Philsquare Blog Blog posts for Philsquare en-gb Copyright 2016 The Merc keeps it local and chooses Philsquare to develop new website Earlier this year, Philsquare was involved with the redevelopment of The Community Mercantile’s new website. Philsquare teamed up with a local user experience group who focused on design elements that worked within The Merc’s existing branding. The team spent considerable time organizing content since content architecture was key in making sure The Merc’s priorities were being communicated through the web; these include their focus on local food, the opportunity to become owners and their impact on the local economy and community.

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:13:00 +0000 News
Big Slice launches in Target stores; Philsquare helps launch Big Slice website The Philsquare team is excited to kickoff our 2014 project announcements with a great new website for a local Kansas product getting major store shelving space this month! 

In October, we were contacted by Grandma Hoerner’s (you may have seen their store off of I-70 west of Topeka near Alma). They had an exciting new line and wanted a new stand alone website. Their product, Big Slice Apples, are kettle cooked apples that they’ve sold traditionally in 16 oz jars. Their new product, are single-servings of these apples with new, delicious add-ins (apricots, green coffee extract and caramel are examples). We were also working with a deadline: the product would be in more than 200 Targets by the end of January and the Big Slice team needed to start promoting the product right away.

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:23:00 +0000 Portfolio
An overview of our web upgrade
We’re proud to introduce the updated and even better website (version 4.2...or so.)]]>
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:56:00 +0000 News
The basics of web and email hosting and domains Mon, 16 Dec 2013 14:20:00 +0000 Philsquare Team New online store, website for Mass Street Music If you've been at Mass Street Music's physical store at all this year, you've maybe noticed a few changes. This local Lawrence store is celebrating 30 years of business with a major makeover: they're updating their store, their brand and their website.  ]]> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 23:11:00 +0000 Portfolio Cider Gallery 3.0 The Cider Gallery and Events building has had quite the year. A year ago, the building was run down and abandoned. Drab, fading brick. Dark, empty interior. Just a year later, after months of renovations, The Cider Gallery is a must-see destination for Lawrence’s Final Fridays. The second floor is abuzz with businesses moving in and using the open cubicles and office space with wood floors and beams. The brick exterior walls of the building lend a cool background for events and wedding receptions.

Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:37:00 +0000 Portfolio
New website for Kansas Head Start Association Kansas Head Start Association. The website provides service information for counties across the state of Kansas. The website connects students, parents, educators and those advocating for Kanas Head Start. ]]> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 12:58:00 +0000 Portfolio Website developed for DDEquity Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Portfolio On the little screen Tue, 30 Jul 2013 03:47:00 +0000 Philsquare Team Philsquare Quick 5: SEO what to do and what not to do Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can be an elusive concept to understand and implement to your advantage. Here are some simple things to do and not to do.

Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:47:00 +0000 Services
Philsquare Quick 5: Is it time to update your website? Fri, 19 Jul 2013 09:16:00 +0000 Services Rice Lake Wisconsin Public Library The Philsquare team is excited to announce the publication of a great website for the Rice Lake Public Library in Rice Lake, Wisconsin.

Wed, 15 May 2013 09:01:00 +0000 Portfolio
Mail Chimp and Constant Contact changes over the last year and using each for small business Over the last two years, I’ve managed two different email campaigns. For a freelance client, I’ve used Constant Contact to create and send her email newsletters. A little over a year ago, I started using Mail Chimp to manage Philsquare’s email campaign (you can sign up for emails on our contact page!) Each have under 200 recipients so my thoughts and suggestions are definitely for small businesses; not for those with thousands of recipients. I also work with templates provided by each service, I don’t upload a custom created template.

Mon, 06 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Services
Clean, new site for Leavenworth Public Library One of the libraries that contacted us after the release of Lawrence’s website was the Leavenworth (Kansas) Public Library. Director Kim Baker and staff needed a fresh way to organize and control their content so patrons could easily access information. 

Tue, 09 Apr 2013 11:24:00 +0000 Portfolio
Great design for Old School Guide Service Wed, 03 Apr 2013 17:18:00 +0000 Portfolio Fun, bright site for Happy Joy Acres The Philsquare team developed a new logo and website for Happy Joy Acres, an RV and camping destination on Perry Lake in Lawrence, Kansas.

Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Portfolio
Organized content, great layouts for KU Alumni Association The KU Alumni Association needed a website to better communicate with prospective and current alumni. A beautiful home page allows staff to share their gorgeous magazine and the colorful (and fun!) school mascot. A new membership page allows prospective members, of all ages, to discover the perks of joining.  Alumni Association staff members are easily able to create posts and news events.

Wed, 13 Mar 2013 02:43:00 +0000 Portfolio
Website for new brewery in Eudora, KS Wakarusa Brewery's website is a one-page design that will allow for flexibility as John and James renovate, develop and open their brewery and pub. It also educates visitors on the types of beer and mead they plan to brew. The website design incorporates great fonts, custom graphics and parallax for a fun scrolling experience. 

Wed, 06 Mar 2013 16:24:00 +0000 Portfolio
Website for gallery and event space, office building The Cider Gallery & Events website features beautiful artwork, the centerpiece to this refurbished building's gallery and event space. Modern fonts and easy content management helps this site stay relevent for those looking for a space to play (in the amazing event space) or work (in great office space).

Wed, 27 Feb 2013 05:56:00 +0000 Portfolio
Our new website The Philsquare team is never satisfied. We want every website we complete to be more efficient, more beautiful and better developed than the last. And that includes our own website. 

Our website serves two main purposes: One, to demonstrate our skills as a web design and development firm (would you really hire a company to do your website if its own website looks anything short of amazing?); and two, to convince potential customers to hire our team. Our website must show the quality of work (seen in our portfolio) and the care and passion we put into every project.

Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:30:00 +0000 News
A new Philsquare event: Join us for our first ever webtini! Join the team at Philsquare for a casual, social, tech- and web-related q&a. Questions about blogging? Web development? WordPress? Join us!

Mon, 21 Jan 2013 23:58:00 +0000 Events
Happy 2nd Birthday Philsquare! Happy Birthday to Us!

Today, we are very excited and proud to celebrate Philsquare’s 2nd Birthday! Two years ago, Creative Director Phil Martinez launched This was the first step in transforming his freelance work into a web development company that grows stronger and more talented every day. 

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 01:45:00 +0000 Philsquare Team
A new look for The Granada! This writeup started as a short description for our portfolio page but because of the vast number of really cool features on The Granada’s site I wanted to brag about, I just couldn’t stop writing.  So I decided to turn it into a blog post. The Philsquare team is incredibly proud of this site and is very excited to have had the chance to work with such an iconic Lawrence venue. Coming soon: Look for a screencast showing some of the behind the scenes of The Granada’s new website and a bit more explanation on the development of some of the site’s features.

Thu, 23 Aug 2012 19:09:00 +0000 Portfolio
Scheduling and planning social media Bailey is a semi-regular Social Media Club of Lawrence attendee. She will also aspire to semi-regularly blog about it.  If you are interested in talking about social media tools, strategies, techniques or trends (mostly in regards to business) you are welcome to attend. Meetings are regularly Wednesday mornings at 7:30. Please visit for location and meeting topics. 

Wed, 13 Jun 2012 22:31:00 +0000 Services
New site for Lawrence Public Library, branding now in sync The Lawrence Public Library came to Philsquare because they needed a new online presence that emphasized its various blogs, age-specific content and social media use. The design was based on the mostly new logo which reflects the organization's role as the community spot.

Sat, 12 May 2012 02:44:00 +0000 Portfolio