Vernal is about crafting beautiful web sites and campaigns that help make our world a better place. Our design philosophy is that web-based projects should be accessible, simple, and above all, elegant.
For the time being we are a cobbler with worn out shoes. We’ll work on fleshing out our own site when the time comes. In the meantime you should check out our work. It speaks for itself. If you like what we do get in touch to see how we can change the world together.
A WordPress 3.0 site featuring user-submitted video testimonies of everyday immigrants. Give it a try. You can even record one with your webcam directly in your browser.
Just launched as a cross-promotion with Free Range Graphics, this flash/wordpress mashup provides inspiration and plenty of cool technology.
Good syrup from some great folks. This is another simple one-page WordPress site.. modeled after the previous for Cleary Family Farm.
Ah, finally something close to home. So close, in fact, I can see it from my window! This was a quick exercise in using WordPress as a CMS for a one-pager website. It worked wonderfully.
Another collaboration with Free Range Studios. The heavy lifting is done by WordPress. I really love it as a CMS.
Another large WordPress managed site featuring plenty of fanciness. As and organization Earthfire is doing very interesting work in offering profound interactions between people and wild animals.
A beautiful and truly fun project done in tandem with Free Range Studios. WordPress, of course. The site features geographic event management (by the amazing Dylan Kuhn), inline ajax-based content management, and user-contributed content.
A broad initiative to enhance and protect wildlife corridors and landscape connectivity in North America. Created in WordPress.
An interesting example of using WordPress as a content management system. This collaboration between Vernal and Free Range Studios features highly advanced mapping and dead simple content management.
Design by Free Range Studios and WordPress programming by Vernal. A great project for some wonderful people.
Wacky design meets high functionality. Check out this WordPress marvel.
A small WordPress powered site for our friends at Beacon Press. Features some interesting gallery functionality.
A quick one-pager for a good friend.
Another joint project with Floatleft. Design by Vernal.
Long-standing client RSF Social Finance returned for a WordPress and jquery powered interactive map to feature how they are making an impact. The project is a fun blend of mapping, content management, user interaction, and information design.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts approached us to create an online journaling application for their patrons. We built a WordPress application with a front-end editing interface for patrons to blog about and discuss arts activities. The site features facebook integration and a very fun mobile experience.
A collaboration between WRI, the Gates Foundation, and Landesa. This WordPress powered site serves as a clearinghouse for lessons, maps, and documents relating to land rights issues in Africa. Design by Freerange.
The Summit Fund and Foundation needed an extremely easy WordPress backend to manage content. We partnered with Freerange for a design and coded up brother and sister sites for each organization. Features an entirely front-end editing and creation content management solution.
A WordPress backend for another solid Freerange design. The largest technical feat was the development of a datatables-powered document manager for instantly searching through their enormous library. There is also some pretty nice mapping involved.
This was a wonderful WordPress project for the very nice folks at Global Citizen Year. We got the chance to play with some really fun technology and interactive design. The site also features an exclusively front-end publishing system for their student fellows complete with editorial workflow.
A buddypress powered social network dedicated to legal empowerment on a global scale.
An updated version of Fair Trade Towns that is more focused on educational institutions. Designed in collaboration with Freerange.
A WordPress based question and answer community site for iraqi refugees settling in the US.
A WordPress powered community site promoting fair trade products in US cities. The site includes a user system that requires towns complete a series of five steps (with badges) to become a Fair Trade Town. Design by Freerange.