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Current section navigation in WordPress

UPDATE (4/1/09): We’ve released a WordPress plug-in based on this post that makes adding top level navigation to your WordPress site a breeze. Download it now from the official WordPress plug-in repository! Increasingly, we’re building sites – like our own – that are completely managed by WordPress. WordPress makes it very easy to output a […]

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“Museums in the Park” featured on WordPress Showcase

Museums in the Park, a website we developed in collaboration with our brilliant creative partners at the watsons, has been featured on the WordPress Showcase. Museums in the Park markets ten popular metropolitan museums in Chicago, and features a password protected member area where staff and board members access important documents and updates.

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2009 – A Big Year for the Mobile-Optimized Web?

Mobile-optimized websites have been on our radar for a couple of years, and while we’ve devoted some time for research and prototyping, until now, clients rarely considered mobile an important part of their overall web strategy. But since our e-calendars virtually flipped to 2009, we’ve had several clients revisit the mobile web question, and have […]

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Introducing the “Ning-tranet”

Over the last year we’ve helped several clients deploy social networks on the Ning platform. Our early Ning deployments were elegant, but traditional: we helped member organizations create rich, dynamic online member communities. Recently, we’ve been breaking out of that box. Earlier this year, we customized an instance of Ning for FIRST Credit Union in […]

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The Importance of the End Goal

We often receive web project inquiries that look something like this: “Please give us a quote for how much it would cost to get XYZ”. “XYZ” is usually a nice bulleted list consisting of requirements such as a content management system, online event registration, a member-only web community, a blog, a forum, integration with a […]

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New blog series: Designing for the Web Canvas

As a professional web shop, our HTML / CSS developers are frequently taking a professional graphic artist’s vision of a website’s look and feel and converting it to work with this unique canvas we call a website. The graphic artists’ digital toolbox is full of powerful applications like Adobe Photoshop, that provide near total control […]

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Welcome New Clients

We’re very excited to start working with a few great new clients. A big welcome to the Ford Foundation (http://www.grantcraft.org), Fairfield Farm Kitchens (http://www.fairfieldfarmkitchens.com), the New England Law Library Consortium (http://www.nellco.org), and the Social Venture Network (http://www.svn.org).