Laconia Gallery projects

A new face for the famous South End Gallery

Laconia Gallery website
We were really pleased when the trustees of Laconia Lofts came to us for a revision of their website. The Laconia Gallery Website has archives dating back to the very early days of the web. We moved this website from where it was hosted on WordPress over to Slab to afford greater ease in editing and updating. The layout affords a dynamic presentation of the past gallery events to include very wide screen widths to very narrow. It was a pleasure to discover the history of the gallery as we built the site out.

A new website for the renowned Harvard legal expert.

Lawrence Lessig Website on 3 screens

Lawrence Lessig has been our hero ever since he introduced the creative commons licensing format. It’s been a thrill to put this website together for him to showcase his writing, speeches, and general thoughts. What more can we say? We were honored to create this website for him.

One novel feature we included in this new site was a darkmode. As some websites do not adjust automatically yet to darkmode, we allow the visitor to choose how they want to see the website. An example is included below.

Lawrence Lessig homepage
Homepage with silent video clips edited together
Lawrence Lessig media files on his website
Enormous library of video thumbnails in a grid with pop-over to view.
Lawrence Lessig Book page for They Dont Represent Us in darkmode
Darkmode view.

Systems Serology & Vaccine - Immune insight for better products

Seromyx website on desktop screen, phone, and tablet

Screenshot of Seromyx page on SARS Cov2
Screenshot of Seromyx page about Guiding monoclonal antibody selection and development
Screenshot of webpage about Developing antibody based diagnostic tests
Seromyx website screenshot showing article about Founder Galit Alter
Detail of Homepage for Seromyx website
Detail of Seromyx website footer

We built this website for an exciting new biotechnology company on the forefront of immunology and serology. Seromyx was formed in July 2019 to commercialize the Systems Serology platform developed by Dr. Galit Alter at the Ragon Institute of Harvard/MIT/MGH, with the support of DARPA and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

They employ proprietary tools to provide their clients with unprecedented insight into immune function so that they can discover and develop better vaccines, immunotherapies, drugs, and diagnostics.

Given our current situation, this was an exciting and timely project for us to create and optimize.

Redesign for the rebranding of premiere hospitality design consultant agency screens on desktop, ipad, iphone

We started building a clean new design for the rebranding of RealFood and thought we were on the right track, when the owner called us in and told us he wanted to move in a bolder, more courageous direction. He mentioned the 1989 Infinity ad by Hill Holiday where a voice speaks about quality of design over stock video of rain.

We did not expect this, but it opened the door to a whole new direction for the introduction to the website. We worked with Creamer & Co and Laidlaw Group to develop a starkly original approach that built curiousity at the start and communicated emotion before providing information.

It was a fascinating process to work on. With the help of Joelle at Creamer & Co. and Cindy at Laidlaw Group, we were able to put together compelling content for the website that is boosting their SEO and helping move them into their new, expanded, national market. We really loved this one.

New Shopify website for J.P. Licks, focusing on Coffee Beans sales.

desktop, mobile, tablet views of

Most people in Boston know J.P. Licks for their delicious treats, but more should know about their amazing coffee. They focus on Rainforest Alliance Certified, Organic Certified, and Fair Trade Certified coffee beans that are roasted to perfection. We brew their coffee here in the office using a Chemex Ottomatic and ever cup is just great. We built this site for them in Shopify, customizing the look to reflect their quirky style and showing off images of the actual beans for each roast to help people choose the right coffee for their taste.

A new design for the iconic Boston Ice Cream and Coffee shop.

JP Licks Webstie
J.P. Licks came to us because they needed a better performing website that didn't look boxy or lose any of their trademark funkiness. We developed a new responsive look that kept all of their quirkiness including an old-school visit counter that will better serve their customers when they are looking for the soft-serve flavor of the day, the nearest location for their ice cream fix, find the right cake for their party, or what beans are roasting at their headquarters.

New official website for a marvelous songwriter and performer.

Patty Larkin's Website on desktop, tablet, and phone

Patty Larkin is a personal hero of Jim’s so when they contacted us to give their website a fresh, modern, responsive design, we jumped at the chance. We developed new methods for viewing and editing press materials that showed off the assets perfectly, optimized the views of Patty’s extensive discography, and created a new website for her that shows off the depth and breadth of her remarkable career in music. We wanted the style to be in line with her new release and also to be in line with her personal style. We made sure that even though there is copious information available, it could all be reached easily by the visitor either by search or by browsing.

Singer, Songwriter, and Author

Dar Williams Website on mobile, tablet, and desktop
Dar needed a refreshed website that could be easily edited and updated by her team with minimal fuss. We used our own Slab Web Publishing Platform to create a unique design that would show off her books, appearances, concerts, and music. Built-into her website is a newsletter engine to send out notifications to her fans. We created a site for her years ago, and are excited to have her back with us again.

Card, Dice, and Board Games for the whole family.

Card, Dice, and Board Games for the whole family.
With a completely custom backend, compelling design, and functionality, Gamewright got exactly what they wanted and nothing they didn't. The website filters for age, type of game, and learning skills. It shows a handy location tool for where to buy and more.

Game detail page

Game detail page

Custom Filtering

Custom Filtering

Website Design for Author Kwame Alexander

Website Design for Author Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator and best selling author of over 24 books. We designed his site to reflect the vibrant, fun aspects of his work.

All good web design must have a plan for tablets and phones. We ensured that the image choice in the hero graphic would always show up in the right position regardless of screen size, and made the design of his mobile layouts were as unique to him as possible and branded to his particular aesthetic.

Homepage scroll 1

kwame alexander homepage scroll screen capture
Kwame's site has a long scrolling homepage with unique information but also links deeper into his site. We started with a hero graphic with a call to action, information about the author and more links below that.

Homepage scroll 2

kwame alexander homepage scroll further down
Here we showcase Kwame's main areas of action - to book him for workshops and speaking appearances. Below that we have links to his works, events, and news. This encourages greater visitor interaction from the homepage.

Homepage scroll 3 with featured gallery overlay

kwame alexander homepage scroll with featured gallery overlay
Kwame has a complete gallery of photos on the gallery pages of his website but a simple gallery of thumbnails and popups allows visitors to get a quick glimpse of some from his homepage.

Books & Stuff section

kwame alexander web design books and stuff
Here Kwame can feature and describe each of his books in detail with links to where to buy. Each entry is automatically added to the sub-navigation to the right, keeping navigation between his books easy and intuitive.

Liz Linder Photography

Liz Linder Photography
Liz Linder was happy with her existing website but had a hard time editing it. Her blog was in a different location and she needed one place for everything. We made some small changes to her design but gave her a new website where she could edit all her entries including her galleries from our Slab web publishing platform. Her work is amazing and we highly recommend her for anyone who is looking for fine photography.

The largest game of tag in the world

The largest game of tag in the world
We developed this site in cooperation with Cody Borst, the game's creator. With the website and now the app (in French only for now, api developed for cocktailgames) visitors can track their physical cards and see where they have been passed throughout the world, commenting and connecting in a vast game of social virtual and physical sharing.

Website Design

screenshot of marshall watson website homepage
We are thrilled at the opportunity to create an excellent new site for Marshall Watson Interiors. By keeping true to their branding and the aethetics of their new book, we were able to create a responsive and elegant site to match the company's impressive body of work.

Interiors and Architecture section

marshall watson interiors and architecture section
We created a custom portfolio for Marshall Watson that loads the main image in grid blocks, clickable to detail images with popovers that serve as a gallery.

Interiors and Architecture Gramercy Park Detail page

Interiors and Architecture Gramercy Park Detail page
Once you choose a project from Marshall Watson's main portfolio page, you get a variable grid of thumbnails set both as portrait and landscape, allowing you to scroll down to easily see all the image without using the gallery popover. This works well for users in a hurry or who want to get an overview.

Press section

marshall watson press section screenshot
Marshall Watson has gotten some seriously good press. We formulated a custom module to help them showcase their best citations. It works like their custom portfolio, but it focuses on showing spreads and individual pages from the magazines in which they are featured. As with all our work, the section is easily edited without the need for a confusing admin area.

Signature Collections section

Marshall Watson Signature Collections section
Marshall Watson has his own lines of furnishings for sale at 3rd party sites. We enabled them to showcase them on his own site to more easily convert visitors into customers.

Book Section

Marshall Watson Book Section Website Screenshot
Marshall Watson's new site coincided with the publishing of his new book. We created a layout that worked in harmony with the artwork of the cover.

Mobile and Tablet layouts

Mobile and Tablet layouts Marshall Watson
Mobile design is important. We preserved the style and unique branding for mobile and tablets so that visitors will get the sense of the Marshall Watson brand regardless of how they visit the site.

A great new website for songwriter, performer, and teacher, Liv Taylor.

Livingston Taylor's website on multiple screens
We created a new look for Livingston that helped him stay on top of keeping his website current. We integrated Shopify functionality directly into his website for his many, many recordings.

Website Design

Website Design

Homepage scroll

Homepage scroll

Our Team section

Our Team section

Team section scroll

Team section scroll

Our Science section

Our Science section

News and Publications Section

News and Publications Section