Miller Designworks- the Phoenixville-based graphic design and web development company- is proud to announce the launch of the Schuylkill River Interactive Water Trail map. This innovative map helps paddlers and boaters make better use of the 100-mile long water trail. The map provides details on 40 designated water trail landings, with maps, directions, pictures, and […]
When your brother owns a winery, inevitably you’re going to get to design some custom labels. Custom designing fine wine labels creates great opportunities for fun personal graphic design projects. They’re like mini-posters, they need to say a lot in a little space, and the best ones evoke an emotional connection to a time or […]
It’s Christmas in July! We’ve unboxed our latest “toy”, the Sony XDCAM PXW-Z190 4K camera. We’re happy because the broadcast-ready camera meets all our corporate and marketing video needs. You should be happy because as we shoot for you in 4K we help you step up in delivery options, as well as improve the look […]
What is it? Gutenberg is the name given to WordPress’s new visual editor. The new editor allows for more flexibility and control over your content. This only changes what the site looks like where you enter content, nothing will be changed on the front-end. Gutenberg’s goal is to make adding and editing content easier. An […]
Now that spring has sprung, take a trip to historic Marshallton and check out our interactive kiosk and display at the new Marshallton Village Heritage Center. Marshallton is a beautiful village with a lot of local history. Find out more on your next day out at the information center. Inside the information center you’ll find […]
Happy Earth Day! It’s the perfect time to celebrate our planet and do a little extra to take care of her. Step up your #trashtag game with the new app developed by MDW. The Schuylkill Scrub has begun, and team leaders are recording their cleanups with CleanSweep, a new app developed and designed by MDW. […]
This fall, Miller Designworks has been shooting a Philadelphia icon. No, not a new Rocky, but close (by)! Just around the corner from the Rocky statue and the Philadelphia Art Museum lies Philly’s scenic Boathouse Row. These historic rowing clubs of the Schuylkill Navy look out over the the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park. And […]
While there is some confusion around when and who invented it, 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the first “practically used bicycle”. The German Baron Karl von Drais developed the Laufmaschine (or Running Machine” in English.) in response to a shortage of horses. Because of our work with a number of environmental organizations, and the […]
The Miller Designworks Interactive Team is excited to announce that we will be attending the first annual WordCamp US. Hosted in Philadelphia, PA, WordCamp US is the premier North American WordCamp. WordCamp US will take place from December 4th-6th, 2015 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. While we pride ourselves on offering our clients […]
A big round of applause is in order for Rich Bolte Jr., for the Family Business Award of Excellence, 2015 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. As Chairman and CEO of BDP International, Rich has been instrumental in the strategic development of their Global Network of companies, while also focusing operationally on the foundation […]
Miller Designworks is pleased to announce that our recent redesign/rebuild of CertainTeed’s CurbAppeal™ App for iPad was named an Appy Awards finalist! It is was an honor for the Philadelphia app developers to be in such good company, making the top three in the Home/Garden/Interior Design/Lifestyle category with Apartments.com and SAP’s BILT. Tough competition this […]
Security researchers uncovered a Cross-site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in many popular WordPress plugins. While Philadelphia web company Miller Designworks’ themes and CMS plugin are not vulnerable to this, many third-party themes and plugins that developers regularly use are on the vulnerability list.
The Chester County Food Bank recently unveiled a new brand identity and program logo design from Phoenixville-based graphic design firm Miller Designworks. Visually interpreting their new brand positioning tag line- “A Fresh Approach”, the graphics firm went through a number of design iterations depicting the farmland and rolling hills of Chester County- before going in a completely different direction […]
From hyper-realistic to surrealistic– HDR is a new imaging technique that you’ve probably seen but might not have known what it was. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range and is used to capture and display a broader range of lighting detail than a typical camera can capture in a single shot. If you’ve ever taken […]
After 5 years and a number of starts and stops, the Interpretive and Visitor Center at the Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area’s (SRHA) headquarters in Pottstown is about to open. Final fabrication, programming and installation is taking place with a target opening for the end of May. Miller Designworks, in conjunction with […]
Miller Designworks is sponsoring The Art of the Steal,the documentary that follows the struggle for control of Dr. Albert C. Barnes’ 25 billion dollar collection of modern and post-impressionist art.
We are seeking a full-time Web Developer/Designer. Ideal candidate must have at least 3 years of experience. In addition to interfacing with the MDW team, this candidate will work directly with clients, from concept to completion. Skill set should include project management, organization, client communication, thought leadership and expertise in web development & interface design.
Key Skills: 3+ yrs Experience, WordPress Dev, HTML5, CSS3, PHP/MySQL
Here is a great article that identifies and dispels many commonly held misconceptions about SEO and how to achieve it. I’ve heard them from clients as well as SEO “experts”. I’ve extracted the two most pertinent here: 1. Satisfaction, guaranteed “ …there is really no such thing as guaranteed rankings when it comes to organic, […]
As a web designer/developer nothing is more of a necessary nuisance than having to support old web browsers. Specifically Internet Explorer 6. The good news, (according to StatCounter) is that IE6 usage is now down to 3.62% in the US. That’s down almost 2/3 from its usage a year ago (11.47%). Many large websites have […]
Freedom Credit Union, a Philadelphia-area based community credit union, has named Mller Designworks (a full-service creative communications and multimedia design firm located in Phoenixville, PA) as agency of record for its new television campaign.
The old adage- “Speed, quality or price, pick two” can be true in a lot of new customer situations, but through the high-powered lens of social marketing I find it leaves out the most important aspect for long term success. Trust. With the meteoric rise of social media, trust takes on an even greater profile. […]
Sometimes computer graphics seem to have been invented to confound and annoy. Have you ever been told by one of us that we couldn’t output a 6-foot-wide trade show display with the 5MB photo file you sent us, but somehow the logo file that’s a tenth of the size is just fine? When you asked […]
After 14 years growing as a designer, programmer, family member and friend, Helene has decided to continue her growth in the non-profit world of Thomas Jefferson Hospital. It has been a joy to have been able to count Helene as one of the team for so long. We all at MDW have enjoyed being part […]
Shooting for the documentary on the Colonial Theatre is nearly finished. Helene Calci and I have had the opportunity to meet some great folks with a real passion for this Phoenixville treasure. We’ve also had the chance to shoot at some great concerts, like Southside Johnny, Jake Shimabukuro, and the Cowboy Junkies. While Southside Johnny […]
John Langdon is the undisputed master of ambigrams, delightful graphic logotypes that can be read the same if they are reversed or flipped upside down. Ambigrams are the enchanting typographical palindromes featured in the novel Angels & Demons, the prequel to Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. Brown even honored John Langdon by giving the […]
I recently attended the Trail Towns conference, put on by the Schuylkill River Heritage Area at the Pottstown campus of Montgomery County Community College. This day-long conference brought together leaders and stakeholders in the communities that lie along the Schuylkill River and Perkiomen Trails. The conference was really well done, with speakers from municipal, environmental, […]
This October, The Colonial Theatre, located in downtown Phoenixville, will celebrate ten years since reopening its doors to the public. To commemorate this momentous event, Miller Designworks offered to create, pro bono, a 15-20 minute film on the Colonial’s long history of community involvement. Built originally as a stage house, The Colonial Opera House opened […]
There are many Feed Readers out there for both Macs and PCs. Some are desktop programs and others are web-based. I prefer the latter because once you set up your customized page it’s always just the way you like on any computer you use. Let’s focus on my personal favorite web-based RSS reader, My Yahoo!. […]
Here’s a bunch of shots I took using a digital infrared camera. It was loaned to me by a great photographer and our upstairs neighbor – Charles Bartholomew. Infrared cameras capture a different section of the light spectrum and are especially sensitive to plants. These shots were taken along the Schuylkill River and the French […]
It’s time to register for the Schuylkill River Sojourn. The sojourn is a 112 mile paddle from Schuylkill Haven to Philadelphia. It’s a fabulous trip, well organized and expertly guided. Lee and I went for 3 days last year and we are trying to do more this year. It was wicked hot, but beautiful weather […]
Q. What is RSS? A. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, essentially it’s a way to “publish” news, articles, personal opinions, stories, blog entries, and more (e.g. content) on the web. This stream or information from your site is a Feed. Other people can subscribe to your RSS Feed and be instantly updated when you […]
Miller Designworks, the Phoenixville-based graphic and web design studio, is trading in their digital tools for real ones. On March 20th, the staff of MDW is participating again in a Habitat for Humanity build day in Coatesville, Chester County.
Phoenixville web and multimedia design firm Miller Designworks launched a new site today for BDP Project Logistics, (BDPProjects.com) a Singapore-based division of BDP International. The site, designed and developed by MDW, is a twist on the normal web outsourcing story.
A photographic gallery of urban archaeology. Photos taken around Phoenixville, PA. showing remnants of the turn-of-the-century industrial center. From the giant flywheel at the former steel plant to the interior of the Byrne Building knitting mill, the quadtone black and white shots show how taking a different point of view on things all around us […]