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  • Amtrak California

    The AmtrakCalifornia.com website provides information about train and bus travel in California, showcasing popular destinations, station locations, schedules and more. Blue River created the user experience, and implemented the site using Mura CMS. Blue River provides ongoing support for the site, including an upcoming mobile version. 

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    Amtrak California

  • Miyamoto International

    Miyamoto Engineering came to us with a problem: their new site had been in production for over a year, and yet was nowhere near ready to launch. We worked closely with their new marketing team, and in less than six weeks, designed, developed and launched an entirely new site showcasing their incredible work and expert services. 

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    Miyamoto International

  • Sutter Health - My Life Stages

    Sutter Health's My Life Stages website provides women and their families with tools to maintain active and healthy lifestyles. Blue River's strategic consulting, information architecture, graphic design and template development services led to a highly attractive and successful project outcome.

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    Sutter Health - My Life Stages

  • California Restaurant Association

    The California Restaurant Association is one of California's largest and oldest associations, with over 20,000 members. Blue River launched the new version of www.calrest.org in May 2012. The site features a modern esthetic, cutting edge user interface tools as well as integration with their AMS systems. The site is powered by Mura CMS.

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    California Restaurant Association

  • CANP

    Blue River has recently launched the redesigned and redeveloped web site for the California Association for Nurse Practitioners. The project leverages Mura CMS and provides integration with Clear Vantage Association Management System.

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    CANP

  • SYNTHEON, Inc.

    SYNTHEON Inc. designs and builds advanced, high-efficiency products and services for the building and construction industry worldwide. Blue River created an intuitive, professional website that clearly reflects SYNTHEON as an innovative leader in the building industry.

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    SYNTHEON, Inc.

  • Alta Bates Medical Group

    Blue River designed, developed and launched this site for Alta Bates Medical Group. Our Mura CMS provides an easy to use interface for website updates, and we developed several custom features for ABMG, including a "Find a Doctor" feature, secure login-based Physician's Extranet, and much more. 

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    Alta Bates Medical Group

  • Contra Costa Health Services

    Blue River provided the Contra Costa Health Services web team with a full redesign of their intranet site. We performed a wide range of user research, and from these findings, created a user-centered web experience, with a focus on usability and clear navigation structures. 

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    Contra Costa Health Services

  • Renton Coil Spring

    Renton Coil Spring makes high-performance titanium springs and other parts for the Aerospace and High-Performance industries. This was our first website design project (way back in 2004), and still holds up today as a great example of the power of design to position a company and showcase their products.  

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    Renton Coil Spring

  • Lifekind

    Lifekind is a manufacturer of organic sleep and personal care products in California. Blue River provided information architecture and graphic design services to redesign the Lifekind web presence to accurately reflect their brand attributes and product quality on their new eCommerce web site.

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    Lifekind

  • Regional Council of Rural Counties

    The Regional Council of Rural Counties is a 30 county strong member sevice organization that champions policies on behalf of California's rural communities. Blue River redesigned and developed RCRCnet.org (using Mura CMS, of course) to provide both informative content and interactive areas that allows site members to take action on issues that are important to their communities. 

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    Regional Council of Rural Counties

  • Mura CMS. Open Source Software for a new era.

    We developed Mura CMS to meet the needs of Enterprise and Small Business alike. It's powerful, it's easy to use, and it's free. What's not to love? 

    Latest News

    Mar 28, 2014
    Blue River to acquire Mod Media

    Mar 28, 2014

    Blue River to acquire Mod Media

    March 25, 2014 – Blue River Interactive Group Inc. announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire Mod Media of Portland, Ore.

    Mod Media is a full-service website and development agency with extensive experience and a portfolio of successful projects for clients like Microsoft and Lightspeed Technologies.

    “We’ve worked with Mod Media’s team on several projects and have always been impressed by their top-quality work, as well as their depth of Mura CMS knowledge and expertise,” said Blue River partner Malcolm O’Keeffe. “Bringing the Mod Media team onboard will add some great depth to our capabilities and will also give us a new base of operations in the Pacific Northwest.”

    “For years, we have trusted Mura CMS for our clients’ websites and Web applications,” said Ronnie Duke, owner of Mod Media. “Our decision to join Blue River stems from our confidence in their content management system. Mura is fast, flexible and full of easy-to-use features.”

     

    Feb 1, 2014
    ScientificAmerican.com launches with Mura CMS and Blue River support

    Feb 1, 2014

    ScientificAmerican.com launches with Mura CMS and Blue River support

    Blue River is proud to announce the launch of the new ScientificAmerican.com website, powered by Mura CMS and developed by Scientific American with support from Blue River's professional services team. 

    The new Scientific American website contains every article printed by the magazine (over 160,000!), dating all the way back to the inaugural edition in 1845. In addition to the extensive print archive, the new ScientificAmerican.com website contains extensive video, audio and other rich media content, all published via Mura CMS. 

    Where timelines for many large-scale CMS projects are on the order of two years, Scientific American had only six months to migrate all their existing content into Mura CMS, develop customizations and integrations with external systems, and launch the site.  Throughout the process, Blue River's professional services group worked with Scientific American's web development team to meet their aggressive timeline: Blue River helped develop Mura CMS templates, plug-ins and Mura CMS customizations for the new site.

    These customizations facilitated Scientific American's unique needs for article and issue creation, streamlined the workflows for adding print magazine content into the CMS, creating slide shows, and producing HTML content newsletters while providing the consolidated CMS platform and content repository behind Scientific American's newly combined content and e-commerce sites. Both teams focused on not only meeting the immediate goals, but to ensure that the Mura CMS-based architecture could meet long-term goals as well.

    With past vendors it's always been, "How can we make your business fit into our product?" And with Blue River, it's been, "How can we make Mura CMS work for your business?"

    - Angela Cesaro, Senior Digital Product Manager, Scientific American

    Jun 17, 2013
    CSX launches new site on Mura CMS, developed by Blue River

    Jun 17, 2013

    CSX launches new site on Mura CMS, developed by Blue River

    Blue River is proud to anounce the launch of the new CSX 2012 Corporate Social Responsibility Website, powered by Mura CMS. CSX, a Fortune 500 company that is a leading supplier of rail-based freight transportation in North America, uses Mura CMS to develop and publish many of their websites, including their main website - CSX.com. 

    CSX's advertising agency, Mullen, developed the site's user experience, and turned to Blue River's professional services team to develop the site. Blue River implemented the site in Mura CMS, providing CSX with a fully-responsive layout that reacts and optimizes the site experience to users across a wide range of devices - from desktops to tablets to mobile, each user sees the site in the manner most useful to their needs. 

    In addition to development of the site's templates and CMS implementation, Blue River also provided Mura CMS search engine enhancements, extensive Quality Assurance assistance, IT support for server setup and migration, and much more.  

     

    Apr 17, 2013
    California Transit Association site launches on Mura CMS - developed by Blue River

    Apr 17, 2013

    California Transit Association site launches on Mura CMS - developed by Blue River

    Blue River developed the new California Transit Association site (www.caltransit.org) for Shaw / Yoder / Antwih, a Sacramento-based legislative advocacy, association management and consulting firm. The project included site design by Traina Design, as part of an overall brand development project for California Transit Association. 

    The new site is powered by Mura CMS, and includes custom integration performed by Blue River with California Transit Association's Clear Vantage membership management system for seamless website and member-based functionality. 

     

     

    Apr 5, 2013
    Zweifel Chips website developed by Blue River

    Apr 5, 2013

    Zweifel Chips website developed by Blue River


    Blue River collaborated with COBOLT NetServices of Zurich to launch the new Zweifel Chips project - a multi-lingual website with integrated contest/sweepstakes appliction. 

    COBOLT NetServices provided the site concept (site design and structure), and Blue River converted the design to a working multi-lingual website running on Mura CMS. Blue River also developed a promotions application (as a Mura CMS plugin) that allows users to check and claim prizes, on both desktop and mobile systems. The website promotions application is also integrated with a third-party telephone and SMS system.
     

    Feb 14, 2013
    World Learning converts from Red Dot CMS to Mura CMS with help of Blue River professional services

    Feb 14, 2013

    World Learning converts from Red Dot CMS to Mura CMS with help of Blue River professional services

    World Learning, a international nonprofit organization focused on international development, education, and exchange programs, converted their site to Mura CMS (from RedDot CMS) with the assistance of Blue River's professional services team. 

    The World Learning project included the conversion of multiple sites, encompassing thousands of page and extensive application functionality. The Blue River team collaborated closely with the World Learning web team to migrate content, develop new website templates, and integrate exsiting applications into Mura CMS. 

    The Mura CMS-based platform provides World Learning with a greatly improved user experience for its many content contributors, significantly better performance, and a unified foundation for continued site development and growth. 
     

    Feb 4, 2013
    Blue River develops new Mura CMS site for AGC of Massachusetts

    Feb 4, 2013

    Blue River develops new Mura CMS site for AGC of Massachusetts


    AGC of Massachusetts launches new site on Mura CMS. AGC of Massachusetts is a professional construction association founded in 1935, and is a chapter of the national association, Associated General Contractors of America.  

    Blue River developed the site's templates (the site's theme was a design purchased from ThemeForest), and created a custom mobile theme using jQuery Mobile.

    Blue River also assisted with integration of legacy application functionality into Mura CMS, providing custom reporting and membership management functionality for AGC staff members. 

    Sep 12, 2012
    Go Girl Energy Drinks Web Site Now Runs on Mura CMS

    Sep 12, 2012

    Go Girl Energy Drinks Web Site Now Runs on Mura CMS

    Blue River recently converted the Go Girl Energy Drink web site www.gogirlenergy.com from their proprietary CMS to Mura CMS. This conversion provides our client with more flexibility and power to maintain their web site as well as a platform to expand upon in the near future. We are happy to have Go Girl Energy Drinks and the Nor-Cal Beverage Co., Inc. as part of our roster.

    May 23, 2012
    Blue River to Become Investor in Railo Company

    May 23, 2012

    Blue River to Become Investor in Railo Company

    Blue River Interactive Group are proud to announce that we will be an investor in the new Railo Company. Railo's CFML engine (Railo Server) provides developers with a great toolkit for rapid development of websites and web applications, and powers thousands of Mura CMS sites world-wide. The new Railo Company will be comprised of the current Railo development and management team, with new investors and advisors, and will be focused on growing the adoption of Railo's fantastic CFML engine. 

    We're also very pleased to be joining with a select group of other investors who are bringing global expertise and market reach to the new Railo Company. The other investors in the new Railo Company represent some of the biggest CFML development companies in Europe, and have incredible market reach and client bases:

    • Gruppo Tesi (Italy) 
    • ActivBrowser (France)
    • PrismaIT (Holland)
    • TagNile (Finland)

    Our investment in the Railo Company represents our confidence in the quality of the Railo product and development team. With new management expertise and financial stability, the Railo Company now has the resources needed to achieve significant growth in usage and revenue, and we're looking forward to playing a key role in this success story.

    Of course, Mura CMS will continue to support all the main CFML engines; Railo, Adobe ColdFusion and OpenBD, and we will develop for maximum cross-platform compatiblity across all 3 engines. We believe that each of the 3 main CFML engines has an important and distinct role to play in the CFML ecosystem, and that it's crticial for Mura CMS to deploy and perform consistently on all 3.

    We are tremendously excited about the prospects for the new Railo Company. We believe strongly that open-source CFML will continue to grow in importance and adoption as more developers and web professionals learn about the incredible productivity and performance offered by CFML.

    May 23, 2012
    CA Restaurant Association Launches New Site

    May 23, 2012

    CA Restaurant Association Launches New Site

    The California Restaurant Association is one of California's largest and oldest associations, with over 20,000 members.

    Blue River launched the new version of www.calrest.org in May 2012. The site features a modern aesthetic with cutting-edge user interface tools, along with integration with CRA's AMS system. The site is powered by Mura CMS.

    Vistit www.calrest.org to view the new site.

    Apr 23, 2012
    CANP Launches New Site

    Apr 23, 2012

    CANP Launches New Site

    Blue River has recently launched the redesigned and redeveloped web site for the California Association for Nurse Practitioners (www.canpweb.org). This project was done in partnership with Shaw / Yoder / Antwih, Inc. (www.shawyoderantwih.com), one of Sacramento's leading legislative advocacy and association management companies. The two firms worked tightly together to meet the three primary objectives of the project:

    Improved User Experience

    For this project, Blue River leveraged its many years of experience with member-based organizations to design and develop a brand new user experience for CANP that allows current and potential members to gain access to important content quickly and easily. A new look and feel was created that integrated new branding efforts from CANP as well. One of the main focuses was to ensure user experience was  inviting and intuitive.

    Provide Self-Help Tools to Members

    The CANP web site is integrated with Euclid Technology's ClearVantage association management software (www.euclidtechnology.com). This system provides member tools such as creating accounts, managing accounts, renewing membership, member directories and more. Blue River worked with Euclid to develop a seamless integration between ClearVantage and the web site content. Members can now access all information about their account from the web site which should reduce incoming account management requests and provide increased member satisfaction related to their online experience.

    Enable Web Content Management
    Blue River integrated Mura CMS (www.getmura.com) an open-source content management system to handle the web content management needs. This system allows CANP staff to edit and create content via Mura's web-based interface without the need for technical support or web development personnel. Blue River also developed a Clear Vantage integration manager that allows CANP to list, edit and place the Clear Vantage functionality on the site in any location.

    This is the first of many projects for Blue River and Shaw / Yoder / Antwih, Inc. working as a partnership. Shaw / Yoder / Antwih has chosen to leverage Blue River's expertise in web design and development for member-based organizations along with Mura CMS to provide platform solutions for other associations on their roster. We look forward to continued success of this partnership and improving member-based organization web sites across California.

    Mar 23, 2012
    Site Launch for SYNTHEON, Inc.

    Mar 23, 2012

    Site Launch for SYNTHEON, Inc.

    We are happy to announce the launch of the new www.syntheoninc.com web site.

    SYNTHEON Inc. designs and builds advanced, high-efficiency products and services for the building and construction industry worldwide. Blue River created an intuitive, professional website that clearly reflects SYNTHEON as an innovative leader in the building industry. The site features SYNTHEON's complete product line filterable by location, impactful product detail pages, galleries and a mobile interface.

    Visit www.syntheoninc.com to view the work.

     

    Our Clients. Since 2004, Blue River has worked with top organizations in the Enterprise, Government and Non-Profit sectors.

    Intel
    Proctor & Gamble
    CSX
    VTech
    Megapath
    Schneider Electric
    APC
    Pearson Education
    Kroger
    Ciber
    Sutter Health
    Square D
    KP
    Marines
    GSA
    Social Security Administration
    Caltrans
    Baylor College of Medicine
    University of North Carolina, Charlotte
    University of British Columbia
    Michigan State University
    Baker College
    Auburn University

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