Footprints Around Chicago

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.

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RK Media

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.

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Vacationland Sales

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.

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Connor Advertising

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.

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Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association

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.

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Miller Curber

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.

Miller Curber
Miller Curber is a manufacturer of curb builders for making concrete curbs on streets and walkways and around landscaping. They are located in Youngstown, Ohio and are very nice people to work with. They also make hand tools for the same purpose and have been serving the construction industry for over fifty years.

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Napco Inc.

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.

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Diary of a Bodybuilder

Brand new website for the upcoming documentary, ‘Diary of a Bodybuilder’, by Director/Actor Joe Quinn. What a fun project this is and Joe is one sweet man. He has been a bodybuilder since he was a boy, and has competed in a number of tournaments over his years, now in his sixties and still competing. The website is a “one page” type of site, which means the major amount of information is on the home page in different sections so visitors only have to scroll, not click, to view the site content. Site features video from the upcoming documentary and it looks like it will be a good one.

Denise came highly recommended to me and I was impressed beyond what I even expected. Her skills and expertise put a web site together that continually receives compliments and words such as ‘impressive’, ‘wow’ and ‘professional’. I also know she’s right there for questions and most importantly, for the future.Joe A. Quinn-'Diary of a Bodybuilder'

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Historical Association of South Haven

I have been working with the Historical Association of South Haven, HASH, since 2004. I did their first website, and then updated it to a dynamic, Content Management System (CMS) a few years ago. I just completed a third “responsive” website upgrade for HASH to a mobile/tablet-friendly website using WordPress (CMS), taking advantage of its dynamic content management.

They are a wonderful non-profit organization to be involved with and I am very grateful for the experience. Nice, nice people and so much interesting subject-matter. I learn something new every time I add content to their website.

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Mr Grocery

Mr Grocery is my neighborhood corner store. When you live out where I do, you really appreciate that there is a corner store even if it’s a couple miles away. I can actually walk to Mr Grocery and have been doing their website since John, the new owner, purchased the business in 2009. By 2010 Mr Grocery really started to take on a new life, and if you look at the history page on their website you can see the transformation.

I recently did an upgrade to the Mr Grocery website. While their old site was just fine it was not Mobile-Friendly. For a Gas Station/Market out in the country, that is not good enough these days. They needed a mobile-friendly site and they wanted to update a few key things on the site themselves like their hours or the picture and information on the home page. I made him a couple of short instructional videos and ‘how to’ reminders. John says it is now very simple to update his own website.

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