This was a start from scratch project for this client. We provided art direction, created their logo, letterhead, website, business cards including web publishing training so that they can manage their own site “in house”. We provide on-going technical [Read more…] about Live Site: Boston Poverty Consortium
Recent Work & Blog
This was a re-design project for a local gourmet restaurant. We created their logo (because they were using old clip art – yikes) plus we created their new slogan: “Love what you eat!”. Their new html5 responsive website and set it up to Tweet the daily specials for them too! This is a well loved family restaurant and now their branding is both original and updated serving this family business and their total web presence. While one of Bradley & Wall’s Chefs is very computer savvy, limited training was required, we still provide their technical web maintenance program for them and will be here whenever they need web/graphic or technical support. We set them up with professional photography, art direction and some new design work for their business and their website.
All of these custom websites are mobile and tablet responsive and HTML5 with metadata mark-up as per schema.org recommendations. Plus a lot of other cool and important stuff…
One of the new sites we’ve developed this year is for The Chester Frame Company.
They specialize in table top frames and chops. [Read more…] about Here’s a Look at Some Web Design Work We’ve Been Developing in 2014
Sophie has begun to produce her collection of tutorials that include screen-casts. Here is the first in a series of short instructional videos.
Some videos will be for beginners and some will feature more dynamic instructions to help you publish your content like a pro.
Greetings – Here is the link to the Fall Newsletter 2013. I would also like to share this link to The Be The Kite website… we had a terrific time and spent a full day there during literacy week. We read the book with every class ages K-4, we had some drawing instruction and a drawing activity. I photographed many of their drawing and have posted their work on the website in the Young Artist’s Gallery. It was a lot of fun, in fact the 4th grade classes even got to fly kites as the breeze picked up in the afternoon. We have been very busy here in the studio doing more membership websites, business cards & marketing materials, creative direction and consulting work. Look for some visual samples displayed here on the site in the coming week and until then please help us welcome the following groups LIVE to the internet: These sites are all mobile/tablet responsive, some have membership and monetize, some have dynamic slide shows, interactive event calendars, custom graphics and lots of quality branding and collateral materials to go along with their web presence (including social medias, email marketing campaigns and much much more). PS Intern Sophie has begun producing an awesome collection of tutorial videos for everyone too!
Goodster® has been updated and improved with mobile/tablet responsive design, new theme and awesome video content.
Additionally, here is a look at the shirts and bibs and mugs we were fortunate to have the opportunity to create for The Bluff 50K Trail Race last weekend too: Congrats to all of the runners and volunteers and especially the race director Jerry Turk! He really knows how to put on an outstanding event – all for preserving natural places in Connecticut and inspiring people to get outdoors! Well done everyone, we are fortunate to be a part of this amazing organization I love sponsoring it.
Finally, we have finally gotten a new sign… 🙂
Matt Mullenweg: State of the Word 2013
Here are some fun facts!
- WordPress 3.6 will be available any day now
- WordPress celebrates its 10th birthday
- In the last year there were more than 2.5 times posts and comments than last year
- Last year there were over 46 million downloads of WordPress
- There were 147,000 downloads every day of the year
- There are 26,000 plug-ins in the WordPress directory
- There were 336 themes added- 2.3 times more than last year
Here are a few more fun facts!
- WordPress 3.6 will be called Oscar in honor of jazz musician Oscar Peterson
- 9334 requested plug-ins to WordPress and 6758 were officially added
- Use of WordPress across the worldwide web is up 2.2% to 18.9% of the top 10 million sites
- There were 3x more sign ups on mobile devices
- 3.6 will support native video- this is huge!
- 3.6 will support native audio- this is totally awesome!
- 3.6 will feature improved menus, auto-saves, revision control- very cool!
Maximizing your web presence and the radio show…
This week I had the pleasure of visiting the radio studio in New Jersey and the whole FYI team. We had our annual meeting and the show topic this month was “Branding, Identity, and Web Strategies.” Here’s a link to listen to the show on demand http://www.thenetworkingexchange.com/#!talk-exchange-radio/cylh– click on Listen to Tuesday’s Show- we were the third show recorded. Here’s a fun infographic from the blog and the show. Thanks to everyone for their hospitality!
Attention Clients: We will be rolling out all of our platform, plug-ins and website updates beginning next week. Please contact the studio directly if you need our services, we;d be happy to give you a quote or draft a proposal or share some advice and insight. 203-444-2172
“It’s how the world sees you”
I hope you can join us or call in any questions you have during the show today. Jean Baliko is our SEO expert! She, myself along with the FYI team will be discussing SEO – Search Engine Optimization today. The following are three marketing metrics you can track to measure the success of your optimizing efforts – Repeat Visitor Share %; Bounce Rate % and % of Search Engine Referrals. For details about listing live on-line see this calendar listing the show over at the FYI website. Special thanks to WTER Blog Talk Radio for hosting our show too.
Next week I will be traveling to the studio to host a show live rather than phoning in, very exciting!! Next Tuesday’s show is Branding, Visual Identity, Websites & Maximizing your Total Web Presence: We will be talking WordPress, Web vs Print, Design, Blogging, Social Media, e-mail marketing campaigns and why your website is your #1 marketing resource. We will also be discussing how the web has equalized the playing field for many businesses and how you can maximize your total web presence. It is hard work, but well worth it if you can dedicate yourself or get a quality team working for you.
Meet Sophie our new developer/designer in training. Sophie is many things here at the studio. She is a founding member & contributing editor at The SLAM, she is the amazing daughter of Lisa & Jack Caldwell from The Frame Shop on Wall Street and she was also immortalized in a commission portrait (drawing) I created many, many years ago of her when she was merely 2 years old, it was commissioned by her loving Grandfather Pete Somers. I will look for a photo of that drawing to show you- it was a creative rendering and expressive gesture. Sophie Caldwell is the new intern here at C & D Studios. She will be doing a lot of web and graphics training while building a cool new instructional video library on this website. We are creating a series of very short WordPress instructional screen-cast videos for everyone. She is also working hard at developing The SLAM which is in its infancy. We created some sweet T-Shirt designs today and prepared to feature more great artwork next week. Welcome Sophie!