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Must Have Tools for Web Developers

These days, websites are complex and massive undertakings. Even the most seasoned web developers need to have a big toolbox of applications to get the job done right. While there’s no definitive list, we’ve gathered some of our team’s favorite tools for the many tasks developers are faced with when it comes to building websites and applications.

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Effective Ways to Communicate With Your Web Designer

The scenario: It’s time to dive in and begin work with your recently contracted web designers. You’re excited to get your new website launched and want to have a great experience in the process. What should you be doing to ensure a successful project with your web designers?

Communication is the key.

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WDG Builds Website For GWU School of Public Health Leading to Highest Donation in Private University History

The recently re-branded and newly launched School of Public Health and Health Services at The George Washington University has been renamed the Milken Institute School of Public Health in recognition of record-breaking contributions from several sources, including the Milken Family Foundation.

Long recognized as an industry leader in the public health field, the former GWU School of Public Health launched its new website this past summer aiming to better its digital experience for students and alumni, alike.

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The S.T.E.M. Program In The Words of a Web Developer

This past Friday, I was invited to speak to students about S.T.E.M. and how it related to my field as a web developer.

The S.T.E.M. program is a blended approach to problem solving, including but not limited to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. S.T.E.M based initiatives have been gaining notoriety to pique interest in and provide an introduction to these disciplines earlier in the academic journey. 

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Choosing The Right Web Host Company

Utilizing websites and blogs is a smart and easy way to engage your business’ targeted audiences. As content becomes more key in digital engagement, the value of creating awesome, relevant content often draws in much of a marketer’s focus, leaving little attention to other website-related decisions. Important decisions, such as choosing the right web host, end up on the back burner.

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Finding the Best Web Design Company

In today’s world, having a strong brand presence is key to succeeding in a competitive, growing online market. You have to find a great web design company to help you successfully deliver your message. You may think that getting to that point  of needing an agency is difficult, but finding the right agency is, by far, more of a challenge.

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How to Guarantee a Successful Web Design Internship

Without question, the most exciting part about a student’s design education is the opportunity to prove their skills in real-world situations. Internships are exciting opportunities for students, allowing them to get an edge on their peers in an industry of increasingly stiff, experienced competition. However, despite the good intentions of the employer and intern, not all internships are created equal.

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Drupal for Nonprofits and Educators

New Drupal Site, Excelencia.org

The development team at WDG loves nothing more than to mold the power of Drupal into a custom digital solution that betters our clients’ reach online. When working with nonprofit organizations in particular, we understand that their focus should be on promoting their cause. Our goal with them is to deliver a strong digital experience that:

  • provides an intuitive experience for the user that will instill a sense of trust in the nonprofit’s digital presence while decreasing bounce rates,
  • allows for the nonprofit to easily manage their own website content with a strong, user-friendly content management system.

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User Experiences & User Testing

The students from American University’s Master of Marketing program came to visit the WDG studio last week and chatted with our design team about our processes and expertise with user experience (UX) in design. UX is an incredibly important topic nowadays, especially as more businesses are focusing on their users, making UX such a hot buzzword in the web industry.

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Week 2: We Mustache You To Come To the Movember Party!

As the days get shorter and the weather turns colder (why is it below freezing already??), we bask in the warmth of our upper lip fuzz here at WDG:

Mustaches For Men’s Health

As our Movember team forges through the first half of this chilly month, we are enjoying the growth of some serious facial hair to help raise donations for the research & health programs supporting prostate & testicular cancer.

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GiveBack DC 2013: Recap of a Great Night!

GiveBack DC was a great event. If you were there you know. If you missed it, you’ll have to come next year.

Since we live in the digital age and everything was broadcast over social media we decided to use Storify to collect all those awesome tweets and put them together into a recap of the night.

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Jarvis, a Quicksearch Plugin for WordPress

We’re Excited To Announce Our First Publicly Released Plugin For WordPress, Jarvis.

Jarvis - The Web Development's QuickSearch WordPress Plugin

The Web Development Group recently released Jarvis publicly, receiving positive feedback from Jarvis users and the development community. Learn more about what makes using this plugin to move about WordPress admin more effortless.

What is Jarvis?

Jarvis is a WordPress plugin for users to quickly maneuver around the admin side of WordPress to get to content quickly.

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GiveBack DC Spotlight

With GiveBack DC well underway, I spent some time chatting with and getting to know the awesome folks at Mentors, Inc., one our hosted nonprofits. Mentors, Inc. is a passionate small nonprofit in downtown DC who pour their hearts into mentoring and helping today’s DC students towards high school graduation and college entry. 

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