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It’s All About the Addy’s

We’re always honored to be recognized for our work, and this year did not disappoint. WebEnertia was awarded a total of 25 awards, including a Best of Show award for our Globality website redesign.

April 24, 2019
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On our Radar: The Latest Web Design Trends

As dedicated design geeks, we like to keep our finger on the pulse of what’s going on in the world of web design. Here are the trends we think will soon take center stage, and those we expect will be bowing out.

April 3, 2019
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A Comprehensive Guide to Designing B2B Websites, Part V

Part 5 of a 5 part series on designing websites for B2B. We explore how development can impact the effectiveness of a B2B website beyond the usual best-of-breed standards in security and performance.

March 26, 2019
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Decade of Short Films

It was a pleasure and honor for us to play a supporting role in the recent 10th anniversary of the San Jose International Short Film Festival and its incredible lineup of more than 150 imagination-stretching short films from around the globe.

March 18, 2019
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A Comprehensive Guide to Designing B2B Websites, Part IV

Part 4 of a 5 part series on designing websites for B2B. We explore how to use creative design to provide the right balance of brand consistency and credibility to connect with the customer.

January 2, 2019
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A Comprehensive Guide to Designing B2B Websites, Part III

Part 3 of a 5 part series on designing websites for B2B. We explore what good UX looks like and the key questions it helps answer.

October 22, 2018
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A Comprehensive Guide to Designing B2B Websites, Part II

Part 2 of a 5 part series on designing websites for B2B. We explore the different components of content strategy that enable B2B websites to support their users’ needs at every point of the sales …

September 19, 2018
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Cohesity Website Redesign, Clarifying a Complex Offering

The Cohesity platform leads a highly specialized industry: hyperconverged secondary storage at web scale. It’s both a complicated technical story and a straightforward benefit story which made …

September 11, 2018
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A Comprehensive Guide to Designing B2B Websites, Part I

Part 1 of a 5 part series on designing websites for B2B. We explore the key differences in planning, setting goals, and organizing teams that make successful B2B websites possible.

August 30, 2018
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Custom Landing Pages in WordPress How-to Series, Part 5

Part 5: How to Customize Menus and Title Text for Custom Pages in WordPress This is the fifth and final article in our series about planning and implementing custom landing pages in WordPress. …

August 9, 2018
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WebEnertia Takes Cisco Customers on a 360° Tour

In the world of enterprise networking, Cisco is a global leader. When the tech giant wanted to find a new way of displaying multiple products that’s both easy to navigate and easy to understand, …

July 27, 2018
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10 Quick Checks for GDPR Compliance

Along with many of our clients, the WebEnertia team has been tracking the May 25, 2018 compliance deadline for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) launching in the European Union (EU).

May 22, 2018
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Agency-Client Digital Superteams

In an era when everyone does digital, what sets companies apart is not their ability to adapt to the transformation, but to collaborate, explore, and find new ways to better the digital …

May 4, 2018
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Adding Up Our 2018 Addy’s

This year’s ADDYs were an important reminder that hard work always pays off. The team returned to our new office with a Judge’s Award, two Addys Statues and an arm-full of other awards and …

May 2, 2018
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Custom Landing Pages in WordPress How-to Series, Part 4

How to Enable Users to Edit Custom Page Content in WordPress. This is the fourth article in a five-part series about planning and implementing custom landing pages in WordPress.

March 7, 2018
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WekaIO Website Redesign, Under the Gun

Work was proceeding at our usual crisp pace when our client, WekaIO, placed an urgent phone call that plunged us into hyperdrive for the next two weeks — and ultimately enhanced our reputation as …

January 29, 2018
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Web Design Trends: What to Look for in 2018

Here at WebEnertia, we are design geeks. We don’t just create websites for a living – we research and innovate and test ideas constantly. That’s why we wanted to share some of the exciting new …

January 19, 2018
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WebEnertia’s New Digs Rock

We recently moved into our new office on The Alameda after a decade in downtown San Jose, and we’re enjoying every square foot.

January 15, 2018
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Custom Landing Pages in WordPress How-to Series, Part 3

How to Make a Child Theme for WordPress. This is the third article in a five-part series about planning and implementing custom landing pages in WordPress.

July 17, 2017
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And the Addy Goes to….

On March 12, Silicon Valley’s best (and classiest) came together for the 2017 Addy Awards. Each year we dust off our best black outfits and gather to celebrate creativity and excellence in …

June 19, 2017
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Rosco Website Redesign, a Grand Performance

WebEnertia partnered with Solid Branding to redesign Rosco’s website as part of a larger rebranding of the 107-year-old Stamford, Connecticut-based company.

May 5, 2017
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Digital Project Management, a High-wire Act

Digital project managers often juggle multiple complex projects at any one time while keeping on top of the ever-evolving trends, platforms, and technologies.

May 1, 2017
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Custom Landing Pages in WordPress How-to Series, Part 2

How to Make a Child Theme for WordPress. This is the second article in a five-part series about planning and implementing custom landing pages in WordPress.

April 24, 2017
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Custom Landing Pages in WordPress How-to Series, Part 1

Planning a Custom Landing Page for a WordPress Website. This is the first article in a five-part series about planning and implementing custom landing pages in WordPress.

March 29, 2017
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Meeting Millennials on Their Own Digital Turf: PolicyEd.org

In a time of political polarization, hyperpartisanship and factual distortion, Stanford University’s Hoover Institution realized its scholars could help young Americans cut through the fog and, …

March 3, 2017
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The Real Digital Agency Dogs of WebEnertia

The three Siberian Huskies who run around loose in our office may not be actual sled dogs. But the way that we see it, Tank, Nina and Lyka still pull their own weight — and more. So do the rest …

February 26, 2017
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More Dynamic Directives in AngularJS

AngularJS is all about enabling dynamic, modular apps, and custom directives are a big part of that. We can take things a step further by adding and removing directives dynamically at runtime.

January 13, 2017
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Breaking New Ground: University Terrace, Stanford

WebEnertia works in Silicon Valley with some of the world’s most innovative brands, where we challenge conventions and try different ways of doing things. It’s that approach that made us more …

January 9, 2017
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A Bit of Bash

Bash is an indispensable tool for software developers and system administrators of all kinds.

December 8, 2016
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Rio 2016: A Digital Perspective

The pools stand still and no one is “Bolt-ing” around Rio these days, but the digital legacy of the Rio Olympics lives on.

October 19, 2016
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Starting a New Thanksgiving Tradition

This year we decided to forego our feast and instead gathered at the Second Harvest Food Bank to box and distribute food to local families in need.

December 4, 2015
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A Week in the Life of WebEnertia

Ever wonder what we’re are up to? Take a look at what happens in a typical week at our office.

April 26, 2015
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When it All Addy’s Up

On March 12, Silicon Valley’s best (and classiest) came together for the 2015 Addy Awards. Each year we dust off our best black outfits and gather to celebrate creativity and excellence in …

March 25, 2015
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Short Films. Big Ideas

Now in it’s sixth amazing year, the San Jose International Short Film Festival is preparing their biggest and brightest event ever, and WebEnertia has partnered with the festival to produce all …

September 24, 2014
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Cheers to 15 years

Fifteen years, more than 100 awards, over 900,000 web pages, 4 billion pixels and counting. What’s that all add up to? The WebEnertia 15 year anniversary, that’s what.

September 10, 2014
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Intelligent Design for Intelligent Interaction. The New Hoover.org is Live

WebEnertia is excited to announce the launch of the significantly updated Hoover Institution website (Hoover.org) on June 12, 2014. A new visual design enhances the visitor experience, and the …

June 17, 2014
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3 Bronze + 7 Silver + 3 Statues = an Awesome Night at the Addy’s

We had a great night at this year’s Addys. We got to hang out with some of our favorite agencies in the Bay Area, see some really great creative work, and came home with 13 Addys, including 3 …

March 25, 2014
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We Made the Content Connection

We’re thrilled that WebEnertia was featured in this month’s issue of Content magazine. Being considered an important part of the innovative and creative culture of San Jose is a huge honor, and …

February 26, 2014
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Fitness Just Got More Focused

What happens when you stop posting gym selfies on Instagram and start posting them in a competitive arena? Results. That’s the reason we helped our friends at MyMuscle launch their new …

January 2, 2014
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Spirit of Giving (Video)

The holidays are the season of giving. And because the WebEnertia team is so grateful for the many joys of getting to work with such great people, we thought it was time to share that joy with …

December 20, 2013
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WebEnertia Wins Big at the 2013 ADDY Awards

So there we were. Just doing what we do. And, BAM! 14 Addy Awards., including 5 Best of Categories, 2 out of 3 Judge’s Awards, and the coveted Best of Show!

March 26, 2013
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FotoFlake is Back as a Facebook App

FotoFlake.It, WebEnertia’s fun paper-flake generator is now on Facebook, allowing users to digitally cut away their flake from a folded piece of paper and then select a photo background for a pop …

December 21, 2012
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Show your Halloween Spirit with Shutterfly’s HTML5 Facebook Application

It’s here! Yes, we’re super excited about the upcoming holiday season but right now we’re more excited about our brand new Shutterfly application! We just built a creepy Facebook cover photo generator.

October 25, 2012
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Channeling the Cloud

The cloud is hot. Everyone from enterprises and vendors to integrators and service providers are developing and deploying cloud services. But many are leaving a key player out of the mix — the …

October 5, 2012
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We Know the Way…

Content Magazine is a bimonthly magazine celebrating the culture, life, and events in San Jose. For their 4.3 Branding issue, they approached us and a few other local agencies with the following …

September 13, 2012
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WebEnertia is on the Move

We’ve got new digs and wanted to give you a sneak peak. Our previous offices were getting tight, so when it was time to move on, we jumped at the opportunity to design our ideal creative space. …

August 30, 2012
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The Paper Snowflake is Back

Many of us can clearly recall back to the wintery days at school when arts and crafts was our teachers’ strategy of keeping our mouths shut and our hands busy. Equipped with safety-tipped …

February 17, 2012
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Changing the World one Stitch at a Time

When WebEnertia employees aren’t building award winning websites in the office they’re often out stretching their creative abilities in different ways. Recently, Brian (WebEnertia’s interactive …

February 13, 2012
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Adobe Releases Edge Preview 1: Open Web Folks Rejoice

For some time now there have been rumors that Adobe would be releasing a new tool to create rich web animation without the need for the Flash plugin. Yesterday Adobe released a very early stage …

August 3, 2011
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To HTML5, or Not to HTML5. That is the Question

With the arrival of HTML5 and its robust feature set, the future for website usability is looking considerably brighter. The big question is, “Are we ready to use HTML5?” The answer yes, but …

May 19, 2011
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WebEnertia Honored with Eight ADDY Awards

WebEnertia today announced that the company took home eight awards, including two gold ADDY statuettes, at the 2011 San Francisco Bay Area ADDY® Award Show and Gala, held on February 26. …

March 23, 2011
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2010 in Review

2010 was an incredible year for us at WebEnertia. We created a number of new client relationships, expanded our services in the ever evolving digital landscape with innovative mobile and video …

January 10, 2011
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2010 Toy Drive Results

WebEnertia joined with Toys for Tots in a 2010 holiday toy drive for impoverished kids in need. The results were amazing. Our goal was to collect 150 toys in 1 week, and we were able to collect …

December 22, 2010
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WebEnertia’s Toy Drive

The Holiday Season is here and what better way to spread the love and cheer than to give a gift this year! WebEnertia would like to invite you to join us in giving the gift of toys to children in …

December 9, 2010
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Lunch at the Click of a Button

One of life’s greatest indulgences is food! Whether we crave sweet, salty, savory, or spicy we can all attest to falling prisoner of these tantalizing tasty treasures. Food is an essential part …

September 3, 2010
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Flash and HTML5 — the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

If you’re working anywhere in online media, you’ve probably heard about the mud-slinging between Apple and Adobe over Apple’s decision to not support Flash on the iPhone or iPad. It would be an …

May 18, 2010
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WebEnertia Takes Home 12 ADDY Awards, Including Two for Best in Category

San Jose, CA — March 16, 2010 — WebEnertia today announced that at the annual ADDY® Awards presentation held by the Silicon Valley Chapter of the American Advertising Federation, the company was …

March 15, 2010
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Retro Holiday eCard Fun

In case you missed our Holiday eCard this year — here’s your chance. Make sure to check out our matching game and visit the jukebox to re-live some retro holiday spirit!

January 22, 2010
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