What We Do
Our mission at Palantir® is to empower and enable people everywhere to share information through highly functional websites and interactive software.
Strategy and Consulting
Palantir defines Web strategy as more than simply developing an approach toward creating an outward-facing Web presence. In order to create a Web presence that will grow along with our clients, we examine their business objectives, audience needs, functional requirements, technological limitations, training needs and governance plans.
Our projects begin with a comprehensive strategy phase during which we learn vision and realities of an organization as it relates to the Web, audit properties and content, and determine internal and external audience needs. We analyze existing resources to find out what works and what doesn’t so we can help clients craft a strategy that breaks up bottlenecks and fully leverages the strengths they bring to the table.
Palantir also has established long-standing strategic partnerships with a variety of hosting and support providers. We leverage our relationships and knowledge to consult with clients on their hosting issues, helping them to make a choice most suitable to their needs.
User Experience and Design
Palantir’s design team consists of design, user experience and front-end development specialists who create intelligent and sophisticated Web design solutions made exceptional through measured intradisciplinary collaboration. Our approach to design is informed by internal and external audience behaviors and needs, an organization’s business objectives, and technology which supports and responds to user tools and environments. When coupled with incisive attention to design details—holding typography, hierarchy, clarity and consistency at highest value—a project is guaranteed a successful outcome.
Our design team is a group of highly accomplished designers with credentials which include a wide range of industry awards and recognition and past board leadership and current active participation in professional organizations like the AIGA, The Professional Organization for Design and Design Management Institute. Industry involvement ensures we participate in active critical analysis and dialogues about the state of communication design and new processes and methods which enable greater design thinking.
Palantir specializes in developing top-tier Drupal-based Web solutions, and has one of the most experienced Drupal development teams in the world. Drupal is an industry-leading open source PHP/MySQL content management platform optimized for the Linux/Apache server environment. The flexibility of the Drupal platform means that it can be used to build sites that can be customized to meet almost any use case. Palantir has vast experience integrating Drupal with an array of external data sources, whatever they may be.
Our architectural approach is to build sites that are sustainable. That means using standard, well-tested modules whenever possible and extending them in reusable ways when necessary. Our goal is to enable a Web site to grow and evolve with our clients’ organizations without collecting cruft.
We have extensive experience building sites for clients who require multi-site strategies, and we have built numerous sites with social networking and user-contributed content for a wide variety of clients: schools, museums, other types of learning institutions, and many more.
Our team includes several top contributors to the core Drupal software, as well as prominent module maintainers, Drupal security team members, and Drupal Association board and advisory board members. Palantir team members have written books outlining module development best practices for Drupal, and are widely sought-after speakers at Drupal conferences and other events.