ABOUT

Vibrant Content creates modern websites that help change-making organizations fulfill their mission and expand their reach.

Based in Victoria, BC, Vibrant Content manages the websites for more than 60 non-profit organizations, socially-minded businesses, authors and artists. Website traffic on Vibrant Content’s servers is more than 2 million visits per year.

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Jacob Buurma

Jacob is the founder and senior designer of Vibrant Content. Over the past nine years, Jacob has designed more than 60 websites for academic groups, charities and other change-making businesses. From a formative childhood trip to East Berlin (before the wall came down), to graduate theological studies on Mother Teresa, to work with a microfinance organization in Ontario, Jacob has a life-long passion for social justice. Jacob studied WordPress web and graphic design at George Brown College in Toronto and has been a presenter at the WordPress Club of Victoria. An avid writer, Jacob has had several pieces published in the Globe and Mail.

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Jacob McKee

Jacob McKee is a Junior Web Designer with Vibrant Content and contributes to the design and maintenance of WordPress websites. Jacob has an undergraduate Geography degree with a specialization in GIS from the University of Victoria and leads Quality Assurance work for all Vibrant Content web projects. He also oversees Vibrant Content’s Website Care, ensuring that all websites stay up-to-date and well maintained.

Web Building with WordPress

Vibrant Content typically uses WordPress for website building. WordPress is the world’s leading Content Management System (CMS), currently powering 37% of all websites on the internet—largely due to its ease of use. For most basic content updates, WordPress is about as easy to use as Microsoft Word. The platform also easily adapts to a range of computers, laptops, tablets and mobile devices across various operating systems.

In addition, WordPress is very scalable, so additional functionality (e.g., an events calendar or interactive map) could be added subsequently, without having to rebuild things from scratch.

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