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The team at Crowd Favorite is proud to announce the re-launch of the National Geographic Kids Blog on WordPress. The team at Kids was very clear and concise in what would make their blogs successful: privacy and protection for kids to leave comments clean, simple content presentation whimsical headers for each blog “mini” blog subject…

Yesterday, Crowd Favorite and Beatport launched Beatport News on WordPress. Previously, beatportal.com existed as the online community and resource for electronic and dance news for DJs, producers, and fans alike. From Beatport’s CEO, Matt Adell: The result is that what once was a bit of a side-project is now getting all the love and attention…

Today Crowd Favorite and Simpson College are both proud to present the newly re-launched simpson.edu website. Working with Simpson College was an excellent experience: their deep understanding of their market and ability to communicate their “category-busting” website needs was instrumental to the success of the project. Crowd Favorite helped lead the visual design process of…

Today we helped launch a new WordPress theme called Annotum. Annotum was built for scholarly journals and publishers to have a robust, WordPress-based platform for authoring and publishing. This theme also serves as a possible alternative as users transition from Google Knol to WordPress. Crowd Favorite worked in conjunction with Solvitor to ideate, design, and…

Working in conjunction with AMC Networks, we lead the platform architecture and development for an entire television channel to manage their content: shows, characters, seasons, episodes, blog posts, photo galleries, videos, quotes, schedule data, movie features and more. The system is elegantly implemented as a WordPress theme using Carrington Core and Carrington Build to allow…

Dave Pell has a eye for picking great content. Delivereads is a web application/service that allows him to pick content on the web and send it directly to the Kindles of his subscribers. Easy Article Import When Dave finds an article that’s a good candidate for Delivereads, he simply clicks a bookmarklet to add it…

In conjunction with WordPress.com VIP Hosting, Crowd Favorite migrated MacDailyNews‘ 28,000 posts and 750,000 comments from ExpressionEngine and re-launched the site on WordPress.com with a new look and feel. Congratulations to the MacDailyNews team and welcome to WordPress! We go way back… The existing site had been hosted on ExpressionEngine for many years. We used…

Crowd Favorite worked on the personal blog of Marc Andreessen, venture capitalist and entrepreneur. We were pleased to help the prolific blogger and internet figure re-launch his blog on WordPress. Rapid design implementation We were handed the layered design files and asked to help launch Marc’s blog as fast as possible while still doing a…

Virtual Sports Reporter FantasyGrinder processes the game data from fantasy sports matchups and creates post-game wrap-ups based on the most interesting details of the game. Did the manager start the wrong quarterback and it cost his team the game? Did the opposing manager forget to swap out a running back that was on a bye…

Every day we’re reminded that we work with some of the best clients and brands in the world. We recently helped an organization that is constantly doing good in the world: Compassion International. Working with Chris and the team at Compassion to re-design their blog and create a unique Facebook user experience has been an…

International Living, a publisher of overseas investing and retirement advice, was seeking a complete overhaul for their online publications and products site. This included new design, page and post layout flexibility, integration of a customized authentication system, and new CMS functionality. The project began with an discovery process, where detailed project requirements were determined and…

Crowd Favorite worked closely with the clever folks at Crispin Porter + Bogusky to implement the new TDI Clean Diesel site. While the content of the site is powered by WordPress, the most interesting aspect is the use of BuddyPress to power the TankWars. Each driver’s profile contains their best milage score and rankings. Users…

Working with the great folks at Crispin Porter + Bogusky we acted quickly to launch a single-serving WordPress blog for a new Domino’s marketing campaign. The Pizza Turnaround site acts as a showcase explaining Domino’s latest recipe change. The blog features recent media mentions, documentary videos, and commentary from individuals on Twitter. We handled the…

MoneyMorning.com was looking for a complete facelift and new functionality for their website that provides free financial news and serves as an advertising platform for their products. The main goals were to implement a new design, gain greater control over page layouts, and have a more sophisticated advertising system. We worked with them to create…

Crowd Favorite was approached by the nice folks at WordPress.com VIP on behalf of the People’s Choice Awards. When they told us they were interested in live-blogging functionality we immediately knew the Carrington theme framework would quickly allow for what they wanted. Live blogging: just a plugin away The live blogging mechanism has been implemented…