Tampa-based IDEAS4 just launched its new website featuring a portfolio of their work in websites, branding, advertising and print. It’s a big departure from its previous sites where they went into detail about each service. “Our site tracking was telling us that our visitors wanted to see our work, so we made the site simpler and feature our work much more prominently,” said Art Fyvolent the company’s founder.
Located at http://www.ideas4.com, the site features more than 200 pieces of their work including 62 of their newest websites, 74 examples of their branding expertise and 75 advertising and print pieces.
There aren’t many, if any, web design companies in Florida that can do a site like this – and it shows off several of our four key points of difference – creativity, diversity, experience and excellence,” explains Fyvolent.
Next year, I will be celebrating my 20th year in website and Internet development and it was time to start showing off a little more,” said Fyvolent. Originally started in 1994 as Creative Solutions Interactive, the company went through various name and company changes as the web evolved. “Everything is reinventing itself every year, so our companies had to evolve as well,” said Fyvolent.
Fyvolent and IDEAS4 have done work for some impressive companies, including Oracle, NCR, Lexmark, Transitions Optical, Florida Power and Jabil Circuit. Jabil’s first 40 page website was actually built by hand, page by page, by Fyvolent and his partner.
IDEAS4 has a proprietary, state of the art content management system (CMS) called Full Control, that makes creating and managing websites and updating content very easy. “The biggest difference,” says Fyvolent, “is that our CMS is built around the client’s brand with the design coming first and the CMS installed based on the client’s corporate needs. With open source CMS systems, like Joomla, Drupal and even WordPress, you have to work within their framework or templates – it can limit your design possibilities and is harder for clients to update their own sites.
Their CMS takes about 15 minutes to learn and anyone in the company, from the CEO to the interns can run it. A far departure from the hand made sites 20 years ago.