World Affairs Councils of America
World Affairs Council of Orange County
In December 2019 we worked with the Orange County division of the World Affairs Councils of America to bring their website up to today's standards. Rather than patching up an old WordPress site we started fresh with WordPress 5 on Pantheon.io and migrated their old events to the new framework.
We are also helping them with their events management and promotion, Marketing Automation, recurring memberships and donations, and Twitter ads.
API Integration, iPhone app, MySQL, Node JS, React JS, React Native, SEO, SEM, SMM
Pernod Ricard (the owner of Absolut, Jameson, Malibu, Martell, etc) came to us in May 2013(!) with an idea to turn their database of cocktail recipes into a quickly-searchable app to be used by their 18,900 employees. The idea was put on hold for a few years but for 2019 we decided it was go-time to build this native iOS app.
They posed these challenges to the Div team:
- Build an offline-first iPhone app so that users can access content when there is no cell service.
- Build the app with React Native and CouchDB.
- Import recipes from an Excel spreadsheet.
- Scrape images and missing data from an old Pernod website.
- Within the app povide instant filtering for text, brand, product, ingredients, occasion, presentation, style.
- Allow users to bookmark and share recipes.
- Allow users to create menus from a selection of recipes, PDF the menu using multiple styles, and email the PDFs.
Pernod then used the Apple Developer Enterprise Program to distributed the proprietary in-house iOS app to their employees.
API Integration, CSS3, Drupal, ES6, HTML5, MySQL, Pantheon, PHP, SEO, SEM, SMM
Design Agency: Digital Impulse
The Div team designed and built Corrona's website 4 years ago and it was time for a refresh. We teamed up with the fantastic Boston-based design agency, Digital Impulse and took on the development side of things. The result was a brilliant new website with a clear message reflecting the enormous growth in Corrona's business over the past 4 years.
We took a components-based approach in building out the 25 main landing pages leveraging the Drupal Paragraphs module. 24 components, each with variations, all simple, sensible, selectable via the UI took care of the task with flying colors.
About Corrona: Corrona works with all major pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer, Celgene, and Bristol-Myers Squibb, providing real-world data-driven insights regarding their drugs and the therapeutic landscape.
API Integration, Cloudflare, Drupal, HTML5, MySQL, Pantheon, PHP, React Native, SASS / SCSS, SEO, SEM, SMM
GatsbyJS and WordPress to Drupal and React Native
Whittle School & Studios is creating the first truly global institution serving children from age three to 18. Whittle School aims to change for the better the lives of those students who attend and, beyond our own campuses, contribute to the cause of education on every continent. In the fall of 2019, the first two campuses will open in Shenzhen, China and Washington, D.C. In the coming years, Whittle School plans to expand to a system of 30+ major campuses in the world’s leading cities.
The Div team built a Drupal 8 + React Native framework and migrated the previous site from a difficult to maintain Contentful + Gatsby + WordPress framework.
Moving from Proprietary Software to Open Source
We migrated Medidata's Partner Portal from the proprietary Jive Software to the Open Source WordPress CMS, creating a password-protected members-only communication and collaboration tool. Because their corporate WordPress website had a similar design and some shared content we were able to leverage work done on the corporate website (saving time and money) and create a connection between the two systems.
Columbia University Medical Center
CSS3, HTML5, MySQL, Pantheon, PHP, SEO, SEM, SMM, Wordpress
Quick & Easy, Budget-Friendly WordPress build for Columbia University Medical Center
Sometimes Drupal is overkill for a fairly simple website. In this case, the Division of Brain Stimulation & Therapeutic Modulation at Columbia University Medical center had a need for a website where they could keep their schedule, staff, and educational materials updated easily, in a mobile-first framework. WordPress is the perfect solution for the job.
WordPress Development for SaaS Company within the Clinical Trials Space
We paired our WordPress Development Lead with our Frontend Development Lead (each with a decade of experience) to execute on an important redesign and redevelopment project for NYC-based Medidata Solutions, a $5.8 billion technology company with 2,000 employees that develops and markets software as a service (SaaS) solutions for clinical trials.
Medidata was migrating from a Drupal 7 website, looking to simplify their web framework with WordPress. Div used modern web development standards to build out a fresh new website, complete with custom REST APIs, integrations with Stripe, Jobvite, Eloqua, Redis, Solr, and Google Tag Manager.
Lead Agency: Blue Fountain Media / Pactera
The Div team partnered with the incredible team at Blue Fountain Media (Pactera) to build a new Drupal 8 website for Workfront (formerly AtTask). We migrated thousands of pieces of content from their previous stack – a combination of Uberflip (a proprietary CMS) and WordPress – using Drupal 8 Feeds, Migrate API, and Python. Content needed to be imported in a way that would fit into the Drupal architecture, a challenging project in a tight timeline, and the Div team got it done.
Scrape flat HTML files, get the data into a CSV for import into a WordPress or Drupal database
A client had a need to scrape thousands of flat HTML files and PDFs, and get them into a CMS. We used NodeJS to scrape the.. Enough talk, show me the code!
API Integration, CSS3, Drupal, HTML5, MySQL, Node JS, Pantheon, SASS / SCSS, SEO, SEM, SMM
Migrate thousands of HTML and PDF files to WordPress CMS for this government organization
The websites for New York State Courts have historically been flat HTML files. Our job was to migrate these files to the WordPress CMS, retaining relationships between content, links, images, files, and publications, and create an easy-to-navigate, mobile-friendly website. We used NodeJS to scrape the HTML files and to clean up the HTML data for the migration.
Migrate website to Pantheon, reduce the codebase, implement caching, SEO audit, accessibility audit
A performance audit of Bowler Wine's website showed "enormous network payloads". The Div team was brought on board to do an overhaul of the codebase and site-build to improve performance, accessibility (ADA compliance), and SEO best practices for their website. We also did a redesign + redevelopment of the frontend. The site has about 8,000 pieces of content, mostly well-structured in the database, but not optimized on the frontend. We migrated the website to Pantheon, removed 70 modules from the codebase, implemented sensible image presets, caching, and used Apache Solr Search to build an easily searchable display of Bowler's extensive portfolio of wines and spirits.
Drupal, Python, SEO, SEM, SMM
Python, D8 Feeds, and Migrate API
We are working with a large client, migrating them from their current content marketing software to Drupal 8. To complete the migration we are using a combination of Drupal 8 Feeds, Migrate API, and Python to alter the content, retain images from many sources, and import the content into a D8 website that we are building using a components-based approach (using Drupal Paragraphs and Entity Construction Kit). We also need to take into account SEO, metadata, URL redirects.
We are also doing some Python scraping with Beautiful Soup, a Python library for pulling data out of HTML and XML files, and Scrapy, a web crawling framework, written in Python, for web scraping and to extract data using APIs.
Qlik Sense Data Analytics Programming for the United Nations
Working with the QlikSense API and frameworkless modern web development fundamentals to build out a staff dashboard for the United Nations to help them visualize staff demographics, analytics, and reports. Stack used: Node.js, ES6, Electron, IndexDB, D3.js, Babel, SASS, Gulp, Qlik API.
Lead Agency: Bajibot
Prudential Financial, Inc. is an American Fortune Global 500 and Fortune 500 company whose hundreds of subsidiaries provide insurance, investment management, and other financial products and services to both retail and institutional customers throughout the United States and in over 30 other countries.
Lead by our friends at Bajibot, Div provides ongoing development, support, maintenance, and training for Prudential staff.
Using Drupal 8 as the Content Hub + React Native to build the conference's iOS, Android Apps
Bartender’s Weekend is a three day, Industry only, networking event aimed at promoting the “Spirit of Hospitality” embodied throughout the profession of Bartending, attended by approximately 1100 folks affiliated with the Service and Hospitality community.
Div built out the Drupal 8 website providing the web front-end along with a REST API consumed by native iOS and Android apps. Content delivery hubs... to web and mobile.
Lead Agency: Wkshps
The City of Raleigh and the State of North Carolina completed the closing process for the City’s acquisition of 308 acres of the Dorothea Dix Campus. The purpose of the City’s acquisition of the property is to eventually plan and develop a new destination park.
The City of Raleigh initiated a master planning process for Dorothea Dix Park in 2017. This new website is used to promote events and keep the community updated on development of the park.
API Integration, Drupal, SEO, SEM, SMM
Multi-Brand Web Platform
Building and maintaining 5 websites for 5 brands can be an expensive undertaking. We came up with an innovative, budget-conscious way to build out 5 websites, all with similar functionality, for 5 brands using the Drupal Domain module, Pantheon, a single codebase AND database. The result is a single CMS that allows content editors to log in to 1 system, add or edit content, and publish to any or all 5 domains.
Maintenance, Responsive Theming, Custom Drupal Modules
Rangeview Library District is the public library system serving the residents of Adams County, Colorado, through its seven Anythink libraries located in the communities of Bennett, Brighton, Commerce City, Thornton and the Perl Mack neighborhood in Denver. The library district also offers outreach services through its Bookmobile, Anythink in Motion, visiting area neighborhoods and community stops.
Our team has been working with Anythink for a few years now, providing web development support that includes a mobile-friendly redesign, front end development, back end development for their main library website and Drupal development for their annual conference: Get Outside The Lines
Android app, Drupal, iPhone app, React Native
We are turning Drupal websites into publishing hubs, making use of a JSON endpoint consumed by native iPhone and Android apps
A number of our clients have a community of followers with whom they are looking to more actively engage. We're extending Drupal and Wordpress websites into publishing hubs that can push notifications to their readers' phones as well as post to their Facebook and Twitter accounts, increasing user engagement.
We're following Bloomberg's lead. The engineering team at Bloomberg’s New York City headquarters developed their native apps using React Native, the first tool that truly delivers on the promise of cross-platform native app development. A web-based content hub, paired with native iPhone and Android apps. Powerful Publishing Platforms.
Drupal, SEO, SEM, SMM, Shopify
Design & Development
Founded in NYC in 1971, Eventide is an audio and broadcast, communications, and avionics company in the United States whose audio division manufactures digital audio processors and DSP software, and guitar effects. Eventide was one of the first companies to manufacture digital audio processors, and its products are mainstays in sound recording and reproduction, post production, and broadcast studios.
Lead agency: The Nation
Cross River Bank is a leader in API-driven banking. Banking-as-a-Platform. Their target audience consists of businesses looking to offer banking services to their customers. NYC-based digital agency, The Nation, led the concept and design of their new website, while Div took on the build.
Front End Development, Salesforce Integration, Landing Pages, Oh My
Teamed with the talented creative partners at Craft & Root, Div has been helping INTURN streamline their sales channels using Salesforce and component-based landing pages.
INTURN is the first global marketplace to efficiently and easily sell end-of-season/excess inventory to retailers in private online showrooms. INTURN’s first vertical focus is specifically built for fashion and apparel brands. This marketplace provides automated tools to replace what is a manual, painstaking, error-prone process. The result is a solution that provides a powerful opportunity to increase profitability. INTURN is designed and led by retail industry veterans and technology experts.
Overhaul current Drupal CMS + New Shopify Store
For 40 years the Marian Goodman Gallery has been one of the most influential galleries in the aggressively global commercial art world. The gallery team was looking for improved SEO and an overall improved website experience on mobile and desktop. Div spent a few weeks performing an overhaul that assured best practices and a better content management framework. We also spun out their store to Shopify for a better dedicated eCommerce experience.
SEO, SEM, SMM, Shopify
Creative Ways to Use Social Media to Launch a Product
In addition to building a Shopify store for Watson Golf, Div is working with them to engage with buyers and ambassadors on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Social media has changed everything when it comes to marketing. Now, instead of spending a ton of money hoping to get in front of the “right people,” you are the in the driver's seat. Social media allows you to connect with people and encourage engagement with people who have already indicated interest. Leverage that following and grow that following every month. Develop relationships across social channels. Taking product marketing to an entirely new level.