Rollin’ (video) on the River- a historic location video shoot

Posted on Nov 15, 2017 in Artifacts | No Comments
Rollin’ (video) on the River- a historic location video shoot

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 […]

ICYMI-2017 is The Year of the Bike

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 in Artifacts | No Comments
ICYMI-2017 is The Year of the Bike

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 […]

WordCamp US 2015

Posted on Nov 9, 2015 in Artifacts | No Comments

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 […]

Working for Good People

Posted on Jun 18, 2015 in Artifacts | No Comments

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 […]

Phila app developer Miller Designworks named Appy Awards Finalist 2015

Posted on Jun 15, 2015 in Artifacts | No Comments

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 […]

Philadelphia web company Miller Designworks implements WordPress Security Updates

Posted on May 29, 2015 in Artifacts | No Comments

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.

Some tasty new logo designs for Chester County Food Bank

Posted on May 28, 2015 in Artifacts | No Comments
Some tasty new logo designs for Chester County Food Bank

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 […]

SRHA Interpretive Center Grand Opening

Posted on Oct 24, 2012 in Artifacts, News & Press | No Comments
SRHA Interpretive Center Grand Opening

Miller Designworks (MDW) was recently invited to join in the grand opening ceremony for the new River of Revolutions Interpretive and Visitor Center at the headquarters for the Schuylkill River Heritage Area in Pottstown, PA.

Twitter 101 – An introduction to how to use Twitter

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 in Artifacts | No Comments

Twitter is a social media tool that can be used in a variety of different ways. Many joke that it is just a personal log of every mundane action of your day, but it is so much more than that. This is a guide to getting started using Twitter.

HDR imagery- shedding some light on the subject.

Posted on May 9, 2012 in Artifacts | No Comments

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 […]

The big Interpretive Center unveil is close!

Posted on May 9, 2012 in Artifacts | No Comments
The big Interpretive Center unveil is close!

  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 […]

Mark Your Calendar for an Afternoon at The Movies!

Posted on Mar 15, 2012 in Artifacts | No Comments
Mark Your Calendar for an Afternoon at The Movies!

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.

Top 10 SEO Myths – .net Magazine

Posted on Aug 19, 2011 in Artifacts | No Comments

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, […]

Supporting Old Web Browsers

Posted on Jun 1, 2010 in Artifacts | No Comments

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 […]

Trust- a precious commodity

Posted on May 25, 2010 in Artifacts | No Comments

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. […]

Vector vs. Raster Images

Posted on Nov 16, 2009 in Artifacts | No Comments

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 […]

Wishing Helene Speer well in her new job

Posted on Sep 4, 2009 in Artifacts | No Comments

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 […]

The Show Goes On…

Posted on Jul 17, 2009 in Artifacts | No Comments

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 […]

Intriguing Ambigrams

Posted on Jul 15, 2009 in Artifacts | No Comments

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 […]

Trail Towns

Posted on Jul 10, 2009 in Artifacts | No Comments

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, […]

Colonial Theatre Documentary

Posted on Jun 18, 2009 in Artifacts | No Comments

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 […]

A Great all around Feed Reader: My Yahoo!

Posted on Apr 24, 2009 in Artifacts | No Comments

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!. […]

In a Different Light

Posted on Apr 23, 2009 in Artifacts | No Comments

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 […]

Sojourning

Posted on Apr 13, 2009 in Artifacts | No Comments

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 […]

What is RSS and why would I care?

Posted on Apr 8, 2009 in Artifacts | No Comments

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 […]

It’s not Rocket Science (but it’s similar)

Posted on Mar 5, 2009 in Artifacts | No Comments

These images were created in the computer through a program that renders the results of math equations visually. We created this series of images for a previous holiday card.

It’s not Rocket Science (but it’s similar)

Posted on Mar 5, 2009 in Artifacts | No Comments

These images were created in the computer through a program that renders the results of math equations visually. We created this series of images for a previous holiday card.

Point of View

Posted on Dec 19, 2008 in Artifacts | No Comments

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 […]