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Royal Peacock Opal Mine

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This is currently our highest-traffic site, with about 50,000 unique visitors each year, from all around the world. It features custom photography, custom logo work, and many advanced typography features. There’s an accordion-style FAQ section, and YouTube video widgets strategically placed on the home page. Following its launch in 2010 on Joomla 1.5, it received a Joomla 2.5 migration a few years later, followed by a graphical template refresh and relaunch on Joomla 3.x in 2015.

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Custom Irrigation and Electrical Contractors

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This site features custom full-frame DSLR and drone photography. There is also a simple product catalog, staff bios, Google Maps with driving directions, contact forms protected by Google Captcha v2, and a streamlined responsive mobile version.

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Vision West Realty

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We built the first version of this site in 2009. Our work began by exporting a database of property listings from an ancient site based on Microsoft ASP scripts. After some text processing on the resulting CSV, we successfully imported the listings into Joomla 1.5, using the excellent Intellectual Property (IP) real estate component from The Thinkery, a small, Idaho-based software provider. Over the years, the site has seen several updates to new IP releases, along with several migrations between major Joomla releases. It currently runs on Joomla 3.x, and serves approximately 1,000 users each month.

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Solid Gold Homes

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We built this site in 2013 for a local dealer of Kit West manufactured homes. Kit West’s website at the time was old and difficult to navigate, so we harvested all available media and information from it, and created a custom catalog with useful filters such as a price, number of rooms, square feet, and so on. Our efforts paid off, as the site’s ever-growing traffic levels affirm. Additional features include a video gallery, Google Maps with driving directions, and a contact form protected by Google Captcha v2. It was built on Joomla 2.5, and since migrated to Joomla 3.x.

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Elko County Courts

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Around 2013, we were approached by some Elko County judges who were impressed with a site we built for the Sixth Judicial District Court here in Winnemucca. They asked us to put together a single website to serve as an information clearinghouse for all eight courts in Elko County, Nevada. It was a labor-intensive project initially, as we worked with a large group of clients to pull together all the media and information needed. After several weeks, we launched on Joomla 2.5. Distributing costs among the various courts helps keep costs low for Elko County taxpayers. We migrated to Joomla 3.x in 2017, and the site serves an impressively high volume of users. It features an advanced download manager that serves up the self-help legal forms preferred by each court, custom logo branding, judge bios, courthouse maps and photos, links to third-party ticket payment gateways, and SSL encryption for a handful of domain names that point to the site.

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DFS West Safety Signs

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We developed this site around 2011, for a pair of local entrepreneurs who came up with an innovative work-site signage solution for mines and other industrial operations. The ecommerce component was enhanced with custom javascript that allows customers to type signage text, and see how the words would look when printed on the company’s custom signs. Unfortunately, the idea did not really take off, and so the site has not been migrated from its original Joomla 1.5 platform. In order to keep it running, we moved the site to its own virtual server running an older version of Linux.

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Northern Nevada Gold

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We built the first version of this site in 2004, using a custom e-commerce platform I wrote from scratch in MySQL, PHP, HTML, CSS, and Javascript. It served ably for six years, allowing an avid metal detecting enthusiast with limited computer experience to sell many thousands of dollars worth of gold nuggets and other mineral specimens found mostly at abandoned, historic mine sites around Northern Nevada. In 2009, I ported the site to Joomla 1.5, after discovering the excellent Hikashop component, which had just achieved its first stable release. A decade later — and several hundred thousand dollars worth of transactions later — the site is still going strong. It has migrated through several templates and Joomla releases, and currently runs on Joomla 3.8, along with the latest release of Hikashop, which has become a leading e-commerce solution for Joomla.

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Humboldt Museum

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This site launched with a new, custom logo design, and an extensive catalog of the museum’s attractions, photographed by us and described by museum founder Pansilee Larson. Several years later, we added an online store offering memberships, historical publications, and event tickets. Winnemucca Web Works is proud to donate the hosting and maintenance for this site, and even more proud that, with a little help at times, museum staff have largely been able to add and modify content by themselves. Over the years, the site has migrated from Joomla 1.5 to 2.5 and finally to 3.x. These migrations entailed a full template replacement, along with the replacement of several essential components.