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Drawing Logos from Memory

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 21:11:43 +0000

As an experiment Signs.com  recently had over 150 people draw ten famous logos completely from memory.  The study found that while people are certainly familiar with these ubiquitous logos, the details are quite fuzzy.  Check out the full study as it is fascinating.

After reading this article, our team decided to perform an experiment....

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Brick Factory Announces Production Release of Stacks

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 14:49:15 +0000

The Brick Factory is happy to announce the first 1.0 production release of our Stacks Drupal 8 module.

Stacks makes it possible to develop re-usable components such as slide shows, galleries, banners, and much more in your Drupal projects.  You can check out a good overview of Stacks here and in the video below....

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If it Ain’t Broke, Still Fix it – Understanding the Value of User Feedback

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 22:52:35 +0000

Imagine you’re a highlighter manufacturer. You come into work, and see that everything is working perfectly: the shades are fluorescent, the ink does not smudge, and the marker does not dry out.

Then, your manager arrives and says, “let’s mix it up here, and add a clear window to the tip so users can see what they’re highlighting.” You might be alarmed....

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It’s Not Too Late: Make the Most of Giving Tuesday

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:52:10 +0000

It’s beginning to look a lot like…the holiday giving season.
And the season’s official kickoff, Giving Tuesday, is just one week away.

If you work at a nonprofit, you’re probably already familiar with this global day of giving. But, do you know just how big a deal it is?...

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Effective Beats Fancy

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:30:05 +0000

Late last year, we were approached by a nonprofit who had completed a website redesign project with a well respected design firm. After the new site was live for a few months, it was obvious to the non-profit that it wasn’t working. Stakeholders didn’t like it, visitors were complaining, and the site was underperforming based on all the key metrics they tracked....

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How to build a great online donation system using Stripe

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 15:42:10 +0000

As a web development firm that works with non-profits, we frequently help our clients implement online donation systems. There are a ton of great platforms that non-profits can use to power their online giving.

However we have increasingly found ourselves recommending Stripe. Stripe isn’t used strictly for online giving....

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Thinking in Widgets: A Better Page Building Experience in Drupal

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 18:33:17 +0000

A few years ago we realized the old strategy of designing websites page by page was dying a slow and painful death. Increased complexity and more complicated requirements were increasingly rendering the approach useless and inefficient. Since then, we’ve been revamping our entire website planning and build process to keep up with the more complex,...

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How We Built It: African Parks Website

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 19:53:36 +0000

Over the last few years, we have embraced a systems-based approach to website development. Instead of designing and developing page templates, we focus on defining overall styles for a site and creating reusable components called widgets. Widgets are the building blocks that content managers use to build pages.

In my Design Systems,...

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How to Win Followers & Influence People: Influencer Marketing for Nonprofits

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 21:26:46 +0000

Steve Winter: conservation photojournalist, speaker, and most importantly: social media influencer.

A simple endorsement from Steve caused one of our client’s, African Parks’, Instagram following to spike by nearly 90%, in two weeks.

Posts like this aren’t just a great way to increase your following:

  • “Influencer marketing content delivers 11X higher return on investment (ROI),
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