Whether we are designing a website from scratch, integrating social media and ecommerce, or developing a mobile app for the iPhone, our team is eager to realize your digital dreams. Let’s build something together!
Realizing the LIMITLESS WEB
“The depth of the drop is the height of the moon.
Each reflection, however long or short its duration, manifests the vastness of the dewdrop,
and realizes the limitlessness of the moonlight in the sky.”
“The Genjo Koan”
by Eihei Dogen
(1200 - 1253)
Here's a partial list of projects we've worked on recently. Most of these projects were completed in 2012 and a few in 2011. We hope to add more of our past projects as time permits, and we'll definitely strive to keep it current as we go forward!
Select on a project to get a short description.
Gray Line of
A stunning, easy-to-use, ecommerce site
This site features beautiful images of San Francisco and surrounding sights that draw visitors into the full range of tours Gray Line of San Francisco has to offer. Choose where you want to go, and the customized ecommerce solution offers you additional tour options. Select your dates, see the cost, and you're on your way! Santa Cruz-based Yellow Bus designed the pages and customer experience and gave us the opportunity to flesh it out as the visually stunning, mobile-responsive website you see. We chose to build the site on Concrete5 because of the freedom in design and ecommerce customization, not to mention its powerful, editor-friendly interface. Check out the site and take a tour of San Francisco!
LA Stage Times
A cutting edge news site that celebrates the LA Stage scene
SoCal design agency DISTINC threw us a challenge: could we bring their bold, cutting-edge design to life on Wordpress? LA Stage Times already had a signficant Wordpress-based site, and so it made sense to leverage that system and reskin it with something that was really quite different. We took on the challenge! Take a look at the results.
Transera Business Intelligence Console micro site
A microsite to focus and feature a specific solution
We developed this micro site for Transera in collaboration with Katie Otis of Design in Mind, a reprise of the team that developed the main Transera web site. The goal was to offer customers an opportunity to demo Transera's cloud-based solution, while also driving leads toward their Marketo-driven marketing system.
Clean, minamalist site, responsive-design, powered by Wordpress
We were tapped by designer Dana Elliott of San Francisco to realize this website as a simple, clean, easy-to-navigate site for Spotlight Consulting. With a quick turnaround, we threw in some light responsive design elements so that Craig Garshelis would get the most bang for his web development buck.
Book Club of California
A club for beautifully printed books, powered by Wordpress
The Book Club of California sought to upgrade the look, feel and functionality, both front-end and back-end, of their web site. With design by Ingalls Design of San Francisco, we created a beautiful new website, improved the ecommerce functionality and moved their content management to Wordpress.
A new home page for a cloud-based automotive service CRM company
We’ve been maintaining the Xtime web site for some time, so it was exciting when they tapped us, through our partner Ewert Communications, to redesign their homepage in time for an important trade show. Mike Baxter of Makai Design created a design that leaped from the screen, and we implemented it seamlessly into their existing web site.
Bad Wolf Press
Small, independent children’s musical company adds a full-featured blog
Years ago, Bad Wolf Press asked us to program a custom catalog for their short musical plays. As time went by, they realized that they needed a blog to offer news and tips for teachers staging performances. To help them save money, we selected a pre-built premium template and customized that template to look like their site. The end result is dynamic Wordpress blog that they are using to promote new plays, share tips and resources and make their site more relevant on social media.
San Francisco Zen Center
A long-time client, we help wherever we’re needed
We’ve been a part of developing the San Francisco Zen Center web presence since 2003. We were part of the team that launched the major redesign in 2007, and we’re honored to continue working for this wonderful and important organization.
A web site redesign to support a refocused, cloud-based, contact center company
Transera is a high tech, cutting-edge company that needed a website to match. For design, they tapped Katie Otis of Design in Mind, and to develop, they requested the Dewdrop Media team, via our partnership with Ewert Communications. We brought Katie’s dynamic, detail-oriented design to life using HTML5, CSS3 and JQuery.
A driven, yet relaxed agency website, responsive to mobile, built on Concrete5
Yellow Bus is one of our newest business partners, and it was a lot of fun to work together on their new web site. The old site just wasn’t effective any more. They wanted a bold new presence; something that would highlight their creative, and something they could easily maintain themselves. We chose Concrete5 because of its designer-friendly architecture and the ease with which users can maintain media-rich content. Their internal team designed the site and provided the content, and with that, we built it.
News the community can use, and comment on, with Wordpress
Many years ago, we built a community news site for the San Francisco Zen Center on Joomla. As time went by, the web changed, blogging and social media became the norm, and yet the old Joomla site remained. SFZC decided that it was time to upgrade, shift to a blogging platform, and update their Constant Contact template to match. We brought in Mike Baxter of Makai Design to handle the look and feel, and we implemented the design into templates for Wordpress, and managed the Constant Contact template creation.
Ocean Gate Zen Center
A small town Zen Center in need of a Wordpress-driven website
The client wanted something inexpensive that they could edit themselves and use for teachings. Their previous website was having technical issues and was difficult to maintain. We selected and customized an off-the-shelf template.
Alternative Medicine Review
A web-based, subscription and ad-supported medical journal
For most of its life, the venerable Alternative Medical Review was supported by a benevolent corporate sponsor and print subscriptions, which permitted it to give away the online edition for free. As online news reading became more popular than print, that time came to an end. AltMed Review asked us to build a new site with a sophisticated, tiered subscription system. We recommended Joomla as the CMS, given Joomla's inherent strengths in this area, and worked with their in-house designer to build the new look and feel of the web journal. Ultimately, the journal wasn’t able to find enough people willing to transition to a paid subscription model, so we converted the system from paid-access to register-for-access.
Diagnostic web app and helpful information for DSL customers
Through our long-running relationship with ASSIA Inc., as part of our partnership with Ewert Communications, we were asked to help develop a consumer-oriented web service that brings information and diagnostic tools to DSL customers. The first version included an interactive homepage highlighting the benefits of DSL, and resource pages for everything from how DSL works, to tips for getting the best performance at home. Six months later, we upgraded the site to feature a DSL diagnostic tool built by ASSIA right on the homepage, while retaining the resources from the first phase.
Portland, OR-based interactive agency has a new, responsive website
Zephyr Creative is one of our interactive media partners and as part of that partnership, we built a new, responsive web site for the agency. The objectives were to have a site that exemplified the design philosophy, displayed the multitude of projects the group has worked on, and provided a springboard for the next phase of the company. For the portfolio, we created two modes: web and mobile, to highlight the work the team has done for these form factors.
An iPad game solution for a laser company
Sciton wanted to create a memorable, innovative trade show experience using iPads to capture doctors' attention, educate them about Sciton's resurfacing laser, and hopefully entice them to buy one. The solution, designed by our partners Tam Communications and Makai Design, and programmed by Dewdrop Media, was a custom iPad game, in the vein of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire." Doctors venturing into the trade show booth picked up one of the available iPads, played the game, and then posted their scores to large HD screens in the trade show booth, creating a bit of friendly competition among the doctors. Dewdrop Media handled the iOS game-play, the high score database, and the animated, Flash-based scoreboard that automatically updated with new scores.