old TS3D website

Touchstone 3D – websites

Project recap

Client

Touchstone 3D Services

Date

2010-2015

Summary

Multiple websites, first created with design tools such as Adobe Dreamweaver and Apple iWeb, later evolved to WordPress. Promoting the company’s product innovation & prototyping services, Touchstone3D continues to contract with Convinsys for all web based projects.

Skills

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Project details

Background

Touchstone 3D (TS3D) is a product development & commercialization company located in Cary, North Carolina.

Problem

Need to promote a portfolio of services and prototyping capabilities.

Solution

Created multiple early generation websites using HTML/CSS/JS. Eventually moved website to WordPress, included blog posts promoting TS3D projects.

Tools & resources

Apple iWeb, Adobe Dreamweaver, Chrome Developer Tools, custom code (PHP/JS/HTML, CSS), WordPress, Thesis themeiThemes Builder theme.

Discussion

The first websites served their purpose, allowing visitors to learn about Touchstone 3D.

Shifting TS3D to WordPress had many advantages. One was an easier ability to tell stories about interesting projects & clients.

One of the stories I wrote for TS3D in the Spring of 2012 was about a large 3D model built to raise funds for the proposed Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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To get the background for the story, I interviewed Allen Moore, owner of TS3D, in person at his shop. I also interviewed the model builder, Ruben (Alex) Coplo, over Skype.

The final story was not carried over to TS3D's current website, but below is the copy I wrote (minus quite a few photos) for the story.