Client site launch:

Some years back, we designed a site for The Atrium, a unique wedding and banquet center in Butler, PA. That site served them well for a few years. Last year they decided they wanted to make greater use of the web in their marketing — blogs, more photo galleries, and so on. We worked with them to design a new … Read More

Client site launch: The Foxburg Inn

The Foxburg Inn is a lovely and comfortable hotel in Foxburg, PA, near the junction of Butler, Armstrong, and Clarion Counties. It’s perched on the Allegheny River; the views from the river rooms and the outdoor deck are beautiful. We were invited to redo the inn’s website, to make it easy for staff to manage and more useful to guests. … Read More

Client site launch: Hagan Business Machines of Butler

The business equipment experts of Hagan Business Machines of Butler offer excellent service and work hard to keep their clients satisfied. They’re friendly and professional, and they needed their website to convey that image. We worked with Rick and Rose McDeavitt, the owners of Hagan of Butler, to create a site design that would appropriately represent the company’s style. To … Read More

The ultimate guide to bad web design

Funny and painfully true: twenty-eight tips for “How to Make the Worst Website“ Creating a terrible website seems to be a common goal on the internet. I’ve seen it accomplished many times, so I thought I’d make it easier for everyone and post the ultimate guide. From the time a visitor enters your site to the time they exit, there … Read More

Client site launch: Jonlor Developments

Jonlor Developments is a custom builder and architectural firm based in the Pittsburgh area. The president, John Rizzi, wanted a website that would showcase the beautiful homes they’ve built through a photo gallery. John had a clear idea of how the homepage of the site should look: a full-page photo of a Jonlor home that’s styled like a French chalet, … Read More

Client site launch: Christy Rippel

Last week we launched the website of Christy Rippel, a talented copywriter and PR specialist. This was a fun site to build — and not only because Christy is a fun person to work with. The visual look was intended to reflect Christy’s friendly personality, but still convey her professionalism. She suggested a slightly retro look, inspired by 70s color … Read More

DevHouse Pittsburgh #4 — BBQ House Party

DevHouse Pittsburgh is "the premier Pittsburgh-area hackathon event that combines serious and not-so-serious productivity with a fun and exciting party atmosphere." We’re about rapid development, ad-hoc collaboration, and cross pollination. Whether you’re a l33t hax0r, hardcore coder, or passionate designer, if you enjoy software and technology development, DevHouse Pittsburgh is for you. DevHouse is not a marketing event. It’s a … Read More

Refresh Pittsburgh meeting

The next meeting of Refresh Pittsburgh will at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 1 at the Creative Treehouse in Bellevue. Refresh Pittsburgh is a community of designers and developers working to refresh the creative, technical, and professional culture of Internet developers in the Pittsburgh area. To start the evening, Pat Collins will present “CakePHP: Rapid application development with PHP”. Why … Read More