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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 inject our own use-study / optimization 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 (UX) research informs our user-interface (UI), content and platform design every step of the way »

InHeritage Website Development: Development / Buildbuild › We set you up in the content-managed site-system best suited for your organization. Utilizing templates and custom-code, our sites respond natively to every mobile device or desktop-view. But slick-technique only follows need, our sites inspired foremost by the efficient delivery of content. Leveraging an array of function-specific plug-ins (for media, events, eCommerce, etc), we engineer just 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 design, code and content needs. We conduct tutorials. We scour site-analytics to optimize performance and offer a host of add’l services: e-marketing, events and social media administration, hosting / monitoring / IT support, etc »

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

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Dave Buckhout

Design › Produce › Maintain

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-dvd-rom, kiosk and early web-dev for: Discovery Channel, Smithsonian, PGA Tour, Weather Channel, Emory U. and White Wolf.

Dave & Kerri co-founded InHeritage in 1999. Since then Dave has specialized in site design / development, produced dozens of online projects and served as operational administrator for the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, California Supreme Court Historical Society, Landmarks of DeKalb County, White House Historical Association, Supreme Court Historical Society, National History Day, FDR’s Little White House and more.

Dave has been the chief contributor to InHeritage’s journal: The Almanack, writing / producing long-form studies—including the popular: Rise & Fall of Southern Populism—essays, tours and the creative non-fiction series: The Outpost.

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Kerri McIntire

Write › Create › Restore

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, lead researcher and editor for documentary presentations and marketing campaigns. Her script for WHHA’s animated children’s tour: “The Birdwatching Expedition” won a prestigious MUSE Award.

Aside from contributing to The Almanack—including one of our most popular pieces: Mother Goose Migrates to America—Kerri runs WITCH HAZEL EMPORIUM: a multi-faceted venture that includes household wares reclamation and Witch Hazel Press, publishing art and writing based on the Ouija & Tarot. View her latest Tarot Deck: The CemeTarot©

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Granite Eagle on Vinalhaven Island, MaineOne of five majestic granite eagles carved by Vinalhaven stone carvers for the Buffalo Post Office (c. 1898), now proudly displayed on the island’s Main Street.

In the summer of 1999, we took a tour of rugged Vinalhaven Island off the coast of Maine. We learned all about its rich history as one of the key granite sources for the architecture boom of the early 20th century. We had been seeking out like histories for years and finally decided that it 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 suggesting the spot-on name that would stick “in heritage.” On August 14, we purchased our domain name, giving InHeritage a spiritual birthplace and actual birthdate … We also had created a service years ahead of its time (back when hosting plans were measured in MBs) and out-of-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 in the late ’90s, a fact no less true within the non-profit community. We came to it with a unique advantage: we 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 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 … Our initial strategy involved 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 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 hand-picked for a specific developmental role—and eager to supplement our internal skill-sets … This has been our approach since day one, allowing us to mix-and-match teams across the arc of budget realities.

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, XML, Web 2.0, etc. But the advent of open-source CMS was more than an incremental step. It redefined our entire approach and transformed our relationships with our clients. Add to this an emphasis placed on the implementation of client services support (hosting / IT / SEO / e-marketing, etc.) and we had made the jump to: “online operations for historical organizations.”

The dynamism of open-source CMS, responsive-mobile UI design and a broad focus on the service needs of small- to mid-sized non-profit—and commercial—ventures brings us to the present. And though technology and standards are in continual motion and our approach continues to evolve in step, our central inspiration—custom design showcasing 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 for you today!

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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 …