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Southside Community Services Board wanted to help the community feel more connected to their clients and raise awareness of their Art as Therapy program. They were planning on holding an art show to display clients' artwork, and we worked with them to create a 2015 calendar featuring select artists.

The cover and each month feature a selected piece of art, from paintings and drawings to jewelry, as well as an inspirational quote, information about the artist, and a quote from them regarding their feelings about art. Awareness Months are also labeled, inkeeping with their desire to create awareness of the issues their clients struggle with.

SCSB held an art show in December 2014 to display all of the participants' artworks; the calendar was given to attendees and was also sent to partners and stakeholders.

Flip through the calendar below. Please note that, although the file below flips horizontally, the calendar itself hangs & opens vertically.

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Thinking about a new website for this year? We're here to give you the 411 on what's trending for 2015! For our FIRST Trending Tuesday post, lets take a look at Card-Based design.

Cards are hot in web design these days. In fact, Pinterest, Google, Twitter, and Facebook are all doing it, so it must be worth at least a look!

Cards are packages of interactive information, usually presented in the shape of a rectangle. They can be used in a variety of ways to satisfy specific functions.

Here are the main reasons to introduce cards into your design:

  • They’re an exciting alternative to overly gratuitous text.
  • Designing for mobile browsers is necessary, and cards are great for responsive design.
  • Because of their limited space, cards can’t really say much. But that’s Great! Readers who want more can click to get it.
  • Cards enable users to quickly and easily share bursts of content across social, mobile, and email platforms.

Be sure to subscribe to our feed, visit our website or give us a shout if you'd like to find out more about how to bring your site to the level of hotness you deserve!

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The easiest way for churches to attract young families and youth is to have a nice, user friendly site design and actively use the web for communication.

From our years of experience, though, we know that churches tend to do one of the following:

  • try to do it themselves and after months (or years, in some cases we've seen!) still have no site;
  • have a hobbyist create it and not be able to reach them when help is needed (not to mention that the site probably won't meet web standards), or
  • pay an arm and a leg (or in the words of a client, "half of your body") to unscrupulous companies that take advantage of their inexperience.

For that reason, we've created a new special website design package just for churches.

Your website will include an events calendar, photo gallery system, be able to update the website by logging in through any browser, and documents downloads (for forms, etc.), and select church staff or members will be able to edit it by logging in through your browser.

Your church can have a professional website and not bust the budget.

The church website design package is offered through our small business division, Ballowax. The same talented team that designs our large sites will create your site, but average churches don't usually need all the strategy, consulting, content generation, and copywriting that go along with our typical projects. Those services are what drive the cost of large projects.

Visit this page to let us know you're interested, and we'll get back to you quickly to get the ball rolling.

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Did you know Instagram is the fastest growing social site globally?

And there's a great reason for that: as of now, it's still basically pure social. You can easily find posts by using hashtags, which means it's easy to find photos of things you're interested in (from kittens to skydiving, music to tattoos). It's so easy to scan a list of photos to see what you like. 180º different from Facebook, where it's practically impossible to search for something, but I digress.

We've developed an Instagram module that lets you stream photos with specific hashtag(s) on your own website.

Why create all the content yourself when it's already out there just waiting to be used?

Chances are someone is already posting photos of your brand or product. Put them to use! [click to tweet]

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