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Advomatic's team of experts custom build the future of web and mobile. Tell us what your organization needs, and we’ll expertly manage the strategy, design, development and post-launch support of almost any web-based project you can imagine.

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Advocacy

Corporate Accountability International

CAI's mobile-friendly Wordpress website empowers them to communicate with activists and funders, implementing their new brand.
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Corporate Accountability International

https://www.corporateaccountability.org/

Corporate Accountability (CAI) works to stop transnational corporations from devastating democracy, trampling human rights, and destroying our planet

CAI's new mobile-friendly Wordpress website is easy to manage and use, empowering them to both engage with funders and serve resources up to their activist constituencies--part of their audacious goal of doubling their membership within five years. We implemented CAI's completed rebrand project, unifying CAI's mission, work, and values in a single platform. The new site allows staff to more effectively keep content fresh and meet the needs of of their users.

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ACLU Affiliate Templates

The ACLU's 50+ state affiliates have separate websites, with divergent branding and separate web teams duplicating efforts. After Advomatic built the new site for ACLU National, they came to us looking for a solution. Each affiliate needed to be able to start with a website template that they could customize to their needs, while still being able to share improvements with the other affiliates.
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ACLU Affiliate Templates

For almost 100 years, the American Civil Liberties Union has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. The ACLU protects Americans’ freedom through a network of offices in every state, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.

Those 50+ affiliates were all supporting separate websites with divergent branding. Each affiliate had separate web teams that were duplicating efforts. The sum of the parts was less than the whole. After Advomatic built the new site for ACLU National, they came to us looking for a solution. Each affiliate would ideally be able to start with a website template that they could customize to their needs, while still being able to share improvements with the other affiliates.

Key requirements

  • Unified branding, with an eye-catching design inspired by the ACLU National website.
  • Multilingual content. Many affiliates do advocacy in and for the hispanic community. These websites need to be able to translate any content into Spanish. Some affiliates even have all-Spanish websites, so the platform needs to be fully translatable.
  • Migration. Some affiliates had web content going back almost 20 years, on a wide range of CMSes (including Drupal, WordPress, and static sites). There is a system for affiliates to migrate their legacy content from any of these systems.
  • Flexibility. While any website needs flexibility (will there be 5 upcoming events, or none?), this is a whole new level. What if the affiliate doesn’t have events, publications, campaigns, or chapters? The site needs to be able to accommodate this, without having big gaps. This is especially challenging with the main menu.
  • Customizability. Some of the affiliates are substantial organizations whose legacy websites were large and very tailored to their needs. The new affiliates platform needed to allow these larger affiliates to make substantial customizations to the system. At the same time, this flexibility should not make it more difficult to manage the more straightforward affiliates. This is accomplished by leveraging Pantheon’s custom upstreams.
  • Content Syndication. The ACLU wanted to give the affiliates the ability to keep their sites fresh by pulling in select news posts and actions from the National site. We built this feature as a mini-improvement project about six months after the first affiliates went live.

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Arts & Media

Annenberg Space for Photography — ongoing support

After creating a new website for Annenberg.org, The Annenberg Foundation asked Advomatic to also support their other major web property, The Annenberg Space for Photography.
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Annenberg Space for Photography — ongoing support

https://www.AnnenbergPhotoSpace.org/

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The Annenberg Space for Photography is a cultural destination dedicated to exhibiting both digital and print photography in an intimate environment. The venue, an initiative of the Annenberg Foundation and its trustees, is the first solely photographic cultural institution in the Los Angeles area.

In 2016 Advomatic built a new website for Annenberg.org. On seeing that project come to successful fruition, The Annenberg Foundation asked us to take over support and maintenance for their other big web property, The Annenberg Space for Photography.

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Security and Maintenance

As part of our maintenance services, we ensure that the site remains up to date with security patches. As the web community discovers and fixes vulnerabilities, we have a rigorous process for applying those fixes to the website while ensuring that nothing breaks.

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Support

As part of our support services, we add new features and fix bugs. This ensures that the site remains useful for the foundation as their needs change.

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Partners looking to the future

Security updates and maintenance are the things that you'd expect from any web agency. But we strive to go the extra step. We think of ourselves as partners with our clients and we strategize ways to make the site relevant and useful for years to come. We're currently working with their web team to rethink some of the site's features to better support the unique needs of presenting curated photography on the web.

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Education

Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences

The School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) is the center of a world-class liberal arts education at Stanford University, and they tasked us with a large scale Drupal 8 project using the build methodology that we've honed over the years.
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Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences

https://humsci.stanford.edu

The School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) is the center of a world-class liberal arts education at Stanford University and came to us for a full redesign.

H&S encompasses 23 departments and 24 interdisciplinary programs (IDPs). As the university’s largest school, H&S serves as the foundation of a Stanford undergraduate education no matter which discipline students pursue as a major. All undergraduates take a range of courses in H&S that challenge them to think critically about the world and their roles in it.

 

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Stanford's major strategic goal was to create a strong web presence with an accessible and modern redesign that inspires the many audiences about the school’s mission, priorities, and work as well as provides clear information for students, donors, staff, and other stakeholders about the school’s departments, IDPs, and initiatives.

After our initial conversations, H&S was confident in our ability to handle a large scale Drupal 8 project, and they responded well to the build methodology that we've honed over the years. Our partner, Wire Media, worked together with a core team on Stanford's staff to crystalize their vision and bring it to life through a in-depth redesign process.

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Education USA

Education USA's accessible, responsive site promotes US higher education to students around the world. Ed professionals, foreign institutions, and governments can share financial aid opportunities and campus news, and staff can share resources from their hundreds of advising centers in 170 countries.
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Education USA

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We developed a responsive, accessible Drupal 7 site to promote US higher education to students around the world. The site allows higher ed professionals and foreign institutions or governments to share financial aid opportunities and campus news stories, and it allows EducationUSA staff to share events and resources from their hundreds of advising centers in 170 countries.

 

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Government

Education USA

Education USA's accessible, responsive site promotes US higher education to students around the world. Ed professionals, foreign institutions, and governments can share financial aid opportunities and campus news, and staff can share resources from their hundreds of advising centers in 170 countries.
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Education USA

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We developed a responsive, accessible Drupal 7 site to promote US higher education to students around the world. The site allows higher ed professionals and foreign institutions or governments to share financial aid opportunities and campus news stories, and it allows EducationUSA staff to share events and resources from their hundreds of advising centers in 170 countries.

 

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U.S. State Department

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (U.S. State Department) needed four mobile-friendly, lightweight, public-facing websites. We developed and delivered four unified, security-compliant sites that covered the complex needs of their users while remaining easy to manage via Drupal CMS.
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U.S. State Department

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The goal of our work was nothing less than a complete re-imagining of how the Bureau communicates online. 

 

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We worked with more than 90 exchange programs to define the content and functional requirements for the collection of four audience-based websites. Core requirements included adaptive and responsive design, multilingual content, interlocking content served from a single content store to any or all of the four websites, world-class visual design, and ease of use for the small team of ten web producers who would be charged with maintaining the sites.

 

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REQUIREMENTS DELIVERED:

  • Highly performant
  • Adaptive and responsive design
  • Multilingual content
  • Flexible page-layouts that can be edited without help from a developer
  • Easy work-flow for content approval
  • Ability to edit all four sites through a single back-end
  • Content management for all four sites from a single back-end
  • Optional content syndication across sites
  • Search functions across all four sites
  • Social media integration
  • Improved networking and collaboration tools for site guests
  • Increased visitor participation
  • Compliance with federal government security rules

 

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Labor

AFT

AFT needed a site that would better engage and mobilize their members to take action on issues they care about. We built them beautiful new site with complex functionality and simple administration.
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AFT

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AFT came to us looking for a site that would better reflect their personality and commitment to education and better engage and mobilize their members to take action on issues they care about. We lead them through an extensive discovery and planning process to surface their messaging, design direction, high level goals, and granular, technical objectives, then built their beautiful new site with complex functionality and simple administration.

 

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Their new site features improved versions of the most popular parts of their old site, like a better resource center on member benefits, a better search to find locals, and a refined system for sharing articles from their publications.

We also added new functionality, like more social media integration, more dynamic content, better content deployment and moderation workflows, and news and RSS feeds. We also implemented a cleaner homepage and more prominent images, and we integrated Salsa for their newsletter and campaign pages.

 

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The new AFT.org reflects their diverse membership and solutions-oriented focus, improving the best of their old site and adding much needed new design and features.

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AFT Mobile Toolkit

We created a mobile app to help the AFT collect information about its members on the go.
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AFT Mobile Toolkit

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AFT union organizers have conversations and conduct surveys in the field to gauge engagement and needs in the union as a whole and in specific initiatives. Historically, they had been collecting this information in the field, then entering it on a desktop computer once they got back to the office.

They came to us to simplify this process, wanting to collect the right kind of information, in real time. We created a mobile-optimized web app that allows them to view and submit information directly from the field.

 

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Some highlights:

  • Since the app is almost entirely used on mobile, speed was a huge factor. We trimmed the fat on all levels of the app, ensuring it would load quickly even over slow connections.
  • We built the app to be extensible, so whenever necessary, they can adjust what information the app displays, make edits, and send it back to homebase.
  • We designed a simple, clean user interface for easy in-the-field usage even on small phones.
  • We co-designed a reusable API that provides the tools necessary for communicating with their databases. This API can be used not only by the Mobile Toolkit, but also by any other future projects that need a simple path of communication.

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