By Design: My Role at Command C

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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 and many  challenges (like how I’m currently resisting  the urge to use allegory and metaphor to further explain this feeling). Sara and I crossed paths through a 3rd-degree connection – … Read Full Article >

Your Website is a Communication Ecosystem

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Does your website operate as its own, self-sufficient communication ecosystem? Each component of your site (Design, Development and Content) should complement and enhance each other. Just like an ecosystem, nothing exists completely independently. Design should strengthen identity and also ensure that content remains accessible. Your content should support your key business objectives without sacrificing a friendly user experience. In this post, we’ll talk specifically about language, and the function it serves in creating an effective website. Language is a critical factor … Read Full Article >

Our 7 Step Approach to Web Design

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One of the first things clients ask me is “how are you going to do it?” As in, how are you going to build our website? Each design firm has (should have) their own design process. Structurally speaking, the process often seems quite similar from firm to firm, but the meat of the question lies in what’s behind each phase. Over the past six years we have tweaked and tweaked our approach and we have arrived refined a system that … Read Full Article >

2 New Sites Launched… Wah Pow.

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We recently launched this multiple language site for the Royal Shakespeare Company. The design for the site was created by the lovely folks at The Abelson Company who came to us for consulting and programming. The site needed to be Search Engine friendly and maintain a presentation-type feel. We spent some time consulting with The Abelson Co. to determine the best approach: Flash versus a combination of Javascript, HTML, CSS, and PHP. We sided with the latter due to loading … Read Full Article >