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Non-Profit Web Design: Acumen Fund

After Hurricane Sandy tore through Brooklyn a few weeks ago, we’re more aware than ever of how much we need the helpful companies out there who are doing everything they can to help the world. This month we’re taking a look at some companies who are doing just that – …

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Case Study for Senior Planet

Last week, we went live with our redesign of the Senior Planet  website! Senior Planet is a social and informational site for youthful seniors who are still active in the community and want to stay hooked in.  They wanted us to update their site to make it easy to navigate, …

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Need Tech Support After Hurricane Sandy?

No matter what people try to say about New Yorkers, residents of this city know the importance of helping each other out, especially in hard times. Hurricane Sandy tore up much of the Northeastern coastline and has left many people in need of help. I feel so inspired every time …

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To Redesign or Not To Redesign?

How do you know when it’s time to redesign your site? Marketing research has shown that redesigning every 2 to 3 years is most effective, but following generic rules like that can sometimes lead you down the wrong path. After all, there’s no sense in changing your site just for …

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By Design: My Role at Command C

I’m rolling into my sixth month here at Command C, which seems like a good time to reflect on what it’s been like for me, as  a Fiction Writer, to get involved with a web design team. I’ve learned a lot these past months and been met with many perks …

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MarketPress: eCommerce thru WordPress

MarketPress is another eCommerce solution to weigh against the options we’ve been discussing in weeks prior. How does it stack up? MarketPress is developed specifically for WordPress, which means that if you love using WP, you might find it suits you well. Working with your developer, you’ll be able to fully integrate …

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Shopify: eCommerce Made Easy

Shopify is an eCommerce solution that we like because it is smart, powerful and super easy to use. If you’re small merchant, you’re only selling a limited number of products or you’re doing all the shipping and distribution yourself, there’s a good chance Shopify is the right solution for you. …

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Magento: eCommerce on Steroids

  Magento is one of the eCommerce platforms we like best. What do we like about it? For one, it’s amazingly customizable, which is kind of our shtick. It’s a super robust, open source software, which basically means the sky is the limit as far as what you want it …

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eCommerce 101: Magento vs. Shopify vs. MarketPress

eCommerce is the general term for business transactions that occur on the internet. Everytime you shop for birthday gifts online, transfer money with PayPal, check your bank balance or bid on an awesome pair of roller skates on eBay, you are engaging in eCommerce. We primarily use three different platforms …

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Case Study for BCI Systems

BCI Systems came to us for help with creating a new brand identity and website. They are a modern, forward thinking business and they wanted a simple, clean website to capture that essence and convey it to their clients. We did a complete overhaul, converting the old site to a …

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Sites We’re Itching to Redesign: Yale University School of Art

After taking a look at MIA’s fanpage last week, we stumbled upon the Yale University School of Art site. WTF? Apparently, we’re not the first to come across this eyesore – the Reddit community already has a forum devoted to the University’s somewhat alarming design mishaps. First things first: we …

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