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“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: UI / UX Designdesign › Our first step is “discovery,” where we come to fully understand your organization, your content, goals and users. We then perform our own independent use-study research to arrive at the most efficient information design for serving content to your key audiences. We are iterative and deliberate in our approach. User-experience research informs our UI design, content and platform decisions every step of the way »

InHeritage Website Development: Development / Buildbuild › We match the unique requirements of your organization or venture to the content-managed site-system best suited to support your content. Utilizing templates and custom-code, our sites respond natively to every mobile device and desktop. We leverage an array of function-specific plug-ins and seamless third-party services (for media, sales, events, etc), engineering only what you need — with room to grow »

InHeritage Website Development: Maintenance Servicesmaintain › We are not only building your new site, we are building a long-term relationship with your organization. We offer a complete suite of ongoing maintenance services. We are on-call for all your design / engineering needs. We conduct tutorials. We scour analytics to (SEO) optimize site-performance, and offer a host of add’l services: from events and social media administration to e-marketing and managed hosting support »

let IH › design • build • maintain for you today!

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Dave Buckhout

Design › Produce › Maintain

InHeritage Staff: Dave Buckhout

Dave received a BFA from RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology). He has over 20 years experience in the interactive and online media industry, having come up through the ranks cranking out design / production for cd-rom, kiosk and laptop presentations before moving into website development and content production. Since 1999, Dave has specialized in site design / development, produced dozens of online presentations and served as an operational manager for a long list of historical societies, preservation organizations, non-profits and commercial ventures.

Dave has been the chief contributor to IH’s online journal: The InHeritage Almanack, writing and producing long-form studies, visual tours / presentations and article-posts revolving around history, travel and the arts.

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Kerri McIntire

Write › Create › Restore

InHeritage Staff: Kerri McIntire

Kerri received a degree in English from Indiana University. (Go Hoosiers!) She has almost 30 years of experience in the creative industries having worked as an art model, painter, illustrator and animator. Since 1999, Kerri has served IH as our lead researcher, our chief editor, content producer and office manager. Her script for the 2005 animated children’s tour: “The Birdwatching Expedition,” won a prestigious MUSE Award.

Aside from her contributions to The InHeritage Almanack (including one of our most popular articles: Mother Goose Migrates to America), Kerri also runs a successful furniture and antique reclamation business—and—produces art and writing based on the Ouija & Tarot all through her venture: WITCH HAZEL EMPORIUM.

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Granite eagle carved on Vinalhaven Island in the late 1890s for the Buffalo New York Post Office. It now sits proudly on the island's Main Street ~In the summer of 1999, we toured the rugged island of Vinalhaven off the coast of Maine. We learned all about its rich history as a key granite source for the architecture boom of the early 20th century. We had been seeking out like histories for years and felt that they all deserved a wider audience. We decided then-and-there to start-up a “digitization service” for local / regional historical organizations. Our plan was to create digital archives of local historic collections and push it all online. Our goal: the preservation and presentation of history as a public trust. Kerri suggested the spot-on name that would stick: “in heritage.” On August 14, 1999, we purchased our domain name. This gave InHeritage a spiritual birthplace and actual birthdate … We had also created a service years ahead of its time (back when hosting plans were measured in MBs) that was out of financial reach for most small organizations.

Luckily, our initial marketing drive uncovered an even greater need: website development for historical organizations. The call for site services was at a fever-pitch, a fact no less true within the non-profit community. But we came to it with a unique advantage: We had placed the presentation of content at the core of our efforts. We found organizations and societies that wanted solutions geared towards depth. In addition, the mentioned budgetary limitations had organizations searching for solid solutions without an agency price-tag. So, like that InHeritage was in the business of “web design / development for the historical community.”

From the beginning, our clients have come in all sizes. Key to our budget-matching ability has always been a talented pool of sole proprietor professionals and strategic small business partners, each hand-picked for a specific developmental role and eager to supplement our internal skill-sets. From day one, this has allowed us to mix-and-match production teams to tackle any request across the arc of budget realities. As we like to say: we are a two-person shop, with a virtual staff of dozens.

We have seen technologies come-and-go. But the advent of open-source content-managed site systems redefined our entire approach and transformed our relationships with our clients. Add to this our increased emphasis on the whole operation—the development and maintenance of client services beyond just site design—as well as our coming to realize that our model applies naturally to the needs of small- to mid-sized commercial ventures, as well as non-profits—and we arrive in this present era of dynamic open-source / responsive-design solutions. And though technology and standards are in continual motion and our approach will continue to evolve in step, our central inspiration—custom design built around the presentation of content—remains the hook on which we have proudly hung our hats since August 14, 1999.

let IH › design • build • maintain for you today!

drop us a line — or call : 404.374.9395

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How can we help you? To get things rolling, tell us a little background about your organization, your project, your content and your goals. Inside a quick conversation, we will develop a plan, plot an estimate and kick things off proper! Let’s start that conversation …