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| Lisa Smith | 1 Comment

Building Modular WordPress Sites with ACF Builder

One of our absolute favorite plugins is Advanced Custom Fields. Using ACF, we create powerful, flexible custom blocks that can be mixed and matched to produce a large number of page layouts on the fly. However, while it checks the boxes of helping both us and our clients, we ran into an issue with the ACF plugin interface storing all custom field configurations in that single site's database, which places them outside of any version control mechanism.  We had to find a solution that works for our own setup. Read the Post

| Shannon Thomann

A Recap of FusionConf

This past Friday a few of us hit the road to Charlotte to attend and participate in FusionConf. Not only was a portion of NMC in the crowd, but they were on stage as well! Both NMC's Ashley and NMC close friend, Lenny of Hey Monkey! Design gave amazing talks about optimizing your design… Read the Post

| Adam Fairholm

A Review of Craft Commerce

We’ve made no secret of the fact that we here at New Media Campaigns love Craft CMS. For verification of our love, you can check out our review of Craft and tips to get started.  While many CMS’ make you fit your process into their - often idiosyncratic - structure, bui… Read the Post

| Shannon Thomann | 1 Comment

How Making a Wireframe Kit Improved Our Designs

At NMC, we wireframe 99% of our projects. While we have arrived at some great results by going straight to the creative design, we've refined our process over the years to now start with wireframing as the first step.  We've found that starting with wireframes has consistently resu… Read the Post

| Ashley Morgan

Creative South 2017: What We're Looking Forward To

Wow - has it really been four years since I wrote my first blog post recapping Creative South? In 2013 our design team (then just Lenny and I), packed up the car and headed to our first-ever design conference. We didn’t know then what to expect, but we left feeling rejuvenated, inspire… Read the Post

| Sam LeBlanc | 2 Comments

Building an IoT Doorbell Integration with Slack

Last year, NMC moved to a great new office space.  Our old space was a storefront on the first floor of a building that let us see anyone at the door who was coming for a meeting, delivery, or needed access for any other reason.  The new space is the entire second floor of a b… Read the Post

| Ashley Morgan | 24 Comments

2017 Web Design Trends

Update: Check out our post on web design trends for 2018 here.  Read on, though, if you want to see what was hip, last year! Happy 2017! Each year we like to take some time to figure out the upcoming trends in web design. Not only does it give us a chance to research all the cool thing… Read the Post

| Clay Schossow

NMC 2016 In Review

2016 was a great year for NMC.  We welcomed three new team members, celebrated our tenth year of business, launched some great work, attended a number of events, and had a fun time doing all of it!  Below is a brief recap of the year -- we sincerely appreciate everyone's support an… Read the Post