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Why All Of Our Staff Became NationBuilder Experts

Why All Of Our Staff Became NationBuilder Experts

Tectonica is one a handful of companies that have all three NationBuilder certifications - Architect, Expert, and Developer.  As designers, we’ve found that expanding our services to include programming, development, and support for communications and campaigns, enables us to meet the full range of our client’s needs. This month, we decided to take it one step further: every person on staff completed the online training program to become a Certified NationBuilder Expert*. (*With the exception of our CCO - Chief Cuddling Officer) Read more

Get Noticed: SEO Tips for Nonprofits and NGOs

Get Noticed: SEO Tips for Nonprofits and NGOs

Success in achieving the mission of nonprofits and NGOs depends, in part, on attracting and retaining resources often provided by supporters. At the same time, budgetary constraints often limit the money available to invest in marketing activities and demand that organizations are efficient in these efforts. One important and cost-effective factor is drawing visitors to your website, and converting them to supporters by having good Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Read more

TectonicaTools - The Newest NationBuilder API App on the Block

TectonicaTools - The Newest NationBuilder API App on the Block

Tectonica is always excited to explore new frontiers. Which is the reason that, when NationBuilder announced it was opening up its platform to 3rd party developers, we just knew that we had to create something great to work with the platform. We were not the first to throw our hats in the ring. Many developers jumped in and created apps that linked to their theme services or filled the needs of a specific single nation. Other companies offered sync for their current platforms to NationBuilder. It has been exciting to watch the potential of the NationBuilder universe expand. Read more

Tectonica 2.0: Our New Website!

Tectonica 2.0: Our New Website!

There is a saying here in South America, ¨en casa de herrero, cuchillo de palo,¨ which roughly means ¨in the knife-makers house, they use a knife of wood.¨ This has been much the case with our original website. Our beautiful old site earned us much success in finding fantastic new projects. So many new projects, in fact, that in the last two years we have not had any time ourselves to create a new site for our studio. Read more

Tectonica Announces the Opening of Its Training Program

Tectonica Announces the Opening of Its Training Program

(Abajo encontrará una versión en español) We at Tectonica consider ourselves lucky to have had such success over the last couple of years, working on such amazing and important projects as the Labour Party, Rhode Island United for Marriage, and Future 500. Through projects like these, we have learned so much that we established an in-house training program to share our knowledge with local talent in design and development, our Breakfast Training Sessions. Read more

Tectonica Goes All-Responsive!

Tectonica Goes All-Responsive!

Tectonica has made a definitive decision: From here forward we will only be delivering entirely responsive websites. We have noticed a fundamental shift over this past year as mobile platform usage has continued to accelerate. Web design has hit a tipping point where websites must work across the full spectrum of screen sizes. Read more

Cortázar's

Cortázar's "Rayuela" at 50 Years

Today marks the 50 year anniversary of the first publication of the incredible novel ¨Rayuela¨ (in English ¨Hopscotch¨) by 20th century Argentine writer Julio Cortázar. One might be wondering why we are talking about a 50 year old piece of literature at all on a blog post for a web design company. But with Rayuela, Cortázar had a role in the creation of the Internet. (Audacious, I know, but please bear with me). Read more

Tectonica´s New Digs!

Tectonica´s New Digs!

I am very excited to announce that Tectonica has some great new digs. Both Mar and I consider ourselves very lucky to have an abundance of amazing clients with inspiring projects since we began Tectonica. Equally, we have been able to expand our team with wonderful local talent who have enabled us to meet our ever increasing needs. Read more

Niemeyer. 1907-2012

Niemeyer. 1907-2012

In this blog entry our Design Principal Mar reminisces on the impact and importance of Oscar Niemeyer, an architectural great, who recently past. Read more

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