“The material and the craftsman’s thoughts change together in a progression of smooth, even changes until the mind is at rest at the exact instant the material is right” › Robert PirsigZen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

InHeritage Website Development: #1 Designdesign › The first step in our process is “discovery,” where we come to fully understand your organization, your content, your goals and your users. We map all of that knowledge against our own independent site-use research to arrive at the most effective site-architecture for serving content to your key audiences. We are iterative and deliberate in our approach, all of this user-experience research (UX) informing our visual user-interface (UI) and platform design—from concept to finished prototype »

InHeritage Website Development: #2 Buildbuild › We set you up within the intuitive WordPress content-management system. Utilizing open-source libraries, templates and custom-code, we build responsive websites that work seamlessly with every mobile device or desktop. But slick-technique should only follow need. Everything we build is inspired by the efficient delivery of content. Leveraging an array of function-specific plug-ins (for media, events, ecommerce, blogging, etc.), we engineer just what you need—with room to grow »

InHeritage Website Development: #3 Maintainmaintain › We are not only building your new site, we are building a long-term working relationship with your organization. We offer a suite of ongoing maintenance services. We are on-call for all design, engineering and content needs. We provide tutorials. We analyze performance analytics to aid site / search optimization and provide a host of additional client services, such as: e-marketing (from design to campaign), online event support, social media strategies, and managed hosting accounts »

let us › design • build • maintain • your next great site!

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Dave Buckhout

Design  ›  Develop  ›  Produce

InHeritage Staff: Dave Buckhout

Dave received a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has over 20 years experience in the interactive and online media industry. Dave’s early work was in cd-rom, kiosk and early website development for such clients as: Discovery, Smithsonian, PGA Tour, Weather Channel, Emory U and White Wolf.

Dave & Kerri co-founded InHeritage in 1999. Since then Dave has specialized in most all areas of site-design / development and operational management for the White House Historical Association, U.S. Capitol Historical Society, DeKalb History Center, California Supreme Court Historical Society, Supreme Court Historical Society, National History Day, Maryland Historical Society, FDR’s Little White House and more.

Dave has been the chief contributor to InHeritage’s online journal: The Almanack, writing and producing long-form studies, tours, visual presentations and The Outpost.


Kerri McIntire

Write  ›  Create  ›  Edit

InHeritage Staff: Kerri McIntire

Kerri received a degree in English from Indiana University. She nurtured her interest in art working as a figure model, and in painting and illustration. Kerri worked for over a decade in animation, where she helped create commercials, wrote cd-rom scripts, and drew interstitials for Cartoon Network.

Kerri & Dave co-founded InHeritage in 1999. Since then Kerri has served as the manager of content production, researcher and lead editor for documentary presentations and marketing materials. Her script for WHHA’s animated children’s tour: “The Birdwatching Expedition” won a prestigious MUSE Award.

Aside from contributing to The Almanack and The Outpost—including one of our most popular articles: “Mother Goose Migrates to America”—Kerri founded her own enterprise. WITCH HAZEL PRESS features art and writing based on the Ouija and Tarot. See her new tarot deck: The CemeTarot




In the summer of 1999, while touring the rugged island of Vinalhaven off the coast of Maine, we decided to start-up a “primary document digitization service” for local / regional historical organizations. A turn-key operation, our plan was to create digital-archives of primary sources and push that history online; our goal: the preservation and presentation of history as a public trust. Kerri suggested a spot-on name that would stick “in heritage.” On August 14, 1999, we purchased our first URL, giving InHeritage a spiritual birthplace and actual birthdate … We also had created a product years ahead of its time (back when hosting plans were still measured in MBs) and out-of-reach for the limited budgets of most small organizations.

Luckily, our initial marketing drive had uncovered an even greater need: general web development services. The call for these services was at a fever-pitch in the late ’90s, a fact no less true within the non-profit community. We came in with a unique advantage: we placed the presentation of content at the core of our productions. We found organizations, societies and documentarians that wanted solutions geared towards depth, not surface-thin “brochure-ware.” In addition, the mentioned budgetary limitations had these operations searching for solid solutions without an agency price-tag. We put aside our scanners and copy-stands, and trained our focus on “web design & development for the historical community.”

From the beginning, our clients have come in all sizes … In step, our initial offerings were a range of custom-development plans tied to budget-ranges: the entry-level Shaker, the mid-road Craftsman and Mission—and our enterprise plan: Empire. (Yes, we are architecture fans!) These were flexible a la carte plans that could match any budget to our custom-development commitment. Key to our budget-matching ability was a talented pool of professionals and strategic partners—each “network associate” hand-picked for a specific developmental role—eager to supplement our internal skill-sets. This approach has allowed us to mix-and-match teams across the arc of funding possibilities ever since.

We have seen technologies come-and-go. HTML 2, 3 and 4 leading to our first attempts at proprietary content-managed systems and a big bear-hug embrace of presentation applications: Flash, Web 2.0 and the dynamic use of XML, generally. But the advent of open-source custom-developed CMS was more than an incremental step. It redefined our entire approach, pushing us beyond project-range plans and transforming our relationships with our clients. Add to this an emphasis placed on the implementation of IT / operational & client services support (from host-design to SEO optimization and e-marketing) and we had made the jump to “online operations for historical organizations.”

The dynamism of open-source CMS, responsive-mobile user-interface design and a broad focus on the online marketing and service needs of small- to mid-sized non-profit / commercial ventures brings us to our present iteration and our primary aim: “design, build and maintain.” And though technology and standards are in continual motion and our approach continues to evolve, our central inspiration—custom development designed to showcase the presentation of content—has remained the hook on which we have proudly hung our hats since August 14, 1999.

let us › design › build › maintain › your next great site!

drop us a line below — or call: 404.374.9395



How can we help you? To get things rolling, drop us a line below; just a little background about your organization, content, goals and anything you might feel useful will do. Inside a quick conversation we can provide you with an estimate and outline-of-a-plan enough for you and your organization to kick things off. Let’s start that conversation …