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Flat File CMS

Looking Up for 2016: Flat File CMS

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In an era of rampant malware and the increasing difficulty in securing complex database web publishing environments, Flat File CMS¬†(FFCMS) tools are inviting for the coming year. The promise of a user-friendly Content Management System combined with flexible skinning and ease of deployment, all in a flat HTML file hierarchy result (sans need for PHP […]

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Rural Water Resources Website Launch

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The Rural Water Resources (RWR) project combines sophisticated search and forum features with cohesive interface design to capture a wealth of content on a critical subject. Key to the site is easy use of comprehensive information for an audience likely inexperienced in the many issues surrounding proper well water management. One major aspect of RWR [...]

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Whiskey Tip Branding, Website, and Menu Design

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Whiskey Tip needed comprehensive design services for a newly opened whiskey bar, including complete branding design for logo and printed materials such as menus and cards. Additionally, a matching website was produced for a concise and distinctive look. As is often the case with new businesses, virtually no prior graphic or branding assets existed and [...]

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Global Student Embassy Website Launch

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View their website here Global Student Embassy is a youth-based non-profit with global vision. Their website needs required a multi-tiered approach of both highly flexible design with ease of use to accommodate a wide range of content and audience members of disparate age groups and interests ranging from parents to teenagers. Particular emphasis was placed [...]

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Mixed Bag of Dev Tools Used Daily

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As the mobile web transforms the development process, a few free mini tools have surfaced in our arsenal to aid building advanced web properties in an ever-changing world. Adobe Browser Lab A venerable tool used for years. Like all of these web snapshot services, a few quirks and inconsistencies exist, so use real devices for [...]

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The Chromatic Typewriter

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The Colossal recently posted photos of this amazing painting apparatus called The Chromatic Typewriter by Washington-based artist, Tyree Callahan. It is at once elegantly constructed, an homage to the nostalgia of yesteryears’ typewriters, and produces beautiful works of art. How inspiring!

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Gorgeous ISS Earth Art Photos

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Being a diverse group of designers here at ZDCA, we love anything pretty. Also, living in lovely Sonoma County, CA, we love earthy stuff. These amazing earth art photos from the International Space Station (ISS) by way of NASA_JSC_Photo's Flickr photostream are truly remarkable reminder of the precious blue marble we must carefully live upon.

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