Ledesma Judges at the 19th Web Awards

Jordhy Ledesma, CEO and Online Producer at Information Providers, has recently judged for the second time at the annual international WebAwards competition. The WebAwards recognizes the achievements of Web professionals all over the world who create and maintain outstanding Web sites. Websites are judged on design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use.

“This year the amount of creativity and innovation was remarkable”, Ledesma says. “The sheer amount of content and interactivity in today’s web properties is a testament to ever increasing Internet speeds and the accelerating quality of development tools” – he continues.

This year’s top awards included:
A “Best of Industry” WebAward will be given in each of the 96 industry categories, including financial services, medical, small business, travel, advertising, transportation and government. The competition’s highest honor, the 2015 WebAward “Best of Show,” will be given to the one site that the judges believe represents the pinnacle of outstanding achievement in Web development.The Web Marketing Association  also recognized the interactive agency winning the most awards in the competition with the “Top Interactive Agency” WebAward.

About the WebAwards
Founded by the Web Marketing Association in 1997, the WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets industry benchmarks for the best web sites based on the seven criteria of a successful website. The goal of the WebAwards is to provide a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective websites on the Internet today.

About the Web Marketing Association
The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 to help define the standard of excellence for online marketing. Our internationally known award programs, such as WebAward Competition for Website Development, Internet Advertising Competition and the MobileWebAwards, recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing the most effective online marketing programs on the Internet today. Entrants benefit from assessment of their marketing efforts by a professional judging panel and the marketing opportunities presented by being recognized as an award-winning web developer.

*IP Announces International Domain Name Portfolio

Aun.com Listing in Domain Name Sales

*IP announces the immediate availability of its domain portfolio for interested customers and associates. You can now purchase our premium Hispanic domain names thru a number of partners including SEDO, Domain Name Sales, DNX and Flippa.  All the domains names have been appraised via Estibot and professional brokers to offer our customers the most reasonable prices possible. Here’s a sample of three key value indicators from SEDO for our domain apatico.com (or apathetic.com in English):

 

Domain Name Value Indicators

 

The offering also includes category killer domain names such as ortografía.com (orthography.com), cabestrillo.com (sling.com), histórico.com (historic.com) and international names such as ilektroniki.com (latinized greek for electronics), etc. These premium international domain names start at $2,000 USD and go all the way to 150,000 dollars for three-letter dot coms. A sample of our domain name portfolio follows:

 

International Domain Name Portfolio

Jordhy Ledesma to Judge at the 18th WebAwards

Jordhy Ledesma, CEO and Online Producer at Information Providers, has been named as a judge for the 18th annual international WebAwards competition. The WebAwards recognizes the individual and team achievements of Web professionals all over the world who create and maintain outstanding Web sites. Websites are judged on seven criteria, including design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use.

The deadline for entry is June 13, 2014 and the entry form can be found at www.webaward.org. The goal of the WebAwards is to both recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing the most effective Websites on the Internet today. Entrants benefit from receiving valuable feedback from the WebAwards professional judging panel on their Web site development efforts.

This year’s top awards will include:
A “Best of Industry” WebAward will be given in each of the 96 industry categories, including financial services, medical, small business, travel, advertising, transportation and government.

The competition’s highest honor, the 2014 WebAward “Best of Show,” will be given to the one site that the judges believe represents the pinnacle of outstanding achievement in Web development. Last year’s Best of Show winner was BETC Paris for their exceptional work on Peugeot RCZ Test Driver.

The Web Marketing Association will also recognize the interactive agency winning the most awards in the competition with the “Top Interactive Agency” WebAward. Interactive and advertising agencies that win a 2014 WebAward will automatically be included in the Award Winning Agency Database with a free premium listing.

About the WebAwards
Founded by the Web Marketing Association in 1997, the WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets industry benchmarks for the best web sites based on the seven criteria of a successful website. The goal of the WebAwards is to provide a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective websites on the Internet today.

About the Web Marketing Association
The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 to help define the standard of excellence for online marketing. Our internationally known award programs, such as WebAward Competition for Website Development, Internet Advertising Competition and the MobileWebAwards, recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing the most effective online marketing programs on the Internet today. Entrants benefit from assessment of their marketing efforts by a professional judging panel and the marketing opportunities presented by being recognized as an award-winning web developer.

*ip Celebrates 12th Anniversary!

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It seems like we started yesterday. Time flies incredibly fast. Especially when you love what you do. Our team is incredibly grateful to all our clients, partners, suppliers and friends who over the years have made our lives so much more valuable.

Our firm is proud to have served more than 150 corporate clients in this decade, more than 200 completed projects are a testament of the quality of the solutions provided by *ip over the years. More importantly the many relationships we’ve built over this decade remain strong and have inspired us to keep innovating and pushing the cutting edge of technology.

It is our sincere wish to continue serving our clients for another decade and expand our reach to more countries and regions. Stay tuned as *ip continues it’s international expansion!

Read our 12th Anniversary Magazine for free or order in print via MagCloud!

12 Years Online - Information Providers

56 pages, published 4/22/2014

Information Providers Celebrates 12 Years Online with a 56-Page Memoir

*ip Plans Expansion

Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day, but if you teach him… If we create tools that empower our customers to deploy their messages on the web they’ll be able to make a bigger impact on society. *ip is at a pivotal point in its history, we are transitioning into a product company of international impact.

The success we had with the Portado brand and other *ip creations has opened our eyes to a new sea of opportunity in the consumer web sector. However, instead of solely focusing on this area, we’ll expand our consulting practice and open offices in potentially four more cities across the globe.

We are now a leader in institutional web development, employing many professionals of distinguished track record and dedication. We’ll expand our reach by continuing to be a research-driven web development firm that provides targeted solutions to its customers. Our international play will be to focus on the Latino market of key geographies. The Hispanic market is growing as a faster rate than any demography in the US for example, this creates a big opportunity for us to establish offices in this country and recruit local designers and programmers that will, using our proven methodologies and research, deliver better solutions to the Latino demographic.

This expansion represents an important conquest for our firm, in the coming years we will become one of the few Dominican brands with a direct international presence. This in turn will enrich our local practice with professionals from all over the world that will bring in a new perspective to our Latin American design mantra.

As we prepare to grow we must look back and reflect on our values, our passions and core beliefs. Ours is a firm of hard earned prestige and a very respected brand in its key circles. But that comes at a price, because customers expect us to over deliver and be true to our promises every time. At *ip, excellence and achievement are not random events but a way of life. Our design perspective, which is colorfur, lively, and culturarly rich, pretty much like the Latino culture, is one of our key assets, and one we should maintain as we compete in bigger lands. Good news is, not much will have to change, as we’ve been competing against multinational agencies since our inception, so this transition should be a smooth one.

On a different note, new develoments in the Internet make for an even more exciting future for us. Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency revolution will provide a fast, safe and cheap means to store and send money to the Latino community. The new wave of innovation that this represents will mean that a second Internet will surface: The Internet of Money.

So, the next decade will be an exciting rollercoaster of technology with four Internets: Content, Social Connections, Things and Money. The Internet of Content will be primary consumed in tablet devices, via offline content-delivery techniques like apps, The Internet of Social Connections will welcome hyperlocal apps of greater utility and value, while the Internet of Things will connect every device that needs to be monitored by us. The Internet of Money will provide us with smart contracts, decentralized and stable cryptocurrencies and a parallel financial system available to anyone, globally. What this means is that the next decade will be the most exciting in technology in all of human history. We’ll see an explosion of information and utility that will provided us with a far more connected and far more fulfilling life.

This means that boutique tecnology firms like ours will walk into a path of sustained growth and increased social relevance. Our technology, now used by millions, could possibly be used by hundreds of millions and, as Latin America becomes more connected and Internet savvy, our solutions become more useful and relevant to the world at large. These two trends, increase in connectivity of Latin America and the increase of the pervasiveness of the Internet present us with an unprecedented opportunity to make a difference and build a legacy of utility.

And now, twelve years after its foundation, *IP emerges as a natural conduit for this new wave of innovation. Now, more than ever, we will help our customers embrace a new future, one of freedom, convenience and relevant information. We invite you to join us in this new ride, because the next twelve years will be much better than the last.

Ngo Impact

OPTIMIZING THE DESIGN PORTFOLIO FOR IMPACT. In finance, is common to talk about optimizing the portfolio for returns. However, we tend to think more in terms of optimizing our efforts to achieve the maximum societal impact. That makes the whole team grow.

Over the years we have designed for several impactful NGOs: the IDDI, Codespa, Cigar Family, UNESCO, ADOARH among others. The social value created by these projects has been surprinsing. To this day Cigar Family is still one of the most succesful ONGs of the country, Codespa has expanded operations and now serves Haiti, the IDDI is now managing thrice the amount of projects and the cultural compilations we’ve developed for UNESCO have doubled in visits since their creation. But the impact is not limited to numbers but also spans geographies. All of these projects have international impact and are browsed by dozens of foreing nations on a monthly basis.

Seeing these projects grow represents both personal and societal gains. And we can now celebrate the magical way in which these projects have grown organically and beyond our wildests expectations.

All ourprojects are indexed by archive.org and we constantly help in the dissemination of public information thru the Internet. It establishes a culture of sharing as well as an opportunity for societal growth thru education. Being based in Latin America means sharing both a culture of rapid growth as well as a conection to the ever increasing inequality that is hurting us so much. Thankfully our work can be seen in even the most remote locations using the least sophisticated computers. However, we shall make a compromise to keep helping these causes, realising that they make us grow farther than we expect of ourselves. Local NGOs deserve our attention because of the great work they have done for Haiti and the Dominican Republic. So let’s celebrate another decade of social compromise together!

What Makes an *ip?

An *ip website must load fast, be 100% indexable by search engines and W3C compliant, however there are certain things that an *IP site has that very few other websites enjoy. For example, we use triple linking to get to each page, meaning that, in every website there are at least three distinct ways to get to each page.
Furthermore, we use geometric grip spacings on every site, this makes for a much more pleasant viewing experience. *IP color palettes are usually monotones derived from Pantone compositions and the typography is, not always but usually, a sans serif composition. These and many other details make an *IP website stand out and convey a sometimes imperceptible allure that sets it apart from other productions. Like luxury watch makers we take to heart the accuracy, durability and convenience of our creations.

When producing a site, we take into account over sixty key details and measurements

The dominicancrafts.com website displays the art of an entire nation for the enrichment of the world and to ease trade and communication among developed nations and the D.R. Sponsored by UNESCO this website makes use of extensive *ip technology to capture visitor intent and provide accurate statistics to the editors. By using detailed metrics, group by art segment, editors can pick the best styles and artisans to showcase thus, increasing traffic and visitor satisfaction.

Under the hood, an *ip is very impressive, we take extensive measures to make our sites competitive and relevant in a global space

We take care of the internal details and always perform unit testing, injection analysis, we place anti-phising measures in many websites and accurately monitor copyright and intellectual property breaches, We’ve never had a security problem in twelve years but sites produced by *ip are online 24 hours per day, just like every other. This is our pride, being state of the art even in the things that don’t show but still matter.

How we Get Inspired?

INSPIRATIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Picasso, Neruda and Parra, Latin American artists that inspire our craft and make us richer and more creative as designers. Their craft has made us stronger as artists and more disciplined as developers.

Picasso drew thousands of paintings that didn’t see the light of day. He went undiscovered for years. When he was dying he told friend that he would be remembered by his poetry? Poetry? Yes! Picasso was a poet, and a damn good one!
The study of an artist’s life helps us cristallize our own. Latin American artists in particular have a rich production that can lift any artist to new heights. But the key to that grow is understanding the process: how did he come up with that idea? What is he trying to communicate?

Drinking from this lake of creation allows us to see the big picture and understand Neruda, Parra and Picasso for what they are: reflections of the Latino culture. By digesting their art we get to see the big picture, we get to experience a new reality. Maybe a taste of Argentina or Chile.

THE BIG PICTURE
The big picture becomes apparent: we are all connected, their art becomes our art and our craft becomes a new lake of inspiration for the region. And that frame of mind drives us, the compromise to create art, to inspire thru design and development, a realization that our work can change lives and enrich their perception of reality.

We draw our inspiration from artists around the world. Art in every format serves as a conduit for new ideas. Poetry, paintings, music and sculptures serve as sources of ideas and inspiration for designers and developers. They are like a lake of wisdom that enlightens the mind and breeds a fresh perspective with every glimpse.