Thanks for checking out the March 2017 DesignHammer Updates! We have a bunch of news, tools, and tips to share. Spring is in the air and projects are moving along. This month, David and I attended two great conferences: HighFive 2017 (URL) and NTC 2017 (URL). We had a great time connecting with the participants. As always, I hope you enjoy the contributions from the DesignHammer team. If you have a few extra minutes, help us out! Please complete the survey linked at the end to help us evolve into an even more engaging format.
DesignHammer is headed back to Washington DC this week for NTEN's 2017 Nonprofit Technology Conference, the nonprofit sector’s signature technology event, assembling over 2,000 nonprofit professionals from around the world.
Welcome back to DesignHammer Updates! We are excited to continue to share news, tools, and tips. The year is off to a great start with new projects going and with the start of the 2017 conference season. I hope you enjoy the contributions from the DesignHammer team; if you do, please complete the survey linked at the end to help us evolve into an even more engaging format.
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.
For the fifteenth year in a row, DesignHammer has made the Triangle Business Journal’s lists of top Graphic Design and Internet Marketing and Design Firms in the Triangle. DesignHammer was listed as the #18 IMDB Firm and #7 Graphic Design Firm for 2016, based on the number of employees.
The list ranks local businesses on the number of employees working in the Triangle area dedicated to IMDB or Graphic Design. DesignHammer has 6 of 9 employees involved in Graphic Design, and 9 of 9 involved in Internet Marketing and Design.
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.
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.
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.
Since 2002, DesignHammer has made the Triangle Business Journal’s lists of top Internet Marketing and Design Firms, and Graphic Design Firms in the Triangle. DesignHammer was listed as #7 Graphic Design Firm, and #18 IMDB Firms for 2015, based on the number of employees.