• Elizabeth Rickert
    Artist in Oil

    This project was particularly fun for me because Elizabeth was my high school art teacher!

    I created Elizabeth’s first website in 2010. It was cutting edge at the time. But as people started using smart phones and tablets, it didn’t look too good:(

    The website has now been completely rebuilt using PortfolioBox. They are a Swedish company that specializes in gallery based websites for artist/creatives. Although it’s designed to be intuitive for the artist to put their site together, there’s a great deal of website jargon, and tricks that would confuse even some that have a bit of website experience.

    Now that it’s done, Elizabeth will be able to login, upload new images, and modify content without much assistance from me.

  • Emotional CPR (eCPR)

    First launched in 2010 and updated often.

    Early in 2024 we launched a new version using the Avada theme. Since eCPR is owned by the National Empowerment Center, we modified their template saving the client money.

    Note the About Our eCPR Trainers page (https://emotional-cpr.org/about-us) which uses modal windows to provide details for each trainer.

  • A few years ago Bresnahan & Horrigan Paving, Inc. gave up on their website, and it was starting to affect their business. They needed something quick and simple, so we started by using a prebuilt Avada website. Next up was to get Google to list them, and to get their keywords working. It’s just a two page website for now, with a few photos. A gallery is in the works.

  • I converted Elizabeth Lewis’s website to WordPress using the Avada theme, starting out with their pre-built Health website but doing so as a one-page setup.

    After a few months, I switched to a different pre-built Avada template and converted it to a multi-page website. I also updated her logo to include an elliptical border with Lewis Physical Therapy wrapping around the perimeter.

    Adding a button to allow prospective patients to the site has been a game changer for Elizabeth. It’s tied into scheduling setup via Jane, her EMR.

  • We created this website using a prebuilt Avada website specifically designed for landscapers. It’s just a one page website now, but there are plans to add more content. The most important thing was to reestablish their presence with Google. With this, we use basic organic strategies which has worked quite well.

  • I took over management of the National Empowerment Center (NEC) website and store in 2004 – they were my first client! The first order of business was to bring the website up to the standards of the time, mostly to make it more accessible. This was done by using cascading style sheets (CSS) which at the time was cutting edge. The online store was on the Yahoo! platform and was pretty crude. I transformed that in 2005 using Miva Merchant (now called Miva).

    In 2007, NEC formed the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR), and in 2010 Emotional-CPR both of which needed websites. Over time, the NEC website grew to well over 300 pages, and they had over 70 products in the online store. But with the advent of cell phones and tablets, the website started to look dated, but most importantly it was not a responsive website.

    I started working on a new WordPress based website in 2017, and finished it in 2018. We picked the Avada theme, and used WooCommerce for the online store. Much work was done on the user interface, and a new logo was implemented, the result of a contest I managed which brought in submissions from artists around the world.

    It was a huge amount of work for one guy and doing it all myself would have taken a month of Sundays. In an effort to move things along, and save the client money, I subcontracted the more menial aspects of the work (importing content) with a team based in Ukraine.

    As of 1/28/19 the Alexa global ranking for power2u.org is 1,505,229 (this is out of literally billions of websites), while in the US, it’s 311,666.

  • Perim Lang Antiques

    Perim Lang Antiques wanted their website to show their substantial inventory in a catalogue format. First off I converted the site to the Avada theme, and then installed WooCommerce functionality. This would be the normal process to have a live store, but since antiques are rarely purchased online, other plugins were incorporated to turn it into a catalogue. Another plugin makes it so their customers can download a PDF file which includes photos and details for each product.

  • A pro bono project, managing East Rock Sangha’s WordPress website which is built on WordPress’s Twenty Sixteen theme. They utilize a member plugin which allows members to access a section of the website that has meeting minutes, etc.