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We redesigned the CDP site as their previous developer had left and was uncontactable. The owner had been trying, unsuccessfully, to edit various aspects of the site himself. The redesigned site is now completely updated, and the owner easily has the ability to update himself or take advantage of our free maintenance hours.
Completed : September 2014
We took on this project as a redesign of a site previously built by another party. Shortly before deploying the new site, the old one was horribly hacked (very bad for an eCommerce site!) as the previous site admin had left documents in the backend, detailing all passwords and directory structure, in the open. We understand that, for eCommerce sites (especially), security is paramount. Digital Guard Dawg has always been a very busy and dynamic site. They run monthly specials, which require us to add new graphics and change details - on the front page AND in their shop. All of these changes are free under their monthly plan. In early 2015 we performed a complete makeover of their site when the client was ready for a new look and simplified navigation. The update exceeded their 12 hours of free time, but still saved him oodles of money for a complex redesign!
Completed : November 2013
This talented client thought he was doing well saving money and doing his site on Go Daddy. After seeing our subscription plans, and how affordable they were, he said, "It's a no-brainer. Sign me up!" Now he has a modern and responsive site that truly showcases his exceptional talent as a photographer.
Completed : February 2016
MacClure's Timber is part of an 80 member national timber & building supplies franchise chain in New Zealand. This was our first foray into the franchise world with all the various requirements to rigidly follow brand rules. However, it was a great experience and, methodically working through the brand documents, we easily complied with the head company's marketing guidelines. In 2015 the parent company recreated its brand, which meant all of the stores had to repaint, re-sign and redo everything to fit the new brand, including this website. This all fit in their plan - so they paid NO EXTRA for a total redesign from us!
Completed : February 2012
This was one of the first sites we ever built, and and we have done a redesign for the client - 3 times - as part of our subscription plan, bringing it forward with new sliders, images, etc. This is all covered in our maintenance plan at no extra cost. Even with the older site, though, we were still very proud of it for, within a few short months of launch, it was found by the Rachel Ray show, and the owner's product was featured by her.
Completed : September 2010
CitrusKiwi isn't just a taker, but we like to give back to the community. One of the ways we do this is by giving 501 (C) entities half off for their first year with us. VVPTC came to us for help with their existing site, however, it became clear that it really needed a full redesign, which we did - at 1/2 price! If you're a 501 (C), check out our promotions page for more details.
Completed : December 2013
Many people think website design is just a matter of making it look pretty; few realize the detailed architecture which goes into content management. This was the major challenge here - organizing the huge amount of material into a cohesive, and easily followed, pathway. Their business is complicated and needs a lot of explanation. We managed to wrangle the content into an easy to navigate format, benefiting both our client and his clients.
Completed Feb 2015
Alan Osborne, and his beautiful artwork, are well known in Sacramento, CA and far beyond. From small enamels, to huge corporate sculptures, Osborne's diversity in scale and mediums is amazing. We designed his website to showcase this unique talent and skill, and allow others from across the globe to share in its beauty even if they didn't live close by.
Completed : Feb 2013
This client had a site through a national real estate website company, which lacked architectural expertise. In mobile view, it was very problematic to navigate. This just proves that "big" is not necessarily effective. We incorporated the link architecture provided by her membership in ARMLS to allow quick and easy access to predefined property searches. We also had our programmer write a special pre-form search module for visitors wanting more control with filtering properties. This means visitors have multiple options to search their way!
Completed March 2016
There are many design companies who target financial services, and other white collar professions, with very generic, cookie-cutter offerings. We don't! We custom design every site we build, specific to the client and their needs - from the bottom up. We're passionate about small business, so we do our best to design unique, interactive sites to grab, and keep, visitors, without neglecting the basics - all the while remaining responsive to client requests. We made multiple edits and changes to this site during design, but the outcome was worth the effort! The best part was this client came ready with great images so that we could really personalize the site. He knows that HE is the brand that he must build. Kudos to this client!
Completed : March 2016
A great little family owned Pizza business based in Folsom, CA. Their original site lacked a logo, and color. Plus the previous designer was unresponsive to the client's needs and requests for ongoing updates and support. We redesigned the site based on the original, and gave them a simple, yet effective, logo.
Completed : January 2015
One of our New Zealand clients. Ray and Greg already had a site that they'd done themselves, but they were looking to move it to the next level and get more continuity and content on the site, which we did for them. An interesting feature we incorporated onto their new site, at their request, was the ability for site visitors to send them a call-me-back text right off the site. They say this has been extremely successful.
Completed : July 2012
This small company based in Torrance, CA has a big reach - just look at their client list. They asked us to do a refresh of their old site and make some features perform correctly that weren't. Their mail, hosting and domain name were all in different places, making management a nightmare. We centralized everything and added better flow and functionality to the site. And, as they say on our testimonial page, we respond to their requests that day, not weeks after, as they had been experiencing.
Completed: March 2014
Marissa's original idea for her site was an international ezine. However, over the years, it's developed into a great little base for PSAs, promotions of various causes (one she promotes was recently featured on the Steve Harvey show), and features local events, speakers and authors.
Completed : March 2013
This client was referred to us by a mutual friend as they were frustrated by their previous designer, who had overcharged and undelivered. When they announced they wanted to move, he initially refused to release the domain name, which they had paid for. We we went to battle for them, and this fortunately had a happy ending, but it shows that you need to be careful who you choose to be in charge of your website. Since then, with the dust settled, we've done a full makeover of their site to give a clean and modern look and incorporated a third-party e-commerce solution for their shop.
Completed : August 2014
We're passionate about radio control modelling and found AMOS by doing a Google search for clubs in our area. When we joined, they already had a site which had been built and maintained by one of the members. This is one of our freebies (which we do on occasion). The big win for the club is the site now sits on page 1 of Google for most every search phrase for radio control clubs in the Sacramento area - often at position #1. And being found equals new members.
Completed : October 2012
This site had been originally built by the clients, and they'd done a good job, but they had come to the end of their skills. They also found the maintenance and update of the site onerous. We rebuilt the site with some tweaks along the way, and designed a logo. However, one of the biggest reliefs for them was that they could hand the whole maintenance and security issue off to us as part of their normal monthly subscription. In 2015 the clients revisited the site and wanted to go to a lighter background, so we gave them a new one which really added to the website as a whole. This is what we hope all our clients are doing -- taking objective reviews of their sites and coming to us to add in their wish list.
Completed : July 2014
Our friend has a rental property in Cabo San Lucas, MX that he wanted to promote more than what VRBO allowed him to. When we built the site, we included a section for fishing articles (Ernest Hemingway used to fish for marlin there), plus a selection of our friend's highly recommended restaurants, plus some "you probably shouldn't eat here" ones.
Completed : December 2011
This client came prepared with a video for us to use. (If you don't have one, we can help you there.) Video, and now live-streaming video, are the way of the future. What better way to wake up a visitor on the front page and get their attention? Content is great, graphics and photos are better, but video is the king of content. A good video says more about a business and what it can do for clients in 30 seconds than a whole website can! We work closely with a number of website-related companies that include videographers to ensure your website delivers your message clearly and with pizzazz.
Completed : April 2015
The previous version of this site was built on GoDaddy's website builder platform. Unfortunately, it's somewhat limited in its abilities and features, and difficult to navigate. This left the client unable to do even quite basic edits and feeling frustrated. We rebuilt the site in Joomla, added extra functionality, and improved the overall layout and navigation. And all his maintenance worries are gone now - we handle it all for him.
Completed: July 2014
This client, an independent, distributor, had already done his due diligence by working with the Solexx corporate marketing department to clear with them what we could use on his website. This is not an unfamiliar scenario to us, where we come across independent distributors, affiliates or agents wanting their own web presence. Careful planning, always involving the parent company, ensures a good outcome, as it did in this case.
Completed: October 2014
This site, brand new back in 2011, managed to begin ranking quite well for its targeted keywords, in the main, because this young, entrepreneur client had us upload numerous training workout videos to YouTube and stream them on his site. This is due to Google owning YouTube and loving its own! His traffic went from zero to over 500 unique visitors per month in around 90 days.
Completed: August 2011
This was a redesign of a site that had a lot of the right content, but just didn't present it in a way that said, "We're your deck installation company!" This proves the point that. although content is king, if the website isn't professional in its overall look and usability, then even the best content is ignored.
Completed: April 2014
We built this website back at the beginning of 2012, and, apart from it needing to be updated to a responsive template, it's a very classic design that still looks and works great, over 3 years later. The colors are strong, yet timeless, and suit the type of business they portray. Despite remaining largely unchanged, the simple but effective design, combined with solid content, continues to show traffic increases every year. And visitors are staying on the site, which is right where you want them!
Completed: February 2012
This client was not only a redesign, but a rebranding as they went through a company change. So while we used some content from the old site, much was rewritten, especially as their focus and direction had changed. They are continuing to evolve, and this means that the website is changing with them - something that's easy to do with our monthly plans (and did we mention free?).
Completed: December 2014
These clients are originally from England, and their site was originally designed by someone from over there. However, they wanted to work with someone local and chose us to accomplish their redesign. Since completing it, these clients have become some of our closest friends. While we don't expect this with every client, long term relationships are very important to us. That's why we are only a phone call or email away! When you phone us there is no complex series of voice prompts!
Completed: June 2012
This site for a local Sacramento contractor, relies heavily on images to showcase their skills. It currently has nearly 1000 images in 15 categories to let visitors see exactly what it is they can do. This is a great use of the visual element to draw in potential clients and give them a comfort level in your abilities.
This client has been with us for several years with another website. His business is evolving and he needed another site. Naturally, he thought of us! He was very helpful in showing us competitors' sites that he liked, so we had a solid design starting point. His preparedness assisted us in completing this site quickly and effectively. We appreciate the repeat business and trust he puts in us!
Completed: April 2016
This school is part of the Atonement Lutheran Church and the school website was a number of sub-pages of the church's website, so difficult to navigate or comprehend. We built a far more comprehensive and powerful standalone site with links from and to the church for easy access. The teachers are able to simply edit their own pages, upload files for students and parents, and add images to their own specific galleries. Now everyone can have a stake in the website.
Completed: January 2016
After spending several thousand dollars with their previous designer, but still not having the site they wanted in terms of design/color and usability, they joined us on our BASIC package. We completely rebuilt the site using the colors they wanted and with the functionality they had asked for initially. We aimed for ease of use, hence the large graphical buttons on the front page, giving visitors easy access to the most commonly sought-after information. This site depicts a personal solution for other realtors who want a great online presence with good functionality that uses IDX linking to their MLS - which saves them money and upkeep costs!
Completed : June 2014
We were asked to redesign an old website that hadn't been touched for many years and lacked any client-oriented features, such as a place to request an appointment - something that's very important for this type of service industry. Patient forms are now readily available for download, which helps relieve pressure on office staff fielding requests for these.
Completed: October 2012
This client produces some stunning floral arrangements (these aren't your little, cheap ones you get from the supermarket - they're true works of art), but is somewhat "challenged" when it comes to things web - like many of our clients. They were one who took advantage of our full range of services (and we encouraged them to), and they did so all within a neat & cost effective package deal! Now they have the freedom to design what they're best at and focus on their business.
Completed: August 2013
Bisceglia, Steiman & Fudeman are a Massachusetts based CPA firm. One of the partners moved to Phoenix with his wife and practice as CPA and Bookkeeper in Arizona. They asked us to help them expand their client base in the Phoenix valley with a new website. The site highlights their main areas of practice and the ancillary services they offer.
Completed: July 2015
This was another site we took over and redesigned. On the front page it looks very similar to the previous site, but, given the nature of the client's business and how images really speak to their quality of work, we majored heavily on designing the site to be graphically representative of what they do. This was lacking on the original site. While having images was imperative to portray what they did, we cannot stress enough how quality images will make or break any gallery, and we commend businesses like Force 1 Construction who take the time to pay attention to detail.
Completed: November 2011
We are members of this international networking organization, and we wanted to provide a resource for our current chapter members to help promote us to potential members.Holistic networking requires offline and online presence. This site shares about what BNI is in general, as well as highlighting its Chapter members' businesses through a member directory. Members can link to this from their own websites for additional promotional value. This framework can easily be adapted to Chambers of Commerce and organizations such as Rotary, Lions, or any other member-based groups. Sports clubs and kids clubs can also benefit!
Completed: November 2015
Arizona is famous for Spring Training - it's a great place for a business that facilitates sports. However, a website is not restricted geographically; anyone can improve their batting wherever they live. Despite being in the Spring Training capitol of the US, the owner realized that online shopping was the best way to get his product to the general market. He had been put off by the prices quoted to him for a full e-commerce site before he came to us. Our unique subscriptions offered him a slick online presence that he could afford, putting him back in the big league!
Completed: January 2016
We were referred to this client by another of our customers as he was so impressed with what we'd done for him. This church is based in Nigeria, and has spread out to many countries around the world, and we were engaged to complete a site for their American branches. We always talk to clients about getting testimonials for their sites as these are wonderful kudos for them. This client came to us with hundreds - and we didn't even need to ask!
Completed: July 2015
This client had a Joomla! site already, which is our platform of choice. So we freshened it up with a face lift and new content. We also worked on the organizational aspects to make it easier to navigate. Witt the 12 free hours we offer in all our packages they can continue to keep their website fresh and up-to-date, and even throw in some NEW design features if they want!
Completed: November 2015
We are proud to have been chosen to provide a makeover for a very outdated site for this Chamber of Commerce in Lincoln, CA. Much extra functionality was needed with expanded fields made available for their member listings, online purchasing and registration for events. Part of our design process included loading all the member details into the database - just another way we stand out in terms of value and service!
Completed: June 2015
This is another redesign of an outdated site that really needed more functionality for visitors to enjoy their experience. While we retained some purple in their branding from the original site, it was updated to a clean and more inviting "look" that made it more contemporary. It also uses IDX linking to their MLS - which saves them money and upkeep costs!
Completed : September 2015
Although having a successful custom automotive products business for many years, the owners realized that being online, and with a catchy presence, was not only the next logical, but the most critical, step in growing their business. They were experts in automotive components, but not in website design or branding. We created a logo that gave their branding a punch, and then designed around their new brand. This will appeal to the petrol-head in every one of us. Muscle cars, live on!
Completed : October 2015
A website is a great place to show community spirit. Most people think of a website as just a way to promote their business and products or services. Savvy visitors want more than just an online brochure. This website is a great example of a business not only promoting itself, but how it also promotes others in the community. We are proud to help grow a business that is proud to help grow others!
Completed : July 2015
This client already had a site up when he came to us. We realized (much later) that the old site had actually been hacked with a link to an "undesirable site". All of our websites come supported with robust onsite and on-server security that stops the majority of evil hackers ever getting close to our sites. Internet security IS about deterrence, not prevention. No amount of security will stop a determined hacker, but tight security, like ours will put most of them off. If you make yourself harder to break into, the robbers will just head next door.
Completed : September 2015
This client found us through another attorney - we had done a website for his wife. We have yet to meet him, but we've been helping him for a number of years. That's the beauty of the internet. It has no fixed location and, although we love to meet our clients in person, it isn't necessary to build a good relationship. In 2016, whilst doing regular maintenance, we found we couldn't update the core files that run the website. So we rebuilt it, and since we were doing that, we also refreshed it with a new look. All of this was at no cost to the client.
Completed : June 2012
This company came to us as a referral from another client and they had never had a website. However, they did have good content readily at hand that allowed us to complete their site in a timely manner. The owner has been reasonably good at utilizing his new blog, which is a great way to add fresh content, which the search engines reward. Way to go! Blogging doesn't need to be onerous; all it takes is a bit of creativity and setting aside an hour or two each month to share your knowledge and ideas. Small price to pay, since the rewards of increased site traffic and higher ranking can be tremendous!
Completed : August 2015
We were asked to remodel a site that had originally been built on Go Daddy's website builder platform. This is not the first client we've taken over that was created on a template DIY platform, so we are well-versed in the logistics of these kinds of transitions. They have their own set of complications that have to be worked through. One of the major drawbacks of the Go Daddy platform is the difficulty to perform effective SEO work in a timely fashion. This problem does not exist in the platform we use - Joomla! The clients are very happy that they can request design or layout changes and have someone else, who they pay no extra for, turn those requests into realty.
Completed : August 2015
This is another website that was originally built on a DIY website platform., They wanted the website tidied up and refreshed, which they couldn't remember their details in order to get into it and make the changes. So they had put it off, until they met us. In addition, they wanted an employment page that would give applicants the ability to directly interact and upload resumes and capture contact details. This is a great example of how companies can use their websites for other needs, such as HR, or any kind of application process.
Completed : July 2015
We redesigned this site from the bottom up. The client wanted a complete overhaul and makeover - which is right up our alley! We like working with clients who understand what they need, even if they can not articulate it in detail. The best question we can hear from a client, however, is, "What do I need?" We are happy to say what we think and share our expertise. It is up to the client to give us that freedom to design a new website that does not detract from any important branding.And we work with the client throughout the design process so they have the opportunity to give their feedback as we go. This really is a team effort!
Completed :November 2015
We are very excited about this website project! Being die-hard Pink Floyd fans we really feel honored to help this CA-based band as they share the Ultimate Pink Floyd experience with fans around the country. Like most band websites, it's been too long in coming and is still a work in progress.