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Working Families

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Working Families: Home - Websites for progressives and political organizaitons

“Working Families is a growing progressive political organization that fights for an economy that works for all Americans, and a democracy in which every voice matters.”

Social Ink worked alongside the communications lead for Working Families to completely overhaul their website, shifting their presence from a small, grassroots startup political organization to a powerful party with an national scope. As Working Families extends their presence, starting coalitions and outreach in an increasing number of States, the site is built to grow alongside.

Project specific design and functionality includes powerful State Hubs and dynamic sidebars for multiple feeds and filtering of content, easy to implement Action modules integrated with the Salsa platform, an information architecture filtered along States, Issues, News, and Elections, and multi-faceted Twitter integration, dynamically pulling state-centric twitter feeds. The site is responsive across phones, tablets, and monitors of all shapes and sizes, built around resolution-specific breakpoints for optimal user experience and interaction.

We are thrilled to continue our work in the progressive arena, building websites for political organizations and advocacy groups.

San Bernardino Rising

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San Bernardino Rising - Homepage - Social Ink

With the SEIU’s researchers, Social Ink produced a campaign-oriented website helping its members – and others – calculate healthcare costs and shine a light on complicated industry details. We developed a detailed calculator that amortizes and calculates different rates depending on plan, dependents and income.

Our tradition of bringing strong, reliable and rapid design to bear on mission-critical endeavors continues with our San Bernardino website.

Freshkills Park Alliance

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Freshkills Park Alliance: Homepage

Continuing our work building websites for civic groups and public-sector organizations such as the New York City Parks, we worked closely with the Freshkills Park Alliance to design, develop and implement and foundational website for public outreach, information, and resources.

The website gives Freshkills Park an extended reach as this massive urban landscape redevelopment project proceeds in the former Freshkills Landfill in Staten Island.

Project challenges included on-site, recurring donations, events integration with Eventbrite, visual identity alignment, and considerable information architecture consulting to make sense of the breadth of resources and information that the Alliance offers. The site is fully mobile responsive, adapting to touch devices and lower resolution screens without loading a separate site.

The Freshkills Park Alliance, along with the New York City Parks Department, is powering an amazing, and vital public works project; we can’t wait to see the plan unfold in the coming years.

Highbridge Voices

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Highbridge Voices - Homepage

Highbridge Voices is an arts-centric nonprofit in the Highbridge area of the Bronx, NY, focusing on youth development through music education and performance.

Continuing our work building websites for nonprofits, we worked alongside the Highbridge team to completely overhaul their old, static website, bringing them into the ‘modern’ age of the web. By re-organizing their content, focusing on audience, access, and prioritization, we re-shaped their presence and outreach, providing a CMS-powered site that will grow with the organization–and can be managed day-to-day by organizational staff.

Specific project challenges included a vast multimedia collection, including audio players, video, and slideshow galleries, and integrated, self-hosted donations for fundraising, including recurring donations. We extend Highbridge outreach by integrating the site with the Mailchimp CRM and E-Newsletter platform, setting up seamless collection forms to keep their audience engaged beyond the site itself.

We’re thrilled to work with this vital youth-oriented nonprofit and community organization, and count them as a shining example of the kind of clients we had in mind when we founded Social Ink.

Antonioni’s

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Antonioni's Homepage

Development and design conversion for Antonioni’s restaurant in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Continuing our work building websites for restaurants and other food-oriented small businesses, we worked alongside an independent graphic design firm to convert their mockups to reality, a dynamic, image and content driven website offering fresh menus and other info about the restaurant and the bustling Lower East Side neighborhood.

By providing a custom WordPress build and backend, the small business owners can easily update menus and other information pages to keep their hungry public up to date with the latest in seasonal and fresh offerings.

The Good Fork

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homepage | the good fork brooklyn | websites for restaurants by social ink

The Good Fork restaurant in Red Hook, Brooklyn is one of our favorite restaurants in the city. You can imagine how thrilled we were when we were given the opportunity to implement the designs and develop their new website. If you’ve never been, find a way to go! As the new website says, it “feels like being inside a boat or the diner car of an old train. It boasts an eclectic, globe trotting menu that has one foot in comfort food and the other in fine dining.”

Our work on the website involved building a customized CMS that provides a public calling card for the restaurant, aligning its aesthetic with the ambiance of the physical space, while fitting the needs of the owners, converting the designs to a smooth, fast-loading site. Specific features of the site include a high resolution slide show, easy to update menus for dinner, brunch, dessert, and the bar, several informational pages, and easy to update press reviews and clippings.

As part of our larger mission to provide beautiful websites for small businesses, we’re particularly thrilled to be working to design websites for restaurants, making a better web for the hardworking and creative endeavors of the new Brooklyn food movement.

Columbia University’s Metro NY Registry is an online resource and repository for families with a history of breast or ovarian cancer.The site aims to help build a community around common genetic and social factors and inform and improve research.

Social Ink worked with the project’s lead to rebuild their old, static HTML website into a dynamic, easy-to-update CMS (Content Management System), along with design refinements and new slideshows and content types.

Serving alongside the Breast Cancer Family Registry we recently launched as part of the same project, we are proud to work alongside Columbia University and institutions of higher education building websites for research in the sciences and medicine.

Dilettante Army

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Dilettante Army - Websites for online magazines

Dilettante Army is a new online magazine for arts, criticism, and snark-prone essays and other writing.

Social Ink worked directly with DA founders to implement and collaborate on a visual identity, and design a contemporary interface for web publishing.

Advanced features of the project include “infinite” scrolling, embedded media, and an advanced search algorithm and interface for image-based results based on relevance.

We’re proud to usher the Dilettante Army team into the world of web publishing as we continue our work with online magazines!

The American Turkish Society has been working for 65 years to enhance business, economic, political, and cultural ties between Turkey and the United States.

To celebrate their 65th anniversary and continue their cross-cultural work, we worked with the foundation to present a distinct and flashy “fundraising microsite” to raise awareness, sell tickets, and give donors and supporters a way to spread the work about their annual Gala.

As a standalone site from the foundation’s core web presence, the site uses a long-scrolling, mobile-friendly “panel” approach, encapsulating all six sections within the homepage of the site. We built a custom system for ATS staff to easily manage donors at various levels of giving, and provide embedded video, purchasing and auction buttons, and various content section layouts. Large, high resolution background images for each section give the site a sense of complexity and vibrancy.

Nolita Chemists

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Nolita Chemists Homepage

Nolita Chemists is a local neighborhood drugstore with a personal touch, in the historic “Nolita” section of lower Manhattan. Located on Mott St. in ‘North Little Italy”, Nolita Chemists aims to provide old world service with modern convenience.

Our work with Nolita centered around creating the brand from scratch, anchored in a typographic scheme and contemporary but retro appearance. A new logo and web design kick off the brand. The site itself features an easy-to-update Content Management System (CMS), with featured products, slideshows, and clear information aimed at bringing people into the store.

Our project with Nolita Chemists continues our work with websites for small businesses in New York City — and beyond!

J.M. Kaplan Fund

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JM Kaplan Fund Homepage

The J.M. Kaplan Fund promotes initiatives to foster city life, the environment, historic preservation, and migrations in the New York area and beyond. The J.M. Kaplan Fund was established in 1945 by businessman and philanthropist Jacob Merrill Kaplan.

Continuing our work designing and building websites for Foundations and philanthropic organizations, Social Ink worked directly with the J.M. Kaplan Fund to reinvigorate their web presence, transitioning their old, static HTML site to a dynamic, easy-to-update CMS. Thinking through foundation-specific issues regarding access, grant areas, and transparency, the rebuilt site allows the foundation to take pre-emptive steps to filter potential grant seekers while providing news and updates regarding their work and progress. Project details include grant and document archiving, custom slideshows, and custom overview sections and application forms.

Our ongoing relationship provides updates, backups, and as-needed maintenance and updates, while in-house staff have freedom over content entry and development.

The Lavelle Fund

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Lavelle Fund - Homepage

The Lavelle Fund is a NY-area foundation which supports the blind and visually impaired and the institutions and organizations working to prevent vision loss.

Continuing our work building websites for foundations, we worked closely with Lavelle Fund executive and support staff to completely redesign their website and visual identity.

Moving Lavelle from a difficult-to-update, static HTML site to a fully powered CMS, they are now able to update their grants, guidelines, news, updates, and collateral documents and media, in an elegant new site that speaks to their organizational stature.

Social Ink always designs sites to be fully compatible and accessible; in this case, we devoted special attention to screenreader support and text-size adjustment.

Social Ink has been in NYC since 2007!