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Wildlife Conservation Network

Making a Website with Great Purpose

We are proud to announce the launch of a responsive website for the Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN), a non-profit organization supporting conservation leaders’ efforts to protect endangered species around the globe.

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#UnicornCats (aka Using an Instagram API Class)

#OMG! Did you know Instagram now has over 130 million monthly active users?  This is great news if you need an audience for your #unicorncat photo project.  But let’s take our sharing a step further and use the Instagram open API to embed your fluffy alicorn-donning friends right on your website (yes, I said alicorn). Using this simple PHP Instagram API class, we can tap into the world of Instagram and display photos by tag or user with some light PHP coding.

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Development Tips & Tricks – Summer 2013

One of the most fun things about being a web developer is that the job is constantly changing, but that can also make things a bit challenging.  Every so often we find a new tip, trick, script, or plugin that helps make our lives a little easier and our projects a little better.  Here are a few of the more recent ones that we’ve picked up.

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Visceral in 2013

At Visceral, we like change. Change is challenging. Change is fresh. It encourages us to reflect on where we have been in order to more clearly see where we are going. So far, 2013 has been our year of change. We have added new team members, moved into a new office, refreshed our brand position, and now, launched a new website.

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Better Google Analytics

Every site we build these days has a Google Analytics tracking code.  You setup the account, drop the JavaScript into the page template and you’re good to go, right?  Well, sort of.  The baseline setup will get you some great stats but with all of the features that Google Analytics has, shouldn’t we be doing more for our clients?  The answer is of course yes… so here are a few quick tips and tricks you can use to do a better job at analytics.

Photo Credit: Kris Crug

An Event Apart – San Diego 2013 Recap

Visceral is lucky enough to be located in San Diego. Now, San Diego lies about 400 miles south of Silicon Valley, where digital reigns supreme and mt.lions roam the coastal ridge between the Bay and the mighty Pacific. But what we lack in tech industry saturation and big furry cats, we make up for in sunshine and our ability to attend awesome conferences from time to time—in this case, An Event Apart.

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Drupal Embed Views Display Module

Drupal’s Views module is definitely one of the top selling points for choosing Drupal as a content management system. Views are very powerful, but they can be a bit tricky to configure and embed properly on your site, especially when they use features like contextual filters.  Enter Drupal Views Display.

Visceral – 2012 Industry Awards Recap

As 2012 comes to a close we’re celebrating another outstanding year for Visceral and all of our clients and friends. As we say at Visceral, we look for work that makes the world a better place tomorrow than it is today – and this past year, we’ve made great strides in realizing this vision.

5 Ways to Boost Your WordPress Administration Interface

The WordPress administrative interface is pretty awesome right out-of-the-box, offering an AJAX-enabled, icon-based solution that is intuitive for new users and familiar for experienced ones. The baseline install is a great start, but there is always room for improving and simplifying the interface based on project requirements. Using a combination of plugins and some functions.php code, we can make site administration even more comfortable for our clients. Below are simple 5 ways to give users a better WordPress admin interface: