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  • And the award goes to... - Design Principles, Inc.
    Homegrown Apps custom software solutions that are guaranteed to save you time and money Seriously they re awesome Training What good is all this creativity if you can t share it with others Check out the Design Principles Institute DP i to see how we re spreading our love for effective design all over Massachusetts Portfolio Our Portfolio Our work has graced national regional and local media and we couldn t be more proud Check out our latest and greatest Blog 4 ways to an award winning website September 15th 2015 Double up Two awards Two amazing sites Double the tips to take back to your business Who said How to migrate a WordPress installation to another domain November 12th 2012 I visit the WordPress support forum on a regular basis or at least when I have a few minutes to spa Check it out A Design Principles site featured March 16th 2012 We were proud of the Port of New Bedford s site when it launched but now we have a reason to be beam Home Contact 508 763 1919 And the award goes to March 12 2015 The City of New Bedford gets an award winning site thanks to yours truly The Massachusetts Municipal Association MMA presented the City of New Bedford with the 2015 Municipal Website Award at its annual meeting in January Here s what s special about this win The MMA 2015 Municipal Website Award is all about excellence in customer service functionality convenience and government transparency Basically all things a GREAT website should be awarded for Mayor Jon Mitchell said the City s online presence reflects the best of New Bedford and we couldn t agree more But here s what makes it so special aka award winning The redesign of the City of New Bedford website was a large project and required tremendous teamwork to be successful Design Principles worked closely with our MIS department to develop a clean crisp navigable site that more than thirty City departments utilize to communicate important information to the public It is essential that our City s online presence reflect the best of New Bedford and I am pleased that we have an award winning website that is as vibrant and appealing as our city Mayor Jon Mitchell The Before The Thinking The After Did we mention the 2015 MMA Website Award Here are our top 5 takeaways for what makes this an award winning site Quicklinks Get in Get out These simple little links help the community access the most popular information on the site When your site is over 2 500 pages these quicklinks are more like a lifesaver Strategic Organization and User Friendly Navigation When your site serves over 44 departments it s easy to get lost in the noise We broke the site s 2 500 pages into specific funnels for a target audience Mega menus help visitors see all the options without having to dig Special Announcements Breaking news safety information and

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  • How to migrate a WordPress installation to another domain. - Design Principles, Inc.
    and move that server to server Here s the skinny on that Log in to your current domain s control panel Almost every host has some form of control panel where you configure DNS setup create SQL databases and manage other small resources Contact your hosting company if you aren t familiar with this option Almost every hosting company I ve dealt with uses phpmyadmin to service their SQL databases It s free and very user friendly We ll assume you have that and are able to use it Through the control panel you should be able to launch your phpmyadmin for your WordPress database Here s a screenshot I grabbed from Google images to show a quick example Though your control panel may look very different you should still see a database section with phpmyadmin available Figure 2 Click for a full sized image Note that your control panel could look VERY different Side note if you don t know the name of your WordPress database or even where the database lives you can access this information by opening wp config php Using the method above FTP into your current domain and you ll find wp config php on the root of your WordPress installation Open this file in a text editor and look for a line of code that looks like define DB NAME somevaluehere That will be the name of the database that stores all your WordPress information Typically you ll only have one database anyway but this will reduce any confusion if you work with more than one WordPress installation Back to the backup Once you ve launched phpmyadmin select your database from the navigation on the left Figure 3 Click for a full sized image Note that some fields are removed for security reasons You ll see all the tables associated with that database plus a series of tabs that run along the top One of these tabs is labeled Export Click on that and you ll be given a bunch of options Figure 4 Click for a full sized image Note that some fields are removed for security reasons If you ve done things right so far you know clicked the two links mentioned then you should be able to leave everything default If you want to get fancy play with some of the options but for the sake of this tutorial don t Use the screenshot as a guide to what the default options should be If yours looks different try to match it up to the screenshot Basically you want to have ALL of your tables selected for export you want to export in SQL format and you want to export both the structure and the data Figure 5 Click for a full sized image Note that some fields are removed for security reasons At this point you should have the option at the very bottom to Save as File Simply check this box and press the Go button This will prompt you to save open the file just like any other time you ve downloaded files from the internet Save the file to the desktop or somewhere you ll be able to find it later Figure 6 Click for a full sized image Note that some fields are removed for security reasons That s it the database is now safe and sound If things go south after this point we can fully recover our WordPress install and be back in business in 4 minutes Though unless you deviate from these instructions nothing will go south Setting Up the NEW Database Now that we ve backed up our live and current site let s focus on our new domain The first thing we need to do is recreate our database on the new server Using the same approach we ve already talked about this is familiar territory so there s nothing to worry about log into your NEW domain s server control panel and create a new database This time we won t launch phpmyadmin at least not yet Instead use the MySQL Database option or similar to go through the process of creating a new database All you need to do is create a simple database with a name username and password Follow the directions from the hosting company s control panel When in doubt call them They ll be happy to help You ll want to write down the database name username and password and if you ve used something other than wp as a table prefix make note of that as well somewhere so you can reference them later when we install WordPress Now that the new database is created let s populate it Go back to the control panel and launch phpmyadmin at this point You should see the new database you just created over in the left hand navigation Please note that it may take a few minutes for the hosting company to create the database so if it s not there right away wait about 5 10 minutes and try again Once you ve click on the name of the database you ll get that same tab system across the top Instead of Export we want the Import button Then browse to where ever you saved the SQL database from before and select the file You ll notice at this point ALL of the other fields will get updated accordingly or stay the default what a smart system At the very top of the phpmyadmin screen you ll see the database host name next to the word Server that you don t want to forget to write down Figure 7 Click for a full sized image Now that we ve chosen the correct file click the Go button and the import of all the data from our current WordPress install goes into the new domain s database Please note that we do this process BEFORE we install WordPress on the new domain because we don t

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  • Contact - Design Principles, Inc.
    a phone call away and love to talk shop Your Contact Information Name First Last Company Name Email Adress Phone Number Address Street Address Address Line 2 City State Province Region ZIP Postal Code Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo Republic of the Costa Rica Côte d Ivoire Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic East Timor Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Polynesia Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Greenland Grenada Guam Guatemala Guinea Guinea Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati North Korea South Korea Kosovo Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Micronesia Moldova Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Northern Mariana Islands Norway Oman Pakistan Palau Palestine State of Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Qatar Romania Russia Rwanda Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia and Montenegro Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Sint Maarten Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Sudan South Suriname Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syria Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Togo Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States

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  • Clients Archive - Design Principles, Inc.
    and greatest Blog 4 ways to an award winning website September 15th 2015 Double up Two awards Two amazing sites Double the tips to take back to your business Who said And the award goes to March 12th 2015 The City of New Bedford gets an award winning site thanks to yours truly The Massachusetts Muni How to migrate a WordPress installation to another domain November 12th 2012 I visit the WordPress support forum on a regular basis or at least when I have a few minutes to spa Home Contact 508 763 1919 The very best That s how we describe our clients and we re glad the feeling is mutual Take a peek at the case studies for some real world examples of our work and how Design Principles took these businesses and organizations to the next level Need more You re in luck Our portfolio showcases just a snapshot of the work we ve completed throughout the years Don t take our word for it See what our clients have to say Our Creative Partners Much of the work below is a creative collaboration with our marketing partners Michel Cullum Associates For over 12 years their marketing agency has paved the way for clients to showcase their uniqueness By leveraging their classic marketing and sales background with Fortune 100 companies we key in on the value you bring to the marketplace and together we put ideas into action Client Bioengineering Group Services Logo Branding Logo Branding Marketing Design Marketing Design Photography Videography Illustration Photography Videography Illustration Web Design Programming Web Design Programming Client Certified Graphics Web Professional Services Logo Branding Logo Branding Marketing Design Marketing Design Photography Videography Illustration Photography Videography Illustration Web Design Programming Web Design Programming Client Cherubini Yachts Services Client Delta Services Logo Branding

    Original URL path: http://www.designprinciples.com/portfolio/case-studies/ (2016-04-28)
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  • Check it out! A Design Principles site featured… - Design Principles, Inc.
    in their life Come try us on for size From basic websites to intricate Flash animation Design Principles makes your vision a reality Programming Sprinkle some magic in your site with our Homegrown Apps custom software solutions that are guaranteed to save you time and money Seriously they re awesome Training What good is all this creativity if you can t share it with others Check out the Design Principles Institute DP i to see how we re spreading our love for effective design all over Massachusetts Portfolio Our Portfolio Our work has graced national regional and local media and we couldn t be more proud Check out our latest and greatest Blog 4 ways to an award winning website September 15th 2015 Double up Two awards Two amazing sites Double the tips to take back to your business Who said And the award goes to March 12th 2015 The City of New Bedford gets an award winning site thanks to yours truly The Massachusetts Muni How to migrate a WordPress installation to another domain November 12th 2012 I visit the WordPress support forum on a regular basis or at least when I have a few minutes to spa Home Contact 508 763 1919 Check it out A Design Principles site featured March 16 2012 We were proud of the Port of New Bedford s site when it launched but now we have a reason to be beaming The Port s website is one of the top featured sites on SurrealCMS s homepage We used SurrealCMS to help build a functional yet practical content management system for the Port of New Bedford This nifty difty system is cost effective web based easy to use and our clients love it In fact it s been our go to solution for sites

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  • The High Price of Poor Design - Design Principles, Inc.
    Check out the Design Principles Institute DP i to see how we re spreading our love for effective design all over Massachusetts Portfolio Our Portfolio Our work has graced national regional and local media and we couldn t be more proud Check out our latest and greatest Blog 4 ways to an award winning website September 15th 2015 Double up Two awards Two amazing sites Double the tips to take back to your business Who said And the award goes to March 12th 2015 The City of New Bedford gets an award winning site thanks to yours truly The Massachusetts Muni How to migrate a WordPress installation to another domain November 12th 2012 I visit the WordPress support forum on a regular basis or at least when I have a few minutes to spa Home Contact 508 763 1919 The High Price of Poor Design October 27 2010 At Design Principles our crew is young smart and funny and it leads to some priceless overheards during the day As this is a family friendly blog some of them aren t suitable for sharing but one that struck me yesterday merits talking about it s the high price of poor design We re always being contacted by companies that are looking to improve or upgrade their corporate image and many of the jobs we secure But like any company there are some clients that decide to go elsewhere Try as we might we can t get every job of course We try to keep tabs on those companies to see where they eventually end up and to have a look at the finished work that we lost out on There are some that come out nice but there are some that put big question marks over our heads The question marks arise when we visit a website like we did yesterday and see a horrible morass of bad design choices stretched graphics and poor coding practices While the website in question was redone it was no improvement over where the company stood a year ago when they came to us for an estimate Therein lies the hidden cost of poor design The new website is probably hurting the company more than helping The design features blurry images graphics that are stretched or squished out of proportion poor alignment of elements all of which will hurt the company s credibility and undermine the sense of trust that they re trying to build with their visitors The purpose of a quality design is to engender a feeling of trust and reliability in your company and its brand which is absolutely critical to your interaction and first impression with your site s visitors Your company s website is its public face on the Internet and hundreds or thousands of people each month will look at it and make a snap decision and judgment on the kind of company you are If you blow that opportunity there s little chance you ll be able to

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  • michel-cullum - Design Principles, Inc.
    your business to the next level Our stellar team includes designers marketing professionals and top notch programmers who have boundless creativity to accomplish your marketing goals Testimonials Inspired Thrilled 100 satisfied Just some of the words clients use to describe our work and we re incredibly flattered Really we re blushing Services Creative Want results from design pieces that WOW Our creative team can create powerful illustrations and layouts stunning photography or brilliant copy writing on time and within budget Marketing Awe inspiring work finds its start with solid marketing principles Let our team of experts guide you to the strategies that will help your business blossom Web Everyone needs a computer genius in their life Come try us on for size From basic websites to intricate Flash animation Design Principles makes your vision a reality Programming Sprinkle some magic in your site with our Homegrown Apps custom software solutions that are guaranteed to save you time and money Seriously they re awesome Training What good is all this creativity if you can t share it with others Check out the Design Principles Institute DP i to see how we re spreading our love for effective design all over Massachusetts Portfolio Our Portfolio Our work has graced national regional and local media and we couldn t be more proud Check out our latest and greatest Blog 4 ways to an award winning website September 15th 2015 Double up Two awards Two amazing sites Double the tips to take back to your business Who said And the award goes to March 12th 2015 The City of New Bedford gets an award winning site thanks to yours truly The Massachusetts Muni How to migrate a WordPress installation to another domain November 12th 2012 I visit the WordPress support forum on a regular

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  • Uncategorized Archives - Design Principles, Inc.
    Awe inspiring work finds its start with solid marketing principles Let our team of experts guide you to the strategies that will help your business blossom Web Everyone needs a computer genius in their life Come try us on for size From basic websites to intricate Flash animation Design Principles makes your vision a reality Programming Sprinkle some magic in your site with our Homegrown Apps custom software solutions that are guaranteed to save you time and money Seriously they re awesome Training What good is all this creativity if you can t share it with others Check out the Design Principles Institute DP i to see how we re spreading our love for effective design all over Massachusetts Portfolio Our Portfolio Our work has graced national regional and local media and we couldn t be more proud Check out our latest and greatest Blog 4 ways to an award winning website September 15th 2015 Double up Two awards Two amazing sites Double the tips to take back to your business Who said And the award goes to March 12th 2015 The City of New Bedford gets an award winning site thanks to yours truly The Massachusetts Muni How to migrate a WordPress installation to another domain November 12th 2012 I visit the WordPress support forum on a regular basis or at least when I have a few minutes to spa Home Contact 508 763 1919 Pixel meets pen Our group of creatives and web geeks alike bring you musings helpful tips and goodies from our bag o tricks Read on 4 ways to an award winning website Posted by Jenny on September 15 2015 Double up Two awards Two amazing sites Double the tips to take back to your business Who said awards season is over We re honored

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