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The previous website was built on Drupal 6, which hit end of life February of 2016. This meant the community no longer provided support for security updates. Additional, the website was built with a very rigid content entry workflow. This was a constant uphill battle which forced them to come up with inefficient workarounds for entering content. SAMSI also wanted to refresh their design to be cleaner and have simpler and more modern look.

The Solution

We redesigned the SAMSI website and successfully migrated their Drupal 6 content to a new WordPress CMS. In the process we removed many of the content editing restrictions that the previous site had in favor of a more free-form workflow. We also provided a comprehensive design style guide to help content editors maintain the site's professional look and feel.

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CEO Roundtable on Cancer currently operates three Drupal 7 websites: CEO Roundtable on Cancer, the CEO Cancer Gold Standard, and the Life Sciences Consortium. These websites were developed by other individual vendors with slightly different approaches on how to enter and display content. The sites did not facilitate their current business goals and anticipated future marketing initiatives. Further, the website were not mobile friendly.

The Solution

DesignHammer created new, modern designs built on a Drupal 7 custom theme. The administrative functionality was clarified and mirrored across all three sites. To minimize future maintenance requirements and to promote a more cohesive overall user experience, we simplified the number and complexity of page layouts. The updated design also utilizes Responsive Web Design (RWD) to provide a better mobile browsing experience.

In addition, much of the complicated custom code was rewritten to reflect Drupal coding standards and clarify functionality. Webform was used extensively for the Cancer Gold Standard website to assist CEO RT staff with the application process.

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The Intelli-Pole® product line was acquired by Highland Composites and in need of a new website to go along with the updated branding material. The previous website also lacked good content and didn't represent the product to its full potential.

The Solution

DesignHammer created a new website using WordPress to allow for easy content entry. Additionally we created an animation to demonstrate how easy it is to set up and work with a new Intelli-Pole®, and a configuration tool that can be used to show a variety of options when it comes to pole heights.

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Interiors In Flight believes that its potential customers are unaware of what Interiors In Flight can bring to their project and how their services justify a premium price versus their competition. The greatest challenge is that Interiors in Flight are unable to use photos of their products displayed in the completed aircraft due to disclosure agreements with their customers. A number of competitors have such photos. A primary focus of the website is to communicate the Interiors in Flight value proposition without directly using photos of customer’s products.

The Solution

The new website established Interiors In Flight as the platinum standard for customized airplane seating and cabinetry. We accomplished this by appealing primarily to the emotions of VVIPs and their representatives, designers, and completion centers. The new website is a simple yet elegant design that shows the quality products only Interiors In Flight can produce. Displays detail and active emotion on every page the user visits, without the use of customer photos of newly completed aircraft.

DesignHammer’s team on this project included Pausback Advertising, Exum Photography, and Patrick W. Carroll Consulting.

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DesignHammer designed and developed a new website for NISS in August of 2009 built on Drupal 6. The new content management system allowed individuals at the organization to more easily modify content on their website without the assistance of a website developer. At the time, Drupal 6 was in the early stages of its release cycle. Seven years later, Drupal 6 had reached its end of life. During that time, the website had served NISS very well. However, with official support for the platform being discontinued, it was time to migrate the existing data to Drupal 7 and redesign the theme for a more modern look and feel.

The goal of this website redesign was to put NISS.org on a secure, supported system and to help build their business and customer base by acquiring new clients (academia, industry, and government), cultivating relationships with affiliates and postdocs, and giving their current staff the tools needed to facilitate the above.

The Solution

DesignHammer developed a new Drupal 7 website for NISS, built on supported technology which will function well for a years to come. This also allows DesignHammer to continue adding new functionality and improving existing features over time. The existing data from Drupal 6 was migrated over to Drupal 7 using the Migrate module's ability to map old content types and fields to new Drupal 7 content types and fields.

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The existing website was originally designed in 1996 to provide access to the works and images of William Blake. The Archive provides scholars and the general public access to high quality color corrected images of Blake’s art as well as the text of Blake’s works, commentary, and research tools.

It was designed for scholars who want to study Blake as a professionally edited site, not to make Blake accessible to the lay user and amateur scholar. The Archive wanted to maintain this prestigious status, but also present a more contemporary, and user-friendly images to non-scholars.

The Solution

We created a slick, uncluttered interface to make all of the image information readily available. We then streamlined the navigation across the archive. To create this desired user interface, we engaged in several stages of web design: Wireframes, Design Concepts, and HTML/JS/CSS build out. The new site has a modern, easy to use interface, which brings forward the well crafted artwork William Blake had created.

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Improving lead conversion rates with WordPress

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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Established in 2007, Vector Psychometric Group is a psychometric solutions company offering consulting and software.

Vector needed to better align its web presence with the professionalism of its staff and their accomplishments.

We created a WordPress website with a fresh design that better represented Vector. WordPress allows Vector staff to quickly publish web content without help from a developer. Users can find useful, relevant content through the redesigned modern interface.

Since the redesigned launched, Vector has experienced an improvement in its lead conversion rate.

I wanted a website that an executive director or CEO would look through and feel comfortable with our company. I think the new website is in align with who we are and our work.
RJ Wirth, Managing Partner, Vector Psychometric Group

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North Carolina High School Athletic Association

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Monday, February 17, 2014
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Kosta Harlan
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Frank Yonnetti
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Chesley Kalnen
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Jay Roberts
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Raleigh Rescue Mission

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Thursday, August 15, 2013
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Raleigh Rescue Mission has aided more than 750,000 homeless individuals in the Raleigh, NC community since 1961 through emergency shelter and long-term recovery services. Working with DesignHammer since 2007, the Mission returned pursuing a website update to further engage users and facilitate relationship building. The redesigned website needed to be optimized for not only mobile browsing, but also for mobile giving.

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Frank Yonnetti
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The UNC School of Government needed a system that would drastically reduce the amount of time between the print and electronic releases of its publication North Carolina Crimes: A Guidebook on the Elements of Crime. Using the Drupal platform, we created a custom system that allows for same-day release of the electronic and print editions of NC Crimes, an 800-page book with thousands of cross-references.

When we published the 2012 supplement edition in February 2013, the updated online edition was launched live on 2/6/13, and the print edition arrived from the printer on 2/14/13. We are very pleased with the professional quality of DesignHammer’s work and their top-notch customer service.
Katrina Hunt, UNC School of Government

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