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.
I was very excited to do a website for Mark Moore of Moore Drywall, basically because I think Mark is a great artist and craftsman. He did some very complex drywall in my house that I rehabbed. What an amazing job they did, I look at it every day. Moore Drywall is known as the best of the best to my general contractor. “Wouldn’t use anybody else.” It’s a simple website meant to inform potential clients on what they do.
New website for a new client. A group of tour guides in Chicago branch out on their own and one of the tools at their disposal for their new venture is a website with booking built right in. This theme is tailor made for any type of appointment site. The site takes reservations for the 4 guides and does a nice job describing their various tours.
RK Media is a Chicago based media representation firm that partners with B2B trade publishers, special interest publications and websites selling advertising space. Ryan, who established the company in 2006, did not have a website. So I created one from scratch for him and his wife Melissa, who joined him at the company in 2016. The dramatic photographs on the home page incorporate a parallax effect, which draws the eye to tell their story. A clean, classy, and very effective B2B website.
I have been working with Vacationland Sales for over 10 years. John, the owner, who is a very nice man, does not have an email address. He has quite a Rolodex on his desk in his large office on the edge of Sandy Pines RV resort in Hopkins, Michigan. Park Model Homes are not as well known as RVs, so one of the purposes of the website is to explain what they are and their advantages.
Another purpose is to advertise the Park Models and RV trade-ins on their lot. This is the third upgrade to their website with a new look, and new CMS to make it much easier for Barb, who updates the website, to add new listings. John takes the pictures.
Another brand new website for a brand new client. Mark of Connor Advertising called me and asked me to help him with a website that he had been working on for some time. He almost had it. The layout, pictures, and text were all in website form, but it needed the magic of a content management system to really make it work like Mark wanted.
Take a look at the website. I am very proud of the way this one came together. The use of Google Maps through a WordPress plugin makes the site dynamic in ways that are new and very helpful for this application. I feel it is a very useful tool for small to medium size business owners to market their billboard space online.
Brand new website for a new client – GLAMA, the Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association, located in Kalamazoo, MI. Very exciting to be working with this non-profit organization. They have been supporting acoustic music in SW Michigan since the late 80’s. The board members are a very nice group of people and very ambitious to create and edit their own website. It has been a fun process and they are wonderful people to work with.
New website upgrade for Miller Curber. New CMS and mobile-friendly too, which means more search engine friendly as well. I have been working with Miller Curber since it changed from Miller Spreader, new name and new ownership, in 2011. The new CMS has already enabled Miller Curber to add their very informative YouTube videos to the website and they plan on adding a lot more.
Napco Inc. is a manufacturer of wholesale appliance heating elements and related accessory parts for the HVAC parts market. I have been working with Napco for almost a decade and this is the third incarnation of their website. An online catalog of parts that they can update themselves using a browser-based interface.
The new website has an eye toward B2B design and functionality. Both a resource and a sales tool, it incorporates a mobile/tablet-friendly, responsive design as well.