For libraries currently using Plinkit, an Oregon-grown web authoring environment, Insite Web Publishing offers in-depth experience in developing custom themes to meet your specific needs. For example, Canby Public Library recently received a Plinkit facelift, courtesy of Insite. With a proper content management system setup, libraries can save staff time and stretch limited budgets. Contact Insite for help with your library’s Plinkit website.
The Oregon Veterinary Medical Association’s conference attendees can now register for events online. Using the popular Drupal e-commerce platform Übercart, Insite developed an application that simplifies the process of registering and paying for OVMA events. The latest website enhancement builds on previous work that established online membership renewal. Along with event registration, the flexible e-commerce tool can generate reports and will also be able to process classified ad payments.
After creating a new brand identity for Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, Insite has been working to enhance the organization’s website to help build a community to fight hunger in our state. Individuals can now easily Become a Partner to advocate for access to affordable, nutritious, culturally appropriate food. Plus, a new executive summary lays out three goals to guide the state’s collective efforts to end hunger before it starts.
Feast Portland, the city’s newest culinary festival, helped raise the profile of Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon by supporting the local nonprofit with ticket sales from the event.
In an emergency, time is critical. The Oregon Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (ORWARN), part of a nationwide effort launched after Hurricane Katrina, lets utilities join together to post equipment and teams that can be mobilized during an emergency, without requiring an official disaster declaration. Insite revamped ORWARN’s website with multiple search tools to make it easier for member utilities to find what they need and speed access to aid. The website also integrates YouTube and Twitter to boost communication among members.
The Oregon Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) has joined the long list of associations discovering the efficiency of using a customer relationship management system. Gone are the days of mailing checks and using paper forms. Now, members can join and renew online, and the Drupal-based system sets up OVMA for e-commerce down the road. In addition to membership, in the future OVMA plans to use the system created by Insite to handle event registration and classified ad payments.
Life just got a lot easier for library staff in Arlington, Texas. Insite Web Publishing developed a custom Drupal module that lets staff at the Arlington Public Library efficiently process items requested by Arlington Independent School District and Mansfield Independent School District.
Library staff are thrilled about the new feature, which streamlines the formerly tedious process of checking items in and out by hand. For school libraries, it’s a better way to expand their offerings to students, who can access Arlington Public Library’s e-books and learning materials online and have items sent directly to their school.
6-16-12 Helping libraries reach out: Paul Irving to teach graduate students the keys to a better online experience
Insite’s Paul Irving will hold a Q&A on the topic of usability issues in website design with graduate students at Emporia State University’s School of Library and Information Management (SLIM). The July 20 event will be hosted by Portland State University, one of six locations offering SLIM Master of Library Science courses.
For the third year, Mr. Irving will lead the students in a discussion of user testing methods, design strategy, writing for the web, development standards and other issues affecting library websites. Contact Insite Web Publishing to invite Mr. Irving to speak to your group about topics related to website design and development.
Portland fine artist Jeremy Dubow needed a website to showcase his works of contemporary realism and invite new exhibitions and commissions. Insite Web Publishing delivered with a clean design that lets Dubow’s remarkable oil portraits of people and pets take center stage.
With the new website, Dubow can easily communicate about his latest work and upcoming shows. Patrons are able to act on their interest in a particular piece and learn about the process of commissioning a portrait.
5-11-12 Insite helps brand new business
Insite Web Publishing is pleased to be part of the creative team charged with branding an exciting new business. While we can’t share many details just yet, here’s what we can say: it’s a food-focused venture, and it’s located in the Pacific Northwest. Stay tuned for the launch, when we’ll be able to unveil the new company and the incredible local talent behind the branding effort.
Ellen Rosenblum launched her 2012 bid for attorney general of Oregon with a political campaign website from Insite Web Publishing that employs the latest, user-friendly features of Drupal 7. The powerful site lets Rosenblum communicate with supporters, accept donations and recruit volunteers.
Social media integrates seamlessly with plugins that deliver real-time feeds from her Facebook and Twitter accounts. Donors can contribute with a secure web form. Volunteers are able to sign up online and choose from a list of suggested activities. Behind the scenes, the performance enhancements of Drupal 7, including an improved calendar, make it easier than ever to create and manage content.
Columbia Gorge Community College’s new Gorge Literacy website serves up a wealth of free literacy resources for people in the Columbia Gorge. With Insite’s redesign, it’s now easy for tutors to apply online and for teachers and social workers to help connect adults with the services they need to improve their reading and writing skills. Adult learners can submit their writings to be published in Shared Voices, an annual collection of poems, stories, songs and more.
The launch follows an update of CGCC’s Child Care Partners website, which helps parents find quality child care.
Insite has been awarded a two-year contract to provide website design, development, training and support services for Columbia Gorge Community College.
CGCC, with campuses in The Dalles and Hood River, Oregon, serves 5,800 individuals in its various programs - including college transfer, professional technical, basic skills development, business and industry training, and community education.
Multnomah County has hired Insite Web Publishing President, Paul Irving to teach County website contributors how to write effective Web content. He will be teaching a Writing for the Web curriculum developed by Insite. The class will cover topics including audience research, usability and user testing and constructing effective Web pages.
Insite Web Publishing updated a website for Columbia Gorge Community College that helps connect parents with quality child care. Boasting improved usability, navigation and efficiency, Child Care Partners features an online form that lets parents and families receive personalized child care referrals.
The interactive website is equally useful for child care providers, who can use an online form to join CCP's referral network. A comprehensive list of resources focuses on helping parents, providers and employers navigate the world of child care in Oregon.
The Historical Society of Michigan has awarded a 2011 State History Award to Kalamazoo Public Library, for the All About Kalamazoo History website. The award, in the Communications: Newsletters and Websites category, was awarded to KPL for its outstanding contributions to the appreciation and understanding of Michigan history.
Insite worked with KPL to design the award-winning website which features over 600 articles, researched and written by library staff and covering more than 20 local history topics, such as biographies, music, and houses & buildings. Many articles feature illustrations, historical photographs and sound recordings.
Paul Irving talked with Emporia State University library and information management graduate students in a question and answer session at Portland State University. They discussed user testing methods, design strategy, writing for the web, development standards and other issues affecting library websites.
Contact Insite Web Publishing if you would like Paul Irving to speak to your group about topics related to Web design and development.
7-19-11 Oregon Student Assistance Commission selects Insite to redesign online scholarship application
Insite Web Publishing, with Catherine Webber, has been selected to redesign the Oregon Student Assistance Commission (OSAC) online scholarship application that offers more than 400 scholarship opportunities.
Project goals include: making it a more compelling experience and reducing the time it takes students to complete the application by 30-50%. OSAC helps Oregon students plan and pay for college.
Insite worked with KAYU™ International to convert their website to the open source content management system, Drupal to ensure an easy-to-update website. At the same time, Insite visually refreshed the design with a focus on their re-defined brand.
Insite worked with Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon and SAFENET to redesign and develop the Oregon Summer Meals website. The website helps kids and teens find free meals and activities during the summer and features an easy-to-use city search and an interactive map.
Oregon summer meal sites are located in neighborhoods that USDA considers high need areas. However, no application or proof of income is needed to participate, and all children are welcome.
This project is an update of the Project Summer website, developed by Insite in 2006 and is now using the open source content management system, Drupal.
Insite worked with Friends of the Multnomah County Library to produce their new website. Their goals are to provide up-to-date information to their membership and clear direction on how to help support the library through their work.
The website was developed using the open source content management system, Drupal. It features the Friends Store (soon select products can be purchased online), annual book sales upates, news and member book reveiws. The result is a dynamic and engaging website that relects their new visual identity and is meeting their goals.
Insite Web Publishing President, Paul Irving, has joined the Portland Community College (PCC) Web Advisory Committee. The Committee is comprised of Web professionals from the Portland area. The purpose of the committee is to advise and consult with PCC faculty in the Computer Information Systems and Computer Applications departments. The committee provides feedback and ideas for new or proposed web-related classes, discusses skills, applications and concepts that should be taught to students, and answers questions from instructors in the Web Site Development and Design program.
Mr. Irving is pleased to have the opportunity to make a positive impact on students looking to enter the Web publishing profession. He looks forward to working with PCC to foster the development of local Web talent.
Child Care Partners in The Dalles, OR has selected Insite Web Publishing to design and develop their website using Drupal. The website will provide information and services to parents, employers, and child care providers in Gilliam, Hood River, Sherman, Wasco and Wheeler counties in Oregon. Services will include a training calendar and intake forms for parents seeking referrals to child care providers and providers wishing to join the network.
Insite is working with Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon and SAFENET to design and develop the Oregon Summer Meals website. The website will help kids and teens in Oregon find free meals and activities during the summer. This project is an update of the design and functionality of the Project Summer website, developed by Insite in 2006.
Insite worked with MultiCare Dental to create a friendly, easy-to-use website. Initially offered in English and Spanish, the website will be translated into Russian, Somali and Vietnamese languages. The website was developed using the open source content management system, Drupal.
10-01-10 Cardholder Pride
The Library Foundation (TLF) worked with Insite to create the Cardholder Pride website where Multnomah County Library cardholders can show off their pride in their library. The website, built on the SmugMug platform, shows the smiling faces of over 1,000 library patrons at various branches.
The Arlington, Texas Public Library launched its new website, designed and developed by Insite Web Publishing. Insite created custom designs for the Kids and Teens sections that, while visually distinct, are integrated with the main library website.
The website was developed using the open source content management system, Drupal. It features staff-authored blogs, staff-curated subject guides, calendars, live chat, and is integrated with the Library's social networking efforts.
Insite Web Publishing has been selected to design and develop a website for MultiCare Dental Services. MultiCare Dental provides dental care to Oregon Health Plan recipients through Multnomah County, Clackamas County and Virginia Garcia dental clinics.
The Oregon Student Assistance Commission (OSAC) has hired Insite to create a unified, easy to use design for the agency's seven websites. Insite will use creative, cohesive branding and visual design, while allowing for flexibility to maintain program identity and include new agency programs in the future that may require their own identity.
OSAC helps Oregon students plan and pay for college. They assist with financial aid through grants and scholarships. OSAC's Office of Degree Quality ensures the integrity of Oregon post-secondary schools and degree programs.
6-01-10 Friends hires Insite
Friends of the Multnomah County Library has selected Insite to redesign their website. Insite will also implement a user-friendly content management system (CMS) so staff can update and maintain their website with ease.
CharterX hired Insite Web Publishing to design and develop CSS, user interface templates for their web-based air charter application XQuote estimating tool
CharterX is an online member subscriber air charter service.
Insite Web Publishing has been selected to redesign and develop the Arlington Public Library website and content management system (CMS).
Insite and Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon are developing an online evaluation tool for the Afterschool Meals and Snacks Program. This custom web application enables school districts to evaluate their eligibility and capacity to run the Meals program. It provides targeted feedback so Oregon school districts can address any obstacles they face in providing this valuable service.
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3-15-10 A fresh look
Insite worked with Multnomah County Library and The Library Foundation to update the library's e-newsletter.
The refresh includes a visual update and two new features. Subscribers can answer a topical question and share their library experiences in "Tell Us" and read mini bios in "Meet the Staff." Not getting library e-news? Subscribe now.
Insite conducted 14 user tests in which subjects were asked to perform a variety of tasks on the Portland Community College Library website. Paul Irving presented findings and recommendations from the usability study at the PCC library staff in-service.
Contact us to discuss how usability testing can improve your website user experience.
To fully engage the community in the goal of ending hunger before it begins, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon hired Insite to create a new brand identity including a logo, print collateral and a redesigned website. The new brand evokes a balance of hope and action. The website provides clear answers to the question What can I do to help end hunger? through action alerts, news, resources, and advocacy and outreach tools.
Insite created a new design for the Kids' section of the Multnomah County Library website. The new design is colorful and kid-friendly. While the design is unique, it is tightly integrated with the overall library website, also designed by Insite.
Paul Irving of Insite Web Publishing will be conducting a usability study of the Portland Community College Library website.
8-28-09 Redesigned OVMA Website Launched
The Oregon Veterinary Medical Association has launched its new website. Insite developed the new website using the open source content management system Drupal. The website has news and resources for veterinary professionals as well as animal health care tips and a directory of veterinarians in Oregon for public.
7-21-09 ORWARN Website Launched
The ORWARN website facilitates rapid, short-term deployment of emergency services, in the form of personnel, equipment and materials, that are required to restore critical operations to utilities that have sustained damages from natural or man-made events.
Insite developed the ORWARN website using the open source content management system Drupal.
Paul Irving, along with Dave Lippert, and Roberta Richards of Portland Community College, conducted a Google Analytics workshop for librarians at the PCC Cascade campus. Attendees learned how libraries can use this free tool to improve their web resources.
The four-hour presentation was aimed at beginning and intermediate users of Google Analytics and was well-received by attendees.
Insite has completed work on the CGCC Website Redesign Phase 1. Insite interviewed stakeholders and gathered requirements. Phase 1 deliverables also included recommendations and a project roadmap for the CGCC website redesign.
We are pleased to welcome Jacob Olsen to the Insite team! He comes to us from Platial, an online mapping provider serving over 12 million people per month. At Platial, as co-founder and CTO, he was responsible for all aspects of technology including application development and infrastructure.
Jacob has worked with clients and partners such as Google, Wordpress, Facebook, MySpace, Allstate, City of Portland, Smart Park, City of Seattle, to name a few. He is a technology innovator with over 16 years experience building applications for Internet, desktop, server, and mobile platforms. His passion of engaging users with software has allowed him to build many successful technology solutions for diverse industries.
Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to aid and complement the work of the Oregon Hunger Relief Task Force in strengthening Oregon's families and communities.
Insite has begun work with Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon to design a new logo and website for the organization.
Windsor Solutions has developed a web-based, environmental facilities monitoring and reporting application for the State of Iowa. Using data maintained by Iowa DNR, the application enables the public to view maps and detailed information pertaining to environmental activity occurring at a facility.
Windsor Solutions selected Insite to provide information architecture consulting, UI and graphic design, and CSS implementation of the public front-end as well as the administrative back-end of the application.
Insite began work with the CGCC website steering committee on the redesign of the college website. Insite will be interviewing stakeholders and gathering requirements, making recommendations and developing a project roadmap for the CGCC website redesign.
Coinciding with the opening of a new regional nonprofit center, KPL launched the ONEplace @ kpl website designed by Insite Web Publishing. ONEplace provides services and resources to nonprofits in the Kalamazoo area.
Paul Irving has been invited to speak to a group of regional government webmasters. He will be addressing website accessibility and usability issues. Contact Paul if you would like him to speak to your group, company, or organization. He can address many website development topics such as large-scale information architecture, CSS and standards-based web design, working with diverse teams of website content contributors, accessibility and usability, and more.
Insite designed and implemented the Kalamazoo Public Library website which launched June 12. The new website has many exciting and useful features including blogs, staff profiles and recommendations, topic guides, photo galleries, calendars, and more. There are also sections for kids, tweens, and teens, each of which have a unique design that also works within the overall website layout.
Insite helped evaluate and select a content management system that fit KPL's technical platform. EktronCMS was selected and implemented, with extensive customization by Insite. Several legacy systems were also integrated into the new website.
Windsor Solutions selected Insite to provide UI and graphic design, information architecture consulting and CSS implementation on a pilot, multi-state, electronic hazardous waste manifest tracking system. Our goal is to create an intuitive interface that is interoperable on a variety of platforms including mobile devices.
Insite has been selected by the City of Portland Water Bureau to provide website development services for the ORWARN website. ORWARN supports and promotes statewide emergency preparedness, disaster response, and mutual assistance for public and private water and wastewater utilities throughout Oregon.
The NW Central website provides continuing education resources for librarians in the Pacific Northwest. Insite will be working with Portland Community College to improve the website information architecture and usability.
As our first project for the Kalamazoo Public Library, Insite designed the 2008 web page for Reading Together. Reading Together invites people of all ages from all walks of life to read and then discuss important issues raised by a single book. The 2008 book selection is Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver.
10-14-07 Insite welcomes Chris Pitzer
Chris Pitzer has joined the Insite team. His responsibilities include website maintenance and development as well as maintaining our technology infrastructure.
The newly redesigned website for the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) was launched this week. NICWA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the well-being of all American Indian children and families by addressing the issues of child abuse and neglect through training, research, public policy, and grassroots community development. The website was redesigned to more effectively focus their online efforts to increase membership, raise funds, and provide training, outreach and advocacy. Insite will continue to provide development and maintenance services for NICWA.
Insite Web Publishing has been selected to redesign and develop the Kalamazoo Public Library website. The project kicks off with one week of onsite research and interviews in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The Hillsboro Veterinary Clinic in Hillsboro, Oregon hired Insite to redesign their website.
6-09-07 Shocking Behavior
Our latest client, The Shock Doc Show, is a real doctor who engages in some very shocking behavior. He drinks motor oil, eats fire, swallows razor blades and jumps barefoot on broken glass. And that is only one of his acts! Watch shocking videos, read the blog, and book The Shock Doc for your next shindig... All at theshockdocshow.com.
3-29-07 Sharks, rays, rum and sun!
I just returned from a three-week trip in Mexico and Belize. There I explored ancient Mayan ruins, swam with sharks and stingrays, watched a bullfight, and learned that high-school Spanish, while sufficient to get by, often leads to amusing misunderstandings. For two weeks I kept asking people if I could rent a ship! I also learned that stingrays have a bad reputation, they are really quite docile and friendly.
Our presentation, "Consider Your Users: How Helpful is Your Interface" was well-attended and, according to the positive feedback, well-received. Thank you to everyone who attended and for all the great questions. And kudos to all the other presenters - we are already looking forward to next year's conference.
2-08-07 Insite to present at Oregon University System's annual Online Northwest Conference, February 16, 2007
Paul Irving will be a co-presenter with Donna Reed, Web Services Coordinator for the Multnomah County Library, at this year's Online Northwest Conference in Corvallis, OR. Online Northwest was created by the Oregon University System Library Council to help librarians around Oregon learn about the use of technology within libraries.
Mr. Irving and Ms. Reed's presentation is entitled "Consider Your Users: How Helpful is Your Interface?" The presentation covers usability/accessibility issues, Web standards, design basics, writing for the Web and graceful integration with a larger organization. They will also discuss the challenges of working within an institutional framework or content management system.
2-07-07 Caught in the act at Platial
1-08-07 Windsor Solutions site launched
9-30-06 News From Your Library issued
8-24-06 Castia Stone website launched
Showcasing their unique stone siding, the new Castia Stone website also allows customers to upload plans, photos and project documents in order to obtain a materials estimate and even a 3D rendering of their project. The site is a powerful sales tool that provides multiple points of contact, product information and design tools, and where customers can find inspiration in a beautiful photo gallery.
7-24-06 City of Auburn, WA website
Insite has been selected to implement and convert the City of Auburn, WA’s new website design. The City selected Insite because of our extensive experience developing standards-compliant websites using CSS and XHTML.
Insite has been awarded the contract to redesign the Windsor Solutions website. Insite has had the pleasure of collaborating on several Web projects and we are excited to work with them again.
5-07-06 Oregon Hunger Relief Task Force
Insite is working with Oregon Hunger Relief Task Force to develop a website for the Oregon Summer Food Program. The site will be a searchable list of summer meal programs throughout Oregon.
Insite has been selected to redesign the National Indian Child Welfare Association website.
4-16-06 Castia Stone website redesign
Insite has been engaged to redesign the Castia Stone website. Castia Stone, manufactured in Portland, Oregon, is a unique exterior siding system designed for the Northwest climate.
2-22-06 Insite on accessibility
Paul Irving talked with Emporia University library and information management graduate students about serving a diverse audience. His insight was appreciated.
Multnomah County Library selected Insite to redesign their website. Insite was selected because of our experience developing websites using standards-based XHTML and CSS as well as our expertise with large-scale website information architecture. Ultimately, the Library was impressed with our vision for the visual design of the site. Inspired by the people who use and love the library, the site features beautiful and evocative photography of library patrons, staff and the libraries themselves. The resulting visual design is a balance of compelling imagery that tells the story of the library and compliments the excellent resources of the website itself.