Category: Web Development

Materiell Awarded Highest Honor in Interactive Media Awards for Work on American Press Institute Website

The Interactive Media Council recently named the winners of the 2014 Interactive Media Awards, and we are excited to announce that Materiel has won the IMA Best in Class Award for our design and development work on American Press Institute’s website. This award serves as validation for what our clients already know – Materiell’s comprehensive… Read more »

Avoiding Common Mistakes Prior to Launching a WordPress-Powered Web Project

The web design and development process leading up to the launch of a large-scale, multi-site WordPress web property has the potential to be quite complex. In many cases, it involves the expert integration of design and development teams, each managing a different aspect of the impending launch, often simultaneously with one another. With multiple professionals working on many… Read more »

The WordPress CMS for Local Government Website Design and Development

WordPress has come a long way since it was launched a little over a decade ago. In fact, it is estimated that over 22% of sites on the web today are powered by this popular content management system. While it has always boasted the ability to run projects as varied as self-hosted personal websites all… Read more »

Maryland’s Healthcare Insurance Exchange Issues Highlight the Need for WordPress Code Reviews and Audits

Numerous concerns exist for the individuals tasked with overseeing a company’s web development project from inception to completion. There is also no question that the stakes for successful execution of a project throughout every stage of the process are considerably high. Since an organization’s website is often a consumer’s first point of contact with a… Read more »

Using WordPress to Create Intranet Sites

Managing Communications and Workload Expectations Effective communication is an essential component of all successful workflows. Improvements in the capacity to generate, store and share information have increased the workloads for staff members and managers across all types of organizations. Managers find themselves tasked with meeting ever increasing expectations and the only way for them to… Read more »

Web Development for Higher Education – The Ultimate Form of Aspirational Branding

What is Branding? Branding is a concept that seems easier to define in theory than it generally turns out to be to in reality. Most people are probably able to point out a myriad of examples of what they think a successful brand is without much difficulty. The Nike swoosh, the Google search engine’s colorful logo… Read more »

A Vehicle for Ideas – Materiell Helps the American Press Institute Renew Its Brand and Online Presence

It is often said that an image is worth a thousand words, and that in the near future, the web will kill print media. And while these statements may have some overall truth to them, the design and content of the recently redesigned website for the Arlington, Virginia based American Press Institute, API, shows us… Read more »

Arlington County Government Uses Materiell for WordPress Development

Northern Virginia’s Arlington County is a vibrant, dynamic community. Major corporations, several government agencies and departments, top level academic institutions, and a high level of quality of life have made it one of the best places to live and work in the United States. In order to better communicate with its citizens and meet their… Read more »

WordPress’ Version 3.9 Dashboard Makes it Easy to Manage Content

The release of WordPress version 3.9 today brings even greater ease to content updates using the WP dashboard. Organizations want their staffers to be able to manage the content of their websites in a way that is quick, easy, and fail safe. If this can be done without coding skills, even better. One of the… Read more »