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Kanopi Studios

Welcome to Kanopi Studios. We make the internet better one website at a time.

How? We design, build, and support websites for clients who want to make a positive impact.

Clients choose Kanopi because of our deep expertise, our skillful balance between custom and contributed solutions, and our thoughtful approach to being innovative while minimizing technical debt. We specialize in data-driven, intelligent solutions, creating clean, modern, and user-focused sites that ensure your visitors build a lasting connection with your brand.

Clients STAY with Kanopi because of our holistic approach: we support your website at any step in its life cycle, be it a new build, or making iterative improvements to your existing code base and design.

No matter what stage you are in with your site, we can meet you there.

Migration Support, Web Design & Development, Website Maintenance
Greater than $100,000
San Francisco, California, United States

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Physicians for Human Rights (PHR)

In 1986, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) was founded on the idea that physicians, scientists, and other health professionals possess unique skills that lend significant credibility to the investigation and documentation of mass atrocities and human rights abuses. While PHR was striving to advocate for others around the world, their website was worlds behind. It was not responsive, the CMS was nearing end of life, and had no flexibility to accommodate either large amounts of content or complex layouts. PHR needed a scalable, sophisticated experience that would look great on any device and be supportive of their varied content.

Working with a design partner who completed the discovery and design, Kanopi implemented the strategy work in development. We created functional requirements out of the designs, and chose WordPress as the new CMS. The designs brought the visuals up to date, and improved the user experience by creating layouts that met their high-volume content needs. Using Gutenberg, Kanopi was able to translate those seemingly simple designs into the complex functionality and content strategy needed, resulting in a more sophisticated and versatile system for editors, and an improved experience for site visitors.

First Tee

First Tee started in 1997 as a non-profit on a mission to make golf affordable and accessible for all kids. Over 20 years later, it expanded into offering the youth more than just access to the game. First Tee transformed into a youth development organization committed to helping kids build character strengths and important life skills while providing physical education classes, after-school programs, and access to personal growth opportunities through the sport of golf.

The website was over 5 years old, consisted of over 100+ member sites, and was developed in a restrictive template that didn’t allow for easy updating. This led to First Tee chapters being unable to update their sites efficiently and their existing vendor being overwhelmed with support cases. The sites also lacked cohesion, creating confusion about the brand across its international and US chapters.

We developed a flexible, easy-to-use solution allowing consistent branding and user-friendly updating across all chapter websites. From a reimagined user experience to a new chapter location tool and a simplified updating system, we empowered First Tee to own their web experience and share their powerful success stories by implementing a new content strategy.

International OCD Foundation (IOCDF)

Founded in 1986 by a collective of people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD,) the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) exists to help those affected by OCD and related disorders to live productive and full lives. The IOCDF aims to improve access to effective treatment through research and training while fostering a supportive community for those impacted by OCD and the specialists who treat them.

The IOCDF’s existing resource directory provided a wealth of information about therapists, support groups, programs, and clinics to assist people living with OCD. They wanted to expand their services and make it simple and straightforward for people with OCD to find the support they want and need. The IOCDF wanted to modernize its resource directory, focussing on user needs and improving user experience. In addition, because their old directory was built with ElasticSearch and relied on depreciated code, it wasn’t as sustainable or future-proof as it could be.

Kanopi created a new, dynamic directory that is scalable and includes an entirely updated user journey. From clear filters to an interactive map and provider list, the overall experience helps people living with OCD looking for support to connect with providers more easily.

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