Web Design

International Institute of New England Launches New Website

The International Institute of New England is a Boston-based nonprofit helping refugees and immigrants become active participants in the social, political, and economic richness of American life. (In addition to Boston, they work on Lowell, MA and Manchester, NH—hence the “New England.”) They recently changed their name from the International Institute of Boston and wanted …

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How to Move a WordPress Install to your Website Root from a Subdirectory

Last night, I had to move a WordPress blog from a sub-folder to the website root. It was incredibly easy, in theory: 1. Before doing anything else, I changed both the website address (URI) and WordPress blog address under the “Settings – General” tab in the WordPress admin area to point to the root of …

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Highlow Project Depicts Vermont At-Risk Youth in Transition

“Photographer Ned Castle collaborated with youth living in difficult circumstances across Vermont to re-enact high and low moments from their lives. The resulting large-scale photographs depict elaborate re-creations of these situations. Audio narrations by the participants provide context for the photographs.” I developed the website for this project, which offers a preview of the exhibit’s …

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Identity Theory Featured in Vermont Alt-Weekly

Margot Harrison wrote a nice article about my work at Identity Theory in this week’s Seven Days (that’s the alt weekly here in Vermont, for those of you outsiders). The conclusion? “With content ranging from John Cusack‚Äôs views of torture to a wickedly satirical short story about a marketing consultant, IT defies demographic niches, and …

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On the Institute of Social and Economic Development Website Redesign Project

Fluency Integrated Consulting has completed the first phase of a website redesign for the Institute of Social and Economic Development (ISED), a D.C.-based organization that works on sustainable economic development projects throughout the globe. ISED’s old site, built using ColdFusion, was years out of date, visually unappealing, and had a major lack of focus and …

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Twittering Away My Blogging Time

I have been using Twitter for Identity Theory (@identitytheory) and Fluency (@FluencyBTV), which is taking up the time I’d have otherwise spent on this blog. Usability is really important to creating web content, and Twitter’s interface for creating content is about as easy as it gets. No worries about formatting whatsoever, and brevity is encouraged. …

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5 Intensely Helpful Web Design Resources

I’m working on gradually upgrading the look and functionality of Identity Theory as well as this blog and some other projects, so I’ve been reading a lot more articles on web design lately. The following posts and/or resources have proven exceptionally interesting: 1. Smashing Magazine discusses Textures in Modern Web Design. 2. The always insightful …

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