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.
It’s a busy week for WDG! If you’re in DC on Thursday and Friday, stop by one of our events!
This Thursday, 11/21, WDG is hosting a party at Canvas Co/Work in DC to benefit Movember and its mission to battle men’s cancer. The party starts at 7pm and prizes will be awarded to the most stylish ‘staches.
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.
Our Movember-inspired event, A Gathering of The ‘Stache is just 2 short days away and we’re looking forward to seeing you there! Haven’t reserved your free ticket yet? What are you waiting for? Join WDG, Viget and Threespot as we enjoy an evening at Canvas Co/Work benefitting Movember and its great mission to battle men’s cancers.
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:
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.
It’s November 1st and that means one thing at the WDG Shop: It’s time to start with a fresh face and grow some awesome mustaches for…
The WDG Team has supported the Movember Foundation over the last several years. This included 2012′s fundraising efforts, which had some WDG folks looking awfully questionable by month’s end.
Our Mustaches are … barely there.
It’s only the first few days of Movember and things are already interesting in the WDG shop. The men of our typically bearded team are clean-shaven and baby faced. Loved ones have been taken aback by what’s been hiding underneath the last 12 months’ worth of facial hair.
With Drupal 8 in active development, there are many features that our WDG developers are excited about seeing. The biggest change with Drupal 8 is the adoption of Symfony. The core of Drupal has been re-written on top of the Symfony framework, meaning that many of the hooks available in Drupal’s API are being dumped.
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.
We’re Excited To Announce Our First Publicly Released Plugin For WordPress, Jarvis.
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.
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.
With a crisp breeze in the air hinting at fall, it can only mean one thing:
GiveBack DC is running at full speed! We announced the hosted nonprofits this week and we’re happy to say the agencies have already dived in headfirst with their nonprofits to help these great causes step it up online.
By Elisabeth Crum, Senior Interactive Strategist, OmniStudio
As we head into WDG’s annual GiveBack DC initiative and digital strategy is in the air, we at both OmniStudio and WDG want to express our love for nonprofits, and the work they do to give back to our communities.
We’re also passionate about smart web strategy and social media marketing to help nonprofits reach more supporters.
If you missed us at Capital Camp, don’t sweat it – we’ve got you covered!
Design & Development Synergy – GuitarGate
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When it comes to building custom web solutions for our clients, WDG is ready to tackle the problems head-on. With our extensive insight into WordPress and Drupal, it’s no surprise that our developers often go in and build custom details to make the content management systems even more user-friendly.
Recently, I was able to nab our Senior Developer’s attention long enough to learn a little a bit about a tool he’s created to make Search an awesome possibility within the administrative end of WordPress websites!
Ever wanted to learn how to play the guitar, but you just haven’t had the time to take lessons? Well, The Web Development Group (WDG) has partnered with the folks behind a local music community to bring you a comprehensive guitar lesson community… online!
Welcome to …
This online startup community is solely dedicated to teaching its members the intricacies of guitar playing while letting each member go at their own pace.
You’re probably one of those folks that has that iphone/droid/galaxy/ipad/tablet/etc always within reach at all times, aren’t you? So are we. With that “permanently glued to our hand” technology, our team has compiled a list of mobile apps that are extremely useful and make us feel better about our productivity.
We’ve recently been getting a lot of calls asking about the plethora of open-source content management systems (CMS) available nowadays. With these systems, specifically WordPress and Drupal, gearing more and more towards the typical non-savvy website owner, we’ve been getting the same question repeatedly:
What’s the difference between WordPress and Drupal?
What better way to spend a weekend than to do what you love during the week?
This past weekend, there were 95 events nationwide with 20 government partners and 11,000 participants tackling challenges through the National Day of Civic Hacking. As an extension of this hack for change opportunity, the City of Newark, its mayor, Cory Booker, and Audible.com sponsored an 8 day virtual hack to revamp the online municipal presence.
As of late, I’m beginning to notice something missing in the web industry. There are no real pricing standards when it comes to website projects. At WDG, we receive numerous leads weekly, and only a handful which are qualified to follow up with by our Biz Dev team.
We find that unrelated leads (not referred to us by clients) for web development services are often hit or miss for the type of project WDG looks to take on.
Don’t your fingers get exhausted from all of the texting you do all day long? Wouldn’t it be nice to go back to the times of Walkie Talky and the ease of Push To Talk? Well, get ready because conversations just became so much easier on your thumbs.
Last week, The Web Development Group – WDG – had the privilege of launching Prip.Me, a website built to anchor the online presence of an app from Nii Holdings (formerly Nextel International).
It’s Thursday and the WDG team is currently in Columbia, South Carolina to Converge SE. Why am I not there, you ask? Well, I waited too long to buy a ticket. But you know what, life’s looking up now that I get to write the Weekly Wrap Up!
I learn something new every week here at WDG … if you aren’t learning something new on a weekly basis, then you’re most likely not living life right.
Back in September 2012 (after our first annual GiveBack DC event - last year known as CreateathonDC), we released the new version of WebDevelopmentGroup.com. It has only taken 7 months for us to see 100,000 page views across the site. Since this is such a huge milestone, we decided to put together some statistics to celebrate the event.
When you are having fun and work with great clients, weeks do fly by at Alexandria based web development company WDG. We were able to get soyfoodmonths.org ready to their big National Soyfoods Month 2013 while still taking advantage of Snowquester. Our Alexandria based WordPress and Drupal developers took Wednesday off and headed out to the Shenandoah Mountains for some fresh power snowboarding and team bonding (Yup… near 25 inches of snow where we were).