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.
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
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.
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.
A simple website featuring album sales, calendar of events, and photo archives.
This project, for New England musician and therapist Adam Bauer, included design of a new website with a focus on promoting his new album, and also multiple custom mailing list templates (Mailchimp).
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.
The Flint Area Consolidated Housing Authority wanted a website that was welcoming, clean, and easy to use for both current and potential residents.
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.
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
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:
Dharma Boutique – Online retail site built on the BigCommerce platform.
HFC Interiors – A clean, vibrant look for a commercial interior design firm
Dr. Eric Baylin Cosmetic Surgery. A modernization of the look and backend of their prior website.
Harvest Oak Capital. Simple and classic site.
Design Samaritan. Wordpress E-commerce. To The Trade private section.
For more on each of these:
North Georgia's Largest Volume Spirits Retailer gets a new website
We took advantage of the design and templates built for Beverage Superstore of Grayson, to build a similar modern look for Beverage Superstore‘s 2 main locations in Suwanee. Features include an online calculator for determining the amount of beverages needed for a party, integrated Facebook feed, and rotating featured specials banner.
MountNFrame : Migrate a dated e-commerce site to a new platform and look.
A Vail frame shop offers Posters and Prints online for both their customers, and the public at large. Their old site was clunky and dated, and this project updated their site to a new platform, keeping their current logo, but updating the look and feel to a more modern vibe.
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.
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.
Seattle urban farm food blogger Janelle is known to wield knives, pitchforks & the occasional martini.
Yes You Can Dance is a Pittsburg based non-profit sharing the joys of dance with seniors as well as special needs teens and adults. The website is fun and lively, with a style evocative of the past of ballroom dance. Features: event registration and management, members only functionality, focus on ease of use and accessibility.
Website for YesYouCanDance.org
Kimball Bates Photography wanted a portfolio site as unique as the photographer’s style. The portfolio site is clean and spare, focusing on the photos themselves, and the branded ‘blog’ section (MegaPixel Dust) gives a more casual view of her work and style. The portfolio section is easily expandable and updatable, so the content can stay fresh and current.
Keep the Coupon is a new coupon site, featuring QR coded coupons.
Features of the site include a protected area for advertisers, coupon submit and approval processes, coupon activation based on date, find coupons on a map, and others.
Cradle Me Sky is a fabulous new animated cartoon, by the very talented artist Jason Thomas of Red Rocket Farms.
It was a lot of fun to work with Jason on this, integrating his artistic vision for the site into a weekly updating episode format.
SimpleClean Solutions is a local customized residential and commercial cleaning and organization service. The goal was a ‘simple and clean’ site that showcases the business, and stands out from the crowd. Site is optimized for both web and mobile use.
The Lassiter High School Orchestra is one of the top high school orchestra’s in the country. LHSOA.org needed to be able to keep the website updated with news, photos, videos, and other timely information, as well as collect payments, supply needed forms and documents, and allow for donations. Their new website is bold and easy to use, with an updated logo.
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.
Just released the latest version of Linda-sands.com… We did a site for Linda a while back, but she was ready for a new look. This new site is bold and graphical, with custom landing pages for several of her novels.
A smaller project, we did a new header and color scheme for BecomingBianca.com.
This neighborhood church wanted a clean, fresh and ‘natural’ design, emphasizing the key point of living life abundantly.
See the whole thing at epworthatcandlerpark.org
2010: a Author website for Jennie Helderman, author of As The Sycamore Grows, as well as a custom branded book landing page, and a author blog for connecting to fans.
Very excited today to announce the launch of foodwhirl.com. If you like to cook, be sure to stop by and check out the site. The team is great, and I think it’s going to be a great resource.
The website allows contributors to submit a recipe or a link to a recipe from the front end, and includes notification and approval processes.
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