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Four Secrets to Mobile Accessibility

Earlier this month, I attended a meetup with other designers, developers and user experience (UX) specialists from across the Chicago area. The session was about building quality accessibility practices into your project processes, and it was fascinating.

The event speakers were a front-end software engineer and a quality assurance engineer, and they each spoke about how addressing accessibility plays a role in their day-to-day responsibilities. 

Topics: Design Strategy
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Showcasing your Expertise with Drupal

One of the partners at Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP), focuses on venture capital investments in the cloud-computing and Internet sectors. He is consistently ranked as one of the top global investors across all industry sectors.

He currently helps BVP invest in companies like DocuSign — the world’s largest electronic signature platform — and Simply Measured — which developed a variety of social media reporting tools.

Topics: Services Design
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Why Drupal Makes Sense for Nonprofits

Last year, we took on a fascinating project to overhaul the Cook County government website. We faced a number of interesting challenges along the way, from how to organize the vast array of bureaus, agencies and departments to the reality of structuring content for three distinct and different audiences.

Topics: Design Services
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Botanic Garden Drupal Ecommerce Integration

At Duo, we love having clients come to us before embarking on a major project and saying they want to collaborate with us from day one all the way until launch date, and hopefully beyond. But sometimes, we have clients come to us — well, for lack of a better way of saying it — in need of rescue. They started a project with one firm and for one reason or another, they weren’t satisfied with the firm or the final product.

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‘Alexa, What are Top Web Design Trends for 2018?’

Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is just two weeks away, and before we know it, it’s going to be 2018. With that in mind, I wanted to go ahead and talk about five user experience and web design trends I’m going to be keeping my eye on in the new year.

Photo by Annie Spratt

Topics: Design Strategy
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The Importance of Structure in a Website Redesign

When you think about a brand getting a new website, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For most people, I think the answer would be a site with a new appearance. While that’s obviously an important component of any website development or redesign project, I think there’s something else that should be thought about before considering how a site looks.

Topics: Design Strategy
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5 Ways to Bring Your Brand’s Values Online

I want to start this post off with a quick quiz (don’t worry, it’s not hard, and you won’t be graded).

Think about where you work. What does your business or organization value? What is most important to its leaders?

OK, that wasn’t so hard, right? Now think about (or look at) your organization’s website. Where are those values explained?

Topics: Design Strategy
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10 Ways to Improve your Website CMS Project

When you work on building and restructuring hundreds of websites and content management systems (CMS) for businesses and organizations, you start to see themes emerge — both good and bad. I want to focus on the not so good trends we’ve encountered over the years and how you can learn from them so you don’t make the same mistakes.

Topics: Strategy Design
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Engaging Stakeholders for Smooth Discovery

When we build a new website or redesign an existing site, the process can be broken down into three basic phases: discovery, design and development.

Without question, the most important of these sections is the first. It is in discovery that we learn the exact details of what our client is looking for. Beyond that, we meet key team members and learn roles and responsibilities as they relate to the website.

Topics: Design Services
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