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Content Creation Guidelines

This document is intended to serve as a guide to aid in the redesign and development of all new websites, with the end goal of helping your organization create informative and compelling content. This guide will focus on creating copy, producing quality images, developing a successful SEO plan, and learning how to use Gather Content. We are confident that our recommendations will result in a fully defined and unified brand that will help educate users and promote your organization. Basic…

We’re Hiring: Front-End Developer

We design and build custom websites for companies, colleges, publications, and organizations all across the Midwest. We put a great deal of thought and effort into each website that we make, so that they’re easy to use and easy to find. We believe in thoughtful user experiences, detail-oriented designs and impeccably clean code. If you enjoy solving big problems, working in small teams and growing yourself as a web professional – then we want to talk to you…

Important Web Design Terms

I had originally planned to publish this blog, but I was unsure of how helpful it would actually be. Then I read this article from the LA times. To people like me, that article is absolutely hilarious. However, the gap in understanding of industry terms is something that clearly needs to be addressed to both the general public and our clients.  Though we try to avoid over use of these industry terms, sometimes there is no way around it. To…

Constraint is Needed

We love it when clients trust us. Most clients do—why shouldn’t they? Fact is, we are trust-worthy (and pretty awesome). Where that trust is aimed by the client is what sometimes causes issues. Some clients’ aim is to give us complete freedom. They may think to themselves, “These guys are great, creative, and their past work speaks for itself.” Therefore, they figure their best bet is to give us free reign and then they say something to us like, “Just…

Finding A Practical Use For Flash

One thing I never understood while going to design school is why I had to learn Flash. At that point in time, it wasn’t like Flash was a new fad with a ripe future. It already had its day in the sun and was being pushed further out of the spotlight by developments in CSS3 and HTML5. Most of my teachers hated it too, but I still had to take multiple classes. And where did that get me? Not too…