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Introducing a New Website for The David & Lucile Packard Foundation

In late 2014, we set out to redesign the website of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, one of the nation’s largest philanthropic foundations. The Foundation provides grants to nonprofits whose work improves the lives of the global community and protects the environment. For the last three years, we have worked with the Foundation on a roadmap for an organization-wide adoption of digital and social platforms that connect diverse audience groups to some of the most pressing issues we face today.


Common Web Design Terms – Technical Edition

Here at Visceral, we recognize that some of the terms we use every day might sound a little bit like a foreign language to you.  To make things easier, we have created this guide that defines many of the technical terms and acronyms that we use frequently so that you can familiarize yourself with the terminology before diving into a website redesign.


10 Ways to Integrate Social Media into your Cause’s Website

By now it is well understood that social media is important for a cause driven organization.  When integrated with your website, it can increase traffic and heighten interactions with your audiences in new and meaningful ways. These are the top 10 ways we recommend integrating the different platforms of social media into your website.—Engaging and Informing Bay Area Cyclists

We recently worked with one of the nation’s oldest and largest cycling advocacy organizations—the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition in a comprehensive website refresh.

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.


#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.


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.