Sketching: The Value of Pen + Ink in a Digital World

Posted: October 2nd, 2014

Bright eyed, on the first day of a design internship, I headed straight to the computer to begin my first project. It was going pretty well: I assessed the design brief, had my fonts and colors ready, and started throwing everything in InDesign. As my mentor came by to see my progress, he stopped short, […]

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41 Best Nonprofit Websites of 2014

Posted: May 8th, 2014

Here at Social Driver, we are ecstatic to release our third annual 41 Best Nonprofit Websites of 2014! Nonprofits rely on their websites to illustrate their mission, gain support for their work and, in many cases, collect donations. Similar to our lists in 2012 and 2013, we’ve combed through hundreds of sites and chosen our […]

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Top Three Sandbox Tools You Should Be Using

Posted: April 17th, 2014

Here at Social Driver, our engineering team covers a wide range of issues when designing a new web product including one of the most vital: ensuring security. With recent threats like Heartbleed, it’s important to know how you can protect yourself and your websites across the web. One example is “sandboxing,” a security mechanism used […]

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65 Best Responsive Website Design Examples of 2014

Posted: March 5th, 2014

For the third straight year, Social Driver has returned with our list of favorite responsively designed websites. We’ve grown the list from 20 companies in 2012 to 50 in 2013 and finally gathering 65 companies this year, exemplifying the increasing popularity of this design trend. We’ve researched hundreds of companies from a variety of business […]

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Social Driver Has a New Website!

Posted: July 24th, 2013

CANEXBACK.COM At Social Driver, we believe innovation doesn’t come gradually, it ‘pops’. So, when it came to revamping our website we wanted to add some pizazz. We knew we had the resources, but we needed time and teamwork to create a great site. We kicked off our redesign with a Pop-Up Innovation Lab. We gathered […]

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50 Best Responsive Website Design Examples of 2013

Posted: June 10th, 2013

Social Driver's list of favorite responsively designed websites has returned! Last year we shared our 20 top responsive design picks and now we are back with even more awesome sites. We've searched high and low to gather our 50 best responsive website designs and why we think they are so great. It's no secret we think responsively designed […]

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10 Tips for Web Designers Designing Responsive Websites

Posted: June 4th, 2013

As responsive design continues to develop as a best practice for creating websites, there are a growing number of articles published about improving your workflow and design approach. There doesn’t seem to be one right way in designing responsive websites and I find it very helpful to hear from a variety of people and distill […]

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3 Lessons from Designing a Website for the Millennial Generation

Posted: May 16th, 2013

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is a nonprofit that recognizes and elevates high achieving college students across the United States. They have over 1 million millenial members, are recognized at 300 college campuses, and provide career support, service opportunities, and programs dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. As NSCS's primary […]

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38 Best Nonprofit Website Designs of 2013

Posted: March 28th, 2013

Social Driver is thrilled to present our 38 Best Nonprofit Websites of 2013!  One year ago, we showed you our favorite examples of 2012 and we were excited to see many of those websites have redesigned their look and feel. Through extensive research and evaluation we chose the best nonprofit websites on the web today. […]

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19 Best Association Website Designs

Posted: November 27th, 2012

Associations, unlike some non-profits, typically have a very clear, well-defined audience that they are trying to reach. However, they are faced with the challenge of offering content that meets the needs of a wide range of companies within their industries. We searched through hundreds of association websites to present you the 19 best examples of […]

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15 Best Responsive Web Design Templates, Frameworks, and Tools

Posted: October 3rd, 2012

We’ve shown some of our favorite responsive design examples, we’ve told you why responsive design is important, and we’ve even explained how it works. Now, we’ve collected our absolute favorite layout tools, testing tools, development tools, articles, and inspirations to make designing responsively as easy as possible. We think that all websites should be responsive, […]

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How to Get a Free Website from Google

Posted: September 5th, 2012

Many business owners come to us with this problem: “My business doesn’t have a website, but I know I need one. The only problem is, we don’t have much money to spend.” We’ve helped organizations launch their first website and their fifth website, but sometimes a business just isn’t in a position to spend much […]

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118 Big Brands Ranked by Social, Mobile, and Web

Posted: August 15th, 2012

This past week, we attended the NGLCC Certify Your Success 2012 Conference.  The NGLCC have been longtime partners of Social Driver and we were ecstatic to see the conference sell out for the first time.  To add a little buzz to the conference, we decided to rank all 118 of NGLCC’s Corporate Partners (Top Companies […]

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75 Questions to Help You Write an RFP for Website Design

Posted: July 31st, 2012

Writing an RFP (request for proposal) can be an arduous process to say the least. Organizing your entire company and trying to agree on what your website will look like is not an easy job. However, if you are about to engage in a website redesign, providing an RFP to your prospective vendors helps you […]

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20 Best Responsive Web Design Examples of 2012

Posted: July 10th, 2012

This is the third post in a series about Responsive Web Design, described in plain language from a front end designer. Ok, so we’ve discussed why responsive web design is an excellent solution for our websites. Then we dug a little deeper into how it actually works. Today we want to share our 20 favorite […]

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5 Best Government Websites That Just Work

Posted: July 2nd, 2012

We here at Social Driver believe that everyone can get with the future, governments too. Government websites may be the perfect case for web usability and good design. These sites have a public mission to serve and inform, both of which can be greatly helped with a few smart webtools and an open eye to […]

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A Responsive Web Design Tutorial for Beginners

Posted: June 27th, 2012

This is the second post in a series about Responsive Web Design, described in plain language from a front end designer. In our last post I wrote about three reasons responsive web design is something you should know about. We discussed the problems associated with the traditional method of designing a desktop and mobile version […]

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3 Reasons You Should Know About Responsive Web Design

Posted: June 19th, 2012

This is the first post in a series about Responsive Web Design, described in plain language from a front end designer. Responsive Web Design has recently become a hot topic in the web design and development community. For those of you who are new to this term, responsive web design is a way of creating […]

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Responsive Design for a Nonprofit: The New DC Food Bank’s Website

Posted: May 24th, 2012

The Capital Area Food Bank distributes 30 million pounds of food annually, half of which is fresh produce.  They are an incredible organization and when they came to us looking to refresh their website with a new brand identity that they had developed, we were honored to be able to help.  They had limited resources and a quick […]

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19 Best Nonprofit Websites (And Why They’re Awesome)

Posted: May 10th, 2012

Non-Profits are often faced with a unique challenge when redesigning their websites.  Like other websites, they need to clearly communicate the mission of the organization, have a clear call to action, and engage their audience.  We’ve selected 19 best non-profit websites that we think best accomplish this goal.  Some of them use innovative design, some […]

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