Category Archives: Websites

Author Website to Promote a New Book

A clean and bright website for journalist and fatherhood columnist Josh Levs and his new book, “All In”.

With some impressive words for the new book by people like Maria Shriver and Bob Sagat, we highlight the praise for the book both in the front page image, and also in rotating testimonials.  Although it is a relatively simple 1+ page website, all the key information is contained on the main page, easily scrolled to.  Multiple links promote the purchase of the book, which will automatically change from “Preorder” text to “Purchase” text on the book release date later this year.  Responsive site takes advantage of large and small screen sizes.

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Shyamdas Foundation: An archive of works

Adding an Archive of Works, Fundraising, and other features to the website of the Shyamdas Foundation.

The Shyamdas Foundation is a website dedicated to preserving the works of Shyamdas (1953-2013), who was a pioneer in bringing Indian devotional and yogic traditions to the West.   They had an existing website which was used as a base, but over the course of several projects we have improved the functionality and mobile friendliness of the original site.  We also added archives functionality, both storage (cloud storage utilizing Amazon AWS to store a large number of video, audio, text files and photos) as well as forms and integration to allow members to submit their own archive items, to grow the archive.  Additional features include integrated fundraising functionality (using Ignition Deck) and membership features.

Shyamdas Home Page

Shyamdas Home Page

 

The Fitwit Foundation: Empowering Youth through Fitness

A vibrant, content rich website for a non-profit.

The Fitwit Foundation, based in Atlanta, GA, is a non-profit dedicated to offering free fitness and character development programs to teens.  The foundation wanted a new website to reflect their brand, showcasing the work they do, and inspiring others to donate and get involved.  Working closely with the director to realize her vision, the website is now bright, cheerful and interesting, allows for easy online donations, and features the kids in a starring role.

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Lifeworks Consulting: Neurofeedback Coaching

A professional service website gets a fresh new look that reflects the business.

Lifeworks Consulting, in Northern Virginia, came to us with a typical small business problem. They thought they could just pull together a website usually a standard WordPress template, and weren’t happy with the results. They wanted something more professional that really represented their business. They had another common problem of service professionals: no real “branding” on which to base a website. So we started by working on the branding, the look and feel, and how to really explain the service and engage potential customers. Although this is a relatively simple site, it is effective, professional, and reflects the business.

Full homepage.

Full homepage.

Gabrielli LaChiara: Event Management, Social Community

Gabrielli LaChiara is a Massachusetts based counselor and teacher specializing in healing and transformation for both individuals and institutions. The features of Gabrielli’s new website include event booking and management using Event Espresso, and a customized Buddypress installation to provide social networking and community features and allow her to serve custom on-line content for students of the various classes that she teaches.  Buddypress Group features are used to serve the right content to the right students.  Site is fully responsive and mobile friendly.

As part of the website design, we also provided a logo.

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Shannon Goines, Artist

Artist Portfolio site with casual Southern style.

Shannon Goines is a talented Atlanta artist, whose work can be found in many homes and galleries around Atlanta and the South. Shannon wanted a portfolio website that would professionally showcase her style, with a focus on her paintings.

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Dharma Boutique: E-commerce Site on the BigCommerce platform

Dharma Boutique is an online shop specializing in fair trade goods from Asia.  The shop was built on the BigCommerce E-commerce platform, and features a rotating slideshow, plus an extensively categorized selection of merchandise

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2013 was a busy year, and I neglected to post some of the cool projects that were completed in 2013!  Without further ado, flip through this slideshow to see a few of them:

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Beverage Superstore of Grayson: A new site for a new store

New Website for a new location: Beverage Superstore of Grayson

Beverage Superstore was opening a sister location in Grayson, Georgia, and needed a new website. Although the original locations had a website, it was dated and difficult to maintain. We took this opportunity to update the branding, design a new website that was as fresh as the new store. Features a rotating front page specials section, as well as Facebook page news integration prominently displayed on the front page. New branding was extended to a new mailing list (using Mailchimp) as well.

A Brand New Red Rocket Farm! (Art, Animation, and Webcomic site)

Red Rocket Farm is the main site for Jason Thomas, artist, creator and animator of Cradle Me Sky, and author of Free Drawings for Total Strangers. This site features Jason’s wonderful artwork, rotating front page billboards highlighting content throughout the site, and a Cradle Me Sky subsite. Our first stage of this project was simply to build the Cradle Me Sky site. Phase 2 was just completed, adding the main Red Rocket Farm site, as well as a webcomic-like section for Free Drawings for total strangers, and the Farm Blog.

 

 

Artist Portfolio Website

Another recent project that I hadn’t gotten around to blogging about…  David Joel of One Eye Opens is a wonderful Seattle artist who needed a website that showcased his work professionally and flexibly.  His works are large scale pieces, so presenting them on the small scale of a website was challenging.  This portfolio site is simple to keep updated with new work, and allows him to announce upcoming shows and connect with his fans easily.

OneEyeOpens - Art Portfolio Website for David Joel

New site design for Grieg Wehr Photography

From 2009: Our  latest new website is out, this one for friend of Dabbled|Studios, Atlanta GA photographer Grieg Wehr.  Grieg is our primary source for stock and custom photography for websites we design (including the fabulous dandelion photos you see here on the Dabbled|Studios website), so of course I highly recommend his work!   His new website features a minimalistic design, with a lovely intro slideshow which links to his primary gallery pages, and nifty flash galleries of his wedding and portrait work.   View the site at griegwehr.com

New website: Grieg Wehr Photography

New website: Grieg Wehr Photography