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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: #1 Designdesign › It all starts with our “discovery” process, through which we come to fully understand your organization, your content, your goals and users. We filter all of that knowledge through independent site-use mapping to arrive at the most efficient and effective informational-architecture for serving content to your key audiences. All of this deliberate user-experience research (UX) informs our visual user-interface (UI) design, from conceptualization to finished prototype. We are iterative and inclusive in our approach—and we rely, as we go, on our clients: the subject-matter experts.

InHeritage Website Development: #2 Buildbuild › We set you up within the intuitive WordPress (WP) content-management system. Utilizing open-source libraries, templates and scratch-built code, we build responsive UI frameworks that work in the contemporary style of HTML5 / CSS3. Translation: your new site will look great on every mobile device, tablet or desktop. But hip-technique should only follow need. We build each UI around the core concept of your site as a tool for users seeking 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 venture. We offer a suite of ongoing maintenance services. We are on-call for all UI, engineering and content needs—including regular WP platform updates. We provide tutorials. We employ site performance analytics to aid search-engine optimization. We can perform e-marketing services (from template-design to campaign administration) and will support your social media strategies. We even offer managed hosting services, with 24/7 monitoring and support.

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

drop us a line below — or call: 404.374.9395

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Dave Buckhout

Designer  ›  Producer  ›  Writer

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

Copywriter  ›  Editor  ›  Artist

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

history

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InHeritage was born in the summer of 1999 while touring the rugged island of Vinalhaven off the coast of Maine. It was there that we decided to launch a primary document digitization service for local / regional historical organizations. A turn-key operation, our plan was to create digital-archives and push that history online; our aim: preserve-and-present content as a public trust. Kerri suggested an appropriate 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 local / regional organizations.

Luckily, our initial marketing drive 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 historical and preservation community, and niche non-profits. 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” templates that could just as easily be used for a hotel chain or car dealer. In addition, the mentioned budgetary limitations had these operations searching for solid site-solutions without the design agency price-tag. We put aside our scanners and copy-stands, and trained our focus on “web design and development services 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,” mid-road “Craftsman” and “Mission,” and our enterprise plan: “Empire.” (Yes, we are architecture fans!) These were flexible plans / site-platforms that could match any budget to a custom development. That is how we separated ourselves: a commitment to custom-development and a unique presence for our clients. Key to our wide-ranging budget-matching ability was—and still is—a talent-rich pool of professionals eager to fill production roles we could not … Combining our own skill-sets with “network associates” has always allowed us to mix-and-match teams across the arc of funding possibilities.

We have seen technologies come-and-go. HTML 2, 3 and 4 leading up 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 non-proprietary 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 online operational systems (from host-design to DNS to site-optimization) and we had made the jump to “online operations for historical organizations.”

Open-source CMS, the dynamic sophistication of javascript, responsive-user-interface, HTML5/CSS3 and a broad focus on the online needs of small- to mid-sized ventures of all types brings us to the present state of InHeritage, our goal: “design, build and maintain online sites and systems.” And though technology and standards are in continual motion and our approach continues to evolve, our central inspiration—custom development built around 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

contact

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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 …