HNP’s First Fundraising Event, Hosted by HNP founder and actress, Connie Nielsen, Helps Kenyan Slum Dwellers Achieve Self-Sufficiency
Let’s rewind to the 1990’s, when the Internet is just reaching its teenage years.
In those days, access to the internet required you to go through a portal (such as AOL), a browser, or a command line interface. The Web browser became the tipping point for the internet boom of the late 90s by opening up the internet to a larger audience. No longer was it just for the elites at MIT or NASA. An average person with just a bit of technical savvy could easily access the world’s largest knowledge-sharing platform.
The Bay Area Drupal Camp is a gathering of like-minded people to discuss and learn about Drupal, an open-source content management system that is powering more of the web every year. In its 8th year, BADCamp provides four days of training, summits, sprints, sessions, BOFs, networking, career opportunities and more!
Marker Seven has been recognized by Clutch Independent Research as a leader in Web design and development, and as a leading digital agency in San Francisco. Clutch evaluates more than a dozen individual metrics to prepare its reports, including data solicited from the agencies, from real clients of the agencies, and other independent online sources.
Marker Seven is happy to announce that it has received a “Best in Class” Award from Interactive Media Awards for zoomsystems.com, in the category of B2B. The Best in Class designation is the highest honor awarded by the Interactive Media Awards. Out of 192 entries in the B2B category, only 9 received a Best in Class rating.
At Marker Seven, we take user experience very seriously. That’s why, when we were presented with the opportunity to attend (virtually) Dani Nordin’s O’Reilly Webinar, “Bringing strategic UX to Drupal projects” (http://oreillynet.com/pub/e/2330), we excitedly gathered in the conference room and fired up the presentation on our big screen. Dani’s insightful talk on strategizing user experience engendered a discussion amongst the M7 team about what we do, and more importantly, why we do it.
Marker seven is thrilled to announce that it has been selected by The International Academy of the Visual Arts as a 2014 Communicator Awards Winner for its work on the Human Needs Project (HNP).
Marker Seven is pleased to announce the launch of a fully re-designed website platform for ZoomSystems. The industry-leading innovator of automated retail “ZoomShops” approached Marker Seven to help them more clearly communicate their business differentiators and convey a hi-tech, “legitimate” image to resellers and consumers alike. The result is a clean, elegant design that remains laser-focused on key brand messaging.
When the American Institute of Architects’ San Francisco chapter needed a new page to feature an active sub-committee, Marker Seven stepped up to help. The result is a place where the Design for Aging Committee serving the Bay Area, (DFA) can share their mission, promote events, and engage their community.
Marker Seven is very proud to announce the launch of a new website and branding vision for The Human Needs Project (HNP). Marker Seven worked with HNP’s founders and supporters to help them communicate the message of the visionary non-profit. The result is an online platform where the HNP community can connect, learn, and collaborate.
Marker Seven is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a 2013 W3 Gold Award for the redesign of FSEenergy.com, a provider of solid fuel fire boiler systems, turnkey boilers and power systems, as well as renewable power solutions in the biomass space. The W3 Awards honor creative excellence on the web and recognizes the professionals behind the award winning sites.
Marker Seven is asked frequently about how to build websites that are search engine optimized. Usually, the question goes something like: “Will my site show up on the first page of Google?” The answer, however, is a little tricky.
In an effort to try and provide users with the best-matched results set, search engines try to anticipate the needs of each individual and will return results based on those preferences. Many factors control this, such as:
Marker Seven is pleased to have been chosen by ZoomSystems, a leader in the growing automated retail industry, to redesign its corporate website and various interfaces for its products. The project was initiated as a result of the company’s rapid growth and need to better convey the products and services it offers.
Marker Seven is often asked about the necessity and methodology for backing up the websites we build and deploy. As the lifeblood of a business’s online presence, it is imperative to have a backup solution in place, should the unthinkable happen. Even the best-maintained data sometimes becomes corrupted; even the most secure servers are sometimes compromised.
The goal of any backup management plan is twofold:
When Marker Seven worked with MedicAlert to create a fresh, professional and interactive website for the highly-respected emergency support network, it was clear that responsive design was going to be important. The site’s audience is demographically broad. The features it offers vary widely – from membership login and text chat, to a shopping cart.
Today’s websites have to work harder than ever. Not only do they support more stages within the sales funnel, including purchasing and customer support, they also must look good on screens from 4-inch smart phones to 23+inch desktop monitors and everything in between. Almost half of adults in the U.S. own a smartphone, one third own tablets*. Businesses are seeing that an increasing percentage of traffic to their sites is coming from mobile viewers.
Creating a great user experience means creating great content. But just like designing a website is more than picking colors and fonts, a content strategy is more than copywriting individual pages. Both design and content require a strategic understanding of user expectation, usability, and business goals.
Why is Content Strategy Important?