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  • Proud to Announce the Launch of ERI's New Website

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014
    ERI website before photo
    ERI Website Before

    We are pleased and proud to announce the launch of the newly redesigned website for Equity Resource Investments. This was a challenging project for a great client with very high expectations and a clear idea of the aesthetic they wanted to achieve. Working hand-in-hand, we went through dozens of designs concepts and hundreds of variations along the way before hitting on one that worked. Where most design firms need to limit the time spent on any phase of the project to preserve project schedules and profit margins, a small firm like ours can tailor our approach to meet very specific client needs.

    For instance, we spent days working with the client to build a common vocabulary so that we understood how words like "clean" and "sharp" would manifest in the design. We started with small steps to build trust and to make sure that each element met their expectations; only moving on to the next step when we had consensus. We tweaked logos, colors, fonts and shapes until the client was satisfied. Sometimes providing two rounds of designs per day for the client to review.

    ERI website after photo
    ERI Website After

    Once we had basic elements, we began to build pages and then groups of pages and then we looked at the site as a whole. Even though we had worked so deliberately and carefully, there were still points where we had to step back and make major changes to parts of the site to better serve the whole.

    This amount of design time isn't typical for a project, but then again, we work on very few typical projects. It's this level of customized service and attention to detail that sets us apart from our competition.

  • Have you searched for your website lately?

    Monday, June 24, 2013

    Have you searched for your site lately on any of the big search engines? If not, it may be a great time to do so. You might be surprised at what you see. There may be outdated information you had forgotten about and good ways to move up in the queue. And if you're not sure about what to do with the information you find, give us a call.

  • Why upgrade to Drupal 7?

    Tuesday, June 11, 2013

    There are so many reasons, not least of which is that it's much simpler to maintain. The back-end interface is simpler, and adding new features is less costly and faster. Most exciting, however, is how easy Drupal 7 makes building websites that work on tablets and smartphones just as easily as on your laptop or desktop. The long and short of it is, a better website is better for your bottom line. The following article sums it all up quite nicely:

    Top 10 reasons to upgrade to Drupal 7

  • Problems with Feeds Module for Drupal 7

    Wednesday, April 10, 2013

    Yes, I read instructions. So I read (and re-read) the instructions for the Feed module because I needed to turn a CSV file into nodes. Attempt after attempt, and change the settings as I might, all I was rewarded with was the message "No new nodes." I finally stumbled across a page on the DrupalAnswers section of StackExchange that mentioned line endings being an issue. Since I work on a Mac and my server is Linux, this seemed like a good thing to try, and Joy! it worked. 

    I use BBEdit (still) and it has a function in the save/save as dialog called "Line Breaks" and in that select box, simply choose Unix (LF) and save away. The rest of the process outlined in the Feeds documentation worked just fine.

    Hope this saves someone some hair pulling.

  • Launch of the Saint Mary's College Sesquicentennial Site

    Monday, October 1, 2012

    Indigo Digital is pleased to announce the launch of the Saint Mary's College Sesquicentennial website. Click here to view the live site.

    The project was a collaboration with partner Stoltze Design and the college. We provided production services to build out the design and create and populate the static pages of the site. The project was done under a very tight timeline and happens to be our second sesquicentennial website (the first being for MIT).

    Go Gaels!

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