Providing information architecture, project management, techology leadership, professional technology consulting, and web application development for over 15 years.
Specializing in content management systems, brand & marketing presentation, mobile & desktop web applications, information architecture and web technology consultation services.
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage - Drupal CMS implementation and Theme lift.
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage was locked in a bespoke-custom made content management system that was not architected for expansion and enhancement in anyway that didn't require re-writing huge portions of its code base. The client required a new website that maintained its existing brand, identity & design but gave them far greater control as content managers in managing how their website looks and behaves with out having to know any code. Using a "component library" of designed and developed functional elements, the client is able to drag and drop created content and functionality in to a template using the content management systems web interface and build pages unique to their needs at any time. Alphex Information Solutions also migrated over three thousand individual pieces of content from their old website to the new one.
The Chemical Heritage Foundation
The Chemical Heritage Foundation of Philadelphia Pennsylvania is a museum and archive of the history of chemical science. Alphex Information Solutions entered this engagement to rescue the project from a previous agency exit and ended up redesigning and redeveloping the site from the ground up to finish the project. This project included the migration of over 5000 nodes and the re-architecture of the entire websites functionality around a "component library" that allows the content managers to custom build pages as they see anywhere in the site. The "component library" model ensures that no page on the CHF website is locked in to a template decision made at the time of site design - and is unable to change with out work of a developer in the future. The client's content management team is able to build layouts and pages as they need, when they need, with out knowing any code, to customize their pages to their needs at time of creation.
The Chemical Heritage Foundation - Oral History Project
As part of the larger redesign & rebuild project of https://www.chemheritage.org Alphex Information Solutions also built a mini site for the Oral Histories project at The Chemical Heritage Foundation. The Oral Histories project at The Chemical Heritage Foundation is a series of interviews to capture the living memories of leaders in the chemist community around the planet. Comprised of interview detail pages, capturing tables of content, white papers and abstracts for reading and download, the site also offers purchase and request forms for the full interview. All of this content is indexed in a SOLR search engine for easy search result listing built in to the site. Using SOLR Alphex Information Solutions also built custom facets and search tools to aid the search efforts by the websites audience.
USFCA - Flagship Website
In partnership with Happycog & Fastspot - Alphex was hired by Happycog to provide principal technical leadership in the planning & development of a large scale Drupal 7 website for the University of San Francisco. Over the course of 8 months Alphex distilled the visual & interactive designs provided by Fastspot in to an architectural plan for a complex content management solution that enables 50 content authors and editors, in a proscribed workflow, to manage and expand the content and scope of the usfca.edu website as they see fit. Implementing what we call a Component Library solution in Drupal allows the USFCA web team to assemble pages for any part of the site that are not limited by a set of templates or design decisions made prior to the need of the day. They have at their disposal a collection of tools that meet the design aestehtic to custom deliver content structures and content presentations that meet the communication need, with out being forced to use -or abuse- templates and design limitations that don't meet their business needs. Duran Goodyear, for the team, was responsible for daily project management interactions and project management practice leadership, while coordinating the work of 3 developers and 2 designers over the better half of 2015 to complete this exciting project.
Designed by Jen Denis, Chief Brand Officer of honeygrow, this project is the 2nd iteration of the honeygrow website which required a custom theme for a Drupal 7 website. The process for this allowed us to reuse the Drupal 7 site that was already in place, and build a new theme on top of the existing content scheme, reusing the majority of the work that was already in place. Alterations and additions to the content type scheme and functionality were deployed using Features to make sure the changes deployed to the hosting environment did not break the production website while launching, and greatly streamlining that process. The custom theme integrates a significant amount of custom work to allow for high fidelity scaling background images and html5 videos for a rich descriptive experience... ...coming close to telling you how delicious the food is.
Built on Drupal 7 for Klip Collective to show case their award winning visual work. The Drupal 7 CMS allows Klip's team to blog and update their content and news when ever they want, making it easy to share their kick ass work while on the road, or during production.
Tavern on the Green
Designed by Nicole Hagedorn in partnership with KBot Consulting.
With the reopening of Tavern on the Green NYC, there was an opportunity to present a modern design and powerful technology platform to support the marketing and communication needs of the historically famous restaurant, while supporting its 21st century needs.
Alphex Information Solutions was selected as the Lead Technology Consultant for this project to assist in the technical architecture, design production coordination, application development and launch of this website. Along with a series of secondary systems to support the business on the web, Alphex Information Solutions continues to provide top-to-bottom support and management of the entire domain.
This site was built using Drupal 7, utilizing the immense flexibility of the platform for the management and ordering of content in unique ways across the site. The visual design and rich media requirements of the property required us to select a platform that would allow for ease of use, and ease of theming to meet the unique design requirements.
With the history of the restaurant and the incredible amount of press that was covering opening day, we hosted the site with Pantheon. Pantheon is an enterprise class hosting platform for Drupal, and between the platform choice and the powerful hosting package, the site was able to support over 200,000 page views in the first 20 days of operation. Impressive conversion rates were made between people visiting the site, and completing reservations to have a meal at the restaurant after its opening day. You can read more about the launch success here.
Template Driven Marketing Websites for a movie studio
The production studio for these films contracted Alphex Information Solutions in Partnership with Pixel Parlor to build a series of websites to support the marketing efforts of these films. These sites, built on a Drupal 7 template, allowed for the rapid deployment of marketing websites in response to the fast pace of the industry.
Built on Drupal 7 to provide the web facing marketing efforts of a growing start up. US Bioplastics had a critical need to communicate to their market and potential customers about the revolutionary product range they're hoping will revolutionize the consumer packaging industry. This website allows the client to alter the content and update the news items on it at via an easy to use content management system.
Sustainable 19125 & 19134
This major redevelopment of an important neighborhood community website was finished in July 2013. The Sustainable 19125 & 19134 website, built on Drupal 7, integrates with Google Maps to allow members of the community to create accounts, log in to the website, and record "Green Actions", that catalog the sustainability and environmental efforts they undertake to help make the New Kensington area of Philadelphia a better place to live. This site was designed, in partnership, by Pixel Parlor - an interactive & print design studio in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Museum of Arts Craft Show
The first major redesign of the PMA Craft Show Website in 6 years. Alphex Information Solutions was selected by Machinery - a leading marketing & design firm in Philadelphia - to lead the information architecture process, functionality design & eventual development & programming of the new craft show web site.
Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation Portal
Contracted to construct the members information portal for the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation via a 3rd party. Built with Drupal 7 using media embeds from Brightcove. Significant portion of content located behind a members login. Drupal CMS allows the Foundation's staff to easily manage all of the content on the site and embed videos as needed.
Saint Lucifer Spice Shopify Store
Built on Shopify for a small Philadelphia spice creator. Provided code & consulting for the construction of a custom Shopify theme for this store, based on delivered graphic design.
Eddies Rod & Custom Business Website
Built on Drupal 7, this is the site for an award winning auto body and custom car builder in Missouri. The Drupal 7 CMS allows the owners of the shop to upload new content when ever they have a new project, or when ever there's any news they wish to share with the world.
Philadelphia Pet Hotel & Villas
Built on Drupal 6 for the award winning Philadelphia Pet Hotel. The web application features custom functionality to engage existing and potential customers by helping them build a quote for the services they're hoping to find for their pets. The CMS allows the content managers to update prices and types of services offered so that the quote system reflects real prices and avalibility.