New website for a new client, the South Haven Garden Club. The garden club has had a website for well over 10 years, diligently tended to by a South Haven Garden Club member. Joanne did a wonderful job, she even had an online order form for their annual holiday greens sale. I took all the content she had placed on the site over the years and reconfigured it into a newly designed, WordPress CMS driven website. Also added online ordering of the holiday greens. These folks are an interesting bunch that really do a lot: Meetings, newsletter, classes, garden walk, and on and on…
New website upgrade for an existing client and her family business. Brenda and Marc have been storing and servicing those Lake Michigan dream boats for many years. Their existing website was not mobile-friendly, though very nice, and needed to be updated. We added a content management system and a new look to their website, creating a straight forward way to find pricing and services that can be more easily updated. Nice folks to work with.
New website for a new client, Diane, a college admissions consultant. Simple website to explain her approach which is very sensitive to the student, encouraging realistic goals directed by personal strengths. It seems she really gets in there and dukes it out along with the applicant. Helping with everything like resume, Common Application essays (personal statement & meaningful activity essay) and all other college-specific supplementary essays. I think the site really delves into what Diane does for her clients in a clean, minimalist style.
New website for a current client, Joe Quinn. Joe came to me through an old friend a few years ago and we did his website – diaryofabodybuilder.com together. I love that site, it uses video in the header for a dramatic opening page to promote Joe’s upcoming documentary. Joe is an actor. He has been in a few plays in the last year or so after a long hiatus, and is itching to dive back into the professional acting game full force. He needed a site to promote himself to agents, directors, production companies, and the like. I think we did a good job. It’s more simple than the documentary site. Clean, clear, good stuff. Just like Joe himself.
Brand new website for the elusive SHOUT, a non-profit organization that works behind-the-scenes in South Haven to beautify, to educate and entertain, to make this harbor town even better. I enjoyed making this website very much. Lots of great pictures and information about South Haven that I did not know. Great people to work with, they give a lot of their time and energy to this organization and have a lot of fun doing it.
New website redesign for one of my all time favorite clients: Foundry Hall, a non-profit organization that believes in “Building Community Through Music since 2007”. Andru is a musician and friend, he founded Foundry Hall in an amazing building in downtown South Haven. The building has since been sold, but Foundry Hall lives on sponsoring live music in South Haven.
A nice website upgrade for the South Haven Speakers Series. New style, new flexibility with more advanced features. This is a very popular series which brings in quality speakers from local and national sources. The Speakers Series, like the Performance Series, was initiated by SHOUT. They are both now non-profits in their own right, presenting a number of very popular subjects and music. While folks may be technical enough to update their own websites, some do not like to spend the time and bother to do it.
I offer web maintenance plans to keep your website up to date with an added fee each month. (based on hours needed)
New website upgrade for the South Haven Community Foundation, a publicly supported, non-sectarian, philanthropic institution which does wonderful things for all sorts of non-profit groups in South Haven. I kept much of the information and structure from the old website (Wix), which was very well compiled and displayed. I transferred it into WordPress (CMS). Now their website information is archived for the foundation.
The goal of the site is to bring non-profit groups in South Haven together through information and a shared purpose. Great organization, nice people, I am so glad to be involved with them.
New website by the people at Foundry Hall for the South Haven community, from a grant from the South Haven Community Foundation. The folks over at Foundry Hall are pretty technical. They really do everything on their own website. So they decided to take that expertise and donate it to the cultural community in South Haven by sponsoring this website.
Website Update – After the summer we saved the lighthouse (2015), the Historical Association wanted to update the lighthouse website to add more functionality now, and in the future. As well as match the new HASH site, which was created after the original lighthouse website.
The South Haven Pier Light is the iconic symbol of South Haven, and only one of four lighthouses in the state that still has a catwalk. The website is the lighthouse’s hub for visitor information, fundraising efforts, lighthouse history, and events happening in conjunction with the lighthouse.