paperpen
Web Design, Maintenance, and Consulting • Specializing in Historic and Education Websites
Douglas Heller • Flourtown, PA, outside of Philadelphia

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ushistory.org
ushistory.org

This site focuses on Philadelphia-based American history, featuring the Colonial and Constitutional periods. The site is owned by the Independence Hall Association. The site has been featured in the New York Times, L.A. Times and USA Today, among scores of others. It has received numerous awards, including being selected as one of the 50 best sites on the Internet, among the 3 top history websites, and is included in the book "Top 1000 Web Sites." The site attracts around 2 million page views monthly.

"One of the 10 best on the Web for American History." –Forbes.com

"One of the best on the Internet when reviewed for quality, accuracy of content, presentation and usability." –Britannica.com

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National History Day Philadelphia
NHD Philly

National History Day is an opportunity for students to investigate, interview, and research topics of their interest in history and to present papers, movies, plays.

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Sequoia Public Relations
sequoia

Launched 2004
Sequoia PR was a marketing communications firm serving clients in the education, education technology, and telecommunications sectors.

Stroud's Schuylkill Water Basins
schuylkill

Launched November 2005
Stroud Water Research Center needed to convert their data into a web presence to fulfill their grant. They turned to PaperPen who took their databases and images of taxa to create a website to share their results globally. We created a series of programs to parse and present the data in an easy-to-navigate, cross-linked section over over 200 pages.

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Charity Villas
charityvillas

CharityVillas LLC acts as a matchmaking and marketing liaison between vacation property owners and nonprofit organizations to increase immediate bookings as well as future rentals through returning customers and referrals, while increasing revenues for charities through their special event auctions.

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Hamlet Bistro
hamlet

Launched May 2005
In Mount Airy, in Philadelphia, is the wonderful Hamlet Bistro. Veteran chef Raul Schmalzbach culls his experience at some of the Philadelphia area's finest restaurants Deux Cheminees, Striped Bass, Treetops at the Rittenhouse, the Four Seasons, and Normandy Farms in Bluebell

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Heritage Vision
heritagevision

Heritage Vision creates and brings historical television programs to the general public as well as developing educational materials to teachers and students in public and parochial schools across America.

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The Partnership for International Education
partnership

The Partnership For International Education is a placement organization for international students wishing to study in the United States. Offering enrollment opportunities in American boarding schools, residential ESL, colleges, universities, and graduate degree programs, our professional staff includes former admissions directors, university counselors, and international placement advisors who have been working in this field since 1974.

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Young Involved Philadelphia
yip

Young Involved Philadelphia (YIP) is a grassroots non-profit organization that aims to increase civic engagement among young Philadelphians and to facilitate reforms that help create a better Philadelphia. We aim to create an environment where we can become fully integrated citizens who are aware of the social, political, and cultural climate around us. We also strive to engineer reforms that improve this city and make a better place to live, work, and play.

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Apex Learning
apex
Apex Learning is a distance learning and online learning website devoted to Middle and High-School in-class and distance learning.

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Carpenters' Hall
Carpenters' Hall

Carpenters' Hall is the country's oldest trade guild. The building hosted the First Continental Congress in 1774 and was home to Franklin's Library Company, The American Philosophical Society, and the First and Second Banks of the United States. Today it's a privately-owned part of Independence National Historical Park.

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The Electric Franklin
The Electric Franklin

This very expansive website os devoted to the extraordinary Benjamin Franklin. 360° panoramas, streaming video, lots of source material organized and easily navigable. This site has been written up in the New York Times, USA Today and about 40 other newspapers nationally and in diverse locations worldwide.

"Far from being dusty old history, the colorful site crackles with energy." –USA Today

"Benjamin Franklin, the classic American overachiever, would surely be proud of The Electric Ben Franklin." –NY Times

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Chile Today Hot Tamale
Chile Today Hot Tamale

Launched: April 1998
Website for the Internationally renowned provider of foods that burn the mouth! Their exotic line of whole dried chiles and all natural salt free chile powders are regularly featured in Gourmet Magazine and on the Television Food Network. The food is hot! So is the website! Lots of recipes and online shopping.

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National Museum of American Jewish History
NMAJH

Launched: February 1998
The National Museum of American Jewish History, located across the mall from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, offers visitors the opportunity to learn about American Jews in the social, cultural, economic and political life of this nation. The website contains current exhibition information, a linked listing of previous exhibitions, a timeline, a "fun page", and, of course, all functional travel and contact information.

Selected Yahoo Site of the Day for April 22, 1998!

Center for Professional Advancement
Center for Professional Advancement

The Center offers hundreds of courses primarily on technical subjects, designed for working scientists and engineers. Dynamically generated course and calendar information makes this site always up to date and of optimal usefulness to their users.

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The American Crossword Puzzle Tournament
American Crossword Puzzle Tournament

Homepage for the oldest still-active crossword tournament in the country, held each spring. This page contains tournament history, rankings, and brochure information for the upcoming tournament. Plus database-backed registration and payment system for online solving.

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QVC's The Book and the Cook
QVC's The Book and the Cook

Internet presentation of this celebration of food in Philadelphia. In addition to the entire calendar of events, we also conceived and executed a delightful trio of online game contests.

Graeme Park
Graeme Park

Graeme Park (pronounced GRAM) is a 44-acre historic park, featuring the Keith House, the only surviving residence of a Colonial Pennsylvania Governor. The mansion has remained virtually intact since the late 18th century. A visit to Graeme Park is nature trails, a picnic lunch, and a visit with the politicians, physicians, patriots, loyalists, poets, and writers who frequented the Keith House.

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Beyond Books
Beyond Books

Beyond Books was cofounded by principals in paperpen.com. It created online textbook replacement programs to be used in or out of the classroom. Beyond Books was bought by a Seattle-based online learning company.

Media & Methods 2001 Awards Portfolio Competition winner

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The Liberty Bell Homepage
Liberty Bell 1915

Everything you've ever wanted to know about the Liberty Bell, plus a photo essay of the journey of the Liberty Bell to San Francisco's Panama-Pacific Exposition in 1915.

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Betsy Ross Homepage
Betsy Ross Homepage

This expansive site is dedicated to Betsy Ross, who sewed the first American flag. It contains flag history, etiquette, quotes and notes, and more. It also shows you how to cut a 5-pointed star in one snip and has CyberThoughts sent to us by users around the world -- from Beijing to Antarctica.

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Hope Lodge
Hope Lodge

This simple and dignified homepage is for a historic Georgian mansion in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The 'Hope' is the same as the Hope Diamond family. It was once owned by the man after whom Delaware is named. The site is owned by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

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Historic Valley Forge
Historic Valley Forge

This site is done in cooperation with the Valley Forge Historical Society and includes history, reports from the curator, links within the community, games and puzzles, and a "virtual" museum tour.

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"Maus"
Maus

An electronic parallel piece for the National Museum of American Jewish History's exhibit of the work of cartoonist Art Spiegelman.

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Philadelphia Eagles promotion
Philadelphia Eagles promotion

Promotion for America Online's Digital City Philadelphia. It was a 2-week long promotion for an Eagles football game during which AOL was launching its new ad campaign. Images from our work appeared on national television during the game.

7 Tours Through Historic Philadelphia
7 Tours Through Historic Philadelphia

Based on John Francis Marion's seminal walking tours of historic Philadelphia.

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Virtual Marching Tour of the American Revolution
Virtual Marching Tour

The first phase of a project titled, "Virtual Marching Tour of the American Revolution." Love history? Shaky on your American history? Written for this Internet experience, learn about the people and events that still define who we are today.

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Brandywine Battlefield
Brandywine Battlefield

Launched June 1998
The Brandywine Battlefield Park lets you bring to life the battle fought on September 11, 1777, between the Continental Army led by General George Washington and the British forces headed by General George Howe.

"An excellent Web site." –The New York Times

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Zombie Prom
Zombie Prom

This was an early pro bono site, which I include here because the cast included a very young Justin Guarini, of American Idol fame. It was a local summer theater program presentation of the rock musical "Zombie Prom." And, listen to the sound clips!

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