We have finally redesigned plethoradesign.com, using Drupal (what else?!). It's mobile-friendly and just about everything has been revamped, even the logo. In the Work section (our portfolio) we're using the Isotope jQuery plugin with Drupal's Views Isotope module. We're making extensive use of Drupal's taxonomy system for tagging content, and using Views to display that content in different ways throughout the site.
Joomla has won the Packt Publishing award for the top open source CMS.
Now in its sixth year, many consider the Packt Open Source Award as a top honor for an open source project. Joomla won the award based on a combination of public voting and input by a panel of judges consisting of open source luminaries.
Our design for the Vineyard Arts Project site has won a 2011 Web Marketing Association Arts Standard of Excellence Award.
We have written a number of blog posts on the Concrete5 content management system.
Brooklyn police officer performs piano recital at the Brooklyn Music School
We recently redesigned the Brooklyn Music School's site at brooklynmusicschool.org, which this New York Times blog article links to. The article covers the officer's preparations for his performance. A follow-up article will soon follow.
The Brooklyn Music School site has helped the school book its theater for various performances over the past two years, which was previously only a minor revenue stream for them. The newly redesigned is helping bring the BMS greater publicity.
FGI has received a $20,000 grant from Chase Giving.
Free Generation International / EXIHT International are actively engaged in putting an end to human trafficking, and recently won $20,000 from Chase Giving.
Free Generation International (anti human trafficking NGO) featured on the UN GIFT site:
Getting Ready for the World Cup: UN.GIFT in the World Cup
As football fans around the globe are gearing up for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, UN.GIFT is paving the way for an anti-human trafficking awareness campaign.
Between 11 June and 11 July 2010 South Africa will be hosting one of the major sporting events, attracting visitors from all over the world. And while the mood in South Africa is festive, concerns have been raised regarding the potential of increased human trafficking.
To defeat risks and champion anti-human trafficking awareness, several international organizations are coming together for an awareness raising campaign that will take place around the World Cup. The International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) will be taking part in these efforts.
The campaign will include a week of activities planned before the beginning of the World Cup to increase awareness about human trafficking amongst vulnerable groups. This initiative aims to bring attention to the problem of human trafficking on a world stage and also to prevent incidents of human trafficking by increasing knowledge amongst South Africans and visitors to the country.
Similar efforts are being carried out by non-governmental organizations around the world, such as the Red Card Campaign by Free Generation International. UN.GIFT would like to know if your organization is also working on an anti-human trafficking campaign around the World Cup.
Karole Armitage on ballet with a punk twist
Dubbed the "punk Ballerina" Karole Armitage has made her mark by combining classical ballet with techno music. This April she has a new show called the "Three Theories" which will debut in Illinois.
In this first person account she shares her love of dance with us.
KnowitAlz.com, an Alzheimer's blog we helped design and build, was featured on a Hallmark Heroes with Regis Philbin in December 2008.
The Hallmark Channel presents, “Hallmark Heroes with Regis Philbin”, a portrait of Kathy Hatfield, who cares for her 80 year-old Dad, who has Alzheimer’s and lives with her. She took the diagnosis and turned it into action by creating her Award Winning website, www.KnowItAlz.com and is developing an eco-friendly family care home for people with early stage dementia. A story of love and hope.