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Todd Reifenrath Responsive design now a Google ranking signal
Published on Mar 24, 2015 by Todd Reifenrath | Category: design, technology
A responsively designed site as seen on a smartphone (compare to the full site at www.artinstituteshop.org) Mobile website development has come a long way in recent years. We've...
Todd Reifenrath Digital magazines
Published on Mar 18, 2015 by Todd Reifenrath | Category: design, technology
I'm a sucker for print magazines! I always have been. There's something about the visceral combination of big colorful photos and bite sized chunks of content sprinkled with a few in...
Paul Baker Conway's Law revisited
Published on Sep 17, 2014 by Paul Baker | Category: design
In 1968, Melvin Conway, an early computer scientist and hacker, published a paper in Datamation magazine entitled “How Do Committees Invent?” Conway described what would ...
Billy Belchev Online fundraising tips from our work with Wikipedia (TechWeek 2012 Conference)
Published on Jun 25, 2012 by Billy Belchev | Category: design
We'd like to thank the Wikimedia Foundation, and especially Peter Gehres, for coming to TechWeek Chicago and sharing the results of the work we did together to optimize the donation ...
Paul Baker Mobile site or mobile app?
Published on Nov 3, 2010 by Paul Baker | Category: design, mobile
Many people ask us, should we build a mobile website or an app? We generally suggest that clients build a mobile site first, unless there are compelling reasons to have an app. Mobi...
Billy Belchev Design: the in word that is now out
Published on Sep 17, 2010 by Billy Belchev | Category: design
How could anyone help but love the term ‘design?’ I certainly did. It was an in word in my line of work—implying ingenuity, inventiveness, innovation, intelligence,...
Todd Reifenrath Thoughts on SxSWi 2010 and why SxSW is like pizza
Published on Mar 19, 2010 by Todd Reifenrath | Category: conference, design, mobile
This was my third year attending the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas. The SxSW interactive conference launched in 1994 (there are also SxSW film and music...
Billy Belchev The future of print magazines? Only a part of it.
Published on Dec 17, 2009 by Billy Belchev | Category: design
While enjoying my morning homemade espresso, I stumbled upon a video of a prototype digital magazine reader called Mag+ and dubbed by some as the future (and the savior) of print mag...
Nick Rougeux Donation Motivation
Published on Oct 14, 2009 by Nick Rougeux | Category: design
Recently, we had the opportunity to study what motivates people to donate online. The lesson we learned from the experience was invaluable. The idea A new fundraising campaign had ...
Billy Belchev Webitects is presenting at Agile2009
Published on Aug 24, 2009 by Billy Belchev | Category: design
If you have done any Agile software development, you already know that the biggest Agile conference will be in Chicago this year. Well, we got ourselves a presentation spot at Agile2...
Nick Rougeux Who uses fly-up menus?
Published on Aug 9, 2009 by Nick Rougeux | Category: design
The Weather Channel apparently does. I've only seen "fly-up" menus used on one other site that would have easily qualified for Worst Website Ever years ago and was amazed when I disc...

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