All of my sites are now client editable. No more paying for a simple change or update. You have the option to do as much or as little as you wish. I provide a full maintencence package, or do your own updates and leave the backups and technical stuff to me. Or— I'll teach you how to work with your site.
Website development has entered a new era. Your website is now an extention of your office. Not only bringing in new business, but serving existing business. Buying and selling, serving forms, collecting information, educating, providing services, integration with direct email services, and community building are all possibilities.
Choose your method . You have the options to create your site with a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) web application, a cloud based CMS (content management system such as WordPress), or a completely custom made HTML site designed and coded from scratch. Here are some examples:
WordPress site for Painter, Author, Poet
This site is made with a WordPress Pro Theme called Portfolio+
This WordPress theme uses Custom Post Types to separate posts and pages into categories so that different media of art and writings are grouped separately. It provides a clean, quickly loading, venu for viewing this artist's work. Portfolio+ is also responsive for mobile phones and tablets.
Custom Site Redesign. many features increase Club membership.
This site was first designed to be clean and simple for a targeted audience.
Made in stages for budgeting purposes, the client was able to project a budget over time.
Logo: I had redesigned the logo to retain the look and feel of earlier materials and devised straight-forward navigation.
Campouts Schedule: A later stage included chapter campouts schedule, previously available only in print. Schedules are updated as they come in from each chapter, and provide up-to-date information for this club of 1300+ members.
Map: Activities for each local chapter is accessed by clicking on a map that takes the user to activities in his or her local area.
- Members only area (password protected)
- Online product sales
- Join/Renew form
- WordPress integration: Tips & Tricks and Members Only areas use the WordPress Suffusion Theme by Aquoid.com. The Suffusion Theme is the only completely free WP theme that provides enough options to integrate site design with the original HTML site.
- MailChimp Integration: Additionally, we recently integrated MailChimp to inform members of the club's newsletter postings.
A further enhancement to this site is a System To Manage Club Membership In A WordPress Site
Customized to use WP, PDB, Paypal, and MailChimp all working together, (thanks to my co-worker, PHP developer), the purpose of this system is for staff to take care of membership functions like keeping the membership list up to date, and contacting club members or Chapters on issues of renewal or club business.
This project takes the club membership management online and automates communication with club members and Data input through the Join/Renew form. Further advantages increase member services such as member updated record and the ability to see current member list in the private, 'members only' area. This system goes live March 2013.
Custom Site with Blog: A Different Kind of Website
This website was defined by the client's vision. She wanted people to be able to steep themselves in the field, to feel enveloped, inspired, empowered while absorbing the history and principles of Osteopathy.
My design work was guided by that vision. We worked together to provide an artistic site that would offer her readers an unusual chance for knowledge in a sublime setting. She chose three elements of nature, sky, tree, and water to represent three main sections, History, the Dr's Practice, and Current Osteopathic Info. The site features my photography. Each image was chosen by the client from my personal collection.
In a world where folks often ask, 'What is an Osteopathic Physician?', the first page of this website provides answers by simply reading the quotations as they roll by.
When choosing a doctor, one wishes to know their practitioner, to be able to trust their work, and take their treatment and recommendations with confidence. This website provides the means to do that and more. Working together with the client, I was able to design a website that reflected her knowledge and ideas, and would allow the reader to come to know their doctor. The site would also utilize the special features of the internet and serve to bring the office into a wider context.
The addition of a blog to this feature filled website introduces a more personal note allowing the reader to become acquainted with their doctor in her various other interests, and to allow the doctor to express her thoughts as they develop and grow. This, I believe is a special gift, not often offered by our doctors. I designed the blog to be both differentiated from the main body of the site, and to fit with the site so there is no question that it is a part of the whole.
Another note about the blog. This is a WordPress install that integrates with the original html website. The design using the Suffusion Theme by Aquoid.com is customized to work with the original site. WordPress integration with existing sites is an excellent way to offer many website features that would be otherwise prohibitive in time and cost.
Custom Site, Online Sales
There are notices of the author's events, a reading at a bookstore or the University and other events related to the book.
An additional feature: The website provides an option to buy the book. It sends an email to the author with payment posted to her account and an address for mailing to the customer.
WYSIWYG User friendly web authoring program
This site was made with Sandvox by Karelia
Sandvox, an inexpensive web authoring program allowing you to work on a Mac, that is not be connected to the internet. Upload to the internet when you are ready. Data entry, updates, choosing templates can be done without incurring further expense or waiting for the web designer. It is easy to use and has a wide range of types of pages including photo album, blog, contact. The many design templates are interchangable.
For this client, I provided some simple template customization, setup, training and data input as well as guidence in what to include and referrals for image sources.