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Civic Explore

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Civic Explore is the project of several organizations in New York City that aims to collect data to shine a light on ideas such as the availability of bicycling as alternative energy policy across gender, race and age, the effect of policing on bicycling as alternative energy policy, and the effect of other available transportation—like public transit or taxis—on bicycling policy. 

Social Ink worked with Civic Explore to create a home on the web for its data. Civic Explore’s audience is now able to easily engage and interpret the project’s research across several digital channels.

Key data visualizations on the site include an interactive graph that sorts data by age, time, and gender, and an interactive map that highlights relevant precincts of the collected data. Mobile responsive design adapts the site’s content for screens of various sizes. The platform  is powered by the open-source, user friendly WordPress CMS, providing a customized backend experience for no-code site administration and growth.

We’re happy to partner with Civic Explore and continue our work on websites for researchers!

Reading Rescue

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Reading Rescue Tutor

Reading Rescue brings expertise in intervention into schools; not only do the students who are tutored excel, but as a result of improved pedagogical skills, a significant collateral benefit is increased achievement among all the students taught by a school’s Reading Rescue-trained tutors.

Social Ink worked with the Literacy Trust to create a new online home for its literacy intervention program, Reading Rescue. Our team created a robust CMS in WordPress for a website that serves Reading Rescue’s tutors and other stakeholders. The site is a teaching resource for tutors and an online calling card for other users.

It’s been a pleasure to work alongside Reading Rescue during the creation of their new platform. We are happy to expand upon our work on websites for nonprofits!

NYC Justice Corps

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The NYC Justice Corps seeks to develop the capacity of neighborhoods to address the reintegration challenges of their young adults reentering from the criminal justice system and to instill in those young adults a sense of civic responsibility and accountability to the communities to which they return.

We were thrilled at the opportunity to work alongside the Prisoner Reentry Institute leadership to overhaul the NYCJC website, with a focus on accessibility, community-based content organization, and a dynamic, multi-media “toolbox”, a marquis feature delivering tools for program deployment in a flexible model poised for growth to future program areas.

Through local, community-based advocacy work, we are proud to further the efforts of the NYC Justice Corps, continuing our own work building websites for nonprofits and community-based organizations.

The Vera Institute’s new Status Offense Reform Center joins experts with lawmakers in proposing alternatives to the criminal justice system, especially around juvenile justice sentencing.

With team members at Vera’s SORC initiative, we workshopped around accessibility, audience, and user interface and experience (UI UX), building a site from the ground up, with a ‘soup to nuts’ scope ranging from visual identity to web-side information architecture and database design.  A key move for SORC was the inclusion of publications both on and offsite, a dynamic, meta-data driven filtering system, and a dynamic “how-to” toolkit for interested stakeholders.

The SORC team is doing great advocacy and educational work toward reform in New York City and throughout America; as part of our continued work with web design for nonprofits (and other organizations), Social Ink is proud to outfit them with the right tools for the job.

Gradian Health

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Gradian Health Systems Home

Gradian Health Systems equips hospitals around the world to deliver anaesthesia safely and economically.

Gradian approached Social Ink to takeover their current site support and development. While maintaining their clean design, we “gut renovated” the core site, rebuilding the site code to fix multiple bugs and broken dependencies.

The new site re-enables staff to easily update and edit site content, while an ongoing retainer agreement ensures that we provide priority support and additional features upon request.

As part of our work providing high quality websites for business, we love working with the team at Gradian, and helping them provide cutting edge technologies to doctors and hospitals around the world.

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.

She’s the First

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She's the First Homepage

She’s the First is a non-profit dedicated to sponsoring girls education in the developing world.

Project responsibilities included CMS development (WordPress), custom database queries, slideshows, and social networking integration.

designyc

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DesigNYC Homepage

Development and ongoing support for designyc.org, a robust new organization empowering non-profits, community organizations, and groups doing work in the interest of the public good.

Parking Mobility App Download

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Parking Mobility Slideshow

We designed and programmed three app download pages (for Android, Blackberry and iPhone) for the up and coming social networking site Parking Mobility, an organization concerned with guaranteeing parking sites for people with disabilities.

Working with their current theme, we implemented slideshows and server-browser interaction (AJAX) to give PM the functionality they needed to help users submit photos and addresses, and interact fully with the site.

Brooklyn Indie Market

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Brooklyn Indie Market

Website maintenance for the Brooklyn Indie Market, in preparation for their Steampunk event in fall 2011. HTML and CSS debugging and development.

Cypher Books

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cypher01

Cypher Books, a local poetry-based publishing house based, in conjunction with the Bowery Poets Club.

We worked alongside Cypher editors to help with additions and site maintenance as new releases and events were added to the site. Project technologies were HTML/CSS and image prep and integration.

World Science Festival

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World Science Festival Homepage

The World Science Festival is an annual public conference gathering the world’s top scientists for public talks in New York City.

Project included maintenance and development for the website, including drupal CMS management and configuration, twitter feed integration and styling, live video stream integration, slideshows, and debugging and troubleshooting.

Social Ink has been in NYC since 2007!