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Shining A Light on Web Development

Offering a full range of website consulting services:
strategy, design, application programming, database development.

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    National Association
    of Home Builders

    For the 9th year in a row, Modern Signal develops new trade show website (and mobile website) for the International Builders' Show, the largest annual light construction show in the world. With exhibitor & education searches, press kits, virtual booths, & interactive show planner, users can navigate miles of building products and services.

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    Teaching Strategies

    Modern Signal developed a robust and reliable website for Teaching Strategies, integrating accounting, online bookstore, fulfillment, conference registration, professional development, and many other core aspects of the company's operations. The proverbial soup to nuts!

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    Modern Signal's
    Lighthouse CMS

    Brilliant in its simplicity and elegance, Lighthouse CMS offers the best user interface in content management - and top-notch features and options to boot including tools for mobile and responsive design. Now available in ASP.NET and ColdFusion.

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    PSJD - Public Service
    Jobs Directory

    Modern Signal worked with the National Association of Legal Professionals to rebrand, redesign and develop PSJD, a comprehensive directory of legal public sectors jobs. PSJD guides law students and practicing lawyers looking to bring their talents to public service. We're working on the mobile website next!

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    Zoom Tanzania

    Tanzania's version of Craigslist, Zoom Tanzania is the definitive resource for the most accurate and up-to-date information in Tanzania. Modern Signal is proud to have worked with this start-up since its beginning and congratulate it on its great success. The mobile version is in progress now!

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The Experience you need

Modern Signal is a Washington, DC-area website design and development firm with solutions for large and small organizations alike. Our veteran team provides the complete range of website consulting expertise - strategy, information architecture, project management, programming, database development, graphic design, and interface development. Since 2001, we have helped associations, non-profits, foundations, and private companies make their mark on the web, and run their businesses efficiently behind the scenes.

Our Work

CropLife America (CLA) Screenshot
CropLife America (CLA)
CLA mobile app is a portal for up-to-date directory, news and events information.
J Street Companies Screenshot
J Street Companies
Real estate services website featuring responsive design & full CMS with dynamic content tools.
Rack It Up Screenshot
Rack It Up
With a custom bookmarklet, build your virtual dream closet and get notified of sales.
NALP Directory of Legal Employers Screenshot
NALP Directory of Legal Employers
Robust members data collection system and public directory
University Research Co. (URC) Screenshot
University Research Co. (URC)
Marketing website with dynamic project mapping and resources
INQUIREhealthcare Screenshot
Mobile App: Search and view rankings for nationally recognized doctors, nurses & hospitals.
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  • Modern Signal understands our business - from future needs to current limitations - so their solutions are always scalable, solid, and service-oriented.

    - National Association of Home Builders

  • Modern Signal worked with us to understand our needs and figure out what solution would work best for us. Our Lighthouse CMS is perfectly suited to our website goals. When we later needed to modify the CMS, they again took the time to understand exactly what was  needed and then built that functionality rather than delivering a cookie cutter solution.   

    - Ecosystem Investment Partners

  • I love working with Modern Signal! Their CMS is very easy to use and they are incredibly responsive to questions or challenges I bring them.

    - NALP

  • Modern Signal has been a great partner for us for over the past 10 years.  As our business grew and our needs changed, Modern Signal was able to work with us to adjust our website platform in the ever-changing online world.  Their service and response level has been second to none, and we've been never been happier with our relationship with them.

    - Charm City Run

  • We wouldn’t have gotten where we are today without your support over the years.  Modern Signal has always been a great partner to us.

    - Kirk Gillis, Managing Director at Zoom Tanzania

  • Modern Signal has a professional staff that was very responsive to our needs during all phases - scoping, developing, implementing and maintaining - of our project.  We have been pleased with their ability to deliver quality work on time and on budget. If given the opportunity, I would work with them again.

    - The National Center for Safe Routes to School

  • I felt as if my company was their only client. They responded to my needs quickly and efficiently despite short turn around time and intense demands.

    - Teaching Strategies, Inc.

  • Modern Signal significantly enhanced our site to be more efficient and user-friendly. They provide excellent customer service with timely and cost-effective solutions.

    - Center for Medicare Education

News & Announcements

Another great website launch with the National Association for Law Placement, Inc! Modern Signal implemented NALP's new design on a responsive framework, allowing users to access the site cleanly from any device, including mobile. Integrated new design within existing ColdFusion code for a seamless transition and updated the site search to make searching over hundreds of resources more intuitive. New CMS tools were also built to allow NALP staff to easily manage dynamic homepage content. 

The National Association of Financial Aid Administrators rolls out its Student Aid Index (SAI) – a members-only collection of student aid legislative and regulatory resources. Modern Signal collaborated with NASFAA to implement a responsive design and content management system. The SAI is integrated with through Ektron single sign-on and content from the SAI is included in the site-wide search. Back-end tools include a workflow process, site maps and reporting to manage an extensive hierarchy of content.

We're proud to launch our fourth project with the Society for Developmental Biology! We built their members-only abstract submissions tool to SDB's unique business processes, integrated the tool with SDB's membership database and also tied it to real-time credit card processing for immediate payment. We provided multiple back-end tools for SDB to manage and review submissions and payments for tracking.

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