Meet up with Girl Develop It to learn what you can expect at HackVT: a 24-hour annual hackathon. This year’s hack challenge? An app for climate change.
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.
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.
From huge performance improvements to a seismic shift in how software is built and maintained, 2014 has been a big year of changes and improvements for PHP as a web development platform. The widespread adoption of the package manager Composer signals the end of monolithic frameworks and vendor lock-in. It has kick-started an explosion of modular libraries, which can be used regardless of whether your website is built on Drupal, Wordpress, Symfony or any other platform. Today we take a look at what has changed and the opportunities these transitions present for your website in the coming year.
For Vermont’s Technology Month, we’re posting about VDW’s contributions to the creative economy and tech community. We start with our work with Symfony, open source software that provides the architecture on which we build custom applications and websites. VDW’s staff are part of a global community of developers who contribute to the tools, documents, and software that powers the Symfony framework.
Earlier this year we launched a website for Smash Your Scale, a revolutionary new online community and therapy program focused on women’s nutrition, health and positive body image. Smash Your Scale chose Vermont Design Works to build their custom and mobile-friendly responsive website, knowing that as a new start-up they couldn’t take any chances when it came to making their website accessible to users, regardless of their device and screen size.
In the summer of 2012 we wrote about our partnership with Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund to create the Vermont Food System Atlas, which we’re proud to announce launched earlier last year! As you may remember, VSJF envisions the VT Food Atlas as essentially being the information hub for their Farm to Plate Initiative.
We’re gearing up for another Code of BTV Hackathon. This one is especially close to our hearts as we’ll work with our friends involved with the Vermont Farm to Plate Network at NOFA Vermont’s Winter Conference this weekend.
Early this year FlynnTix, long-time friends and clients of Vermont Design Works, approached us with a request for new website functionality – customer chosen seat selection. The “Select Your Own Seat” project arose out of a need to meet the demands of the modern web user who expects to choose airline seats, as well seats to concerts and major sporting events. In the end our designer and application developers created a solution that is visually appealing, easy to use and allows users to find the perfect seat without any hassle.
With a portfolio boasting such names as NECI, FlynnTix and Lake Champlain Ferries, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we often see our clients in the news, and that was never more true than last week. Today we take a look at just a handful of stories that caught our eye recently.