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Transforming Legal Websites with Drupal

Think about these four words for a minute:
  • Transformation.
  • Growth.
  • Innovation.
  • Opportunity.
What do those words mean to you?  To me, they represent the infinite possibilities that come with a well-designed website. If a site or digital platform is built to match the needs of its company, the result can be transformational. It can lead to a growth in a customer base or overall growth in an organization. It can be innovative in how it presents content. And the opportunities, well, they are limitless. Continue Reading

Financial Benefit of Moving to Drupal 8

There are a lot of reasons why I love working in sales at Duo, where I get to tell clients — and potential clients — about the benefits of Drupal. I’ll be honest, though, there are definitely some challenges that come with the territory. Arguably the biggest obstacle I face is convincing a potential client why it’s worth spending thousands upon thousands of dollars to build a new website or digital platform with Drupal.

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Duo Recognized with Four WebAwards

I didn’t get into this business to win awards.

In the early days here at Duo Consulting, I stressed to our team that we should focus on results, not recognition. That is a mantra I’ve maintained to this day.

That being said, if we are able to create a product that pleases our client and gets industry-wide recognition, I certainly won’t complain. That is why I’m proud to share that Duo was recognized with four different honors in the 2018 WebAward Competition.

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Future-Proofing Your Content with Drupal 8

I’ve had a number of conversations with potential clients about upgrading their websites to Drupal 8, and an interesting trend has been popping up. On several occasions, I’ve heard that the companies I’m speaking with are hesitant to go through an upgrade because of the costs that come with it.

I understand that reservation, particularly because an upgrade to Drupal 8 requires a full-on redesign to fully maximize the platform’s potential. That being said, I think the advantages certainly outweigh the cost

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The Art of Sketchboarding

I’ve spent the past 14 years as a designer. I got my degree in graphic design, and I’ve done everything front print design to product packaging to user experience (UX) design. Today I am a senior designer who specializes in user interfaces — what users see and interact with when they use a web product.

I’ve been asked before what makes a good user interface, and the answer really depends on the client. What are their goals? What do they want their user to do? Inherently, the follow up questions I hear are: Well, what if they don’t know what their goals are? How do you help them figure it out? My answer is “Sketchboarding.”

Topics: Design Services
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8 reasons to upgrade to Drupal 8

I recently had a meeting with a client who has operated their website on Drupal 7 for the past few years, and they wanted to know why they should upgrade their site from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8. As I worked on answering their question, it became clear to me that there are 8 distinct reasons why it makes sense for businesses and organizations to make the leap from D7 to D8.

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Free UX Site Review at the Digital Summit Chicago

Last year, Duo CEO Michael Silverman attended The Digital Summit here in Chicago. I still remember him coming back to the office and telling the team that it was an event we should get involved with.

Fast forward to this year, and Duo is proud to be a sponsor of what is billed as “The Definitive Digital Marketing Gathering.”

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5 Video Marketing Strategy Tips

In 2016, Facebook reported that every day, users watch more than 100 million hours of video on the social platform every day.

Let me repeat that: 100 million hours every day!

By 2019, it’s been predicted that 80% of online traffic will come from video.

If videos are not a part of your digital marketing strategy, it may be time to revisit your strategy. Videos are a powerful form of communication today, and they can serve as a truly compelling and engaging way to tell your brand story.

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Microsoft, GitHub and the Power of Community

When it comes to open-source platforms, I’ve always felt that one of the biggest assets is the community that comes with the platform. The ability to have passionate, dedicated individuals working together to further the development of a project — be it an individual module or a larger piece of technology — has always been inspiring to me.

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