

We’re currently looking to hire an awesome php developer for part time / contract type work.

Serafini Studios is looking for a part time / contract web developer with extremely strong PHP, MySQL and AJAX skills.

This can easily be a nighttime / weekend position if you have a day job. If you are good you probably have a day job. We have a couple of projects coming up that require very strong, very detail oriented PHP + DB skills. Some involve cleanup work. Some involve PHP-based CMS.

We are working to establish better in-house AJAX capability. If you’ve been keeping up with the latest developments in user interface, HTML, CSS, Javascript, etc… then we would like to see some of your work.

You must provide 2-3 links to your work, or work you’ve contributed heavily towards. Describe your involvement. We’re looking for people who can go start to finish on a project. You must be cool. You must get along with others. You must think of customers as, well, customers, who deserve to be treated with respect and love. Although we do have a Project Manager to help with that too… đŸ™‚

Describe why you would like to join a rapidly growing highly skilled group of Open Source fans who love the latest in sweet user interface design, high high quality coding like you’d like to show your mom, what some of your recent interests have included. If you blog, (and who doesn’t these days…) give us a link to your site. We want to get to know you. And if you’re cool and have the chops we’d like to include you on some projects. Some may have the potential to be full-time for a period of months, but this right now is mainly for smaller independent contractor type jobs.

So, give us some links to your work, an idea of what you’d like to be paid, and what your immediate and general time availablilty are. Once again, this is not (currently) a salaried position. More of a ‘if you’re awesome and have some time to work on cool php projects’ type position for now.

Gabriel Serafini

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March 29th, 2005

Replacement icon for Audio Recorder

We liked Ben Shanfelder’s OS X application Audio Recorder so much that we had to make an icon for it, since as it ships right now it lacks one (it just shows the generic OS X application icon).

Replacement icon for Audio Recorder

If you would like to use this, then download the icon below, unzip it, and Get Information on the icon file inside. Click on the icon preview and Cmd-C, then Get Information on the Audio Recorder program, click on the default application icon, and press Cmd-V. You should see the new icon replace the default icon.

We used IHeartNewYork’s excellent aqua shape how-to (with a couple of additions) when making this. Thanks!

Hope you enjoy this. It was fun to make, and Audio Recorder is a great small application for recording audio.

Download Audio Recorder replacement icon (.zip, ~17kb)

December 27th, 2004

Dear agentx…

Redesign Time

Dear agentx,

Thank you for your inquiry regarding the design of our advertisement in the Midwest Technology Jounal print edition. We value your input. It really made us laugh. A lot. We appreciate your feedback. We’ll try to be more “interseting” and “eye-catching” with our “octupus” in the future. Um, BE GOOD TOO yourself. Thanks,

The ragingly AWESOME team at Serafini Studios.

Dear Serafini Studios.. I saw yer ad at Midwest Technology Journal.. you guys are suppose to be a design company right? well guess what, yer ad on that paper sucks!! it’s plain and boring.. the font’s are too plain, The logo and the catch phrase though is good.. okey where it says “REDESIGN TIME,” that should be on the bottom of the logo.. (the octupus) it would also be more interseting and eye catching if you guys changed the fonts.. that’s all!!! BE GOOD!!!!

November 19th, 2004