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Why We Love Foundation 6

The launch of Foundation 6 marked some of the biggest changes to the popular CSS framework in recent memory. At Materiell, we’ve been using Foundation for quite some time and now that we have a few projects under our belt using Foundation 6, we’re happy to say we love it more now than ever before. Here’s why. Big Things Come… Read more »

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Why You Don’t Need to Update JointsWP or Foundation

As WordPress users, we’ve been trained to keep all components of our WordPress install – plugins, themes, core, etc – completely up-to-date to avoid security issues. In fact, the number one question I get about JointsWP is: how do I update JointsWP and/or Foundation? Here’s the answer: you shouldn’t. The Case for Not Updating JointsWP is… Read more »

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Materiell Claims #1 in Clutch’s Top Washington DC Web Designers & Developers Leaders Matrix

As a business, non-profit, educational, or government organization seeking design or enterprise web development services, it can be difficult to identify a creative agency capable of making your vision a reality. In the ever-evolving and competitive field of web design and development, it sometimes might seem like there are countless options available to you. How, then,… Read more »

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Lawyers’ Committee Website Redesign Garners Recognition and Award From Interactive Media Council

Without question, 2016 is off to a stellar start. Not only does Materiell have a full roster of challenging web design and development projects to look forward to throughout the year, we were also recently notified about an award for outstanding online achievement in working with a non-profit organization on its website redesign and launch…. Read more »

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Materiell Launches a Fresh Look and Organizational Solution With Lawyers’ Committee Website Redesign

Information is only impactful if it can be easily accessed and read by an organization’s target audience. Often, this involves determining how to categorize various types of content, as well as organizing it in a way that is both visually appealing and easy for end users to navigate. This was the challenge Materiell accepted while working with… Read more »

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Materiell Caps 2015 at Inaugural WordCamp US, Prepares For a Prolific 2016

As we’ve previously explained, WordCamp events in years past have been organized as conferences and run by regional volunteers who are enthusiastic about the WordPress CMS. Materiell team members have attended several of these events, including WordCamps held in San Francisco and Orange County, California. Usually consisting of development, design, and content-focused tracks, these WordPress-centric conferences are… Read more »

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Materiell Attends InstructureCon, Receives Hands-On Experience with the Canvas LMS

With our strong track record of designing and developing websites for higher education, it probably comes as no surprise that Materiell strives to keep up with the latest in education-focused technology. The Canvas learning management system (LMS) is one of the tools we integrate into WordPress multi-sites for clients with an eye toward educational content and… Read more »

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Foundation 6 Meets WordPress

Foundation (for Sites) 6 is officially here, which means JointsWP 4 is also here! As in previous versions of JointsWP, the theme is essentially “blank” but includes all of the awesome features of Foundation 6. Let’s take a look at what’s new in Foundation 6 and how it effects JointsWP 4.