Western Classified Advertising Association selected Lee Media Services for a complete redesign of their www.mywcaa.com website.
One of the things the WCAA required was complete control over the site's content. Built using the open-source CMS Drupal, Lee Media Services was able to customize an easy-to-use content management solution tailored to their needs.
The site not only includes a highlighted news section, but also RSS feeds, social media plug-ins, conference file uploads, and integration with their Constant Contact mailing list.
Allie Lyttle of www.lyttlecakes.com needed a simple site that was easy to navigate and helped communicate what it is that she does...which is making amazing dessert creations for all occasions!
With the basics of the site developed in a few days (in order to meet a tight deadline for an upcoming exhibit she was going to be showcasing her creations), the plan for Phase II is already in the works.
Working with Allie was great. She's super talented and so much fun to be around. Check out her site and consider giving her a call for your next party!
While there are a number of things businesses large and small can do to help make their sites more usable, Kelli Shaver (Mashable) put together this list of five simple things you should be thinking about.
- Have a Mobile Version of Your Website
- Provide Supplemental Information
- Use AJAX for Simple Tasks — But Don’t Overdo It
- Make It Easy To Get Help
- Keep it Simple and Keep it Organized
I recently completed some pro bono work with the small town of Parshallville, MI as a way of giving back to the community that has given me such much over the years. With the help of some community leaders and content direction, I was able to build www.parshallville.com which launched in mid-July.
I've been a Parshallville resident for over four years now and I just love the people and the simple country lifestyle. Our little slice of heaven now has a means to interact on a new level — all in the interest of bringing us closer for in-person events.
Lee Media Services is proud to announce the launch of TeamKendalKidz.org. Team Kendal Kidz is a local charitable organization that was created in the memory of Kendal Lividini — the 17-year-old Hartland student who lost her battle with cancer on January 7, 2011.
Kendal was very passionate about finding a cure so that someday this terrible disease will no longer be a threat to so many. She wanted to share her story in an effort to bring awareness because a cure is what these kids really need.
Some websites are small — like one-page small. This was the case with my recent client, Tons of Fun Party Bus (www.tonsoffunpartybus.com). They were just looking for something quick and easy that gave people basic information and a means to contact the company for more information or to reserve a date.
This site took less than a day to complete and more than meets the needs of the client. Phase II of the site might include customer photo galleries and an online reservation system.
Lee Media Services is proud to announce the recent launch of TeamCallan.com!
Dan Callan, broker/owner of RE/MAX Platinum in Hartland, MI, contracted with Lee Media Services to build a new website that was quite different than your typical real estate website. They wanted a more open, non-cluttered website that they could update and one that could grow with their business without limitation.
A custom layout and content solution was proposed that allowed Dan's team to update the content themselves. A true win-win!
I'm proud to announce a much-improved and long-overdue website, the new LeeMediaServices.com. Yay me!
Like most independent professionals (remember that story about the shoemaker's kids having really bad shoes), I let my own stuff wither away while I focused 100% on my clients. Well, I finally dedicated some time to bumping-up my own web presence which should definitely help land some new clients.
We all know that small businesses usually don't have the funds to hire huge marketing agencies to design and build their websites. But here's a nice little "top 5" article I found over at the American Express Open Forum website that gives you some guidance without breaking the bank. Grace Smith from Mashable authored the article and mentioned the following five mistakes that small businesses make with regard to their websites:
- Poor Navigation
- No Clear Calls to Action
- Color and Contrast
- Content, Content, Content