City Tech Workforce Development Center

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Project:  

wdc.citytech.cuny.edu

The Workforce Development Center (WDC) provides a broad range of workforce preparation and educational services to students enrolled in the Division of Continuing Education and to adult residents of New York City. These services include assessment, counseling, information and referral, case management, career exploration workshops, skills training, workforce preparation, job development and job placement.

The WDC works closely with units in the Division and College departments as well as outside education and human service providers citywide, to plan, develop and deliver activities and programs. Their mission is to provide a broad range of vocational and educational services to unemployed and underemployed residents of New York City.

The WDC wanted to expand its enrollments and provide an easier way for prospective students to understand the capabilities provided by the WDC, they asked the 408 Group to help.

408 Group created the site including:

  • Online forms to track potential applicants
  • Full Content Management System allowing WDC staff to manage all the site content
  • A comprehensive description of all the programs WDC offers
  • Recognition of all sponsors and partners involved in the WDC

Technologies Used:
PHP, MySQL, Wordpress

Elements:
Content Management, Database.

Barbara Butler Mobile

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When Barbara Butler found that almost half of the visitors to her site were using mobile devices, she decided to make her site easier to view and navigate by creating a mobile friendly website.

408 Group worked with Barbara and her team to develop a custom mobile site that sits along side her full site and shares the same content management system making it easy for the team to manage the content and for her users to see all her great designs from their smartphones.

Technologies Used:
PHP, MySQL, jQuery, Javascript.

Elements:
Content Management, Database.

Inhabit Sweaters

Project:  
www.inhabitny.com/home.php

Inhabit was founded in 2003 to fill a niche hitherto overlooked in the knit market. Their collection of well priced, expertly designed pieces, made from the highest quality cashmere, silk and cotton yarns have found loyal customers the world over.

408 Group working with Behavior Design, created the site including:

  • Shopping Cart
  • A Custom Color and Size Configuration
  • User registration
  • Credit Card Gateway
  • Integration of Flash Animations
  • A Custom Slideshow Manager
  • Custom ordering and pre-ordering for customers extranet

Technologies Used:
PHP, OSCommerce, MySQL, Linux , Credit Card Gateway, UPS Shipping

Elements:
Content Management, Database, E-commerce / Shopping Cart.

Friskies

Project:
www.thedailycat.com

The Friskies division of Nestle Purina, a leader in the pet products industry, wanted to provide a service to cat owners that would extend the awareness of their brand through an online magazine. The site would provide information on cat care and include interesting cat facts.

We provided a content management tool that allows the client to provide articles on the care of cats. The system allows entry in a number of different categories. Old articles are replaced by new ones automatically, making it easy to keep the site up to date.

Technologies Used:
ASP, MS SQL Server, Windows

Elements:
Content Management, Full Text Search, Relational Database.

Equity Marketing

Project:
www.equity-marketing.com

Equity Marketing provides promotional and marketing services for companies selling consumer products. We designed the relational database and provided an extensive content management system that allowed case studies, investor relations information and employment recruiting.

Technologies Used:
ASP, MS SQL Server, Windows

Elements:
Content Management System with Workflow, Intranet.

Betty Crocker

Recipes and Production Information

Project:  
www.bettycrocker.com

Betty Crocker, a division of General Mills, wanted to promote their brand by offering recipes and meal planning ideas online. Frequently updated content would encourage users to return to the site.

We designed the relational database and provided an extensive content management system that allowed updating of recipes, meal planners and grocery list items.

The content management system allows authors to enter new recipes and assign them to multiple, meal-planner categories. Each of the several meal-planner categories presents a constantly changing, week’s worth of menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. New and archived recipes can be assigned to a day of the week for one or more meal-planner categories. Users can also search for individual recipes, add recipes to their clippings and add the ingredients of a recipe to their shopping list.

Technologies Used:

ASP, MS SQL Server, Windows

Elements:

Content Management, Full Text Search, Relational Database.

Barbara Butler Artist Builder

Project:  
www.barbarabutler.com

Barbara Butler has been designing and building kids playhouses, play forts, custom play structures and tree houses for over 18 years. Her luxury treehouses and unique childrens play structures have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the CBS Early Show, and the prestigious HGTV “Modern Masters” show, to name a few.

Barbara Butler wanted to streamline her portfolio and let her customers see more aspects of her work than her current website could show.

408 Group created the site including:

  • A project browser
  • Product brochures in PDF format rendered by the Content Management System
  • Product slideshows
  • A comprehensive pricelist and specification for each piece
  • Full text search of the entire site
  • An illustrated glossary of play structure components and their use

Technologies Used:
PHP, Linux, MySQL, 408 CMS, Acrobat Distiller

Elements:
Content Management, Content Management System with Workflow, Database, Full Text Search.

408 Group is based in Brooklyn, New York • 917-673-1036 or 718-802-0272 • info@408group.com