Category Archives: web development

Content First!

For our clients, we begin the development process by focusing on content – its roles, its structure, and how it relates. By putting content first, we are able to identify what is unique, what needs additional attention, and what is … Continue reading

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Project meeting at 1400 feet

On a recent warm, sunny Seattle day, SP’s President, Jay Stilwell and Bottech’s Owner, John Franich discuss current and future projects while flying over Puget Sound in John’s 1951 Piper Pacer.

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Graphics Internship begining September 2012

Seattle Publishing, a company specializing in periodicals, websites, and database-driven publishing, offers quarterly graphics-based internships to qualified individuals. A graphics position is available for the fall quarter starting September 2012. Our Graphics Internship introduces the publishing industry and its production … Continue reading

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Key considerations for your content when implementing a database

By introducing a centralized database into your content workflows you will create efficiencies, increase consistency, and realize time savings.  For more than a decade, we have been developing and using databases for our own and our clients’ content. From our … Continue reading

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Content trends in 2012…SP’s Top 5

Tablet Tsunami These portable devices are not going away, if anything they will become the game changer in the way that humans interact with technology. Tablet catalogs and tablet subscriptions are starting to gain traction both in consumer and business … Continue reading

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Going Local – Why Localizing your Content is Important

When it comes to languages, diverse audiences, and far away cultures, what works at home may not work somewhere else. Localization is the process of modifying or even recreating content to fit the linguistic, cultural, legal, and regulatory standards for … Continue reading

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Doing cool stuff with QR codes.

Jasco Products Company, a lighting, electronic and security systems distributor has integrated QR codes into their tradeshow product displays. Simply scan the code for retrieval of the product information and then you can review it later. We think that this … Continue reading

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What is Ruby on Rails (RoR) and why should you care?

Ruby on Rails is a Rapid Application Development (RAD) framework for building dynamic web applications such as Twitter.com, WWISH-inc.com and 43Things.com. RoR was originally written by David Heinemeier Hansson and was released to the general public in July 2004. Since … Continue reading

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Six Habits for Successful Web Design

Neat and Easy Navigation: How long a user stays on your website often depends on how easy it is to navigate. Clean Layout: The use of white space enhances a site’s design and directs the viewer to the site’s content. … Continue reading

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RoR, mySQL, & Gutenberg- A new website for a national marine distributor.

Last fall we began the development of Sea-Dog.com, the main website for SeaDog Line, a national marine hardware supplier. With the new website, Sea-Dog Line now uses the Gutenberg Publishing System for managing and driving all their product content to the … Continue reading

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