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.
Four weeks into the new year, what can I predict that hasn’t already been predicted by someone else? Probably not much, but lets take a look at what some other SEOs expect to see in 2014 while I try to sprinkle in some of my own wisdom and play Miss Cleo along the way.
It’s hard to believe but it’s time once again for our SEO “year in review” where we turn the page on the calendar and take a look back on all of 2013′s important developments in online marketing that had a significant impacts on the way we work. From a complete 180 in how Google tells us to set up Adwords accounts to an Analytics overhaul and the loss of all organic keyword data, 2013 certainly kept us on our toes.
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.
Today we’re excited to announce the recent launch of a beautiful and contemporary new website for Vermont’s largest beverage distributor and the only Anheuser-Busch distributor in the state – Farrell Distributing of South Burlington, VT. Opening up shop in 1933, Farrell was the first licensed distributor in the state after prohibition and decided it was finally time they had a website worth of their legacy and premier distributor status.
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.
Are you a tech professional looking for a change of pace in your career? A recent graduate hoping to get your foot in the door at a local technology company? Just a tech/web-geek wanting to learn more about what the area’s top companies are currently up to? Then you should be at Tech Jam 2013 at Memorial Auditorium. Stop by our booth and say hi, especially if you’re a PHP programmer or you know someone who is! We’re currently looking for someone to join our team and help us develop some of the coolest and most useful apps for companies and organizations both in Vermont and beyond.
WEBSITE LAUNCH: Health Care & Rehabilitation Services (HCRS) of Southern Vermont. HCRS provides mental health and substance abuse services to Vermont’s Windsor and Windham counties. Their programs include Adult Outpatient, Childrens Division, Community Rehabilitation and Treatment (CRT), Developmental Services (DS), Windham/Windsor Recovery Assistance Program (WRAP), CRASH.
Vermont Design Works is thrilled to announce that we’ve just launched this year’s Flynn Series website. As one of our earliest clients, FlynnTix has returned to us year after year to build their Flynn Series site, in addition to other ongoing web work on both the Flynn Center and Flynn Tix sites. The 2013/14 Flynn Series site went live earlier this month as tickets went on sale for Flynn members July, 12. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting on July 30.
In a recent discussion here at VDW about mobile options for client websites, it became apparent that we each had our own ideas about what “responsive web design” was, so I thought it was worth writing about so we can (hopefully) get the nomenclature of the modern web all squared away once and for all. So let’s dive in and see if we can determine and clearly define the differences between “responsive design”, “adaptive design”, “liquid/fluid layout”. And what, if anything, does all of this have to do with mobile?