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ZDCA’s Collaboration Success Profiled by Shopify

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  Shopify’s Unite 2017 conference is swiftly approaching and in a recent article, and as our agency discovered last year, the Unite conference is a terrific place to meet potentially new colleagues to join your team. Shopify wrote about the fortunate and successful collaborations that six of their Shopify Partners created during Unite 2016, and […]

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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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Interview with Odessa Gunn of the Gunn Collection

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I’ve spent my life volunteering and donating to causes I believe in. From my family’s nonprofit in South America to the American Red Cross and even our local humane society. (The latter is one of my absolute favorites because, well, animals.) I even spent four years running my own homemade dog treat business to help […]

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Art Is Everywhere

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I’ve never been an artsy person. Creative, sure, but the best rendering of anything I’ve ever been asked to draw most likely began with a stick figure. While I may be quite awesome at Pictionary and Telestrations (because I totally am), sadly, that’s where my career in art ends, however, I’ve always had an immense [...]

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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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Art Nouveau: An Effortless Union of Nature and Geometry

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In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a movement called Art Nouveau (the “new art”) swept through Europe. The pioneering effort of artists like Gustav Klimt and Alphonse Mucha fed the rapidly spreading fire of this elegant, unique and modernizing style of design. Art Nouveau began appearing everywhere during this period- advertisements, architecture, and […]

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Specialty Printing

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At ZDCA, we're total geeks for fancy print methods. We love working with specialty papers, textures, foil stamps, spot gloss and any other high-end form of printing we can get our hands on. Recently we've started exploring some new tricks - like colored edging on business cards, textured stickers, metallic papers and even baked-on glass [...]

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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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