What’s new in “New Media” in 2012?

On Friday I spoke on a panel about Media, to the current class of Leadership Butler County. My topic was “New Media,” though when you think about it, the Web has been around for a couple of decades so it’s not so very new any more. Here’s the presentation I gave: What's new in "New Media" in 2012 from Big … Read More

Client site launch: Allegheny Chesapeake Physical Therapy

For Allegheny Chesapeake Physical Therapy, we wanted to create a site that could expand with their practice — no small challenge, given their 12 locations, wide range of services, and variety of client tools and content. We created their redesigned site using the Joomla open source content management system. Their web team can update all content on the site, and … Read More

Four steps for turning website visitors into customers

Have a lot of visitors to your website? Great! Do you know how many of those site visitors go on to buy your products or services? No? That’s not great. Of course the number of people visiting your site is important, but the number of people taking action based on what they find on your site probably is more closely … Read More

Client site launch: Duffy’s Pet Care

Mary Ann Brookes has managed her pet grooming and boarding business, Duffy’s Pet Care, for many years. But she looks continually for ways to expand the business and provide better service for her clients. When she came to us with ideas for a website, we wanted to make sure the site highlighted her expertise. We built in a pet care … 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

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

Refresh Pittsburgh meeting

The next meeting of Refresh Pittsburgh will at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, February 26 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. Cynthia Closkey (that’s me!) from Big Big Design will present “Google-Friendly Blogging in Five Easy … Read More