Wall-to-Wall Studios Designs and Develops Website for Heritage Valley Health System

April 21, 2014


Wall-to-Wall Studios designed & developed the website for Heritage Valley Health System, a $450 million integrated delivery network providing comprehensive health care for residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties, in Pennsylvania; eastern Ohio; and the panhandle of West Virginia. Heritage Valley offers a broad range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services at its two hospitals, Heritage Valley Sewickley and Heritage Valley Beaver; in 72 physician offices; and 14 community satellite facilities.


The website was developed using the W|W RCMS, Wall-to-Wall Studios' custom ruby on rails content management system, and integrated the use of Responsive Design to optimize the user experience for desktop/laptop, mobile devices and iPad/tablet. The Responsive Design website approach responds to the user’s behavior and environment based on screen size, platform and orientation by using a mix of flexible grids and layouts, images and an intelligent use of CSS media queries. As the user switches from their laptop to iPad, the website automatically switches to accommodate for resolution, image size and scripting abilities. Other project notes include:


- The previous website was nearly 8 years old and contained 300+ static pages that were managed & updated with Dreamweaver by one individual.


- The user-centric approach was developed by W|W using personas, user journeys and extensive competitive research ensuring that the website gets the right information to the right audience.


- The new website leverages taxonomy and tagging to create powerful relationships between doctors (and medical groups), locations and their services.


- The tagging system for news posts enable specific news stories to publish throughout the site's "related news" section.


- The Patient Activity Monitor, a 3rd party API that was integrated into the new site, uses html5 localstorage to save the user's preferences on their machine to avoid the server having to save anything.


- W|W utilized the Modernizr plugin to gracefully load-in technologies where possible and create fallbacks for older browsers.


- The web application automatically checks to determine if the site is viewed on a retina device, such that it can deliver higher quality icons throughout the site.


- Interactions are written/coded to work elegantly with a mouse as well as on a touch device (while other web applications use a different navigation for tablets).


- The web application environments are self-contained and managed by Puppet, Vagrant and Capistrano.


- The site search is powered by the open source search server Sphinx, which is a feature rich, full-text search engine. 


View the Heritage Valley website.

View the Heritage Valley website case study. 

Wall-to-Wall Studios Designs Integrated Branding & Website for Hale Makua Health Services

April 10, 2014


Wall-to-Wall Studios designed the integrated branding, including identity/logo and website for Hale Makua Health Services, a Maui based non-profit that improves the well-being of those in its care through compassionate personalized health services. Hale Makua's programs include skilled nursing care in two nursing homes, a rehabilitation center, home healthcare, adult day health and an adult residential care home. The responsively designed Hale Makua website is powered by RCMS, a ruby on rails content management system.

View the Hale Makua Health Services case study. 

Wall-to-Wall Studios Wins 2 Judges Choice and 2 Design Excellence at 2014 AIGA PGH356

April 4, 2014


Wall-to-Wall Studios was recently honored with multiple awards at the 2014 PGH365, AIGA Pittsburgh's Annual Design Competition and Exhibition. W|W won Judges Choice for the Dance Council integrated branding campaign, Judges Choice for the LaunchPgh.com website, Design Excellence for the Pittsburgh International Festival of the Firsts integrated branding campaign and Design Excellence for the Rubber Duck integrated marketing campaign. Read the PGH365 event recap provided by AIGA Pittsburgh.


The other selected works from Wall-to-Wall Studios in PGH365 included:


- Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama (Centennial branding campaign)

- FreshGrass Music Festival (website)

- James Gallery (website)
- Grable Foundation (website)

- NetServe365 (website)

- URA (book / publication)
- Wall-to-Wall Studios (occassional cards)

- Waynesburg University (integrated recruitment print campaign)

Wall-to-Wall Studios Designs & Develops Website for Pacific Islanders in Communications

April 3, 2014


Wall-to-Wall Studios designed & developed the website for Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC), a national non-profit media arts organization. PIC exists to support, advance, and develop Pacific Island media content and talent that results in a deeper understanding of Pacific Island history, culture, and contemporary challenges. The responsively designed website is powered by the W|W RCMS, a Ruby on Rails content management system with a custom portfolio module that showcases featured projects.  

View the Pacific Islanders in Communications case study.


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