5 Insights You Can't Get Without User Research
You may think you know your users well enough to get started without any additional research, but there are lots of insights you can’t get without it. What could user research possibly uncover that you don’t already know?
How Brand Strategy Improves the Website Design Process
As purposeful as organizations tend to be about developing the strategies and actions needed to drive change, they should be equally focused on the decisions that determine whether their websites contribute to those goals.
Choosing the Right Web Hosting Platform
Today’s Web Hosting is a frontier of technologies and standards—choosing the right hosting can be difficult. Know your options.
Managing the Content Development Process
Great design and an engaging user experience make for an effective website. But without equally great content you’ve got little to show. Developing a detailed timeline and process for content creation, migration, and entry is crucial for any website redesign.
Technology and the RFP Dance
Preparing a website RFP and have technology questions? Having a technical expert helping your team evaluating proposals during the process can save you from twirling out of control.
A Quick, Responsive Grid System with Flexbox
CSS layout has a storied past. From tables to floats and now Flexbox. In this article I’ll give a brief description of how you can build a reuseable and responsive grid system with Sass and Flexbox.
Essential Brand Management Tools and Techniques
Brand Managers play an important role in nonprofits and educational organizations. In order to succeed, they need to define their responsibilities and use tools that get results.
Switching to Drupal 8 - Taking the Plunge
Drupal 8 brings a lot of exciting new changes to the Drupal ecosystem. But is it the right choice for your new website? Or if you already have a Drupal site, does it make sense to upgrade to 8? Well, that all depends.
Best Practices for Online Reports: Digital-First Publishing
Digital-first publishing for large reports and publications is gaining in popularity. What are the benefits, what does it mean to your workflow, and how can you make it work for your organization?
Best Practices for Online Reports: PDF-First Publishing
What is the case for a more traditional PDF-driven workflow and how can you make it work better for your organization?
UX Comics: Visually Communicating User Experiences
An interview with Bonny Colville-Hyde, a User Experience Architect, about UX Comics, and how they visually communicate complex experiences and research
WordPress Plugins: Off-the-shelf or Custom Build?
It’s a jungle out there! The world of WordPress plugins is a complicated subject. Who should you trust your most important website features to?
7 Ways to Strengthen Communications in 2016
With a new year ahead of us, it's time to think about ways, both big and small, that branding and communications can help us more effectively achieve our goals.
IT: Innovation and Growth
By embracing design values, IT Services has a tremendous role to play in driving innovation and growth.
The Drupal 8 Experience
Drupal 8 is finally here, and you don’t have to be a techie to appreciate what a game changer it is. Should you consider a switch?
3 Ways to Hit Your Website Development Deadline
Deadlines are tight, sometimes unrealistic. In this article I’ll talk about what you can do to keep quality high and your blood pressure low.
The Essential Elements of Effective Brand Architecture
Branding provides an organization with two important things: a messaging platform that articulates its organizational / brand strategy and a design system to communicate that strategy visually.
The Value of a Design-Driven Web Development Firm
Design isn’t a product—it’s a process, and this process and culture of user focus and collaboration should permeate the whole organization.
4 Strategic Foundations Of Effective Websites
For most nonprofits, websites are integral to helping execute organizational strategy. A website is the lynchpin of branding and communications, and the hub of operations and back-office systems. So why do so many nonprofit websites fail to deliver on one or more of these measures?
How to Make Website Images More Powerful
You can manage the image selection process with more finesse and greater impact if you approach it through three clear perspectives.