Web Design and Custom App Development Blog

Drupal, Wordpress and Content Management Technology at Kilpatrick Design

When working with clients before starting a new project, we often discuss a familiar short list of content management systems. We're big fans of Drupal here at Kilpatrick Design (for reasons I'll outline below), but considering how often we have this conversation I thought it'd be helpful to us, to potential clients, and to anyone else out there who has been evaluating content management options, to discuss some of the details that drive these technology decisions.

Eco Friendly Bean Bag Chairs

So it turns out the most eco friendly way to make a bean bag chair is to leave out the beans! Typically, high quality bean bag chairs are filled with virgin polystyrene beans — one more product that we need petrolium to make. Bada Bean Bags has a line of bean bag chairs called Bada Bags — and they're missing the beans! Instead, these bags are filled with reclaimed shredded foam.

Yadkin Riverkeeper, Alcoa and Erin Brockovich

Megan and I went to see Erin Brockovich speak at Wake Forest University tonight. Ms. Brockovich was an entertaining speaker and we're glad our friends at Yadkin Riverkeeper and other organizations were able to bring her in. There was quite a crowd and some media attention, and we're thrilled that hopefully the event will help shed some light on a very important issue — the fight to prevent the renewal of Alcoa's license to continue operating dams on the Yadkin River.

Twitter Launches "Promoted Tweets" Ad Platform

Twitter has officially launched their answer to Google AdWords: "Promoted Tweets." The platform will allow advertisers to place their tweets at the top of keyword search results, and future plans include full integration with third party apps and direct placement in user Twitter streams. If a particular "Promoted Tweet" is not "resonating" (AKA replies, clicks, and other metrics), Twitter will pull the ad without cost to the advertiser.