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Romance Writer Hires DSD Web Works

January 9, 2012

Romance writer Beverly Wells hired DSD Web Works to consult on her Internet marketing strategies. As a writer, it is very important to connect with your readers and the Internet can offer unique opportunities to do just that. DSD Web Works will work with Beverly in an overall strategy potentially involving a web site, blog and use of social medias. We look forward to the opportunity.

DSD Web Works Offers Free Hosting to the Humane Society of Yates County

January 10, 2012

Today server space was setup by DSD Web Works for the Humane Society of Yates County website. The new server, co-located in a state of the art facility in Chicago IL will be the new home for the soon to be released website. We were happy to help this worthy cause.

Author Marn Baly Blog Released

January 13, 2012

Marn Baly, who is presently on location in Hawaii continuing her research on her latest project, released her new blog today. DSD Web Works designed the blog to be representative of the author using an appropriate clean layout and color palate reflective of her style of writing. She is very pleased with the look, layout and ease of use and, most importantly, her followers have a wonderful way to interact with the author.

Goolgle Site Search Incorporated into Coach and Equipment Bus Sales

January 16, 2012

Today DSD Web Works released a parts search functionality to Coach and Equipment Bus Parts sales. The thousands of parts present in the bus part inventory offered by Coach and Equipment are now completely indexed and easily searched via a custom script created using Google's API. The custom search interface and results layout were incorporated seamlessly with the current site look and feel. Another element adding to the user experience and making Coach and Equipment a leader in supplying Bus Parts nation wide.

Beverly Wells Website Released

January 26, 2012

Beverly Wells, a romance writer, released her web site today that involved a new face lift by DSD Web Works. This coincides with the release of her new book, "Only When the Loon Sings" The Wild Rose Press. Congratulations to Beverly on her new releases.

Barrington Cellars Contracts DSD Web Works

February 2, 2012

Barrington Cellars, a Finger Lakes Winery located above Keuka Lake, contracted DSD Web Works to custom design and develop a number of new features for the wineries website.

A number of enhanced features will be added that will allow for more flexible control over content by winery staff. In addition, a custom dynamic script will be created allowing for better communications with many of the wineries clients that purchase from New York City's Green Market. This will include a dynamically controlled market schedule and inventory availability.

DSD Web Works looks forward to working with Barrington Cellars on creating a solution that will make their lives easier, their customers happier and the winery more successful.

Skooba Design - RBJ Best of the Web Awards Finalist

February 6, 2012

It was just announced that Skooba Design, a laptop bag manufacture, is one of three finalist in Rochester Business Journal (RBJ) Best of the Web Awards. Every year the RBJ recognizes Rochester's best business websites and to have Skooba Design be in the mix is great news. DSD Web Works is honored to be part of the Skooba family. DSD Web Works has been working with Skooba Design since 2008, and it is wonderful for everyone's hard work to be recognized in this fashion.

We will all attend the awards ceremony held at the Hyatt Regency Rochester on March 13. Go Team Skooba!

Coach and Equipment Releases New Bus Parts Sales Site

February 8, 2012

Today Coach and Equipment released their new Bus Parts Sales site. The site, designed and developed by DSD Web Works, integrates a unique navigation and parts display utilizing a custom algorithm that calculates the most popular bus part categories, sub-categories and parts. This allows for a cleaner, more simple presentation that allows users to quickly locate and purchase the bus parts they are specifically looking for.

In addition, the site includes a very sophisticated site search that also helps with the user experience. That was the challenge with this particular design, displaying tens of thousands of parts without creating an overwhelming menu for the user. Jim McMullen, CEO Coach and Equipment, described it as a "high quality, profession looking web site that we call can be proud of".

It was a complete joy working with the entire Coach team and the end product is indeed something that we can all be proud of.

Google Dominates... and Grows Market Share

February 9, 2012

Search engine traffic for January was again dominated by Google with a 66.2 percent market share, once again extending it's lead over rivals. Source: ComScore

Coach and Equipment Contracts DSD Web Works for Quickbooks API

March 1, 2012

Today, DSD Web Works began the creation of a SOAP Server API to integrate the company's successful Bus Parts eCommerce website with the enterprise version of QuickBooks. We will be creating scripts for bidirectional communication between the website application and QuickBooks. This will include Customer information, invoicing and inventory. The proposed design will create seamless synchronization across all databases involved.

Googlebot Getting Smarter (and better).

March 11, 2012

During yesterdays panel discussion (Dear Google & Bing: Help Me Rank Better!) at South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference Matt Cutts, head of Google's Web Spam team, announced that new releases of their algorithm will specifically address over optimized sites. The new changes, to be in play within the next several weeks, will penalize sites who are "over optimized or overly SEO".

As Google continues to better engineer 'relevancy', which is always been the ultimate goal, they will "level the playing field" a bit between intentionally optimized sites and those with sites with "just great content". He specifically cited optimization characteristics such as exaggerated keyword density or excessive link exchanges.

DSD Web Works Creates Application for Hitachi Metals America

March 12, 2012

Today Hitachi Metals America, Ltd. (HMA) released a custom web application created by DSD Web Works to manage the distribution and verification of the corporations Email Security policy. The Hitachi policy is a proactive step insuring the security of their vast intranet structure.

The application specifically addressed the need to verify receipt of the security brief and acknowledgement and understanding of the policy among the thousands of HMA employees that are geographically distributed across six manufacturing subsidiaries, multiple sales offices, R&D facilities and corporate headquarters.

DSD Web Works Delivers Web Site Order to QuickBooks Integration Application

March 30, 2012

Today DSD Web Works delivered and demonstrated a unique custom web application that allows Coach and Equipment to selectively import invoices generated on their active Parts web site into QuickBooks. The application uses asynchronous technology to easily identify, select and import all relevant invoice data directly into the company's QuickBook application by simple click of a button. Once again, we offered a simple, clean interface to allow for simple and seamless integration of a complex serious of steps.

The efficiency and accuracy gained from the custom application will have immediate cost savings benefits.

'Hands-On' Training for Cornell University's New CMS Web Application

April 2, 2012

Cornell Vegetable Program and the Capital District Vegetable & Small Fruit Program received hands-on training for their recently completed custom built content management system (CMS).

A group of fourteen administrators and specialists meet today at the Genesee Grande Hotel Conference facility in Syracuse, NY to interact directly with the newly completed back-end admin interface that allows for complete control over the soon to be released redesigned web sites. The meeting began with D. Scott Demmin, DSD Web Works, presenting an overview of the new site layout and structure and an explanation on the relationship between the backend database and the 'live' management of the front-end. A walk through of the administrative interface was followed by a hands-on workshop where all parties directly interacted with the custom application. Multiple submissions by specialists were added and a number of events were created.

Simplicity of associating content with topics and/or crops was most appreciated and the enthusiasm for the new site was quite evident. All look forward to the release of the sites for public view and enjoyment.

Consultation for Town of Jerusalem, Village of Penn Yan & Keuka Lake Assoc.

April 20, 2012

Today DSD Web Works began a consultation role in updating the software and hardware for recording and reporting lake level data for Keuka Lake.

Efforts to determine what is required for the most efficient and accurate reporting of lake level is critical because the data is instrumental in the proper management of the lake level by manipulating the five control gates located in Penn Yan. We look forward to offering our expertise.

Coach and Equipment Expands Contract with DSD Web Works

May 15, 2012

With the overwhelming success of the new Parts Sales web site, Coach and Equipment has expanded their contract with DSD Web Works. The new request includes restructuring the logistics of their current parts purchasing, receivables and inventory. A strategy to more efficiently manage all accounting roles will be defined and implemented. Custom web applications will be created to share all functionality between a new QuickBooks company and the current web site. Standardization of procedures will be employed and complete live inventory control will be integrated.

Cornell Vegetable Program Releases New Site

June 12, 2012

Cornell University's Cornell Vegetable Program, one of the premier regional agricultural Cornell Cooperative Extension programs in New York, has launched a redesigned web site with both a new look and feel and a substantially improved user interface. The site features a logical layout for better navigation and a unique scrolling crop menu.

The entire site is easily managed by a custom built content management system (CMS). The administrative interface allows for multiple individuals within multiple admin levels to create and modify content such as submissions (Abstracts, Trials, etc.), events and announcements. Integration of online payment for enrollment, event registration and sponsorships was also integrated.

DSD Web Works thoroughly enjoyed the collaborative effort between all Cornell team members and DSD Web Works' designers and developers.

Cornell University Regional Programs Requests Quote

June 12, 2012

Today Cornell University representatives requested a quote to develop custom content management systems (CMS) and web site designs for seven regional programs. Interest in DSD Web Works resulted from the highly praised release of the new Cornell Vegetable Program web site that is fully managed by a custom CMS application that DSD Web Works recently developed.

Expectations for the Cornell Vegetable Program project were "seriously acceded" and as a result, Cornell University is very interested in extending more contracts to DSD Web Works. "Having the confidence that the process of development will be an enjoyable experience and result in acceding all expectation makes DSD Web Works an easy choice".

Thank you for the kind words and we look forward to continuing a long-lasting relationship with the University.

New Custom CMS for Barrington Cellars

July 11, 2012

DSD Web Works has completed work and released a totally new and custom built Content Management System (CMS) for Barrington Cellars. The system allows for authorized staff to easily manage all site content in house thus saving time and money. Several enchantments were made to allow for better communication to their geographically diverse customers. The seamless integration to the front end makes it a joy to modify all relevant content.

Coach & Equipment Fully Integrates Web Site Sales with QuickBooks

August 1, 2012

Coach & Equipment has a very active bus part sales component within their website. Today, DSD Web Works fully integrated the invoicing within the Part Sales site to the latest enterprise version of QuickBooks. The system now allows for invoices to be systematically and automatically downloaded from the site directly into QuickBooks. The company's controller is 'seriously pleased'.

Cornell Regional Programs Receive Presentation on Custom CMS

August 1, 2012

DSD Web Works had the honor of presenting conceptional, cross-program integrated, custom web applications as a solution to managing and presenting a repository of content to agricultural professionals across New York. The presentation was made at the White Eagle Conference Center in Hamilton New York. All nine regional program directors were in attendance and contributed to a lively and entertaining 'brain session'. DSD Web Works was pleased to have the opportunity to present our concept for a professional working solution addressing their specific needs.

Cornell University's Finger Lake Grape Program Hires DSD Web Works

August 3, 2012

The Finger Lake Grape Program, part of Cornell University, has contracted DSD Web Works to design and develop a completely custom Content Management System. The resulting application will allow for the management and presentation of content that serves the grape and wine industry of the Finger Lakes. They provide unbiased, research-based information to the region's grape growers in areas including vineyard and pest management practices, new vineyard establishment, farm business management and marketing and business development as a means of supporting the industry's growth and long-term sustainability. We look forward to developing a solution that will benefit all parties.

Lake Erie Regional Grape Program Selects DSD Web Works

August 3, 2012

We are pleased to announce that DSD Web Works will be developing a custom Content Management System solution for the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program. The program offers research and support to those responsible for growing over 30,000 acres of vineyard in the Lake Erie region of New York and Pennsylvania that are grown on 840 farms, making this the largest grape growing region outside of California. We look forward to our newly created relationship and are pleased we can showcase our expertise in developing web applications for you and the 840 farms you serve.

Finger Lake Grape Program & Lake Erie Regional Program Review Concepts

September 13, 2012

Presentations today by DSD Web Works were given to Cornell University's Finger Lake Grape Growers and to the Lake Erie Regional Program. The Lake Erie program is a cooperative effort between Penn State University and Cornell University. Both programs were presented visual mock-ups and wireframes that were approved. The concepts will now be designed and their new custom Content Management System will be developed.

Hitachi Metals America Adds Mass Flow Controllers Line

September 18, 2012

Today Hitachi Metals America (HMA) released their new lines of Mass Flow Controllers and Flow products. DSD Web Works was contracted to create the digital presentation of the new line which includes an array of products organized within nine product series. HMA has contributed to the development of the high-technology industry by commercializing high-performance precision process fluid control equipment. This new line aims to improve the functionality of semiconductor production equipment.

Keuka Lake Association and Sutron Corporation Team With DSD Web Works

October 15, 2012

DSD Web Works has been contracted to work with Keuka Lake Association and Sutron Corporation on writing custom applications to interact directly with Sutron's new datalogger system. The application will take lake level and temperature data and, using statistical analysis, plot user friendly graphs and tables directly to the Keuka Lake Association website. The information will be available to all residence of the Keuka Lake watershed.

Coach & Equipment Implements New CRM

October 17, 2012

DSD Web Works released a custom CRM (Customer Relationship Management) interface to help aid the parts sales staff to manage Coach & Equipment's ever swelling customer list. The CRM was built to seamlessly integrate with their current online ordering interface. It also includes a company wide alert system aiding in expedited communication between departments with the ultimate goal of increasing customer service and satisfaction.

KWIC Requests New Reporting System - KWIC Manager

November 7, 2012

Keuka Watershed Improvement Cooperative (KWIC) contracts DSD Web Works to develop a new reporting system for the KWIC manager to update the KWIC board on inspection progress throughout the year. Utilizing existing data, DSD Web Works, will create automatic reports that will help visual and identify progress being made for the eight municipalities that participate in the cooperative.

Skooba Design Named HOT 100 E-Retailers of 2013

December 2, 2012

Skooba Design has been named to the Internet Retailer Magazine Hot 100 list of the best retail websites in the world.

Internet Retailer, the largest monthly magazine in e-retailing, compiles the annual list based on site performance testing and its editors' reviews of usability, appearance, features and user experience. Skooba Design, which designs and manufactures laptop bags, joins major brands including Amazon, Apple, Best Buy, J. Crew and others.

Internet Retailer named to the list because of the site's clean simplicity, ease of use, effective use of video content, and features designed to appeal to overseas visitors and increase international sales.
DSD Web Works is proud to be part of the Skooba team, a relationship that begin back in 2008.

DSD Web Works Completes New Bluff Point Association Website

December 4, 2012

Today DSD Web Works presented the new Bluff Point Association (BPA) website to the association's board. The previous site was built on the WordPress platform and was found to be awkward to manage. Therefore, a brand new custom built administrative backend was build that simplified the management of all site content. The new site is scheduled to be released in early January.

Keuka Lake Association Requests RFP for Site Redesign and Upgrade

December 5, 2012

Today the Keuka Lake Association (KLA) asked DSD Web Works to consider a proposal for a site wide upgrade and redesign for the association's website. The site, which was originally designed and developed in 2008, is a very important repository of information for the ~2000 members and others interested in the preservation and protection of Keuka Lake.

Town of Wayne Chooses DSD Web Works

December 10, 2012

Town of Wayne New York has selected DSD Web Works to design and develop a custom content management system (CMS) for the town website. A completely new layout and design will be presented that will also allow for town officials to easily manage the site's content. DSD Web Works looks forward to the new relationship.

Hotdog Yoga Website Release

December 12, 2012

Today, Hotdog Yoga released their new website. The new site was built using the Magento platform. DSD Web Works was proud to work with Hotdog Yoga and look forward to seeing the positive results from the new site's design, layout and functionality. Initial reaction has already been very positive.

DSD Web Works to Present to Cornell University Dairy Teams

December 18, 2012

DSD Web Works is scheduled to present conceptual designs, layouts and ideas for a content management system (CMS) to the three Cornell University Dairy programs on December 18, 2012. All team leaders will be present to evaluate the proposals put forth by DSD Web Works.

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