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Building a Website that Works for Your Users: Part II

Color Theory

September 16, 2015

Picking the right colors and design for your website sounds simple, right? Wrong. Creating an accurate look and feel of your brand with your website involves everything from brand identity to psychology. But worry not, we have outlined some tips on how to apply color theory to building the right website for your users.

UX and UI - there's a difference?!

July 21, 2015

Two acronyms have gained prominence with the rise of technology and designing for devices - UX and UI. So what are UX and UI? Given how these two terms are used interchangeably in almost every job posting and LinkedIn profile, it can come as a surprise that they are not the same thing. . . . . .

MTC Selected as 2015 MITX Awards Finalist

Vocoli Ideation Software Recognized for Outstanding Achievement

April 22, 2015

Massachusetts Technology Corporation (MTC) is proud to announce its idea and suggestion platform, Vocoli, has been selected as a finalist for the 19th Annual MITX Awards in the Best Work Productivity Technology category. Held annually by the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX), the awards recognize excellence in concepts and creations in marketing and technology produced or developed in New England.

MTC Named Among Best Boston Developers.

March 12, 2015

It is a proud moment here at Massachusetts Technology Corporation. Last week we were named one of the top web design firms in the Boston area by the independent research firm Clutch.

The Friday Five: Clickbait Banning and Historical Confusion

Our Favorites of the Week

March 14, 2014

Twitter is a whirlwind of content from an overwhelming number of sources. Each week we at MTC take a break from this constant buzz to bring you our favorite articles & news stories.

So if you haven’t noticed, we love twitter. It’s a great resource to find other peoples content and share your favorites. Here’s some of the best articles we saw this week with our adorable commentary to follow. - See more at: http://www.vocoli.com/blog/#sthash.8FqvXp3M.dpuf

What is Search Engine Optimization?

Explore what SEO means and how to utilize it for your websites.

February 24, 2014

How do you get your site to the front page of search results? Unless you’ve been under a rock, you’ve heard the term Search Engine Optimization, or SEO. SEO is the process of generating traffic from the “free,” “organic,” or “naturally” on search engines, such as Google and Bing to increase your visibility.

Some Thoughts on Flat Design

Why Simple is Better

February 24, 2014

Overly involved typography and complex graphics are a thing of the past if you want to stay up to date with the trends of web design. We’re talking about flat design here and how every UX/UI Designer and their mother are incorporating it into their latest work.

Best Responsive Websites in Healthcare

December 11, 2013

As I was researching for this article I noticed that Responsive Web Design was not really incorporated in the Healthcare field. Most websites I came across were information based and purely functional. However, there were some healthcare websites that were designed for all screens and had some features that we enjoyed.

10 Boston Organizations with Awesome Responsive Web Design

Our favorite local websites

November 07, 2013

Responsive Web Design (RWD) is one of our favorite design approaches when creating a website. It’s programmed to adapt to any sized screen so that users always see the same information without having to scroll to get to the content.

We think these 10 organizations absolutely rocked it.

A developer’s view on what went wrong with HealthCare.gov

Last minute changes rarely work to your advantage.

October 29, 2013

If you’ve listened to the news over the past two weeks, you’d know the rollout for Healthcare.gov, the Federal health-insurance exchange for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), has been far from smooth. From crashes to lost information, it’s clear the site has significant architectural issues.

Top Five Sources for Design Inspiration

Our favorite sites for inspiration and innovation in design.

October 14, 2013

How we design interactive experiences has changed so much in the past few years that it’s a challenge to keep up. With all the magazines, blogs and resources that exist out there, we asked a few of our designers and developers to share their favorites.

Umbraco for Noobs Part II: Time to Get Technical

Now that we’ve discussed the basics of Umbraco, it’s time to dig deeper to see what really makes it tick.

August 01, 2013

There are plenty of CMS’s, so it’s natural to ask, “Why this one?” Umbraco gives us plenty of reasons to believe it’s one of the top ones available. 

Responsive Design to the Rescue

The rise of the mobile device means every company should ask-- What is Responsive Design, and do I need it?

July 29, 2013

There’s nothing worse than finding a great site on your desktop, trying to open it on your phone, and all of a sudden it’s gone haywire. You want to read a compelling article, but need to scroll after every 6 words. Try to browse the menu, but it’s completely out of order (and you still have to scroll!!!) And the pictures that were placed so perfectly are in a crazy collage. Now that article has become unreadable, and you’re never going to that site again.

Luckily, there’s a fix for that.

Overcoming the Language Barrier

Hundreds of programming languages present challenges and opportunities for developers.

July 11, 2013

It’s clear to just about everyone that the way we use the Internet has changed drastically in the past five years. What’s not always so obvious is what goes on behind the scenes. Since our relationship with the Cloud has completely morphed, it follows that the way programs are created and maintained has evolved, too. 

Umbraco for Noobs Part I: The Overview

Umbraco is a customizable, adaptive Content Management System that allows end-users to build and grow content on their sites, without having to worry about layout and coding.

June 17, 2013

We’ve discussed Umbraco while sharing our adventures in the technology world. But what is it? We decided it’s time to give you the low-down on one of our favorite tools in helping our clients develop content, drive user engagement, and increase credibility to their customers.

In this first segment of this three-part series, we’ll give you a basic overview of the Umbraco software.

 
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