In the summer of 2008, TMM Lead Designer Simon Fung was approached by the Crossroads Cultural Center to revamp its online presence. The three year old New York- and D.C.-based cultural center had an established following but its website at the time did not reflect the quality of its monthly events, which included an impressive lineup of speakers—CNN host Paula Zahn, The New Republic contributing... READ MORE >
One of our favorite web strategy mantras is “every non-profit is now a publisher.” (The corollary to that is “most publishers are now non-profits,” but we’ll save that for another case study). Site visitors won’t keep coming back to a website that’s static – what some call “brochureware,” the derogatory term for a website that’s not interactive. Brochures can be very beautiful, but... READ MORE >
It was 2003, and this was the task: to create an online Catholic magazine that didn’t look like a Catholic magazine. The result was GodSpy.com.
On the surface, it didn’t seem that difficult a task. It would have been easy to create a look that was obviously profane. But the GodSpy design had to do more. It had to communicate that the publication’s content was modern yet 100% Catholic; in other words,... READ MORE >
When Transmodern Media took on the redesign of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology website, it was an unusual case. Most websites that badly needed redesigning were usually especially bad at offering great content or interacting with site visitors. Not so for the SPC site. It was already doing a great job involving its visitors, offering free access to Bible studies, podcasts on each Sunday’s... READ MORE >
In 2000, TMM Managing Director Angelo Matera was called in by Circle Media for advice on what to do with its money-losing, bi-weekly, tabloid newspaper, Faith & Family. The solution: reduce frequency, upgrade the product. Why not, Matera reasoned, produce an attractive, high-quality magazine every two months, instead of a mediocre newspaper every two weeks? In a Catholic market saturated with dreary... READ MORE >
In 2005, the National Catholic Register was faced with a problem. While it was still the leading Catholic weekly newspaper in the nation, its presence on the web was almost non-existent. The NCRegister.com website was unattractive and not functional. Very little archived content was available on the site. And there was no mechanism in place to manage site access for paid subscribers. The root of the... READ MORE >