Today In Color went live with a new website for QuantAA. Dr. Ruth Fisher is ready to release her new book Winning the Hardware-Software Game and expects to get a large boost in traffic on her company's website.
When the book hits resellers, In Color will add an Amazon store to this site for easy purchase and checkout, allowing Dr. Fisher to receive a commission from Amazon as well as from her publisher.
The previous site was designed by In Color in 2002. The Internet has changed since then. Utilizing cutting edge CSS, the new site represents a fresh look and utilizes a Content Management System (CMS), so Dr. Fisher can easily make updates without the need for technical assistance.
Alumni Tom Widroe and Art Fisher have secured a contract to provide a user community and reference web site for the UCSB Gauchos Recreational Sports Department. GauchosPlay.com has been in development for nearly six months and is now live as a public beta. Department Head Paul Lee and his staff at Rec Sports--including Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs and Adventure Sports--are all very excited about this new resource.
This site was the brainchild of Tom Widroe and recently deceased student Chad Briner. Mr. Widroe has been a long time associate of In Color. In Color has formally entered the "online user community" space with the introduction of GauchosPlay.com, and Mr. Widroe has been appointed Managing Partner of Digital Communities.
We expect to go live with version 1.0 by the end of this year!
A Arthur Fisher, principal of In Color, has been selected by Old Spanish Days to be the official Old Spanish Days - Fiesta photographer.
As Mr. Fisher persues the production and publication of a coffee table photography book dedicated to Fiesta, a selection of his images will also be used by OSD to promote Fiesta, Santa Barbara's annual celebration which has been taking place the first week of August, each year since 1924.
Mr. Fisher anticipates that his book will be officially endorsed by OSD and will be published in Winter 2007/2008. Check out his website which contains a gallery of some of his best work.
In Color completes graphics for the Fifth Annual Black Tie Oscars Party.
This year the Annual Black Tie Oscars Party in Santa Barbara is being co-sponsored and co-hosted by In Color. The proceeds will go to benefit the Sarah House, a shelter for the needy who are terminally ill or affected by AIDS.
Graphics included for this fundraiser include a graphic designed for mass email, a website with detailed information and photos from last year's party, printed tickets and a ballot for the pool. We are happy to provide our assistance for this worthy cause. Please contact us if you are interested in making a charitable donation or attending the event.
In Color has successfully installed 15 double-sided posters and three single-sided posters at Bargain Network to inform employees of a new employment referral program called Refer a Friend. The program was conceived by Tom Widroe, Manager of Operations at Bargain Network, and it directs existing employees to refer friends to the BargainJobs.com website to win valuable prizes when their friends become employed at Bargain Network.
"As one walks down the main aisle-way, he is greeted by the 18"x24" signs, consecutively hanging a dozen feet apart. Each sign has both a unique message and a consistent message and is designed to inform or entertain. In Color did a very professional job of design, printing and installation. I've already gotten plenty of good comments."
In order to communicate a consistent message, the signs were designed after the Refer A Friend cards (business card size) which were created by Tom Mattson at ISD Works. All in all, the job was a great success.
Fully updated website is database driven and keyword searchable.
www.artfisher.com has been redesigned to be easily updated on a regular basis with new images. As images are entered into the database and key-worded, they are immediately available to web users, who can find specific images by searching for particlular words or phrases in the image's keywords and titles.
Although, from a technical viewpoint, the site is currently functioning nicely, their is still work to be done in assuring that the site's images have accurate, descriptive titles and keywords. Now that the majority of the programming work is done, In Color is assisting in building and populating the database. Make sure to check the site for regular updates and new, interesting images.
Among the other planned updates to the site include a user-rating system, similar to the Netflix rating system. This feature will allow the site to regularly prune the database so that it includes only images which users like.
Also note that many artfisher.com images will be added to the In Color Store for sale as fine art prints!