Thorn Technologies to Upgrade Library’s Website with Mobile-Friendly Responsive Design

Thorn Technologies is proud to announce that it has been awarded a contract by Howard County Library System (HCLS) to redesign its website and incorporate a responsive layout to accommodate reading on all devices, including tablets and smartphones.

The HCLS website is approximately seven years old and does not meet the standards of today’s modern web design and development technology. With the increasing use of smartphones and tablets to access websites, HCLS desires a website that is built with a responsive web design to provide a positive experience for users of any screen size or device type. Additionally, HCLS would like to update the interface of the website with a more modern look and feel.

Thorn Technologies will develop the site with WordPress, the popular content management system, and leverage a custom theme that provides a responsive layout. The use of WordPress will allow HCLS staff to easily update the website with new content and data in real-time. Thorn Technologies will also import over 700 pages of content from HCLS’s legacy website content management system and integrate the new site with three third-party back-end systems used to provide library features such as new book releases, book availability, and more.

“We’re proud to work with Howard County Library System on this website redesign, especially since Thorn Technologies is based in this county,” says Jeff Thorn, Founder and CEO of Thorn Technologies. “The library system is a critical part of the county’s education system and we want to help them continue in their mission to deliver high-quality public education to all ages.”

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. 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). 

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.