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Do You Need A PhD To Do That?

As our business grows each year, we learn more and more just how we provide the best value to our clients. Initially starting as a company building websites, it has been more apparent that the value we provide most to our clients is not simply creating a website but is by creating business solutions. Most […]

Ember: A Clear Route To A Modern Web

Last week one of our PHP developers presented the pros and cons of Ember.js, prompting a team discussion centered around the idea of whether or not to move in this direction. Ember is an open-source client-side JavaScript web application framework. It allows developers to create single-page applications that are scalable. Ember was created in 2011 by […]

Parallax Design Meets a Customized Responsive Webs…

The redesign of the Netech website was a unique, challenging and fun project to have the opportunity to work on. The most demanding factors for this project revolved around the front-end implementations. While the site’s design is undoubtedly beautiful, one familiar with font-end web elements will know that the layout and styling of these components […]

Schaffer Consulting Launch!

Switchbox is happy to announce the launch of Schaffer Consulting! We collaborated with Rattleback, in setting up a new CMS platform as well as integrating a fantastic responsive-design. Additionally, we developed a few custom Modules to help Schaffer with content management for Harvard Business Reviews, CTA Submissions with Analytics, Case Studies Management, Blog and Team […]

Kohler Site Launch for Engine Installation Procedu…

Gardner, an existing Switchbox client, needed a quick and easy solution for their dealers to deliver engine installation procedures. The site had to be independent from their current site and have some very basic functions: Ability to search procedures and display results Create, Edit and Approve repower procedures An area where procedures were public and […]

Liberty Foundation Launch!

We recently did some minor updates for the Liberty Foundation just in time for their interview with Fox News. A few of these updates included: Categorizing their news page into links on their homepage so they can be easily accessed, adding a news ticker on the homepage to highlight their top five news articles, adding […]

Switchbox Visits Ronald McDonald House

Joel and Steve had the privilege of visiting the Ronald McDonald House to meet with the Community Relations and Marketing Director, Ryan Wilkins. The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio is located on the campus of Nationwide Children’s hospital and serves families and hospitalized children by providing a home-away-from-home. This space provides a place […]

Center of Vocational Alternatives Launch!

For the past year, Switchbox has working on a portal website for the Center of Vocational Alternatives (COVA). COVA, a program of Southeast Healthcare Services, provides services which assist and support individuals in overcoming emotional and other challenges to a productive life, focusing on employment, economic stability and life skills. Their belief that all people […]

Image Optimization for Site Performance

Recently we had a unique challenge of launching a site with multiple high resolution images on several of their pages.  While the site looked good it was taking several seconds to load on mobile devices with slower internet connections.  We used a few simple tools to help analyze the problem and then to ultimately […]

Gardner Launch!

Switchbox is excited to announce the launch of Gardner’s new robust website.  Gardner is one of the largest family-owned Lawn & Garden and Outdoor Power Equipment distributors in the nation with distribution centers in  Columbus, Ohio, Franklin, Massachusetts, and Jacksonville, Florida. The newly designed site, over a year in development, introduces a fresh more intuitive layout […]

Switchbox Launches Wilmington College!

Wilmington College unveiled their new website, designed to showcase its new brand and tell the story of their “Hands-On” tagline. In collaboration with Ologie, Switchbox helped construct a site that was designed to be more visually appealing, easier to navigate and responsive for mobile devices. The site defines easy entry points for students, parents, faculty […]

Is your Browser HIPAA Compliant?

Recently, we were involved in an interesting project with one of our client’s websites. Currently their organization falls under HIPAA guidelines and as their software development partner, we were tasked with helping maintain the security of their internal website used for case notes and patient tracking. Our developers provided a form that allowed their staff […]

Ohio Bar Launches New Site!

We are happy to announce we have just launched the Ohio State Bar Association’s new site! OSBA originally had multiple places to sign in as a user. This created extra time and work for the user, as all information was not in one place. Switchbox helped OSBA in deploying unified authentication throughout their multiple applications […]

CRTRA Re-Launches!

CRTRA has re-launched with a brand new design and membership experience. The entire membership system has been reworked from the ground up to give CRTRA administrators full control to manage their membership, keep them up to date on latest news and events, and provide their members exclusive services. The site is built with Switchbox’s custom […]

Switchbox Launches Jacobson!

We are very excited to announce the release of our latest website for the Jacobson Companies. The site is located at and is a fully responsive website. For this site we decided to use Sitefinity as the core CMS with a lot of customization to incorporate the unique features they required to manage their site. It […]

A Helpful Tool for Desktop & Mobile Developers!

Thanks to our developer Steve who just found this resource: It’s a great web tool for desktop and mobile developers. All you have to do is enter in a URL and it will return all the ways you can optimize your page or site to promote faster loading times. This is particularly good for us […]

inHealth Mutual Launch!!

Congrats to everyone at inHealth for the successful launch of their new website. The site was built with a huge amount of custom workflow and business rules to assist with moving potential insurance applicants through the site so they could get a better quote on health insurance. Our .Net team did a fantastic job working […]

The Launching of the Goodwill Website

We have continued our efforts of helping out local non-profit and charity organizations by supporting Goodwill Columbus by helping them launch their new website. It started out as a simple project and turned into a pretty monumental undertaking. There are over 25 unique responsive templates built into their content management system. We have […]

TechColumbus Launch!

We are excited to announce that we launched the TechColumbus website last week. You can check it out The site was over a year long effort of working with the marketing team at TechColumbus and with Rattleback who lead the effort both from the creative and client management side. We are very pleased to […]

Responsive Web Design and Development

We have been doing a lot of web development recently that has a responsive design as well. It seems the trend to do a mobile friendly website (more a microsite) is fading away fast and our clients are starting to consider responsive as the primary alternative. We were recently forwarded this article by one of […]