Web Design & Maintenance:
This project involved combining content from two sites for a busy chiropractic office, redesigning the site for an updated, fresh look, and moving from DreamWeaver to WordPress. It was important that the website show the warm and welcoming atmosphere of Laura’s practice, and using beautiful photography by Amy Picard, the site feels friendly and open. Built on NatureSpace theme, by Tomas Toman, with some customization.
Site is maintained by Chicken Little Ink
Will Doolittle, Moving Image Productions
The original website had a purchased WordPress theme that was limited in the amount of customization options available. It also had a confined feel to it.
After working with the existing theme and making the content fit the constraints of the theme, it was clear that Will’s beautiful video footage and images would be better presented with a full-screen look. When I showed him some different design options with a focus on video and images, he agreed.
Although the new theme, in this case, required rebuilding the site, the end result presents the message of the organization without the website itself getting in the way.
Built on BigFormat theme by Themewich, with some customization.
Site is maintained by client
Do Mi needed some minor content updates and her site was built on Dreamweaver. She had some experience with WordPress and wanted to be able to update the site herself in the future. The project entailed removing the old site content, installing WordPress on her server, and uploading content. Built on Weaver Xtreme by Weaver Theme, with minimal customization.
Site is maintained by client
Laurel Grove Cemetery Test Site
As a genealogy geek, I sometimes take pictures for FindAGrave.com. People searching for relatives request photos of gravesites and local residents take photos for them and upload them to Find-A-Grave. I was trying to fulfill a photo request but had a tough time finding my way around because the cemetery did not have a website or a way to find information online about who was buried there. I approached the Board of Directors and proposed building a site for them. They were delighted.
The first stage was to get a web presence and a domain name so that the cemetery had contact information up. I put up a one-page site on WordPress.com, with links to all information I could find about the cemetery.
I then gathered more detailed information from Alice Morton, their historian. She had compiled an extensive database with information on 4200 persons buried there. A key part of the process was finding and configuring a plug-in that could import cemetery records for each person buried there.
The cemetery is managed by a very small group of volunteers and getting their information into digital format will take some time, so this test site is a work in progress. As this project unfolds, please check back here to see changes.
Site is built on Divi WordPress Theme
Maintained and hosted by Chicken Little Ink
Large Scale Web Project Management/Content Management:
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
I served as Content Manager and Webmaster for seven years. During that time there were site redesigns in 2009, 2011, and a major redesign in 2013 for which I served as Project Manager.
My role for the 2013 redesign was to work with the design firm so that they understood our needs, so that their design met those needs, and to keep the project on track. I provided all new content for the site, as the focus moved to a more open, visual aesthetic.
The 2011 redesign involved a change of hosting companies and a recreation of the old site with some styling updates. My role was to research hosting and design companies and to work with the firm we chose to update and move all content to the new platform.
Site is built on SiteCM by IdeaLever Solutions and maintained by the Hult Center