When you think about WordPress, your mind may automatically drift to blogging. Indeed, WordPress started out as a blogging platform—but since its inception it has emerged into much more than that. With the addition of more and more features, WordPress has become a fully functional CMS (Content Management System). A CMS enables the end user to make changes to their site on an as-needed basis; regardless of how tech-savvy they are or how much HTML they know.
Website development has come a long way since the days of the text-heavy, flash-infused websites of the ‘90s. The rise of mobile devices, tablets and social interaction online has created a whole new world for web developers—a world that has created the necessity for innovation and a new way to synchronize the user experience across a variety of platforms and devices. It’s called responsive web design.
What is Responsive Web Design?
Did you know that 66% of Americans ages 24-35 own a smartphone? How about that 75% of Americans bring their phones to the bathroom? Although this may seem like too much information, it’s something to consider when making the decision to go mobile. Today, everyone is connected to their device. Why not take advantage of that common statistic and make your website available to them wherever they are? And if those statistics didn’t get to you, what if you knew that in 5 years, mobile is predicted to be bigger than the internet? Would you reconsider making your site mobile friendly? Whether you choose to create a native mobile app, create a separate site specifically for mobile or use responsive design (we’d recommend the latter), get out of your 20th century funk because mobile is the future.
In our ongoing effort to support nonprofits, we’ve recently teamed up with Central Texas VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster) to provide them with a few of our various services. Central TX VOAD is a membership association of independent, voluntary organizations that are active in one or more of the phases of disaster—preparation, response, recovery and mitigation. Their ultimate goal? To deliver service to people affected by disaster while simultaneously eliminating unnecessary duplications of effort in order to increase efficiency. Central TX VOAD also collaborates with government and other relief organizations in order to further its goals. Among their many members, one of them is OneStar Foundation, a nonprofit we’ve also worked with in the past. We love seeing our nonprofits working together!
Ahoy, matey! Pirate Energy, a cocktail-inspired line of energy drinks, has partnered alongside the HMG Creative team to create a highly custom, energetic and industry-disrupting web experience. A division of Blue Matrix Labs - the brainchild of Kendall Harter – Pirate Energy brings the party to your taste buds with five tasty, healthy and outright exciting energy shots.
In an effort to break into the market in a revolutionary way, we crafted a carefully formulated digital experience for Pirate and its customers. At the nucleus, a responsive, informative and user engaging site with custom animations and an easy-to-navigate user experience. But the site wouldn’t be as enthralling if it wasn’t for the compelling copy. Aligning ourselves with the party theme of the brand, we used a tongue-in-cheek approach to content creation. Using hilarious pirate innuendos, we created informative product-specific copy while portraying the quirky company culture and instilling it into the readers’ minds.