Pixeldust put a lot of digital mojo into gattisjingle.com. Utilizing a musician’s flyer feel, we designed and developed a clean microsite that would ultimately serve as a bridge for the 40th anniversary, remind Austinites that Gatti’s started in Austin, and generate excitement and interest among new and existing customers. And they wanted to conquer social media.
Pixeldust’s challenge was to build an elegant and scalable site giving Mattress Pro an equal presence to Sealy and other large mattress manufacturers. Pixeldust designed a brand-new identity and sleek interface that incorporated Flash and a content management system. The overall result proved to be a huge success: the website played a big role in Mattress Pro’s successful merger negotiations with Mattress Firm.
Pixeldust worked with Sanders/Wingo to concept and build three interactive pieces for them to present to State Farm. Pixeldust created the concepts and wrote the scripts for the three pieces, including an animated Flash movie, a Flash-based screen saver and a cartoon. All featured comedian Steve Harvey. Pixeldust developed the creative and Flash production for the pieces. With offices in El Paso and Austin, Sanders/Wingo provides multicultural advertising and public relations services using emerging technologies and marketing platforms. State Farm Insurance offers coverage for auto, life, home, health, and more all over the United States
Artifacts of Existence is a collection of work by David Brown featuring a non-fiction novel, screenplay and ‘inside Hollywood’ documentary. Pixeldust designed and developed an earthy site that would help him release his work on the web. The site also features free downloads of work from local artists.
Pixeldust and Door Number 3 have launched the newly redesigned Austin Humane Society website. Built on the Drupal platform, the website features a sporty new look and a stronger focus on making the connection between users and the animals awaiting adoption. Pixeldust implemented an interactive pet grid where future adopters can view and sort pets by color, size, age, breed and several other features. The database is populated by a national Humane Society pet database.
Broken Records will be the largest LEED certified (or environmentally friendly) recording studio in Texas. Pixeldust worked with Broken Records to design a Drupal Based website and logo that conveys the studio’s technical stature while still capturing the Austin vibe.
jQTouch is a jQuery plugin with native animations, automatic navigation, and themes for mobile WebKit browsers like iPhone, G1, and Pre. Created by David Kaneda, jQTouch is easy to install and entirely customizable.
With over 3,000 pets placed a year, it’s safe to say that the Austin Humane Society’s dog-and-cat operation has given thousands of new best friends over the years. They receive an astonishing 32,000 visitors each year while more than 600 volunteers work tirelessly to find good pet homes, educate the community and raise money for the organization. But austinhumanesociety.org did not reflect the shelter’s whimsical tenants or provide the high-level functionality needed to engage users and establish a digital presence. And while AHS excelled at animal placement and man power, they lacked the interactive stature to reach adopters online.
With everything Google has been doing to enhance website efficiency lately (read: Google Site Performance and Google Caffeine), it comes as no surprise that they’ve introduced another layer to the web performance fold. Launched yesterday, Google Browser Size aims to help Drupal Drupal Web Designers and developers get the most out of a website by showing the parts of a site a user can see without scrolling.
My son Jett is a total Lego genius. He can take a pile of random blocks and design something symmetrical, dynamic, unique and wonderful. Something that only he could have imagined. I like to think of building Drupal sites like building with Legos. You have all these standard pieces, and when you put them together, you get something usable, dynamic and wonderful. The Lego analogy is especially relevant to this post because we’ll be talking about Drupal “blocks”. In the Drupal Content Management System, “blocks” are little pieces of supporting content used primarily for sidebars. Our clients’ use of blocks is most often to showcase promotions or call-outs to specific content on their sites. The Drupal back-end lets you create custom blocks on-the-fly that contain text or HTML, or you can write a custom module that will output blocks with custom content. Many contributed modules also create blocks for specific…
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COPE has been becoming increasingly popular in the web content management industry for the last several years. That said, create once, publish everywhere (COPE) is really just taking the idea of a Drupal CMS to its logical conclusion. With COPE, you can get maximum value from your content with minimal effort. Also keep in mind that Drupal development and COPE go hand in hand. Drupal’s inherent modularity makes it ideal for creating mobile-friendly, all in one COPE content distribution systems. More on COPE COPE is a content management philosophy that permits content creators to produce content one time and re-use it in various forms and locations. For example, a sports writer pens an article and uploads it to a central content repository. In a COPE system, different parts/versions of the content can then be used in different media: online on a website, print, mobile web app and so forth. COPE…
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1. Austin | SXSW Hipsters and nerds of all kinds from all over, come together for one week in Austin to geek out over music, film, and technology at SXSW. Austin Drupal developers are a strange mix of the two: a city hipster and a cyber world dweeb. Party, drink, and grub down with this strange breed of developers at Tech Lover’s Karaoke Night or Drupal Drop-In. Austin’s thriving technology community knows to show fellow nerds a good time at Drupal developer events and on 6th Street. 2. Los Angeles | DrupalCon Thousands of Drupal developers, users, designers, and supporters from around the world came to party in Austin last year at the Drupal camp, DrupalCon. This year, the party is moving over to Los Angeles, the #2 ranked party city in America. And the nerds aren’t just now invited to the parties; they are throwing the parties… and…
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Strong SEO is easy if you build your website with Drupal. Unlike most other content management systems, Drupal is designed from the ground up for search engine optimization. Given that Drupal is the preferred platform of Drupal web developers for building search-friendly websites, and because of Drupal’s large community of developers, there are many high-quality plug-ins available that make strong SEO simple. Of course, the fundamentals of SEO for Drupal are the same as for any other Drupal CMS: make sure to use descriptive titles, include your top search keywords in your page URLs, and keep your content fresh and focused. Read on for a few Drupal SEO tips to boost your search engine rankings and bring traffic to your website. Three top Drupal modules for SEO Pathauto module The pathauto module is very useful for SEO. Pathauto automatically creates custom URLs based on title, taxonomy, content type, and username.…
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