The web has become one of the most important places for organizations to do business, share information, and interact with their audiences. However, it is often overlooked that site visitors may need accommodations in order to have successful and enjoyable experiences on these websites and applications. What can you do to make your content accessible for all?
Over the course of the year, Vermont Design Works has been partnering with the Vermont Gleaning Collective, an initiative started by Salvation Farms, on a fresh design and other functionality enhancements for their website and web application. This new look has launched, marking the beginning of a new gleaning season and a kick-start for recruiting […]
VDW has successfully launched the largest and longest-running project of our 15 year history with KSE Focus. This robust web application helps clients make business decisions by categorizing, searching, and digesting over 1,000,000 records of data.
Responsive web design is becoming the standard to ensure seamless functionality and appearance on any device. This fall, VDW launched two revamped, fully responsive websites for a couple of our long-time clients.
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.