A collaborative effort between Vermont Public Radio and the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, Eye on the Sky is a Vermont weather resource that provides useful recreational, gardening and astronomical forecasts and much more. As part of the new Fairanks site, we were tasked with overhauling the Eye on the Sky site as well, including creating new archiving functionality as well as integration for forecast audio, along with a slew of other custom features.
After the successful launch of the Community of Observers website for the Fairbanks Museum back in 2012, it was only natural that we partnered together again on their next, larger web project – the complete overhaul and redesign of the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium main website.
The more names change, the more things stay the same. That’s right, all of the buzz about the *new* Google Search Console is a tad overblown – it’s just a name change for Google Webmaster Tools. The interface and the tools remain the same. Still, if you weren’t already using Webmaster Tools previously, the news is a good reminder that you should join the party ASAP. Among Google’s many free tools Webmaster Tools/Search Console is among the most important for anyone running a business website.
It’s that time again folks – Vermont Restaurant Week is upon us! This year, the event is taking place at restaurants near you between April, 24 and May, 3. Time to loosen your belts and wallets for a good cause!
Here’s the long and the short of it: You go to a local restaurant, order some delicious creation from their prix fixe menu, chow down and that restaurant donates 10% of the proceeds to the Vermont Foodbank to help out our less fortunate neighbors.
A few weeks ago Google announced April 21, 2015 as the deadline for making your site mobile-friendly. What does this means for your website and how you can adapt? Today’s we answer those questions and more as the next phase in mobile SEO and mobile-friendly web development gets underway. Existing Vermont Design Works clients, please take note!
Have you heard the news….2015 is the Year of Arts in Vermont! While we need little excuse to celebrate the arts more than we already do, this year marks the 50th Anniversary of the State’s commitment to building and supporting artistic endeavors through the leadership of the Vermont Arts Council. Take a look at our favorite resources on the Council’s site to explore the arts and learn how VDW partnered with the Council to launch their new website.
Congratulations to JWH Design & Cabinetry, one of our many long-time clients, for their third consecutive Houzz award for client satisfaction! Houzz is the go-to resource for homeowners and professionals with design oriented features, email subscriptions, and a sole focus on home improvement. As Jennifer Howard, JWH’s owner and principal designer explains, “It is a perfect partnership having Houzz and my own website.”
Several Vermont Design Works employees recently volunteered with Vermont Works for Women, as part of their Step Up to Information Technology (SUIT) program, which seeks to help women break into IT careers. Several staff members volunteered, including participation in panel discussions, teaching courses and giving talks on social media.
Still don’t have plans for New Year’s Eve 2015? You’re in luck – We’ve compiled a list of links to celebrations and events happening around the state. We hope our 2015 Vermont New Year’s Eve list can help you nail down plans and we wish you all a Happy New Year!
If you’re aware of any other NYE events taking place in Vermont this year, please let us know and we’ll add them to the list ASAP.
We wrap up 2014 with a note of good wishes and thanks to our clients and all who support them. For the holidays, Vermont Design Works’ offices will be closed: December 25 & 26, 2014 and January 1, 2015.
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