Website Development Portfolio
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The Society of Incentive Travel Executives - Southern California is the largest chapter of this international organization. This network of travel and event professionals is committed to motivational experiences that deliver business results. Through unparalleled networking opportunities, education and connections, members form lasting partnerships that grow their businesses and professional development.
Working closely with the chapter’s Vice President of Communications, Sparks Arts developed this website to serve members with details of upcoming education meetings and networking events, industry and member news, the chapter’s charitable fundraising efforts, CSR and sustainability, and bi-monthly newsletter. This Joomla website includes extensions for photo galleries, calendar of events, and Disqus comments to encourage member participation.
A database-driven website powered by the Joomla! content management system. Parks and Rec website featuring events and class calendars, team sports schedules and standings, slideshows, interactive Google maps with driving directions placed within website articles.
Portfolio website for mosaic artist Carol Lancour. Includes slideshow and gallery of her completed mosaic projects, RSS feed of her Etsy shop, Yelp reviews module, Facebook Page feed for recent status posts and list of fans, how-to and on-going projects blog posts, background and contact info for commissioned projects.
The Biggest Little Rodeo in California. Managed by the Kern Country Sheriff’s Reserve Association, the PRCA Stampede Days Rodeo has been an annual event in Bakersfield, CA since 1985. This Joomla!-based website features information for rodeo spectators, vendors and participants, slideshow of rodeo events, rodeo queens, and rodeo event results.
Promotional website for award-winning quilter Cindy Seitz-Krug. Cindy offers teaching services, schedule and descriptions or her workshops, trunk shows and lectures, photo galleries of her quilts and student projects, and student testimonials.
Tourism-related website for group of vineyard, winery and tasting room owners in the Tehachapi, CA area. Website promotes attractions and events in the local area to encourage people to visit the area. Includes a business directory using a customized version of the Joomla! component SOBI2. Also an events calendar, photo gallery, wine blog, press releases. Registered users can log in to rate and review local businesses and attractions, plus add new business listings and events. Association members have additional log-in privileges that access member-only content.
A database-driven website powered by the Joomla! content management system. Website features include online catalog of available products categorized by size, style or manufacturer utilizing the VirtueMart shopping cart component with integrated custom contact forms, terms and conditions of sale and prominent contact information.
E-commerce website for metal fabrication manufacturer built with Joomla! content management system and VirtueMart shopping cart component. Includes extended contact form for custom jobs, FAQs, and store policies. Online payments processed by PayPal and online credit card submission for later manual processing by owner to verify shipping costs. This avoids the expense of monthly fees for real-time payment gateway. It only requires a SSL Certificate and Dedicated IP Address.
Political commentary blog from a conservative perspective. Includes RSS feeds of news headlines and AddThis share buttons.
Lakeview at Rio Bravo is a new gated community located in the lush foothills just east of downtown Bakersfield, CA. Lakeview at Rio Bravo offers Green Built, Energy Star Certified custom homes for sale in Bakersfield, California to suit your needs in luxury and modern energy efficiency.
This is a redesign from a previous website that was not ranking in the search engines for any relevant keyword phrases. The previous website was set up in such a way that search engine optimization was not possible - there was no way to list unique metatags or titles for each page. The new site was built on Joomla 2.5 with specific attention paid to SEO considerations including rewriting the original content text. Within a few weeks of launch the new site was ranking on page 1 of Google for targeted keyword phrases. Features extensions for photo gallery, Google maps with directions, and social media share buttons.
Website of author and crocheter Tanis Galik. Her first book and intriguing crochet techniques are featured, along with All Things Crochet blog and series of free how-to videos. There is also a free membership club which entitles members to free monthly crochet patterns. These marketing techniques have been effective in building a large mailing list of potential customers for Tanis’ next crochet book.
E-commerce website for award-winning quilter Nancy Rink built with Joomla! content management system and VirtueMart shopping cart component. Features quilt patterns, fabric, free block of the month patterns with related fabric kits available for sale, e-mail newsletter, Facebook Like Box, blog, quilt gallery and PDF downloads via RokDownloads component.
E-commerce website for custom-designed and hand-made bass baits - spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, jigs, and worms. Utilizes the VirtueMart shopping cart component with Joomla! content management system, plus customer-submitted testimonials with photos powered by JoomPlace Testimonials component.
Another database-driven website powered by the Joomla! content management system. VirtueMart-powered e-commerce website featuring photography prints, add-to-cart functionality, free shipping, and PayPal payment processing.
Treasures eConsignment Shop specializes in designer brand merchandise including purses, shoes, jewelry, unique gifts and accessories. This Joomla!-based website enhances the brick-and-mortar storefront by extending their potential customer base beyond their local area. The e-commerce shop built with VirtueMart features select items from the store. Also provided are store policies, downloadable PDFs for consignors agreement and guidelines, plus integration with shop inventory software system so consignors can log in and see the status of their items.
German bakery website features Yelp reviews, slideshows, local weather module, print and fax ordering, current bakery menus, coupons, e-mail newsletter, events and e-commerce for German-themed aprons, t-shirts, refrigerator magnets, and gift certificates. Joomla!-based website featuring VirtueMart shopping cart component.
Joan writes thriller novels featuring Diana Hunter, PI. She wanted a website to promote and sell her books. We developed a database-driven website powered by the Joomla! content management system. Website features include fiction books written by author Joan Francis, user comments and reviews, Buy This Book buttons linking to her order processing account at createspace, Joan's blog, About Joan, Contact Joan, appearances schedule and site map.