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  • LightningCMS Update - Hidden, disabled, and linked pages

    Good news! A commonly requested update has now been rolled into LightningCMS; hidden, disabled, and linked pages no longer count towards your page limit. Often times a client would request a link in their site navigation to an external website or they wanted a parent category link that was not clickable.

  • Abbeville Chamber of Commerce - Website Development

    Previously hosted on a Joomla! content management system, the Chamber was having a hard time keeping the site up to date.  LightningHammer designed and created a new site that would match the new branding for the City of Abbeville's new website. Along with an easy to use LightningCMS setup, the site is integrated with a ChamberMaster software solution.

  • Abbeville, South Carolina - Website Development

    The City of Abbeville had been living with the limitations of their state hosted website for a while and they were ready for an update. They enlisted us to create a custom website design for them as well as provide a CMS (Content Management System) so they could keep the site updated and fresh.  The new fresh website the City has now is super user-friendly, beautiful easy-buttons, access to permits, an event calendar and so much more. Check it out and tell your friends!

  • Carolina Pride launches new website

    Carolina Pride, a popular name in the food industry, has decided to use LightningHammer as their website provider. Customers can browse the many products offered by Carolina Pride including nutrition information and meal tips. Plan your next meal with Carolina Pride!

  • Governor's School for the Arts site launched

    LightningHammer was selected by The Governor's School for the Arts Foundation to design and develop a new website. The foundation works in collaboration with the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities to create extraordinary experiences for students, teachers, donors and the state-wide community. We enlisted the talents of artist Allison Reich to create the new design, while the site is powered by LightningCMS.  Click here to visit the site.

  • Four new websites launched

    We've been working like busy little bees around here the past few months. So busy we haven't had a chance you fill you in on what we've been up to. Over the past few months we have launched four new websites (and we have a couple more that are almost ready).

  • Introducing the Freedom Weekend Check-In Challenge

    Go out to Freedom Weekend Aloft over Memorial Day Weekend and you could win a FREE Xbox 360, Flip MinoHD, or iPod Shuffle. We've come up with the Freedom Weekend Check-In Challenge. When you "check in" to Freedom Weekend Aloft on Gowalla you'll be entered to win one of our great prizes. 

    Want to learn more? Click here to see the details.

  • Congratulations to Keith Storm on becoming an Appcelerator TCAD

    Congratulations to Keith Storm, our Lead Developer, on becoming an Appcelerator Titanium Certified App Developer (TCAD). Keith is now certified to create mobile apps using the Appcelerator Titanium platform for iOS and Android. We already have a couple of mobile apps showcased in our portfolio, but expect many more to come.

    Do you have a mobile strategy? Contact us today to find out how we can help.

  • Come check in with us on Gowalla, and grab our custom stamp.

    At LightningHammer, we're big fans of the location based service Gowalla. So when we heard some more custom stamps were up for grabs, we jumped on the opportunity to snag one for ourselves.

    The next time you're in the downtown Greenville area, feel free to add our stamp to your Gowalla passport. Not using Gowalla yet? It's FREE and it's a blast. Give it a try and let us know how you like it.

  • Cool and Easy Sketch/Cut-out Effect in Photoshop

    Sometimes I need to make some icons that have a unique look to them, but I am required to use some source photography to create it.  For this project, I needed something that looked like a pen sketch, but had a nice "sticker-like" quality to it.  I came up with a really simple and easy way to process each photo quickly to create the icons. First, our source image: It could be anything, but luckily this had a white background so I won't have to do a lot to actually cut it out. Next, you...

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