The Wonder of Learning Boston, 2018 exhibit is coming to Wheelock College / Boston University this summer and I'm so proud to have worked on the website design and maintenance for the past year since it's inception.
Launched in 2017, the new 2018 design refresh now features a Press blog, custom Google Maps, rotating landing page Hero that pulls important posts, a calendar using Event Calendar Pro/EventBrite software, social media plugins, improved SEO and much more.
After a logo consultation the team decided to go with a teal-based scheme to pair with the original Wonder of Learning signature orange. This was applied to the new logo and throughout the site.
Their website is ready for the Wonder of Learning to open it's doors to Boston in June! Give them a follow and be sure to check out the exhibit this summer & fall. More info: https://www.danielleshaw.com/wonder-of-learning-boston/ and http://www.wonderoflearningboston.org
New Life Upholstery was one of my first clients and they recently needed to upgrade an old design from HTML to a full robust WordPress website to better maintain security and for their mobile visitors. The old site was designed without a mobile theme well over 10 years ago. The new design stays true to the old site while maintaining their theme and online brand.
I incorporated new features including a custom accordion for the homepage, and SEO software on the back-end to help target their customers and perform well in the search engines. Check out the new design at: newlifeupholstery.com
I’m currently working on the RICE Kitchen restaurant chain WordPress redesign. They came to me with a small tile homepage that wasn’t on-brand and didn’t include social media or dynamic content. They received a responsive comprehensive landing page that branches out to individual sub-pages, directions or online ordering where appropriate for their growing and successful business.
I also updated their old dark theme to their new lighter brand. Other new updates include installation and configuration of a few social media elements, a custom Google Map showing store locations, SEO tweaks we’re tracking, and new call-to-action buttons. They also signed up for a Maintenance Plan to keep their WordPress website up-to-date and secure.
The Corner Butcher Shop of Beverly, MA project is the result of a complete WordPress redesign. It is a responsive, mobile-first, modular design using Divi framework. Melinda wanted a modern yet vintage vibe to the site, so I incorporated an old-time feel with meat cutouts to the design.
I also took inspiration from their chalkboard to bring the brick & mortar shop “look and feel” to their online shop. Her goal was to recreate the vibrant experience in the shop, so upon visiting the site there is a hero panorama of the store with all the necessary contact info and clickable phone/directions.
Melinda is always on social media for The Corner Butcher Shop, so I designed the site where 75% of the photos on the site are are pulled from her latest posts using Instagram hashtags. If Melinda tags a photo #meats, it populates the photo gallery on the Meats page, and so on throughout the entire site. If you like this style, please let me know! It's a very easy way to keep your site fresh and up-to-date without doing a lot of extra work. Just add a hashtag!
Sarah Haase at Shanti Bodywork has been a client (and a friend) for many years. Her first web site by me was on the Joomla CMS system and as her business grew, her web needs grew. After two redesigns, we decided to move to the more secure and flexible WordPress system. Her most recent design features her rug as part of the design and has colors and a vibe to match her studio in Beverly, MA. Check out her site at shantibodywork.com.
FilingMate of Boston, MA project is a brand-new startup on WordPress. It is a responsive, mobile-first, design that incorporates video and a font consistent with the logo. They wanted to keep the color orange running through the design while highlighting the features of the service.
Scott and his team blog current events and podcasts, and there is a hookup to the customer login. All elements of the website except the logo were part of the brand consultation. It's a clean and fast design that doesn't waste the visitor's time.
The Newtowne School in Cambridge, MA needed a WordPress site that had a separate blog for each classroom. The result was a network of 8 WordPress installations interconnected in one hub. This hub included a public portion for all to see, and a private portion for only parents or family members to see. The classrooms could easily blog and each classroom had a distinct, yet maintained a similar look-and-feel throughout the site. Integrated in the site was a calendar feature of events and special dates that the Director updated as needed.
The Mercatello sul Metauro June/July 2018 landing page was recently completed for International Study Tours. This is a new site and logo design on the WordPress system. The site reads like a brochure with overlay pop-ups instead of separate pages. The Registration Form is connected to PayPal. I also created a vibrant Facebook page with Custom Ads ready to go. Future study groups will be added using this configuration and built into a full website with a navigation menu.
The Cengage Office & Windows Blog has been live since 2015. Cengage Learning uses this blog to pair with their Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Windows 10 titles. Each book that is published is shipped with this blog for reference and the successful blog averages thousands of hits a month. Cengage Learning wanted a simple blog that matches the color and style used by Microsoft for their popular computing programs and applications. In addition to the design, I also provide all the site maintenance, updates and hosting for the successful blog.