Howard County Library launches redesigned website with help from Thorn Technologies

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Thorn Technologies assists Howard County Library System in developing new responsive website

Howard County Library New SiteHoward County Library System (HCLS) recently launched their newly redesigned website with the help of Thorn Technologies.

Realizing that members of its community increasingly access its website on smartphones and tablets, HCLS engaged Thorn Technologies to develop a responsive website that can be easily viewed on any screen size or device. HCLS also desired a more modern look and feel for the site.

Old HCLS Site
Old HCLS Site

Thorn Technologies used WordPress, the popular content management system, to build the new website. A custom responsive theme was developed to ensure a user-friendly viewing experience on any device.

Thorn Technologies also created a custom WordPress Post Type that represents a single bibliographic record that allows HCLS to easily create website pages specifically dedicated to each book, DVD, CD, and any other title in their database. This Post Type also allows HCLS to simply and automatically generate custom lists and categories, such as New Releases, Best Sellers, and more.

Thorn Technologies imported over 700 pages of content from HCLS’s old content management system and integrated the new website with third-party back-end systems to ensure the data on the site is accurate and updated.

“We’re really proud of the work that we’ve achieved on Howard County Library System’s website redesign,” says Jeff Thorn, Founder and CEO of Thorn Technologies. “The old website definitely needed an update in terms of look and functionality, and we think that the new site will provide a much better experience for the library’s members. It was a pleasure working with the HCLS team to deliver these improvements.”

About the Howard County Library System

A major component of Howard County’s strong education system, Howard County Library System (HCLS) delivers high-quality public education for all ages to advance the economy and enhance quality of life. A nationally recognized leader among the great public libraries, HCLS was named the best library system in North America from the continent’s 21,000 public and academic library systems (2013 Library of the Year, Gale/Library Journal), the most prestigious award a library system can attain.

About Thorn Technologies

Thorn Technologies LLC is a software development and consulting firm that specializes in building end-to-end mobile software solutions. We excel in delivering large-scale, enterprise mobile solutions as well as professional mobile websites and cutting-edge smartphone applications. Our work includes the development of location-based content management systems, data warehouse & analytics systems, real-time alerting and messaging systems,bulk SMS & MMS marketing platforms, and mobile applications and websites for Fortune 500 companies including Sprint, Nokia, H&R Block, & Caesars Palace. We also build mobile solutions to help small- and medium-sized businesses grow. With more than 20 years of combined mobile experience, Thorn Technologies is among the leading experts in mobile software development.

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