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We’ve been building database driven content managed systems for 15 years now.  Early on we thought it was a good idea to give content creators the power to layout and design their own pages, select their own fonts and choose the colors they wanted.  We would launch a project, train … Read More

Posted in Consulting on March 28, 2016

For years we have specialized in building websites and software for associations.  In 2008 we built out a powerful software solution for The Associated General Contractors of Washington to manage every aspect of their association from membership dues to events to website content.  Seven years is a long time in … Read More

Posted in web app projects on March 28, 2016

The strong_params gem is now integrated into the core of rails as of version 4.0. With this new functionality Action Controller parameters are forbidden to be used in Active Model mass assignments until they have been whitelisted. To use strong_params, you simply call a protected method to pass attributes to … Read More

Posted in Code on June 3, 2014

Logic Staffing is a fast growing Puget Sound employment agency with an expanding client list of some of the largest companies in the northwest.  They came to us with an old flash based site and wanted a fresh design and a new technology platform to manage their content.  A part … Read More

Posted in web design projects on February 7, 2014

On this project, we had the privilege of working with trucking titans of the west coast, Interstate Distributor Co. They wanted a complete facelift on their functional but very old website. When you’re a name as large as Interstate, you should have as impressive of a website as the successful … Read More

Posted in web design projects on February 7, 2014

I created a simple gallery on a page showing pictures of our new office.  I wanted the pictures to link to the large size WordPress image instead of the original image.  My original images where taken with a Canon Rebel T2i so that where over 5mgs each.  So, the default … Read More

Posted in Code on February 7, 2014

We recently launched a new website for the City of Tacoma Development Services division.  These are the people at the city who approve permitting for building, land use and site development.  They wanted a much more user friendly site that provided up to date permitting information, news and easy access to … Read More

Posted in web design projects on February 5, 2014

Downtown on the Go! is a private/public partnership aimed at promoting alternative modes of transportation to downtown Tacoma. The goal of the project was to create a consumer friendly website that was very easy to add content in the future.  We bid on this project with Rusty George Creative and … Read More

Posted in web design projects on January 29, 2014

The World Trade Center of Tacoma hadn’t updated their website in many years.  Since we had built their back-end contact management system, they wanted us to rebuild their website from designs created by Rusty George Creative.  Aside from a beautiful new site, the World Trade Center received some nifty features … Read More

Posted in web design projects on January 29, 2014

We recently launched the New Plimpton Movie website. The design of the site was created by our partner, BCRA. The goal of the site was not only to provide information about the upcoming Plimpton Documentary, but also to present the many articles the producers of the movie have put together … Read More

Posted in web design projects on January 29, 2014

Bluebeard is a proud Tacoma coffee roaster and destination coffeehouse.  And we think it is also the best coffee around.  We loved this project because it combined two of our favorite things… coffee and web development.  The site was built in WordPress and features some beautiful pictures we took of … Read More

Posted in web design projects on January 27, 2014

We were approached by the hard working heroes of King County Fire Department 34 wanting to do a major overhaul to their old existing site. They wanted a fresh look and feel as well as an integrated custom web app for managing permit documentation on their site. We built the … Read More

Posted in web design projects on January 27, 2014

Hornby America has been another one of our long term clients. This year they came to us to do a major upgrade to their website. Their primary requirement was to replace the third party software they were using to allow end users to buy from Hornby’s dealer network. The new … Read More

Posted in web app projects on January 27, 2014

We recently launched a new site called eMedicare Supplements for one of our favorite clients, Berg Andonian.  The purpose of the site is to provide Medicare Insurance information and to allow a visitor to easily get a quote for insurance.  We made the quote call to action simple and easy … Read More

Posted in web app projects on January 27, 2014

4us

After going through 3 web developers in 4 years, the Tacoma based non-profit needed a solution with some staying power. 4US wanted to lay a foundation in their web-based application that would allow them to grow into a national organization over the next five years.  We built the application from … Read More

Posted in web app projects on January 27, 2014

It was hard for us to hold back our enthusiasm when this project was launched.  We have a passion for start-ups and a love for Tacoma.  This website gave us a chance to help both.  It is focused on getting businesses information on how to start a business, locate a … Read More

Posted in web design projects on January 27, 2014

We use custom post types a lot when we build WordPress sites for clients.  With very little setup, we get a bunch of functionality that makes our clients lives easier when they are adding content for any type of article or even a list. For example, if a client has … Read More

Posted in Code on December 19, 2013

I have a passion for startups.  It happens frequently to me that I’m in a conversation with someone and they say, “Someday I’d like to start a business doing …”.  I immediately say why don’t you do it.  I almost always get some excuse in response with fear in their … Read More

Posted in Consulting on February 18, 2013

The National Institute of Building Sciences is a large association serving the building science industry.  We created a robust application utilizing our Associo Software Platform (http://www.associosoftware.com) for the group based on designs provided by db Interactive in Austin, TX.  The project gave the institute the ability to manage all their … Read More

Posted in web app projects on February 7, 2013

First 5 Fundamentals needed a website that provided a mechanism for community partners and parents to easily find relevant education resources for their young children.  Partnering with Rusty George Creative, we built a powerful website that makes it simple to manage their many pages of content.  A key component of … Read More

Posted in web design projects on February 7, 2013

Affinity Real Estate Management is a smart, growth-minded company specializing in Tacoma property management. When we spoke with them, they wanted to keep their existing web design, but they wanted to add a blog and optimize their website to appear in search engine results strategic to their business. They also wanted … Read More

Posted in web app projects on February 7, 2013

Since its establishment in 1974 by owner Rodney Juntunen, Planting Design has specialized in custom residential and commercial landscape design, construction and installation. Planting Design needed a new website to show off their incredible landscape design work.  Since they do such beautiful designs and had captured many projects with photographs, … Read More

Posted in web design projects on February 7, 2013

The Puget Sound Attractions Council is a group of the largest tourist hotspots in the Puget Sound area.  We built a website based on designs provided by Exclaim, LLC.  The result was a beautiful yet functional website to highlight their member attractions complete with side bar animations.  The site needed … Read More

Posted in web app projects on February 7, 2013

Bargreen Ellingson is one of the largest restaurant supply companies in the US. Bargreen came to us to build a custom ecommerce site in 2006. After the initial launch we performed two major upgrades to the application to handle new requirements. One of the primary requirements for Bargreen was having the ability … Read More

Posted in web app projects on February 7, 2013

I love the web. I built my first web page in college in 1995. I remember how magical hotmail was when it came out. I was used to using a green screen vax terminal to check email. It was the first time I realized that the web could actually be … Read More

Posted in Consulting on January 23, 2013

It is amazing how little clarity people have in defining the outcome of a particular activity.  This is true in our personal lives as well as professional.  We just keep plugging away at tasks, instead of taking a step back to look at where we are at and where we … Read More

Posted in Consulting on November 5, 2012

Data-Imagery was founded with the concept that good reporting, business intelligence, and the ability to view key metrics was something that most mid-sized businesses did not have access to.  Our name was created by combining “Data” and “Imagery”.  The idea that we could create images or graphs that would display … Read More

Posted in Consulting on September 27, 2011

My last post talked about the need for organizations to invest in and take the time to develop key metrics for their business.  If you buy into this, then the next question you ask is, “OK… what metrics do I need?”.  The key to good metrics is that they objectively … Read More

Posted in Consulting on September 20, 2011

I’ve personally been fascinated with the study of why some projects come in on time and on budget and why some seem to delay for ever.  I’ll be honest… I’ve been involved in both!   Over the years of both success and failures in technology projects, I’ve come to believe … Read More

Posted in Consulting on September 12, 2011