Learning 2015 – Top 5 Takeaways

Learning 2015 – Top 5 Takeaways

You know it’s a great conversation with Sal Khan when you forget to ask for a picture together. (with Elliot Masie) I was very fortunate to be able to attend Learning 2015 this year.  For those to don’t know, it’s a 3 day conference of Learning...

Take One Off the Shelf…

Take One Off the Shelf…

I had a conversation with a potential client regarding the value of a custom built Content Management System (CMS) as opposed to one available commercially “Off the Shelf” (COTS).  They had been told their needs were unique and only a Custom application...

Spending time with CreativeLive

Spending time with CreativeLive

One of the learning sites I’ve been looking at recently has been CreativeLive. If you’ve never visited the site, you owe it to yourself to take a look. There is quite a bit of content there, but the most unique part is their delivery model. New...

Fixing my Brother DS mobile 600 scanner

Fixing my Brother DS mobile 600 scanner

I, like a number of people going paperless, purchased a Brother DS mobile 600 scanner.  It’s small, cheap and its powered through the USB port, so it’s nearly perfect.  Except the paper slips and it doesn’t scan properly. It wouldn’t scan...

Neuroscience Department – Johns Hopkins Site Launch

Neuroscience Department – Johns Hopkins Site Launch

While no one was looking, we went ahead and produced a new website for the Neuroscience Department of Johns Hopkins University. The site just launched with a fully dynamic homepage designed to highlight the world class faculty, the research and the publications. The...

WikiStim.org Site Launch

WikiStim.org Site Launch

We recently launched a new site for physicians searching for peer reviewed research on modulation based pain remediation.  Using WordPress behind the scenes, we pushed the boundaries of a typical WP site with over 1500 pages and 200 (!) custom fields.  It also have...

People Places Thin.gs Site Launch

People Places Thin.gs Site Launch

Every once in a while we get to work on a personal project. Today we launched a site for Technical Director Don Willett that highlights his portfolio of photographic work.  This project uses WordPress for the backend and a unique responsive one page template.  You...

The Lisa Vogel Agency Site Launch

The Lisa Vogel Agency Site Launch

Kevin from CSDG designed a beautiful homepage concept to introduce The Lisa Vogel Agency.  We developed the site (http://www.lisavogelagency.com) with responsive design and full HTML 5 standards compliance.  There is substantial jQuery work to handle the typography...

The Freedompop Experience – 3 Months In

The Freedompop Experience – 3 Months In

These days, you can usually find WiFi whereever the road takes you.  But every once in a while, I would find myself in a dead zone, with a need to get online.  The time had come for a mobile hotspot.  The mobile data plans for the major carriers were not attractive,...

BillDenisonPhoto.com Launched

BillDenisonPhoto.com Launched

With CSDG responsible for design, we just finished development on a new website for photographer Bill Denison.  The site, built on the ExpressionEngine CMS, needed to be flexible enough to showcase Bill’s extensive portfolio, but also support modern APIs to...