Internet-Minded Design & Development
was born in 2011 from collaborative works developed between David Ernst and Priscilla Borges, Bloomington (IN) residents. Together they can go much farther with webdesign, enjoying their home-office and aiming to satisfy the most demanding clients. They continue to offer their work separately as well as in collaboration, depending on your needs.
David Ernst: the nerd
|The Web is a wonderful tool, but I see that most small organizations are only scratching the surface of what they themselves know the Web can offer. Dynamic Web sites can accept user input, allow searching, allow each user to log in and see their own stuff. They don't just show the same information to everyone who visits. I love dreaming about the next connection I'll make and the system that we will build together. If you have an idea, get in touch and let me know. Please visit my website for a more complete approach to my work: www.DavidErnst.net.|
Priscilla Borges: the creative
|Enthusiastic about life, I am always involved with music and visual arts.
Born in Brazil, now I bring 15 years of computer graphics experience to Bloomington, IN. After working as a designer for IU Jacobs School of Music, I continue as a freelancer, creating marketing materials of all sorts, and developing websites. My strongest traits are creativity & diversity of styles (one of my favorite things is to be challenged to come up with unique ideas), objectivity (I'll focus on your real needs), and attention to detail.
Please visit my complete portfolio at www.PriscillaBorges.com.
How is the website of your dreams?
We focus on functionality but we do not leave the beauty behind. If you answer YES to any of the questions below, you are in the right place. There is a dizzying array of technologies that makes all of these things possible. Our job is to keep track of how all of these things work, so that we can put them to good use on your site.
Can I update my own content?
Can we include a custom-made form?
Can we add a survey to my site?
Can users log in and see information not available to the public?
Can I export information from my Web site into a spreadsheet?
Can I upload a spreadsheet to change some of the information stored on my Web server?
Can some information display only after a user clicks on something or types in something?
Can I integrate a custom-made calendar into my website?
Content Management System (CMS)
Besides working in HTML, we also offer CMS sites where you can make changes in content yourself.
There are many levels of customization: we can use a standard theme, drop your logo in it, and you're ready to go. Or we can build a custom theme from scratch.
We have experience with the most common tools of the trade: Wordpress, Drupal, Google Sites, MediaWiki, etc.
Translating your idea into success
My work starts with a deep understanding about your business, competitors, and target audience(s). Whatever your marketing needs are - from a logo to a brochure or even a billboard - my goal is to integrate my knowledge and your expectations. Your materials will not only be beautiful and well-executed, but they will make your business stand out.
Please visit my comprehensive portfolio at PriscillaBorges.com, or navigate below to your specific area of interest.
Make your business stand out
There are several different ways to reach your audience. I will study your specific case and recommend a couple of methods to achieve the best visibility. Printed or virtual materials should be coordinated and used to their highest potential.
Do you have lots of information flying around? And you know that a lot of it could snap together like a jigsaw puzzle if only you had a way to figure out which pieces go where?
Some situations are ripe for integration, but require special care to get different sources of information to play along with each other. Sometimes it's difficult to tell what is possible and what isn't. Sometimes you just want to talk it all through.
For example, the local public school district contacted me several years ago, saying that their staff was spending too much time creating accounts on their Windows network for new hires. We talked through several ideas, and ended up constructing a system that extracted information about the new employees from the existing human resources system, and allow the accounts to be created with minimal effort via a Web interface. This saved a great deal of tedious staff time, and greatly reduced the likelihood of accounts being set up with improper configurations. We eventually expanded the system to include accounts for students, whose accounts are now created with no human intervention whatsoever, and whose usernames and passwords are synchronized across several different systems.
Sometimes such systems can come together with surprisingly little effort. Other times things are truly complicated. What's important, of course, is that you find a system that expands your productivity: either something that offers new possibilities, or something that saves a considerable amount of time. Or both. And this often happens.
Please feel free to contact us in your preferred way. We're looking forward to hearing from you.
1261 S. Winfield Rd.
Bloomington, IN - 47401
(812) 929-1739 - Priscilla
(812) 345-2813 - David
Email: contact at internet-minded.com