Introducing the new MPLS Bike Love

Topic: Web + Interactive Solutions

MPLS Bike Love - Website 1

Aug

28

2013

Introducing the new MPLS Bike Love

Posted By: Ben McCoy

Bicycle Theory is happy to announce that we recently rebuilt and launched mplsbikelove.com – a heavily trafficked community resource for bicycle enthusiasts in the Twin Cities.   Challenges The love of bicycling is stronger in the Twin Cities than just about anyplace on earth, but the changing nature of technology makes it ever more difficult …Read More

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Aug

26

2013

VenYou vs. WordPress

Posted By: Ben McCoy

In this first round of Choosing a Content Management System (CMS), we pit Bicycle Theory’s VenYou™ CMS against the ever-popular WordPress platform.   Introductions VenYou is Bicycle Theory’s proprietary CMS. It allows us to produce incredibly high-quality websites that are incredibly easy to manage. It is uniquely designed for content administrators, making it easy to …Read More

choosing-a-cms

Aug

26

2013

Choosing a Content Management System (CMS)

Posted By: Ben McCoy

Like many things in life, most people don’t think much about content management systems until they need one. And as you would suspect, there are many options out there – each with it’s own set of strengths and weaknesses. At Bicycle Theory, we spend a considerable amount of time talking to prospects and clients about …Read More

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Jul

31

2013

The Peacock gets its Groove back

Posted By: Ben McCoy

Bicycle Theory is proud to announce the launch of PeacockGroove.com   Erik Noren – also known as Peacock Groove – is Minneapolis’ most infamous bicycle frame builder. Erik has been building bikes by hand for over 20 years, but it’s in the last decade or so that he’s made a mark for his “deep custom“ bicycles. And in …Read More

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Jul

19

2013

Managing the Costs of Creative Projects

Posted By: Ben McCoy

When it comes to marketing – whether you’re talking about brand marketing or Web design and development – managing time and cost is often the name of the game. The challenge is that managing a project to stay within budget is often a challenge due to a combination of different variables. Related: The Tri-force of …Read More

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Jun

24

2013

Defining and Achieving Project Success

Posted By: Ben McCoy

Success is managed. That’s why it’s so important to clearly define (and agree upon) a project’s goals and how they will be measured before you begin a project. Without this definition, it’s nearly impossible to keep a project on track and within scope. And it’s even harder to hold project stakeholders – including the clients …Read More

Crestliner Trumped website

Jun

17

2013

Bicycle Theory updates Crestliner Trumped website

Posted By: Ben McCoy

Bicycle Theory is proud to announce that we recently helped Crestliner improve their Crestliner Trumped website for 2013. Working in collaboration with creative folks at SixSpeed and the technical crew over at Mindframe, Bicycle Theory was able to circle the wagons and help get the Trumped tournament website back into ship shape for the 2013 …Read More

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Jun

10

2013

Website Design Tips – Part 3: Using an outside designer

Posted By: Ben McCoy

Many brands assume that using their own designer for a Web project will save them time and money. However, in our experience, the opposite is usually true. Generally, this is because outside designers tend to have different assumptions and their own ‘standard practices’ when it comes to designing for the Web. As a result, the …Read More

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Jun

3

2013

How to prepare a Web design file for Web Development

Posted By: Ben McCoy

A good designer’s job is two-fold. First, a good designer must resolve the visual design problems of a project to the satisfaction of their client. Second, they must know how to prepare the resulting artwork to ensure that it is properly produced. And it is this second job that we intend to address here, specifically …Read More

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May

27

2013

Website Design Tips – Part 2: Defining success and informing future changes

Posted By: Ben McCoy

We recently attended a technology conference and were quickly reminded of some additional Web Design Tips that we neglected to include in our original article. As a result, we’re treating this topic as a ‘multi-part’ series to give ourselves the opportunity to expand on this topic over time.   Additional Reference: Website Design Tips – …Read More