Web Design & Development

What’s the Best CMS for Website Development? – IWCO Direct

WordPress vs. Craft vs. Drupal – How to Pick the Best CMS for Your Website

The SCG web team loves web content management systems, and we always select the best CMS for the project. Budget, needs, features and other requirements all need to be addressed before we make our recommendation.

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Why Web Development Pros Love Craft CMS

Whether you’re a front-end web developer, designer or marketing professional at a midsize business, choosing the right web content management system (CMS) for your specific needs is overwhelming. The hardest part just may be that many CMSs are great solutions when implemented safely and properly. But as Matt explained last week, at SCG we have…

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A Creative’s Guide to Craft CMS

The team at Strother Communications Group has created websites for organizations of every size, from the University of Minnesota to entrepreneurial startups like Pinpoint Advisory. While we’re worked with many web development platforms and content management systems, for the last few years we’ve generally focused on the ultra-popular, easy-to-use WordPress CMS. But, after working with…

5 Quick UI Animation Tips to Make Your Website Move Users

Gone are the days when Flash ruled the web in terms of motion design, animation and interactivity. This is when I got my start with web development and design, and it was the time of the uselessly dreaded Y2K bug and when the dot com bubble went ker-plop! In retrospect, things were simpler back then.…

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CSS Grid Gets the Green Light

When I started out as a web developer, our only options for creating layouts were HTML tables and spacer gifs. Then CSS (cascading style sheets) arrived and changed everything. CSS was great in terms of its capabilities – it basically let you transform HTML into anything you wanted…

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Break the Information Architecture Rules with Polyhierarchies

Remember the joke on “Friends” about neatnik Monica’s impressive number of towel categories, including “fancy,” “guest” and “fancy guest”? This week I learned that Monica’s towel categorization illustrates a common problem with website usability…

The Collaborative Web Design Process That Created Our New Website

Welcome to the new SCGPR.com. We think it looks great, and we’re proud that it was developed completely in-house through a detailed planning and development process that drew on all our agency’s capabilities. At Strother Communications Group (SCG), we have a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to marketing, communications, web design and public relations. We’ve believe that…

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Making a Complex Web Project Look Simple

At SCG, we take pride in our ability to simplify the complex. Whether it’s staying ahead of the latest tech trends to deliver a top-notch digital presence or web project, boosting lead generation to attract new business, getting a leg up on your advertising or refreshing your brand from top to bottom, we help our…

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How SCG Integrated Web Design, Branding & Marketing Created the New RateLinx.com

Our client RateLinx is a world leader in the logistics technology industry. Recently, we developed a new website for the company that reflects its innovative approach to logistics and transportation management. This was a special project for us. We have developed a close relationship with RateLinx built on trust and collaboration. Since RateLinx first engaged…

Building a New Website? Choosing Between an Open Source CMS or a Proprietary CMS

If you’re deciding on a Content Management System (CMS) for your new website, it’s understandable to feel overwhelmed—there are hundreds of options out there. To narrow your search, first consider the choice between proprietary and open source. Choosing the right CMS for a new website is a bit like choosing between buying and leasing a…