Friday, July 11th, 2008
This week, we launched two new websites. The first was a site for the Perseus Books Group promoting At First Sight, the new novel by Stephen J. Cannell. We’re also pleased to unveil a redesign of the Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra‘s website, especially since they’re local to us in nearby Waynesboro, Virginia.
The symphony’s website is unusual for us in that it’s almost entirely database-driven and runs off of a content management system designed by another web developer. Our job was not only to spruce up the look and feel of the site but to add in new content and other features that interface with the existing system. Thanks to some recent study through lynda.com, we had lots of fun programming in PHP and MYSQL. Another website we recently reprogrammed with these new skills was the National Jazz Museum in Harlem‘s. The NJMIH site needed for us to build an events database and content management system to maintain its constantly updated events calendar and archives. We have further applied our new PHP and database skills to automate aspects of sites for author Mary Madewell, Fun Stuff Publications, and Cadaver Press. The Apex Book Company website also needed some PHP/MYSQL rehab. (Thanks, lynda!)
In other news, last month we attended the Spirit of Anne Frank Awards gala in New York City, where we watched several fine people receive awards for their contributions to their communities. Yep, you guessed it; we designed and maintain the SAFA website, too. We’re proud that the Anne Frank Center USA has been a longtime client. This year, Deena also designed the SAFA trophy, banners, and program booklet, and also programmed a slide show that gala attendees watched before the awards ceremony. Here’s a link to where you can view pictures from the event. The picture below shows the trophy and one of the banners Deena designed.