Arts & Media
To coincide with an upgrade to Drupal 7, Advomatic worked with Poets & Writers to refresh the homepage layout and site-wide styles, giving them an improved platform to highlight creative work and make it easier for writers to find the services they provide.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
We provide ongoing support for Rutgers-Newark for tasks ranging from bug-fixes to regular security updates on their Drupal site. We've also done a few rounds of major improvements to upgrade the site's responsive layout and web accessibility efforts.
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Rutgers University – Newark — ongoing support
We provide ongoing support for Rutgers-Newark for tasks ranging from bug-fixes to regular security updates on their Drupal site. We've also done a few rounds of major improvements: most notably converting the site from a static/fixed width site to a responsive one, along with making the site more accessible for all users.×
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
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.
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.×
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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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.
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
The goal of our work was nothing less than a complete re-imagining of how the Bureau communicates online.
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.
- 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
We have been providing support and maintenance services for years now. We have also assisted IATSE in doing some major overhauls to their header, navigation system and the way they promote content on their homepage.
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IATSE — ongoing support
We have been providing support and maintenance services for several years. We've provided functionality bugfixes, visual improvements, third-party widget integrations, Drupal security updates and more. We have also assisted IATSE in doing some major overhauls to their header, navigation system and the way they promote content on their homepage.
Security and Maintenance
As part of our maintenance offerings, we ensure that the site remains up to date with security patches. When the internet community discovers and fixes vulnerabilities, we have a rigorous method for making use of those fixes to the website while making sure that nothing breaks.
As part of our support services, we sometimes add new capabilities and fix bugs. This ensures that the website stays useful for IATSE as their needs change. Things break or don’t work as intended sometimes - this is the nature of having a web presence. We’re there and ready to help diagnose alternatives or come up with a solution that works within budget and time constraints.
Header & Navigation Improvements
Users had been finding it hard to locate information on the site. There was no visual indication for site visitors for helping to find commonly sought-after pages, and there was lots of space not being utilized. While they had a mobile menu, it was not very user-friendly. Further, their search form was not obvious or following accessibility best practices.
To clear up those problems, we completely rebuilt their navigation from the ground up. We added a modern dropdown menu system that was accessible to all site visitors. In addition, we also provided a way for IATSE to include "call to action" buttons that assist immediately point users to critical pages of the site. The mobile menu was replaced with one which was smoother, cleaner, easier to use.
After tackling the header, we turned our attention to the homepage’s content problems. In short, there were concerns that the homepage could be used better to hook users.
IATSE liked the idea of a carousel but thought it could be used better, so we rebuilt it for them in a way that was more responsive and took up less space. Instead of member testimonials, the carousel could now feature any type of content that IATSE wanted. Apart from the carousel, we also provided a new region of the homepage that allowed for presenting any kind of content in a popular teaser or “card” format.×
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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American Federation of Teachers
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.
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.
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.×