Part of the job for Business development is getting out the office. To this end we have been attending, sponsoring, and presenting at conferences in the southeast since 2010 from Drupal GovCon in Maryland to Drupalcamp Atalnta in Georgia. A new one for us, Stephen Pashby and I are representing DesignHammer at php[world] 2016 at the Sheraton Premiere at Tyson’s Corner in the Washington, D.C. area this week.
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Last week Michael Nicholson, DesignHammer’s newest employee, inquired as to the symbolism of the company’s logo. A number of us shared our thoughts behind the meaning of our iconic cube.
Two of our recent WordPress projects have been recognized by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AVIA) with W³ Awards for 2016.
Many clients contemplating a website redesign ask us how we would create a user friendly website for them. The most obvious questions we ask in return are “who are your users” and “what do they want to do?” This leads us to the often underutilized field of website usability.
Websites are often likened to field of architecture, whether in describing content organization (i.e. site architecture) or the act of “building a website” akin to that of a structure. Two of America’s greatest architects, Louis Henry Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, opined on the concepts of form and functions. Inquire with either of these masters and they would undoubtedly say you need to understand the purpose, function, and intended audience before you can focus on appearance. So why is this not the norm in website design and development projects?
Stephen and David prepare for DrupalCon North America, the largest Drupal Event in the world, as well as for New Orleans, the conferences host city for 2016. They are ready to learn the latest about Drupal, connect with prospects, meet current clients, prospects and vendors, enjoys the food, famous cocktails, and unique sites of the Crescent City.
Those of us in Sales and Business Development are always looking to close the next deal. Sometimes, walking away is really the better choice. Watch a video I collaborated on outlining ways agencies and clients can tank a website development project.
In 2015, on the verge of launching a new website, CED was forced to seek out a new vendor to complete the site and manage the deployment. DesignHammer delivered, not just on the project, but joining the organization, and sponsoring a premiere conference.
Selecting a web development vendor is not the easiest task. If you are tasked with hiring a web vendor to handle your new website build or redesign project, you may find yourself at a loss for how to proceed. We offer three signs you may be talking to the wrong firm.
We are headed north to Bethesda, MD this week for Drupal GovCon, one of the nation’s premier Drupal events. Formerly Drupal Gov Days and Capital Camp, the rechristened conference is again hosted by the National Institutes of Health, this year July 22–24.