We’ve been busy recently with client work, and we’re excited about sites we’ve been launching. But we’re so busy that we haven’t had the chance to link to these new sites from our Portfolio page. So I’d like to highlight some new client sites here:
Northland Public Library Foundation: A site that started small and grew much larger. We hope to work on a second phase of this project, in which we’ll add tools for people to donate to the Foundation online.
Butler County Symphony: We wanted the site to look like a concert hall, so we opted for a rich red and gold color scheme. I love how this came out.
Latin Intelligence Corporation: Maria Velez de Berliner, one of my first web clients, wanted to branch out from the consulting work she has done under Latin Trade Solutions. In this new venture, she offers analysis of security and intelligence news on a subscription basis. The result is a simple-looking site with a lot of complexity behind the scenes.
ButlerToday: This is a new venture of my own: an online news site for Butler, PA. We’re continuing to add to it. I plan to grow it into a community resource that combines traditional journalism with user-generated content, and that takes advantage of new technologies. I’m quite excited about the free classified ads. The challenge for us now — as for any new site — is spreading the word, and as always this means promoting the site offline, in the real world.
Eisler Nurseries: This is a modified online shopping site; anyone can visit the site and explore the product catalog, but you must register and be approved by Eisler Nurseries to see product pricing. We set it up with these extra protections because the nursery sells only to wholesale customers, and they need to avoid confusion in the retail market. But what made this project really interesting, and a bit complicated, was the wealth of product photos we needed to include. The photos are terrific and they’re a great help to customers — but boy, were there a lot of them! Logistically challenging, but well worth the effort.
TWA Clipped Wings: This is the site for an association of retired flight attendants. Once again, a lot of the content is secured so it’s accessible only to members — this is to protect the privacy of the members. But there are some fun features visible to the public, including a photo gallery of classic TWA uniforms.