ddm Development

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Harlem community development firm ddm emailed me with a bit of an emergency – their site had been hacked!  Unfortunately this is fairly common, especially when the site’s underlying software (in this case the Joomla CMS) hasn’t been regularly updated.  Because of the hack, the site was blacklisted and wouldn’t display properly.  The first thing I did was to take the current site down so nobody else would get infected.  Next, I requested a review to get the site off the blacklists.Screen Shot 2012-12-18 at 11.24.15 AM

Working with ddm, I designed a new layout that would display the firm’s extensive history of socially responsible projects in a clear and easy-to-navigate way.  The old site relied on long scrolling pages; I reformatted the content into individual posts.Screen Shot 2012-12-18 at 11.25.00 AM

In addition to this long list of projects, ddm is still working today to develop community-focused residential and commercial spaces in upper Manhattan.  The new site reflects ddm’s ongoing work and highlights their contact info with a nice reverse-color footer.  I added highlights in ddm’s signature bright green.Screen Shot 2012-12-18 at 11.27.09 AM