All posts by Kate Schneider

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MindShiftGear Ecommerce Website Example Shopify

New Shopify Project: MindShift Gear

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Visit Mindshift Gear Website While we're busy revamping the complete e-commerce and informational website for Think Tank Photo (due out Fall 2015 so stay tuned!) -- a Sonoma County powerhouse in camera and laptop equipment and bag design and manufacturing headquartered right here in Santa Rosa -- they asked us to assume design, development and ongoing maintenance for their [...]

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Quantum teleportation design

Teleportation Breakthrough

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I’m unapologetically delighted by all things science fiction and am fascinated by life imitating art (as are, I suspect, most sci-fi nuts). I often listen to KQED when I’m working out in the morning and imagine my surprise and delight when a segment on the teleportation of atoms accompanied my elliptical run. Apparently — and […]

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Website Development of Miner Brewing Company an excellent microbrewery in South Dakota

Website Release: Miner Brewing Company in the Black Hills of South Dakota

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We’re proud to have launched the website for Miner Brewing Company, a fine craft brewery in the heart of the Black Hills area of South Dakota. We were impressed by their unyielding dedication to quality and their unique South Dakota expression. That the brewmaster of Miner Brewing is a woman made the project that much more important for […]

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Surviving Domain Migration with a Site Redesign

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Each website we release comes with what we call our Basic SEO Package out the gate. This means, in a nutshell, that we prepare the site to live well among its peers in the vast ether so that it's fit for spiders to crawl and index with ease (see our SEO page for specific details). [...]

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VIDEO: In Ticketing User Interface

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In Ticketing has been at the forefront of online ticket sales for over a decade, and relied primarily on in-house talent for their web platform. We've known the guys who run the business for quite some time and had the pleasure of working with them while building HopMonk's website, so when it came time for [...]

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Go Local Infographic Ad in the Bohemian

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We've branched out into advertising in the Bohemian! ZDCA has the great pleasure of building an infographic for Go Local as a spread in the Bohemian next week. We really appreciate the continued work that Go Local trusts us to deliver and are delighted to see both the success of the Go Local brand and [...]

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Checkmate Software Interface Design

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Check out the software here This exciting project was the first opportunity for ZDCA to design an interactive software interface. We created it for Micromat's freshly unveiled OS X automated diagnostic tool "Checkmate." The software runs when a Mac is typically idle and conducts tests during those times, stopping any time a user returns to [...]

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What’s up in the Tech Corner of ZDCA

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Did you know that ZDCA is a prolific development firm as well as a unique and deeply artistic design firm? Most of our clients know that we “build websites” … but what do we actually do over in the programming corner of our business? Much that is geeky and fun, actually. Here’s a brief rundown […]

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WordPress and Security Part One

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We love WordPress — unabashedly! We design and develop in this ever-evolving and maturing application on a regular basis.  It has come SO far over the past decade and, in the remarkable vein of GPL and open-source application development everywhere, there is an enormous community of users, developers and advocates out there that provide encouragement […]

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Flush DNS: Mac OSX Tip

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Ever been working on a test site for a while and then went to change the DNS values only to find that your Mac is holding onto the placeholder or test environment’s numbers?  Well, here’s the solution:  To flush your dns cache on your local machine, open Terminal and paste this command: dscacheutil -flushcache and then […]

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