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Drupal for Business

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Changing Drupal’s (Material) Admin Experience

There are so many good things that we’ve heard about Drupal from clients over the years, and we truly think it is the most powerful content management system (CMS) available today. With all of that being said, though, there has always been one consistent complaint.

The back-end user experience is not as good as it could be.

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Using Drupal and JavaScript for Accessibility

JavaScript and screen readers have an interesting relationship. For years, there has been a perceived conflict between the programming language and the tools used to make websites more accessible.

That perceived conflict is just that — perceived. In reality, there’s no reason why the two can’t work together to make a more powerful product for users to engage with.

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4 Things to do before starting a Drupal Project

Duo recently started working with an up-and-coming startup to determine a set of requirements for the company’s new mobile app. Based off of phone calls with the startup team, there were a lot of elements that they considered to be important to the project, but due to time and scope limitations, the team wanted us to determine what the minimum viable product was.

Topics: Design Strategy
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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: Design Services
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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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