Recent website launches and relaunches

Cynthia CloskeyGeneral

We’re pleased to announce websites that we’ve designed or redesigned recently for clients.

Promotions With Personality is a promotional products company based in Butler, PA. Marci McDeavitt is the company president, and she takes pride in finding creative and unique ideas for promotions and advertising products for her clients. We had a fine time creating this site, especially our photo shoot with Marci. You’ve never seen so many pens, widgets, and toys with logos in one place.

Lessons from the Laundry is a blog by Kathy Gillen. It accompanies her book, Lessons from the Laundry, a humorous, inspirational self-help book that compares the drudgeries of laundry to the realities of being a mom. On this project we worked with a fine illustrator, who created the funky pink washer that highlights the site, and an excellent graphic designer, who suggested using a washer dial for the site’s main menu. It’s an unconventional menu for a website, but since a dial control is a known usability metaphor users seem to get the idea right away.

The Atrium Online is the web home of a premier event facility. Their previous website had an elegant look, but the text and pictures didn’t do enough to showcase the facility and compel visitors to buy. We added online photos tours and punchier text (written by copywriter extraordinaire Julie Long) to make the site more engaging to explore. And we created a simple calendar tool for checking whether a particular date has been reserved. The site is easy for the client to update and expand too.

If you’re interested in nitty gritty details of how we designed or built these sites, send me an email and I’ll tell you all about it.