Teacher Support Network (winner, Charity Times' "Best Use Of The Web" award, September 2009!)
Teacher Support Network consists of a group of independent charities and a social enterprise in the United Kingdom and the United States. The organization provides practical and emotional support to staff in the education sector and their families. "We aim to help teachers and their families regardless of age, length of service or union affiliations to improve wellbeing, quality of life and career effectiveness." nigelparry.net consultants Ken Harper and Nigel Parry worked on the project, which offers a clean, professional and dynamic design delivered with a full set of viral tools, fully-compliant RSS feeds and Google sitemaps. The site was launched in August 2008 and won the Charity Times' Best Use Of The Web Award in September 2009.
The Electronic Intifada v1.0-3.0 (news, winner of 2003 ADC "Voices of Peace" award)
The Electronic Intifada is an award-winning alternative news site dedicated to covering the Palestinian experience of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Originally launched in 2001, the site was visually and structurally redesigned in 2002 to incorporate server software that allows multiple editors in several different countries to update content through a simple interface accessible via any web browser. A third redesign in 2003 further developed the site. Right, the Electronic Intifada homepage after the Fall 2003 redesign. EI 3.0 consolidated several issues with the site, which grew from a simple media analysis resource focused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the premier Palestinian Internet news source. A dynamic multimedia feature panel on the top of the site allows maintainers to upload 2 image files and 4 text files to create an automatic presentation highlighting key new content on the site. The various sections of the site are grouped under four categories: News & Analysis, The Media, Action & Activism, and EI Extra. Each of these meta content sections has a unique multimedia feature panel highlighting a story from one of its several sections. The site is updated constantly, and offers a dynamic range of material relating to all aspects of the conflict.
7th Annual Pigstock: A Gathering for Peace (WI festival)
On July 18th, 2009, the 7th Annual Pigstock: A Gathering for Peace will take place at Windbeam Farm in Hager City WI. Pigstock is a mixture of music, speakers, and community for peace in an idylic location near the Mississippi, just one hour's drive from the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Pigstock is sponsored by Veterans for Peace, Chapter 115 and has a peace-themed agenda. This year we welcome journalists Chris Hedges and Helen Benedict as speakers. And we welcome Junkyard Empire, Pocket of Resistance and a variety of local musicians to our campfire stage to rock us into the wee hours.
American Association for Palestinian Equal Rights v1.0
The American Association for Palestinian Equal Rights (AAPER) is America's Pro-Palestine, Pro-Peace lobby. AAPER's mission is to educate the American public about Palestinian human and national rights, and about the role of the US in the Arab-Israeli relationship, and to shape a US foreign policy that recognizes and seeks to advance the human and national rights of the Palestinian people. The site offers a portal to the work of both the education-oriented AAPER Foundation and the legislative-oriented AAPER organisation -- a division highlighted in the design through a double navigation motif that splits to offer two distinct looks on pages, to identify the two separate organisations, as visitors go deeper in the site.
Arab Film Distribution (mockups)
Arab Film Distribution is one of the best resources for tracking down Arab films on the Internet, if not the best resource. The company has been very involved in promoting Arab cinema since 1990 and regularly holds and sponsors film festivals around the country. In 2005, AFD asked nigelparry.net to produce mockups for a future redesign of its website.
Arjan El Fassed (book promo website)
Website for Dutch-Palestinian writer and author Arjan El Fassed's first book, Niet iedereen kan stenen gooien ("Not everyone can throw stones"), a memoir about his family's displacement in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The website was designed to complement the existing book jacket.
Birzeit University, Right to Education Campaign
Birzeit University, the leading Palestinian higher educational institution, has often found itself targeted during the course of Israel's military occupation of the West Bank, now in its 37th year. The institution was closed by military order for much of the 1980s, "for security reasons". In the post-Oslo phase, Israeli checkpoints and closures of towns and villages around the university have made it difficult to function. The Right To Education campaign site, redesigned and relaunched in April 2004, offers a variety of news and information and is intended to raise international awareness of the university's situation and generate activism to ensure the academic calendar continues unimpeded.
Black Dog Coffee & Wine Bar
The Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar features the finest locally-roasted espresso and gourmet coffees, a select and creative wine list, your favorite domestic and imported beers, and just the right tasty treat to go with them! The Black Dog features organic and/or locally grown produce whenever possible.
Brian Struble - Jeweler
Brian Struble is a Saint Paul, Minnesota-based jeweler with over 26 years of experience. Brian is looking for custom jewelry design projects. The site is very simple, designed to deliver the images of this beautiful jewelry front and center.
Electronic Iraq (news, winner of 2003 ADC "Voices of Peace" award)
Electronic Iraq is an award-winning online news website from the people that brought you the Electronic Intifada and Voices in the Wilderness. Electronic Iraq was launched on 8 February 2003 to offer a humanitarian perspective during the then-looming conflict, as the U.S. government made clear its determination to go to war against Iraq. It was the alternative news moonshot. Before, during, and after the US "Shock & Awe" bombing campaign, eIraq writers from Voices in the Wilderness' Iraq Peace Team reported on what they saw and heard via available Internet and a satellite modem connection. Visitors got a never before seen glimpse of war and its aftermath through the eyes of peace activists based at ground zero. The Electronic Iraq hompage. News from eight content sections, including News & Analysis, Iraq Diaries, The Media, and International Law are accessible via the left navigation while the latest articles added to the site stream down the center.
Grapefruit Moon Gallery
Grapefruit Moon is an online gallery specialising in original Pin-up, Glamour, Advertising, and Cover Art from the Grand Age of American Illustration. Featuring original paintings by Earl Moran, Rolf Armstrong, Arthur Spear, and Henry Clive among others, this collection is being offered for sale for the first time, exclusively via the website. Assembled over a period of 20 years by Daniel D. Murphy while touring as a member of the rock group Soul Asylum, the gallery includes the largest known collection of paintings by renowned illustrator Henry Clive, and a legendary pastel by Earl Moran of a young pin-up model soon to be known around the world as "Marilyn Monroe"! Two of the most important contributions that designers hope for from their clients in the web design process are a clear starting point for the style of the site design, and a good selection of source images relating to the subject matter of the site. These two areas were smooth sailing with the Grapefruit Moon Gallery site. The design evokes the Art Deco style that characterises much of this era of American art and the page layout was implemented as an 'art catalog'-style frame around the rich variety of images that the gallery contains.
Institute for Middle East Understanding (media)
The Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU) is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to providing the media with access to accurate and credible information and analysis about Palestine and the Palestinians. Both through its website and its staff, IMEU seeks to work with journalists to increase the public's understanding about the socio-economic, political and cultural aspects of Palestine, Palestinians and Palestinian-Americans. IMEU assists journalists who are working on stories by providing access to the latest news stories, expert analysis, photographs and other visuals and is compiling an extensive library of images, maps, studies, reports and polls relating to Palestine and the Palestinians.
LASIK Surgery News v1.0
LASIK Surgery News, a new website located at www.lasiksurgerynews.com, offers consumers current, accurate and easy-to-understand information about LASIK laser vision correction and offers refractive surgeons an opportunity to increase the effectiveness of their online marketing efforts. LASIK Surgery News (LSN) offers the most extensive online directory of LASIK surgeons in North America.
Middle East International magazine
Middle East International magazine has been a respected source for news, analysis , and commentary on the Middle East since 1971. Many of its correspondents are BBC reporters and former diplomats, and the twice monthly delivery of the magazine offers a digestible professional overview of events in the Middle East as they are, uncommon in much of the world media's Middle East reportage. Originally launched in 2000, the redesigned MEI website allows for the magazine's staff to easily maintain all content on the site in-house, and deliver to subscribers a full-text PDF version of the magazine on the same day the print version goes into the mail, via a password-protected archive. A generous sample of the magazine's content is published for all visitors on the website, with online credit card processing for those who wish to subscribe to this essential magazine.
Mizna (10th Anniversary redesign for the singular Arab-American arts journal)
Mizna's award-winning journal, published since 1999, continues to be the singular journal of Arab American literature in the United States. Mizna has presented the annual Arab Film festival in Minnesota since 2003 and has hosted some of the most talented Arab American artists in the visual arts, on stage, in music, and in film—including Simon Shaheen, Suheir Hammad, Hakim Belabbes, Nadia El Fani, Jack Shaheen, Raed Al Helou, Mai Masri, the Iron Sheik, Elias Khoury and others. In 2004, Mizna opened its new Mizna Center, which gave this US 501(c)(3) a physical home to hold its meetings, classes, and events.
New York Arab-American Comedy Festival
The 3rd Annual New York Arab-American Comedy Festival (NYAACF) takes place on November 13th-17th 2005. The Festival was founded in 2003 by comedian Dean Obeidallah and comedienne and actress Maysoon Zayid to showcase the talents of Arab-American actors, comics, playwrights and filmmakers, and challenge as well as inspire their fellow Arab-Americans to create outstanding works of comedy. The website was redesigned and relaunched by nigelparry.net for the 3rd annual Festival. Just how important the Festival Bios section of the website will be became clear during development, as many of the particpants who the festival exists to promote did not previously have a bio and headshot on the Internet. In the age of Google, it is vital that anyone trying to promote their artistic career is discoverable on the Internet.
Launched in January 2002, Religioscope is a independent, non-sectarian website about religions in today's world, offering news and analysis of current developments and trends, with a historical perspective. Religioscope strives to offer its readers keys for a better understanding of the role and place of different religions. A bilingual website in French and English, Religioscope posed a number of challenges to find ways for the two separate content streams to interact seemlessly on the same content management system. nigelparry.net developed a new look for the April 2004 relaunch of this site, including the development of a new logo.
Saint Paul Almanac (guidebook)
The Saint Paul Almanac is an annual calendar and guide to take the curious urban adventurer through the year in Minnesota's capital city. The Almanac brings you the voices of people who know and love the city, with essays that capture different aspects of daily life in Saint Paul, and includes an indispensible list of museums, galleries, restaurants, venues, and landmarks.
The RNC '08 Report (library/archive project)
This website exists to provide a citizen's archive of media reports, government documents, and other resources relating to the 2008 Republican National Convention held in St. Paul, Minnesota in September 2008. The source material posted on this website will ultimately used to compile a truly independent, publicly available, citizen's report on what happened during the 2008 RNC. A nigelparry.net project from the award-winning creator of Electronic Iraq and the Electronic Intifada websites.
Tilsner Artists' Cooperative
The Tilsner Artists' Cooperative is a residential artists' community located in a renovated warehouse in the historic Lowertown district of St. Paul, Minnesota. At first encounter, the Tilsner Artists' Cooperative had no website. In the past, a resident web designer had built a site for the Coop but had since moved out of the building. As a result, the site became out of date and the domain name was allowed to expire. The initial site nigelparry.net created pro bono for the Tilsner was a standard HTML site similarly dependent on an overworked webmaster for maintainance. Considerable interest in the website from the artists resident in the building's 66 studio units resulted in discussion, positive votes in the relevant meetings that govern Cooperative life, and budgeting for a new website. In early 2003, nigelparry.net created a new feature-rich website that included an easy-to-use content management system. This upgrade made the process of handing on the site far easier and avoided a reoccurrence of the community's previous experience.
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