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Make Your Content Accessible to Search Engine Bots

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 9:55pm -- gbm

When we talk about content creation and promotion in content marketing the main objective is to  focus on making a user friendly content such as, a user can able to understand easily and feel valuable. We all know that good content accessible means best search engine optimization results. Let’s go on.

Improve and Increase Your Content Accessibility for SEO Rankings

Tips to Build a Successful eCommerce Web Site

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 3:53am -- gbm

Does your eCommerce website look attractive and eye-catching? If your answer is “No” Make it soon, all you know that the growth in the technology is growing like anything and increase in the users who got addicted to go online for everything their needs. According to the todays trend in the world your business website has to look attractive, eye-catching and user friendly to make a positive impression on the website.

Drupal 8 Advantages That Make You Excited

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 4:04am -- gbm

There has lots of discussion on Drupal 8 about what are the key features, advantages it comes with. For your information Drupal 8 has been coming with lots of good changes, that not only gives benefits to web developers but also useful non-technical users who do regular updating of blogs and business websites. Even very big e-Commerce sites, government, education websites are using the Drupal platform.

Is Your Website Responsive Web Design

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 1:18am -- gbm

Most of us spend our time browsing over the internet in search of any information, You know in those days to find anything it was very complicated to do so, now the trend has been changed majority users are opting for different methods those days are gone which are complicated to find little information. Now everything is at the palm of our hands. Even Shopping, booking movie tickets and more over can now be done in just few clicks in mobile phones and tablets.

Drupal 8 Release Date Confirmed - November 19th 2015

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 3:05am -- gbm

Finally, Drupal 8 Releasing on November 19th 2015

The Team and Community at Drupal with their remarkable efforts and hard work now, finally ready with Drupal 8 and its release date is on November 19th 2015. The Drupal 8 is extremely high in standards with an adding 200 new latest features pointing to achieve digital success. Drupal appreciated their team and community members for their effort making Drupal 8 a milestone. Many are expecting Drupal 8 will be blasted in CMS history.

Tips For Creating A Successful Brand

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 2:28am -- gbm

Branding is an important thing for every small and large business when it comes to secure the goodwill and trust of your clients. Greenbirdmedia San Diego Website Design Company provides and interesting tips on “how to create successful brand” that can be value added to you and your business or organization and build sales. We have good experience on working with different clients from corporate to small business and help them in achieving building brand, and all its starts from name of company to services.

Drupal Web Design San Diego

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 11:24pm -- gbm

Drupal is a flexible open source content management system that enables users to easily organize, manage and publish, content with different customization.  Drupal is the best platform which can be easily turned into many different types of CMS websites - from normal range website to bigger larger communities.

Drupal is maintained by a large community developers it consists of over half million users. Drupal is a best platform that supports all the latest technologies that the web offers.

Non Profit Website Design - Important Factors to Consider

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 3:19am -- gbm

When you think about nonprofit, many feel that an organization where they ask funds for the cause of healthcare, education or some kind of social cause in rural and urban regions too.

You might have doubt where the word web design exist here does it relevant to nonprofit? Today everything is online, due heavy increase in online users, smart phone users web design is the best platform for promoting, advertising, sharing knowledge with the people who are ready to give.

Is WordPress Secure? – Greenbirdmedia

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 2:18am -- gbm

WordPress is much more secure than any other CMS but it’s finally depend on the Website owner or development group hard work in maintaining security of website.  There are millions of websites powered by wordpress it is one of the best user cum seo friendly and developer friendly content management system (CMS).  WordPress themes are like front end to the websites which provide look feel to the site.

Does Website Design Matters..?

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 10:59pm -- gbm

The good Website Design is very much important, your website design also plays a crucial role in getting leads, and it is the first impression tells the users to approach or do business with you in less time. Having a good website design can turn someone into a customer. What is that really matters to have good website design.

Few may think design doesn’t matters..? I would like to share few reason why really it matters
1. First Impression is good impression

Launched One More New Website - YourGadget

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 6:15am -- gbm

San Diego Web Design reached Poland and Europen Union: 's in the business off selling iphone6 and accessories online catering to European Market but based out of Poland. Valis trying to get best for his buck, announced in elance about creating a responsive, modern design and a CMS website. We from San Diego were very happy to have bid and got awarded this project.

Green Bird Media Launched One More New Website

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 5:12am -- gbm

Zoomba, Hip Hop and Fitness...GO.
What could be a better than having fun, dance and stay fit ? Green Bird media's first Dance Fitness website is launched. The old web design that wasn't well designed or reflected what Wil Williams, a well known Dance fitness instructor based out of Los Angeles had to offer. Although was done recently, Wil wasn't convinced with the old design. Then Wil contracted with Green Bird Media and we recommended a responsive, modern and crisp looking wordpress based web design.

What Most Non Profit Organizations Look for in a Web Design?

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 11:29pm -- gbm

Having been in top rankings for Non Profit Web Design in San Diego for over 8 years, Green Bird media built several custom designed big websites for non-profits both in San Diego and across The United States. We want to list our important features that non-profits would like to have on their websites or could benefit from having this features integrated on to their websites or just make our clients informed.

Launched One More Wordpress Website by Green Bird Media

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 3:09am -- gbm

We are happy to announce the launch of one more wordpress website, SupraSciences based out of Bay Area with marketing operations in San Diego, approached Green Bird Media to revamp their website with a web design that works. About Suprasciences, A team of chemists decided to create something innovative and exciting who enjoy helping fellow chemists. An efficient and high yielding reaction is the mark of a great chemist.

Announcing The Launch Of Another New Website

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 2:31am -- gbm

The San Diego Website Design Company, Green Bird Media was honored to help build a new wordpress website. ITSP has experience utilizing a wide range of technologies like Database Platforms, Operating Environments, Server side Development Environments, Open Source Environments, Distributed Computing and Application Servers and Development Environments – Client side.

A look up on the Best SEO tools online 2015

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 11:52pm -- gbm

The occupancy of Digital Marketing into today’s world is undoubtedly revolutionary. New tools come & go in every blink of an eye. It is always believed by the experts that by revealing the right data a good tool can open doors of success for the clients as well as for itself. There are a million number of tools present today. Let’s check out which among those are the best and why.

How effective is your website design?

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 5:54am -- gbm

A website represents any business organisation or service on an online portal. The look and feel which we technically call UI and UX i.e. User Interface & User Experience decides how successfully a business or service represents itself online. The front end user gets to see all the services that the organisation offers on a website, the only difference with a web site you do not have a human interaction with the user. In this case, it becomes more important how to keep the customer engaged.

Revitalising the San Diego website design

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 12:44am -- Nick.Kondoori

San Diego Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer announced in April start about a survey being launched that will take the inputs from San Diegans to explore them of what they expect the San Diego website to have in it. Faulconer said, “The City of San Diego website should be like San Diego itself -- a dynamic, innovative place you want to visit again and again”. The Mayor also said, that he wants the online presence of San Diego to boost up & so he has made this drive of revamping the current website to a best presentable one as his top priority in this manner.

The upcoming buzz by Google on Mobile friendly websites

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 10:24pm -- gbm

Figures say it all when we see the current percentage of mobile internet users that has grown to 85% in 2015. And Google adapts the fact and upgrade their algorithm with this usage motif. Earlier, Google’s algorithm were updated to a limit that a website is well configured and presentable on the modern devices. But now with the changing statistics in mobile internet users, they felt the utmost need to buzz in a new update that aims at finding mobile friendly web pages easily for the user and have introduced App indexing to surface useful content from apps.

Is Your Business Under Cyber Threat !!

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 3:28am -- gbm

Business firms are getting more aware and determined about Cyber Intelligence and Threat Mitigation service.  In today`s world where in a connected ecosystem technology has eased lives and brought business to our fingertips. This ease of business also has a flipside as it gives this ease of access to not only the good guys but also the bad ones. There are big underground markets where hackers are furbishing kits to create identities, foster scams and eyeing credit cards & other frauds.


The insights of Search Engine Marketing

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 5:22am -- gbm

Search engine marketing is the fastest growing medium that marketers are using to promote products and services online. The largest SEM vendors are Google AdWords, Bing Ads & Baidu. Search Campaign management can be achieved directly with the SEM vendor, third party tools or with the services of a digital marketing firm/ advertising agency.


A dive into Social Media Marketing

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 2:30am -- gbm

A lot has happened in the last decade, from the way the websites were designed and developed to the way of taking your website on the top with SEO works to entering into Digital Media Marketing.

Basically what people have known from a long period of time in the name of online marketing and search engines to bring their website on top is SEO.

Best 5 e-commerce platforms

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 5:31am -- gbm

E commerce business has set new prominence and records for online community. The market has grown with a rocket speed and changed the mind-sets of people bringing their confidence towards Online shopping. According to Forbes, For the full year it estimates that US ecommerce will generate $262.3 billion in sales, an increase of 16.4% year over year and slightly higher than the 16.2% increase last year. By 2017 eMarketer estimates that there will be $440 billion in sales for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.8%”.

Is the POODLE attacking you?

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 10:58pm -- gbm


Secure Socket Layer (SSL) is an encrypted protocol to provide secure communication over the internet. The protocol has widespread use in various applications like web browsing, e-mail and Voice over IP. It was developed by Netscape and has seen 3 versions of it being released SSL 3.0 being the latest.


Sun, 01/04/2015 - 11:39pm -- gbm

The internet is widely littered with “WordPress vs Drupal” discussions with some favoring Wordpress while others Drupal. However there cannot be a simple comparison that can be drawn between the two as the underlying assumption that both are serving exactly identical requirements is flawed. Wordpress is a content management system (CMS) while Drupal is an application framework that has a CMS built into it.

DRUPAL 8.0 - The approaching buzz

Fri, 12/26/2014 - 2:58am -- gbm

Drupal has emerged as one of the most popular open source content management system that has insisted huge number of web developers to be a fan of its enhanced core modules, powerful web designing templates and add-ons. Over the time, Drupal has been serving large business and organisational websites with its upgraded content management system solutions.

SEO becoming more laborious and broad

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:10am -- gbm

Panda and Penguin have transformed from lovable animals to inescapable algorithms which can flutter anyone using inappropriate content in the website. Online businesses today require SEO experts to implement effective online marketing strategies. A few years back keyword based SEO did the trick but now rich and apt content is also required for brand promotions & customer engagement.

San Diego & Intro to Web Design Business

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 3:53am -- gbm

Recently, San Diego has become a hot bed of entrepreneurs and small businesses, due to the blend of economic factors, consumer trends and the business ecosystem that exists in the city. A recent article in Forbes magazine, has cited San Diego as one of the best cities in US to start business and we cannot rule out the role of the web development companies in San Diego contributing to the fact.


California Groundwater Coalition Launches New Tool in their Tool Belt.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 8:44am -- gbm
CA Ground Water Coalition Website

A new non-profit website by San Diego Web Design Company Green Bird Media, was launched recently to start the process of educating the public. The goal of the new website is to create awareness of California State & Local Officials to Groundwater Resources about the role Groundwater plays in providing a safe & reliable water supply for California and sustain our economy.

How to install Drupal on Oracle?

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 4:43pm -- gbm

This article is for experienced Drupal installer and not for someone new to Drupal and/or Oracle. It is assumed that you know how to install Drupal in the standard format on Mysql. Installing Drupal on Mysql is straight forward. The M of LAMP stack (or WAMP) is Mysql which is default database engine that Drupal supports.

My goal is to get to the point where Drupal install lists out the option of selecting Oracle as the database in addition to the standard Mysql database option. When you download Drupal version and get to installing, after the first 3 steps:

Aseptic Proceessing Announces Launch of A New Website:

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 10:08am -- gbm

Aseptic ProcessingWe at Green Bird Media are Proud to be Launching, a new central resource for providing the latest important information, industry trends, articles, regulatory and FDA requirements pertaining to pharmaceutical and other aseptic processing. This new website provides quick & easy links to valuable information & discussion areas, all in one place to help you navigate the aseptic processing standards in the industry.

Green Bird Media Updates to Drupal 7 with a Completely New Web Design

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:42pm -- gbm

Green Bird Media recently made the upgrade from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 on our company website, We were one of the hold-out Drupal Design Shops, with a website that had wanted to make the jump straight from Drupal 6 to Drupal 8. After much discussion, debate and eventually deciding that it could cost far more in the long haul, the Drupal Web Design Team at Green Bird Media started the process with a complete assessment. It came down to Drupal 6 will soon be deprecated after the upgrade & launch of Drupal to version 8.

Drupal Web Design - Non Profit Drupal Web Sites

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:28pm -- gbm

Popular Non Profit Organizations and How They Use Drupal Web Design

Drupal web design has become one of the top contenders in the online market today. Not only has Drupal increased in popularity with mainstream companies, but it's also being used by some of the biggest non-profit organizations. Some of the Drupal for non profits adopters include internationally recognized organizations such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.

5 Tips for New Businesses

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:26pm -- gbm

Over the years we've helped several businesses launch with great success. Here are our suggestions for a "best practice" list, but of course there are many more!

1. Start with a Business Plan
SCORE provides low-cost, high-value classes to help business start with a business plan. This is your financial and structural blueprint. The high rate of business failures are mostly due to folks skipping this step. At the very least, talk to the most skeptical person you know about your business idea and let them shoot holes in it.

How to Hire a Web Designer

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:21pm -- gbm

We often see customers after they have had one or two failed and expensive design launches. As a rule, we can usually see that the problems were built into the hiring or communication process right from the start. We thought we would share some great strategies and tips on how to hire a web design team that will suit your organizational needs.

Welcome to the Camino! A Website Launched to detail the Pilgrimage of the Camino De Santiago Journey

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:52am -- gbm
Camino De Santiago Journey

We at Green Bird Media, a San Diego Web Design company are pleased to announce the recent website launch of: detailing their Epic Journey across Europe for Self Discovery & Church. This great pilgrimage is detailed in a day-to-day journal kept by Bonnie Clapp, while traveling with her husband Nick. They walked 1,100 miles from Central France to Western Spain, and then to the coast of the Atlantic Ocean.

Green Bird Media goes to GLADcamp 2014

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 3:01pm -- gbm
GLADcamp Presenter

We sent our Drupal & Front-end Developer, Chuck Dowe, over at  the Hilton Pasadena located northeast of Los Angeles last weekend for GLADcamp 2014. It was great to see the big turnout this year: 250+ people. The Hilton provided great Wifi, Note Pads, Pens, Water and more for attendees. This year the camp was focused on "Drupal for Good" with Non-Profits as the key focus.

Green Bird Media goes to SANDCamp 2014

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 2:01pm -- gbm
SANDcamp 2014 Friday Keynote

We sent our Drupal Developer, Chuck Dowe, over at the Marina Village Conference Center located on the Warm and Sunny San Diego Beaches last weekend for SANDCamp 2014. It was great to see the big turnout this year: 350+ people. Green Bird Media Sponsored the Drupal Community this year as a Community Sponsor of SANDCamp 2014. The mornings were brisk, but quickly warmed by the Coffee / Barista stand on the meeting area. It was a nice weekend of web development & networking with fellow Drupal Developers.

San Diego's Indevia Accounting Launches IPC Microsite for Restaurant Owners.

Tue, 11/12/2013 - 3:17pm -- gbm
Indevia IPCoop Microsite

Green Bird Media is delighted to announce that after months of hard work and collaboration, the official launch of Indevia Accounting’s brand new IPC Member’s support website. This new portal will allow members of the Independent Purchasing Cooperative to see the information specific to their needs. We worked with the internal & consulting teams that Indevia Accounting brought onto the project to refine the message.

Drupal and vTiger CRM Integration makes Client Management a Breeze!!!

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 1:49pm -- gbm

We recently were approached by a long-time client about combining or integrating his vTiger CRM account with a "Get a Quote" form on his Drupal Website. The idea was that the lead had to be entered into the CRM for someone to follow up on, so lets see if we can remove a step of data entry being done twice or errors in the entry by having the data passed to the CRM directly. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Services are the best and the most efficient approach for building & maintaining relationships with your customers, so find the perfect fit was essential.

Indevia’s new Drupal Website Redesign helps provide franchise business owners get more done!

Thu, 09/26/2013 - 10:33am -- gbm
Indevia Accounting's new Drupal Website Redesign

As a Franchise Business Owner do you have too much accounting paperwork or payroll reports?

Does your operation need an accounting firm that can work by your side? underwent a redesign & content focusing process that made Green Bird Media, a San Diego Web Design company, develop the perfect Website Solution to get Business Owners quickly connected to Indevia Accounting.

Harvard Square Library Website Redesigned For Today's Modern User!

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 9:57am -- gbm
Harvard Square Library Logo

The San Diego Web Design Firm, Green Bird Media worked hand-in-hand with Emily Mace, Director of Harvard Square Library, to design and develop a content management solution that was right for their organization. We came together to plan the content architecture, decide on the best CMS (content management system) for the job, and give the users of Harvard Square Library a great experience.

Green Bird Dev Team goes to DrupalCampLA 2013

Sun, 06/16/2013 - 3:01pm -- gbm
Chuck in his DrupalCampLA T-Shirt with his young son after camp.

We sent our Developer/Themer, Chuck Dowe, up to at the conference center of the University of California - Irvine last weekend for DrupalCampLA 2013. It was great to see the big turnout this year: 400+ people. Part of the reason Green Bird Media enjoys Drupal so much is community of people using Drupal. The community support is just getting better & better. It was a weekend of web development madness & networking.

A New Look for Flood Masters San Diego - another WordPress Development

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 1:21pm -- gbm
Flood Masters New Custom WordPress Website

To be an outstanding firm, it starts on the inside. Flood Masters staff is specifically selected for the quality of their skills, professionalism and personal integrity. We here at Green Bird Media, a San Diego Web Design Company, take that same approach and were delighted when Flood Masters selected us to rebuild and redesign their website into a Content Management System. - One more Non profit web design in Drupal by Green Bird Media

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:56pm -- gbm
San Diego chapter of INCOSE

Web Design for San Diego chapter of INCOSE:

INCOSE was in need of a fresh new look and an easy way to update their website.  Although the current site was functional, there were short comings. Being a tech savvy organization, they understood the need to implement a better Content Management System (CMS). When GBM was given the privilege to respond to a RFP, Green Bird Media strongly suggested using Drupal.

Refreshing your website?

Mon, 04/22/2013 - 2:01pm -- gbm
How to refresh your website

Many of our clients here at Green Bird Media - a Web Design San Diego company, have come to us with the issue of not being able to see the updates they have made to their own website. We have found that there could be several reasons for this and several easy ways to fix the issue. Sometimes it's as simple as pressing the refresh or reload button on the internet browser you are using to dumping your internet browsers cache. Don't know what that is?

Difference between site and self hosted WordPress site by A Non-Profit Drupal San Diego Company

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 2:51pm -- gbm
WordPress Design in San Diego by Green Bird Media vs.

Not many people know the difference between a WordPress site hosted on or a self hosted site. There are some articles you can find on the internet doing a google search to help you understand it better, and a few videos as well.

A brighter look for Refuge From The Storm's movie website!

Sun, 03/10/2013 - 12:15pm -- gbm
Refuge From The Storm Movie Website

Vista Films International came to us here at Green Bird Media, a premier San Diego Web Design Firm, needing to brighten up the look of their new movie "Refuge From The Storm" website. We gave the site a face lift with new brighter graphics as well as a new Word Press Blog page where they can share thier experiences after watching this award winning movie.

Auto Fraud Legal Center has a New Web Design!

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 11:51am -- gbm
Auto Fraud Legal Center

Auto Fraud Legal Center chose to go with Green Bird Media among 4 other companies to change up their old and outdated straight HTML website to something that is "NOW". They needed something that could grow with them. The choice was easily made that the Drupal content management system is the way to go for its ease of use and SEO friendliness. Rosner, Barry & Babbitt, LLP is the Auto Fraud Legal Center. For over 25 years they have fought for the rights of consumers who have been taken advantage of by auto dealers. - Drupal Website Designed To Help Small Business Owners!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 3:06pm -- gbm

As a Small Business Owner do you have bookkeeping troubles or payroll pains? Do you have an experienced attorney by your side? Are you maximizing all of your tax benefits? is a new Website Developed by Green Bird Media to provide Small Business Owners with the essential services needed to help them achieve their business goals!

Why Drupal?

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 3:07pm -- gbm
Green Bird Media specializes in Drupal!

1)    CMS:  Content Management System - Manage content yourself and eliminate a majority of web admin fees - You have the ability to assign user roles. Give different departments control over the content that pertains to them, give an Intern or Employee the ability to update and add content in certain areas on your website or just have one Web Admin that can do it all. It’s your choice!


The Anza-Borrego Foundation has a new Blog!

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 2:09pm -- gbm
Anza-Borrego Foundation

Anza-Borrego Foundation is the nonprofit cooperating association for Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Paige from ABF came to us here at Green Bird Media asking for a new blog so they could update the members and non-members alike about important information regarding their foundation, land and wildlife conservation, and up and coming events in and about the park. We built them an awesome new blog using Drupal Views that you can check out and get informed at !!

San Miguel Fire District goes from blah to BAM!

Mon, 08/13/2012 - 10:43am -- gbm
San Miguel Fire District Website

San Miguel Fire District wanted to provide it's citizens and customers with easy to access information about their Divisions and the services they provide. To make that happen San Miguel Fire District came to Green Bird Media, a premier San Diego Web Design Firm, to redesign their site from plain old fashioned HTML to a robust custom themed Drupal based CMS website. The design went from bland to BAM, an eye catching and informative website. You can see from the before and after examples below.

Business Web Design: Commercial Lease Advocates Web Design in San Diego

Tue, 04/10/2012 - 12:18pm -- gbm

Green Bird Media recently completed a new web design for Commercial Lease Advocates, a law firm specializing in lease negotiation for commercial properties. The client wants to use the website as a marketing tool and information base for potential clients. This particular clientele may or may not know that lease negotiation is a way to reduce their fixed costs. Commercial Lease Advocates looked to Green Bird Media to create a welcoming and informative website to spread the word about commercial lease negotiations.

Keep it local with the Best Website Development Company in San Diego, Green Bird Media!

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 12:26pm -- gbm
My Home Improvement Winnipeg

The people of My Home Improvement Winnipeg were looking for a custom solution to help local businesses in the home improvement industry offer their services online. Green Bird Media, a San Diego based web development and design firm came up with this custom solution using our skills in Drupal development and design. Visitors of the site can find local Winnipeg companies that do anything from air conditioning to windows and everything in between using the custom built search form and read about these companies on the custom profile pages within the site. same great taste, fresh new custom website design!

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 11:37am -- gbm

French American Culinary & Hotel Institute Inc is a San Diego based company promoting 'Mastering French Pastry' cooking courses. These wonderful series of books were created by the world famous French Chef Christian Forais partnered with Muriel Schiffmann.

Topics include mastering the art of classic and international pastry, high-tea and coffee cake confections, plus many more! Green Bird Media, a San Diego based web design company was awarded with the honor of creating this website.

Green Bird Media Launches Our 1st French Drupal Web Design

Thu, 01/19/2012 - 12:26pm -- gbm
Bois Loisirs Website

The people at Bois Loisirs had an exact idea on what they wanted in a website, and the people at Green Bird Media, a San Diego Web Design company - made it come to life with our skills in Drupal development and design implementation. We took their design ideas and made it tangible. This site is presented in the French language. Bois Loisirs has specialized for 20 years in manufacturing custom-made wood based building projects. They offer a wide range of high quality products & designs. - Our Latest Business Web Design in San Diego

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 9:43am -- gbm

Travel is fun, but travel planning is hard - NOT ANY MORE with our new launch of Anjali being a travel enthusiast had this idea of making travel planning easy, intuitive and informative to all travelers. Anjali Thulajpurkar contacted Green Bird Media after being referred to them by a previous client. Green Bird Media is a San Diego Web Design company known for its Drupal Website expertise at reasonable costs.

San Diego State University (SDSU) Library Website Design & Development

Thu, 12/15/2011 - 1:13pm -- gbm
SDSU Library

Keven Jefferey, Digital Technologies Librarian from San Diego State University (SDSU) contacted Green Bird media to revamp and turn the SDSU library website into an easily editable, crisp looking, and up to date with current market trends. A leader in Drupal CMS websites, Green Bird Media was the winner among other website designers from San Diego and other parts of California.

New Web Design for National Provider Compliance Corporation

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 1:16pm -- gbm
National Provider Compliance Corporation

National Provider Compliance Corporation came to San Diego Web Design firm Green Bird Media with a need to update the look of their website and make their site SEO Compliant using our Drupal Development services. National Provider Compliance Corporation (NPCC) is a private medical practice management training company that is committed to providing quality, relevant, and affordable continuing education to health care providers throughout the U.S. The principals of National Provider Compliance Corporation have been in the business of health care practice training since 1982.

Mobile Non-Profit Website Site Design puts Bayview on the move!

Thu, 09/15/2011 - 9:48am -- gbm
Bayview Hunters Foundation Mobile Website

Bayview Hunters Foundation had come to Green Bird Media to redesign their website, and with that redesign they also needed a mobile version. We used Drupal to build this non-profit organizations mobile site which you can see here: it incorporates all the important information and links that are needed. You can go to this site using any cell phone with web access, and it looks great on iPhones, Androids and other smart phones.

nanoComposix chose the San Diego Website Design Company, Green Bird Media and wins big!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 2:44pm -- gbm

nanoComposix is an early stage Research & Development company that came to Green Bird Media, a San Diego web design firm to update their web presence with a complete overhaul of their site. We moved their website content from a Joomla based website to a Drupal site and designed the look and feel. The new website design is easy to navigate, update and best of all it looks slick! Check out the before and after shots below and you will see what Green Bird Media web design in San Diego can do for your next project!

Another new look from San Diego Non-Profit Website Design Company, Green Bird Media.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 3:09pm -- gbm

St. Andrew’s Episcopal came to Green Bird Media a San Diego based Web Design company to make a new website design to replace an out dated look. St. Andrew’s was really looking for a clean and up to date design. Using a CMS based Drupal website makes it easy for anyone within the churches organization to update, be it news, a recap of a sermon given, add an event to the calendar and so much more. Visitors to the site can go to the Media Gallery and check out the Bulletins, Newsletter, Photo Galleries, Press & News, Sermons, Video Gallery.

The San Diego Website Design Company Green Bird Media has a new look!

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 3:39pm -- gbm

Green Bird Media decided to give the current site a little freshening up, or as I like to say some new feathers. Much went on behind the scenes to improve usability and performance, but the biggest change that you’ll notice is the look. Navigating around this Drupal based website is easy and user friendly.  Check out the before & after screen shots below.

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NEMAHR -- New Drupal web design by Green Bird Media..

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 10:57am -- gbm
NEHMAR Website Design

NEHMAR is a brand new company where the mission is to provide NMA Members with a centralized resource to address their needs for Health Information Technology (HEALTH IT) solutions. With a new company, they would need a new website. NEHMAR decided to use Green Bird Media (a San Diego Drupal Web Design Company) to create a robust web presence using our Drupal development and design services. They also gained the high possibility of saving a ton of time and money with how easy it is to keep their Drupal based website up to date! get a non profit web design with some “fresh paint”!

Thu, 07/28/2011 - 1:08pm -- gbm
Bayview Hunters Point Foundation

Bayview Hunters Point Foundation is a non profit human services agency serving southeast San Fransisco (CA). The Bayview organization has a mission to build a community that is empowered, clean, safe and healthy. With the help of Green Bird Media's non-profit web design experience, Bayview Hunters Point Foundation received some "fresh paint" to their website There is also a mobile version available at Drupal Web Design & Website Development goes live!

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 11:53am -- gbm
Jóias Marques Jewelery

Jóias Marques (pronounced joy-AHS MAR-kez) creates exotic gemstone jewelry handcrafted and combining simplicity with grandeur in their designs to reveal the stones genuine beauty.

Marcos envisioned sharing a piece of Brazilian culture with the rest of the world. His notion to combine his sister’s talents with his business background paved the way for the birth of JM.

GBM launches CombatRelief.Org for The Grant Humanitarian Foundation

Fri, 04/15/2011 - 3:17pm -- gbm

The Grant Humanitarian Foundation’s mission is to care for America’s military men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. To help further this noble cause, Green Bird Media created an online community enabling members of the military to receive support from other veterans and workers from The Foundation.

DrupalCon 2010: Keynote Videos and Commentary for Drupal Web Designers

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 1:56pm -- gbm

The Green Bird Media team recently returned from San Francisco, CA, where we took part in DrupalCon 2010, a meeting of the most brilliant and influential members of the Drupal community.

One of our favorite sessions were the keynote presentation, presented by Dries Buytaert who created and continues as the Drupal project lead.

Non Profit Web Design: Audio

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:24pm -- gbm

While creating a non profit web design, we find that the multimedia needs are growing while the budgets for additional staff and support is shrinking. We help deploy many 3rd-party plugins that work well with a new content management system.

SermonPlayer is a powerful online tool that easily allows audio and video content to be added to a website. These files can then be archived, downloaded in multiple formats and subscribed to. Keep your visitors returning to the website for fresh content with each sermon or special event. 

EPIBI Nursing Pads San Diego Drupal Theming & Business Web Design

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 10:58am -- gbm
EPIBI Nursing Pads

EPIBI Nursing Pads are skin-friendly and developed by a physician for nursing mothers. These antimicrobial pads are naturally contoured to wick away moisture and make life more comfortable during the stressful days of raising young children.

Dr. Hann came to Green Bird Media because she needed an easy way to manage her online store. She already had a store that wasn't easy to use or make changes to. Green Bird helped her seamlessly transition to a Drupal e-commerce website.

Most Web Advertising Companies Know About Constant Contact

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 3:08pm -- gbm
Constant Contact with Green Bird Media

Constant Contact is the easiest and most professional way to send a newsletter. At Green Bird Media, we don't think of ourselves as "web programmers." Sure, we develop and program websites. We love it, and it is a core component of our business.

But Green Bird Media is more than that. Green Bird Media is about helping people share all that is special about businesses and non-profit organizations with the world. There are many avenues to marketing to the world online, and one of those is sending an email newsletter.

Ubercart with a Drupal Website Creates An Easy Shopping Cart Solution

Mon, 02/07/2011 - 12:51pm -- gbm
UberCart with Drupal Creates a Shopping Cart Solution

Drupal, an open source CMS widely used in web development, has ways to easily enable the construction of all common aspects of a commercial web site, including one of the most important: online shopping. Any organization seeking to sell products and build an associated community via the web, enable paid access to premium content or paid file downloads among other commercial transactions, needs an eCommerce solution. Drupal and Ubercart together make an unbeatable combination for creating and maintaining a sustainable and easy shopping cart.

Is Drupal Gardens a Better Option for your Project?

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 4:07pm -- gbm

** Update (02/07/11): Chris Brookins, VP of Engineering and Product Management at Acquia sent a note with clarifications to our original article regarding Drupal Gardens' offerings. The most important point is that Drupal Gardens is still in beta, development is under way, and the information in this article isn't final. **

Drupal Gardens is a hosted, self-contained setup of the Drupal 7 content management system. It is an appropriately named walled garden, allowing non-technical people to easily build websites with powerful features.

Green Bird Media Drupal Developers Launch Dot Coms For Moms

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 9:51am -- gbm

Ever wish someone would go through the thousands of mom related websites to let you know what’s great and what’s not worth your time? Someone has! Dot Coms For Moms is the newest website from Drupal developers Green Bird Media dedicated to saving moms time and money online. From healthy Holidays to road tripping with the family in style, Dot Coms for Moms covers it all.

Green Bird Media’s new nonprofit Drupal website: Social Model Recovery

Mon, 12/13/2010 - 3:39pm -- gbm
Social Model Recovery Systems New Web Design

In the pursuit of wellness…

Since 1987, Social Model Recovery Systems has provided help and support for members of our community who need it most. Their new nonprofit Drupal website launched by San Diego web design firm Green Bird Media provides Social Model the tools they need to keep their community updated.

Featured prominently in the sidebar are the upcoming trainings and community events, an often updated tool that keeps employees and community members up to date.

Drupal Development Continues Surge in Government Use

Tue, 11/30/2010 - 5:05pm -- gbm

As new technologies gain acceptance, they become mainstream. Drupal’s been exhibiting this trend for some time as more corporate entities chose to launch or re-launch web sites using Drupal as their CMS. A CMS (content management system) enables users to store, create and use content on the web more efficiently and easily than HTML coding, and Drupal is the leading open source CMS.

Cophec launched by Drupal Development Company, Green Bird Media

Mon, 11/22/2010 - 4:19pm -- gbm

Cophec, Community Pharmacy Health Clinics, is the new website built in Drupal and launched from San Diego web design firm Green Bird Media. Cophec works with independent community pharmacies to help leverage their core values. Cophec also consults with independent community pharmacies to support their participation in the trend of pharmacy retail clinics.

Drupal is the Best SEO Platform

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:38pm -- gbm

Managers at all levels understand the importance of launching a web site that’s easy to navigate and relevant to users. They also appreciate the value of loading the site with fresh, meaningful, and interesting content. But most importantly, they see that all of that time will be wasted if desirable prospects and users don’t find the site. SEO seeks to make sites pop off the search engine results pages to users you most want to attract. Drupal, an open source content management system excels at enabling business owners and non-profits to create and maintain SEO-friendly web sites. 

How Drupal Views Can Help Create A Dream Web Site

Tue, 10/26/2010 - 10:16am -- gbm

Web developers code many functions and features into a web site to create a smooth flowing user experience. Among the most critical are queries, which present content to the user.

Queries might be used in a product catalog, a collection of images, a site map, search function or many other common web site features. Coding each query alone requires significant time, even for simple adjustments. This can dramatically increase the time and cost of making changes. However, Drupal offers tools which make the arduous task much easier: views.

New Drupal Web Design for San Diego Rowing Club

Wed, 10/06/2010 - 3:57pm -- gbm

While we at Green Bird Media weren't zooming across the cool waters of Mission Bay by our own power, our friends at the San Diego Rowing Club gave us quite an introduction to their fine pastime while developing their new website.

With their boathouse nestled along the Mission Bay shoreline, the SDRC needed a website to act as a community gathering place for the times their members can't be there.

Here are some features and examples of the ways San Diego Rowing Club members and non-members interact on their new Drupal website:

How Drupal Reduces Development Costs

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 1:12pm -- gbm

An effective web site occupies a key place in any organization’s marketing strategy and web presence. Managers can't ignore the power of the Internet when it comes to communicating with constituents and attracting new prospects or donors. Having budgeted for the initial design, hosting, and launch of the web site, that same careful manager needs to consider longer term maintenance costs and how to defray them to keep the web site current and meaningful. Drupal can help reduce these costs going forward.

Custom Drupal Development Community Meets in Copenhagen

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 10:50am -- gbm

Last month the Drupal development community converged on Copenhagen for three days of learning and sharing. The organizers provided users with various venues to present and comment on each other’s work: keynote sessions; presentations; panel discussions; birds of a feather groups; the core developer summit where users could share ideas directly with Drupal’s main contributors; and the coding lounge. Taken together, these sessions allow for a three day Drupal intensive.

Drupal Development Company, GBM's new Drupal web design: Bank Card SD

Fri, 09/10/2010 - 11:51am -- gbm

Our most recent successful Drupal web design, Bank Card SD launches as a unique looking, flexible, Drupal driven web destination. The four brightly colored boxes at the top distinguish each market segment of credit card processing machines. This allows Bank Card SD to target each individually, crafting a message unique to different groups.

DrupalCon Copenhagen Gears Up for 2010 Conference

Thu, 09/09/2010 - 1:07pm -- gbm and the developers who maintain the Drupal core take their open source roots very seriously, working hard to engage the user community in all aspects of development. While they communicate in many ways, nothing surpasses face to face communication and so they offer periodic conferences where global users can congregate and learn from each other. Later this month, one of the bigger conferences, DrupalCon, opens in Copenhagen.

San Diego Web Design Launch: RF Exposure Lab

Tue, 09/07/2010 - 3:28pm -- gbm

RF Exposure lab is a statewide leader in SAR testing and related services. What is SAR testing, and why is it so important? According to the experts at RF Exposure, it is "the unit of measurement for the amount of radio frequency (RF) absorbed by the body when using a wireless device." Sounds important now, doesn't it? We're the first in line to thank Tamara and Jay, who is a consultant for the FCC's standards body, for what they do.

Drupal 7 Web Design

Fri, 09/03/2010 - 2:21pm -- gbm

Drupal, an open source Content Management System, boasts an extremely active user community, which gathers periodically at conferences all over the world. Los Angeles recently hosted DrupalCamp and the global conference in Copenhagen opens in late August. More importantly, users contribute modules to add features and capabilities to the Drupal core. Because these modules are user driven, they appear on no set schedule. However, the Drupal community currently awaits the latest update to the Drupal core, Drupal 7, due in Beta any time.

Thunder SEO Drupal design by Green Bird Media

Tue, 08/03/2010 - 12:43pm -- gbm

During their recent visual refresh, our friends at Thunder SEO moved their content management system from WordPress to Drupal. They leverage Drupal to display more types of content to site visitors and provide versatility and power for their online storefront. Besides just blog posts, Thunder's Drupal web site includes Thunder Booms, a special section separating the team's favorite tips and articles every week. Their site also puts a special focus on individual members of the team.

How Drupal Can Help Your Non-Profit Generate Revenue

Tue, 07/20/2010 - 11:19am -- gbm

Diversifying revenue streams for any organization can ensure survival in a down economy. As a recession deepens and spending tails off, all players in the marketplace suffer. For a non-profit, these macro economic conditions can endanger management’s ability to support core functions and ultimately, perhaps even jeopardize the basic mission. A careful non-profit manager then needs to take steps to insulate the organization from such drastic results.


Comparing Website Types with Drupal

Mon, 07/12/2010 - 11:21am -- gbm

Webmasters design and build websites in a dizzying array of categories, featuring different page types and functions. But for purposes of comparison, we can group websites into a limited number of broad types: eCommerce, membership, corporate, non-profit or not-for-profit, for example. Websites belonging to the same category or type would share certain characteristics, or functional requirements.

Drupal Web Design, Viral Marketing Solutions for Non-Profits

Mon, 07/12/2010 - 9:13am -- gbm


How Drupal for Non Profits an Help to Create an Effective Viral Campaign.

Effective management of non-profits requires efficient use of resources. Where a private company buys services to achieve strategic or operational goals, non-profits can employ open source solutions to prevent draining critical dollars away from the core mission(s). Viral marketing plays a key role in executing against your communications strategy; a careful manager harnesses the power of the web and social networks.

Drupal Content Management System, Drupal Web Design

Wed, 06/30/2010 - 1:43pm -- gbm
CMS Capabilities

Content Management Systems Save Small Businesses Time and Money

The simple fact is that for a company to get ahead in the current business market, a website is a requirement. Considering Drupal web design is a great place to start. To be used to best effect, a website design must take into account a number of factors, including overall appearance, market branding, and the impact of search engine optimization (SEO).

Drupal Web Design, Drupal San Diego

Wed, 06/30/2010 - 1:26pm -- gbm

3 Unique Drupal Web Design Features

Drop-in website solutions like the Drupal Content Management System (CMS) make the Internet a piece of cake for small businesses and non-profits alike, since users can select the components of a website they want and tailor a web experience to best fit their clients' needs with ease. These days, other competing technologies like WordPress or Joomla offer similar capabilities, but Drupal website design software has three core features that make it stand out among the crowd.

How Drupal Web Design Can Enhance Your SEO Strategy

Tue, 06/22/2010 - 2:43pm -- gbm

As communication technology advances, certain realities remain unchanged. An organizational web site is still the primary communication vehicle between a non-profit and its stakeholders. However, as important as the site is, if your target audience can't find the website, then it can't fulfill its function. A robust SEO strategy can help your organization maintain your site's prominence and Drupal web design is instrumental in executing that strategy.


How to Use Drupal for Common Nonprofit Functions

Tue, 06/22/2010 - 2:40pm -- gbm

Non-profit organizations share several core functions: fundraising, volunteer recruitment and management, and operations and communication, among others. Failure in any of these areas will seriously jeopardize the non-profit's viability. Leaders in these organizations must devote significant resources to achieving these goals as efficiently as possible or they may put the central mission at risk.

Drupal web design can help.

GBM Launches Drupal Membership Site San Diego Human Resources Roundtable

Fri, 06/11/2010 - 2:22pm -- gbm

Looking to build an online community around your business, non-profit organization, church, or group? You'll need a Drupal membership directory, and look no further than San Diego Human Resources Roundtable for the latest directory in the ever expanding Drupal portfolio of Green Bird Media.

SDHR's directory web site matches employers with qualified employees. Users can search a resume database of thousands of job seekers' resumes. The site features social networking options which users use to interact with one another.

International Model United Nations Association Launches Drupal Web Site with Green Bird Media

Thu, 05/27/2010 - 3:20pm -- gbm

The International Model United Nations Association educates young people about global issues by hosting three Model United Nations simulations across the United States. IMUNA has teamed up with Green Bird Media to turn their web site into a platform that manages these complex projects efficiently and accurately.

IMUNA Chooses Green Bird Media to Launch New Drupal Developed Website

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 1:01pm -- gbm

International Model United Nations Association (IMUNA) Chooses Green Bird Media to Launch New Drupal Developed Website


Young global activists stay connected through IMUNA’s new website, recently unveiled by Green Bird Media, a company noted for their dedication to excellence in support of a good cause.


Drupal 6 Websites, Drupal Designers, SEO Friendly Web Design.

Fri, 05/14/2010 - 1:55pm -- gbm

Green Bird Media, 619*393*6680, is a leader in Drupal 6 websites . We have been designing and developing websites with the Drupal CMS for about four years and we have been in business since 2004.

Our Drupal designers develop nonprofit web design solutions, web design for churches, and logo design in San Diego for small business, nonprofits and churches.

Drupal is the Non Profit Organization's Web Design & Development Solution

Wed, 05/12/2010 - 10:59am -- gbm

Why Drupal is a Logical Web Design & Development Solution for Your Non Profit Organization

A non-profit organization's web site needs to do many things: attract attention to the organization and its mission; inform visitors of new developments; and apprise constituents of progress toward shared goals. But the site must avoid siphoning off critical resources from the pursuit of the core mission. Drupal web development can help achieve that very important and vital goal.

Drupal Website Process: Why You're Losing the Best Web Development Talent

Tue, 05/04/2010 - 10:07am -- gbm

Nationally, we spend 250 billion dollars on software development. Yet 83% of these projects are canceled, late and/or over-budget. --James P. Lewis, "Fundamentals of Project Management"

We receive RFPs (requests for proposals) on a weekly basis. The majority are awful, and the tragedy is that a poor RFP creates confusion, clutter and cost.

Obama Administration Releases Drupal Open Source Coding

Fri, 04/23/2010 - 3:32pm -- gbm

The Obama administration has held a long term plan, to present their online presence as more owner and user friendly, by switching to the Drupal content management system last year, and dropping their proprietary system, therefor increasing usability. Taking this plan a step further, the administration, on Wednesday, released some of its custom code "to be used, reviewed and modified by anyone."

Getting Ready for SandCAMP 2010

Thu, 01/07/2010 - 2:05pm -- gbm

Things are abuzz in the Green Bird offices as we are getting ready for SandCAMP 2010. We spent the beginning of the week working with some event organizers to get the website up and running. Now we are busy trying to get some good group rates on hotels and tweeting away to Southern California drupalers. We are also perfecting the presentation for Business Secrets: Workflow & Process.

Drupal – Bringing Web 2.0 to Your Business

Tue, 12/08/2009 - 12:48pm -- gbm

In today's world, businesses must have an internet presence to compete. And in a business environment where your competitor is simply a click away, your website has to be dynamic, attractive, and interactive. So how can your business guarantee that it looks better than the rest? Open source content management is a solution that Fortune 500 companies like Mattel, AT&T and Reuters have turned to.

GBM is excited to launch a new website design:

Thu, 12/03/2009 - 12:55pm -- gbm

These hip blankets deserve a hip website. Lullababes creates custom, handmade blankets for babies, children and adults. The blankets are bright, cheerful and soft and are a great gift for a shower or holiday.

The Lullababes website includes an online store, so visitors can order pre-made or custom blankets. We themed a Volusion cart to match the Drupal website, and now the Lullababes founder can add items to the store or blog and update the site herself.

Go to to see the website (& blankets) or view the before and after shots below.

A Recent Non Profit Website Launch: California Bipolar Foundation

Tue, 11/17/2009 - 11:38am -- gbm

We recently had the pleasure to work with the California Bipolar Foundation, a non profit organization dedicated to research, care & support services, and public education regarding Bipolar Disorder. Their previous website was doing little to help their cause, the new website is an information hub for donors, volunteers, staff members and the people & families affected by Bipolar Disorder.

10 Web Design Features That Work for Non-Profit Organizations

Tue, 10/27/2009 - 3:43pm -- gbm

1. Register users
We give you the ability to create an online community with your website. One of the greatest functions of our websites is the ability for users to go to the site, register, and become a member who can write blog posts or add their voice to forums. We can enable all kinds of content for registered users. People can create their own identity within your organization's community.

2. Forums


5 Ideas that Work for Non Profit Websites

Thu, 10/22/2009 - 4:30pm -- gbm

This list is by no means comprehensive, but here are 5 inspiring and useful elements for non profit web design:

1. | Call to action with action counter has a beautiful website, but look at this brilliant call to action on the right sidebar. Not only are you able to see the petitions, but there is a counter to tell how many people have signed a particular petition. Nothing like a little peer motivation to get someone to sign up.

San Diego Web Design – We’re Expecting!

Thu, 10/15/2009 - 11:25am -- gbm
Natural Baby Pros Website

In a sense, you might say that we’re always expecting at Green Bird Media. We keep pretty busy here, delivering user-friendly, transformative web design to companies from San Diego to Kalamazoo. And we do like to talk about our new arrivals in and around San Diego – how they’re improving communities, stimulating growth in tough times, and just plain raising the bar.

That counts for something, right?

Website Launch for Actor Michael Apuzzo

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 11:07am -- gbm
Michael Apuzzo Website

We recently launched a website for actor & dancer Michael Apuzzo. The site contains videos of his acting experience as well as a photo gallery with headshots & action shots, a bio, resume, and a schedule of his upcoming events. Michael was in desperate need of a CMS for his website. He is now able to keep his resume up to date without calling on a web designer to update the html files.

SCORE San Diego - Web Design - SEO - Hiring a Web Designer

Tue, 09/22/2009 - 3:34pm -- gbm

Susan Rust, Managing Director of Green Bird Media, is a counselor and regular speaker for SCORE San Diego. SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business", is America's premier source of free small business advice for entrepreneurs. SCORE is a volunteer, non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the success of small business.

10 Reasons Why Drupal is the Way To Go For SEO

Thu, 09/10/2009 - 3:16pm -- gbm

1. Clean mark-up and standards compliant

This feature alone should be reason enough to use Drupal, it's not only great best practice in general, but search engines can easily crawl sites with clean mark-up. There are web standards for a reason, and search engineers are no strangers to these standards, websites that are compliant are more likely to stand the test of time and be looked upon favorably by crawlers.

New Web Design Toys: Drupal Flag Module

Tue, 08/18/2009 - 2:43pm -- gbm

After DrupalCampLA we became very excited about the Drupal Flag Module. It can work as a bookmarking tool within a site, visible to just a single user, or to everyone. It's beauty is in it's flexibility. It also integrates well with Views, making it easy to create lists of the most flagged content. We found this could be useful in a couple of common website situations:

Green Bird Team goes to DrupalCampLA

Fri, 08/14/2009 - 3:01pm -- gbm

We took the team up to Irvine last weekend for DrupalCampLA 2009. It was great to see the big turnout this year: about 400 people. Part of the reason we love Drupal so much is the documentation provided by the community, and with more people using Drupal, the community support is just going to get better. Acquia provided great statistics that Drupal is now outperforming Joomla significantly with 400,000 Drupal websites to Joomla's 75,000. More exciting is that companies are now using Drupal for their enterprise solutions.

Business Web Design: GBM Launches Well-Branded Mosquito Genie™ Web Design

Fri, 07/10/2009 - 3:46pm -- gbm

Green Bird Media was contacted by Mosquito Genie™ inventor Tom Fleming, to create a business web design with e-commerce functionality. The Mosquito Genie™ is a new product, so we started from scratch working closely with Tom to create logo, brand, packaging and a content management system for their new business web design that functions even before production as a source of information and blogging and post-production as a place to purchase the Mosquito Genie™ which is an eco-friendly, mosquito-eliminating outdoor lantern.

New Business Web Design: San Diego SEO Company - Thunder Internet Marketing

Wed, 07/01/2009 - 1:04pm -- gbm

GBM launched a new website for San Diego's Thunder Internet Marketing utilizing Wordpress. We are avid users of Drupal, but for some web design projects Wordpress is a more appropriate choice. Thunder started a new site: to match their branding on Twitter and Facebook. will be used both as a marketing tool and a blogging platform for SEO industry and social media related blog posts.

Episcopal Church Web Design: St. Bartholomew Gets Online Renovation

Fri, 06/26/2009 - 2:29pm -- gbm

 St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church came to us seeking a warm, friendly church web design with a simple back-end that they could easily update themselves. We came up with a bright and cheery solution on the content management system, Drupal 6. St. Bart's likes to keep their website up-to-date with events, current church projects and church news.

Gravity Summit: Social Media for Business Websites, Part 2

Tue, 06/23/2009 - 9:52am -- gbm

Finding Your Audience

Companies used to be able to find their audience with a look at their customer base, maybe peeking at the competition and folks could figure out their customer demographics: male, 40-50, likes sports, watches sports 5.5 hours a week.

That's dead now. That same audience now is just as likely to be on rather than CBS, satellite tv rather than NBC, and using DV-R to scoot past commercials. Never mind cable, YouTube, and iphone. Then there's blogging, Facebook, LinkedIn, and of course Twitter

Business Web Design - News Aggregation Web Design for Mexican Business News

Wed, 06/10/2009 - 3:31pm -- gbm

The recent launch of brought the designers and developers at Green Bird Media into new territory. It is the first site of its kind to come out of our studio. MexBizNews is an aggregated news site for Mexican business news. The publisher, Diane Lindquist writes articles for the site, and pulls in content from other news sources. Once the relevant content is pulled in, it is automatically categorized and tagged based on keywords in the article.

What is the Strength of Your Home Page?

Mon, 06/01/2009 - 2:47pm -- gbm
Home Page for Website built by Green Bird Media

The homepage of your site is an important part of a new web design. Your homepage often contains different material than the interior pages. We like to think of it as a roadmap that guides the visitor to action.

For those who have the budget, A/B testing is when two home pages are designed and then rotated for effectiveness. Especially for those trying to create a specific action: sales, participation, donation, etc., this can be very effective.

So some questions that you may find helpful to consider, does the homepage:

Business Web Design: GBM Launches

Wed, 05/27/2009 - 2:30pm -- gbm

Green Bird Media recently launched a new website for Commercial Lease Advocates, a law firm specializing in lease negotiation for commercial properties. The client wants to use the website as a marketing tool and information base for potential clients. This particular clientele may or may not know that lease negotiation is a way to reduce their fixed costs. Commercial Lease Advocates looked to Green Bird Media to create a welcoming and informative website to spread the word about commercial lease negotiations.

Business Website: Eco G Painters Web Design Case Study

Mon, 03/09/2009 - 4:21pm -- gbm


Create a website for Eco G Painters, eco-friendly painting contractors. The goal is to use to the website to generate new clients, so the website needs to rank well on Google.


A bright and friendly website with photographs of interior and exterior paint jobs, and a blog to help increase google rankings and site traffic.
Elements in the solution for Eco G Painters include:

Websites that Rank

Mon, 03/09/2009 - 12:07pm -- gbm

While we don't implement a full SEO program, we do incredible website optimization which makes our sites very search engine friendly. This on-page optimization includes the following items to enhance your website for future search engine marketing. Up to 25 pages will be titled and tagged for your keywords and additionally other features upgraded on your website architecturally:

Non Profit Web Design: Dorcas House Gets Interactivity with New Web Design

Fri, 03/06/2009 - 4:22pm -- gbm


GBM was hired to create a web solution to promote and fundraise for Dorcas House, a non profit foster care center for children with incarcerated parents.


A search-engine friendly website launch, including donation buttons and a plethora of information and media to spread awareness of Dorcas House. Also included in the solution:

Business Website: New Webdesign for Family Kayak Adventure Center Launches

Fri, 02/27/2009 - 5:18pm -- gbm

Green Bird Media (GBM) recently designed and developed a new business website for Family Kayak Adventure Center in San Diego, CA. The previous website was all html, and the owner had to manually update the site and upload a page each time changes were made. The move to a Content Management System (CMS) was a great choice for Family Kayak because the owner can edit content, add events to the calendar and post on the company blog all from one user interface.

Green Bird Media Launches Web Design for Electronics Store in L.A.

Fri, 02/20/2009 - 11:03am -- gbm

Green Bird Media has recently launched a revamped website for a big-screen T.V. retailer in Los Angeles. This Drupal site provides a wishlist feature through Pinnacle Cart. Users can browse the store’s stock and create an online wishlist to print and take to the store, or to email to friends and family. The website includes other interesting features such as customized Google maps and an online employment application form.

Successfully Marketing a Small Business in a Down Economy

Tue, 12/16/2008 - 2:29pm -- gbm

Frozen in Time
Several times a year I do a SCORE workshop on website design, branding and internet marketing which makes for a busy and information-filled six hours. In previous years, the workshops had 30-40 registrants and sometimes standing-room-only. Last week, the seminar drew 9 people. Setting aside Christmas holiday madness, that is still a weak showing by anyone's yardstick.

Business Website: New Web Design Launch for Home and Office Makeovers

Fri, 11/21/2008 - 2:41pm -- gbm

Green Bird Media has launched another business website this week: for our client Kathleen Lilleeng.

This small but efficient website features a clean design for Kathleen Lilleeng, a local interior designer. includes a web gallery of Kathleen’s work, and many photographs displaying her style throughout the site. Kathleen specializes in recreating space using furniture that you already have, and she stresses the point of making your home peaceful and relaxing.

Branding for a Non-Profit

Thu, 09/18/2008 - 9:34pm -- gbm

We work with many non profit organizations when they are ready for a new website. Usually their lack of technology is frustrating their membership and overwhelming the volunteer board members who feel they are communicating with stone tablets and smoke signals. As we begin work and start to flesh out the scope of the project, we often come to an area they had overlooked: Branding themselves.

Why a Church or Non-Profit Should Blog

Thu, 09/11/2008 - 12:19pm -- gbm

The older you are, the less familiar a blog is. It's part too-much technology and part humility (what on earth do I have to say and why would anyone read it?) and there seems to be no direct purpose to blogging. While it's true that blogs can be self-referential and self-aggrandizing, the underlying reason for a church or non profit to blog regularly is to post content to your website that is useful and relevant to your audience or industry.


Wed, 06/18/2008 - 11:04am -- gbm

What is CSS?

CSS is a great addition to the web designer's toolbag. CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. CSS is a system of rules that directly effect the display properties of your web pages such as colors, fonts, and layouts on your web browser. CSS style blocks are also commonly referred to as rules. These rules can be embedded into an individual HTML page or placed in an external file that will control many pages on your website. Thus changing a property in one place in the linked style sheet will immediately make that change on every web page that is linked to it.