New website for mystery and suspense author, Sara Rosett, features a Scoop.it feed and graphic navigation menu. Site built on WordPress with the Thesis framework.
Hudson Pride Connections Center is an LGBTQ Community Center located in New Jersey. With a small staff and limited annual budget, Hudson Pride needed a website that they could easily update with new content and images regularly. Their old site was outdated–making heavy use of table-based layouts, deprecated code, and inline styles–and required a webmaster to make even the smallest update or change.
I built Hudson Pride’s new website on WordPress, my preferred content management system (CMS), for small nonprofit clients, and created a custom theme to best meet our design and functionality requirements. The new site includes an Events Calendar, with upcoming events streamed on the home page, a Blog for announcing news items and press releases, and an engaging look and feel.
Before launching the new site, I trained Hudson Pride staff to use WordPress to manage their own content moving forward. They will be able to easily and quickly edit the navigation menu labels, create new pages, add new photos to the image slider on the home page, etc.
I’m pleased with how Hudson Pride’s new site has turned out–it will serve Hudson Pride well in the years to come. Thanks especially to Nancy Caamano, Hudson Pride’s wonderful Executive Director, and to all Hudson Pride’s staff, volunteers, and board members for their assistance in creating an engaging new resource for the LGBTQ community in New Jersey.
VolunteerMatch offers popular online volunteer engagement tools for thousands of nonprofits; their main website receives millions of visits each year. Their new blog, “Volunteering is CSR,” is a resource for helping business engage their employees in community service by connecting them with volunteer opportunities. Blog developed on WordPress using the Thesis framework.
Nancy Schwartz of Nancy Schwartz & Company, a New Jersey based firm offering Nonprofit Marketing and Communications services to nonprofit organizations clients throughout the U.S., hired me to redesign her outdated static company website. The new site needed to retain the look and feel of the old site, but with a refreshed design.
NS&C wanted the new site built on WordPress to allow them (Nancy & her staff) to easily update content, especially on the site’s sidebars, which frequently require the addition of new graphics and sign up forms for NS&C’s numerous products and services (including NS&C’s Annual Nonprofit Tagline Awards and Report).
We decided to build the site on the Headway Theme for WordPress which allowed me to quickly develop the site to match our design concept and incorporated SEO elements that were a priority for NS&C.
GettingAttention.org makes a successful transition to WordPress! The blog published by nonprofit marketing guru Nancy Schwartz of Nancy Schwartz & Co., launched on its new WordPress set up last week. The blog has been published for 5 years on Typepad, and the goal of this project was to disrupt readers as little as possible, so the new blog looks identical to the old one. This kind of project presents its own challenges and the result is that my work should be invisible to blog readers–if I did my job, readers won’t notice the change at all.
I developed the website and blog using the latest version of DIY’s Thesis Theme for WordPress. It’s a solid theme that has quite a few features that make it worthwhile.
I’ve been working with BitchMedia and their Drupal development team, Quilted, over the last several months on the redesign of their website, which launched last week. I had a great time working with the folks at Bitch Media, in particular Kjerstin Johnson (web content manager), Brian Frank (operations director), and Briar Levitt, art director (also at www.briarmade.wordpress.com), whose excellent design made my part a delight to work on.
I did image production for the donate block on the sidebar as well as modifications in the CSS to change headline and link colors, search box positioning, replaced the logo with the new version and made other minor changes. I’m proud of the final result, and prouder still to have the opportunity to work with such an excellent organization. Check it out yourself at Bitch Media.
Q Center, a nonprofit LGBTQ community center in Portland, Oregon, needed to trade in their outdated WordPress blog for a more robust website. The solution I provided is a website that uses WordPress as its content management system (CMS) to minimize the cost of a redesign and keep staff training to a minimum. Graphic design was done in-house by Q Center staff. The result is a website that uses many of the previous site’s pages and posts, but has an completely new look and feel. Easy navigation makes the new website a great improvement for Q Center users.