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Fransway For Assembly

In Hosting, Websites, Wordpress by henry

The client had several requirements for this site: it had to be completed in a matter of days, and it had to appear simple and “flow” well, despite a fairly large amount of content. Fortunately, the client was willing to collaborate fully, and worked hard to supply content and advice in a timely manner. It is based on WordPress. To save time, I chose a slightly older but very popular theme, figuring that most of the bugs would be worked out. The process went smoothly. The site also features custom portrait photography.

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Cafe 345

In Websites, Wordpress by henry

We built this site for a client who allowed us full creative control. We took photos of the shop’s beautiful chalkboard menus, and used them to create an engaging, animated intro slideshow. The site is a fairly simple one-page design that still manages to convey a sense of the atmosphere and style the cafe is known for. It was built atop a popular WordPress theme for restaurants.

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Townhouse Motel

In Websites, Wordpress by henry

This site helped the client grow from half-full parking lots to early “No Vacancy” signs within a few months. The client was so happy, we have never had to bill them; the checks always arrive early, with hand-written “thank you” notes. The site features custom interior and exterior photography, full-API integration with a third-party booking engine, an advanced Google Maps widget, spam-protected contact form, and integrated review widgets from the top motel rating sites out there. It was built on an understated WordPress theme, with CSS customizations to reflect the hotel’s brand identity.

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Festive Glow Holiday Lighting

In Hosting, Websites, Wordpress by henry

This site promotes a small company in Idaho that installs custom holiday lighting, and stores it during the off-season. It features a classic one-page design, deconstructed logo hero slider, spam-protected contact form, staff bios, and a gallery of work examples. Each season, the contact form generates dozens and dozens of leads for the company. This is a second-generation redesign that followed a change of ownership in 2018. The redesign was conceived, built, and launched in about 10 days.

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Belinda Bell Art

In Websites, Wordpress by henry

We first launched this art portfolio site in 2011. Cost was a factor, so we used the excellent GalleryScript javascript library to build a simple collection of static HTML pages. As time went on, the artist achieved more commercial success, and she wanted a platform she could update herself. After a few false starts with Joomla, we got the formula right with WordPress and a beautifully simple theme developed by Minimal. Since then, Belinda has been able to photograph and upload new work, and even add new gallery sections with very little help, despite the challenges of a slow Internet connection.

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Great Basin Arts & Entertainment

In Hosting, Websites, Wordpress by henry

This site was originally built on WordPress 2, by Bill Sims, director of GBAE, a non-profit aimed at bringing quality musical entertainment to Winnemucca. Around 2010, I migrated the site to my hosting platform, added a direct email system built atop PHP-List, and have donated hosting and maintenance ever since. The site’s aging template required several minor surgeries to keep it running on more modern versions of WordPress. So, in 2019, I convinced Bill to let me migrate the whole site to a more modern template. To ensure our new template provider would never go out of business or loose interest, I sellected WordPress 5’s built-in “TwentySeventeen” theme, which was more than up to the task of recreating Bill’s original website vision with good mobile device support and great speed. Oh, and I also added a simple online ticket sales system based on Event Tickets from Modern Tribe, and a new “Past Performances” page that presents historic show information in a succinct and aesthetic way.

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Ooh La La! Skin Boutique

In Websites, Wordpress by henry

Perla became my client in 2016, thanks to a referral from a client at the Eleventh Judicial District Court in Lovelock. I built her site using WordPress and the WooCommerce storefront software. She has done a great job with the site, adding new items frequently, running coupon sales, and promoting it through several ad campaigns. Her product photography has also come a long way since she started a year ago.

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Mountain Man Outfitters

In Websites, Wordpress by henry

Michael at Mountain Man Outfitters was one of my first clients. The site I built for him in 2008 was hand-coded using server-side includes, custom bash scripts that assembled javascript image galleries, and hand-polished CSS. Since then, we have rebuilt the site three times, on Joomla 1.5, Joomla 2.5, and WordPress. The site has migrated smoothly through five server operating system upgrades — all with no appreciable downtime.

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Winnemucca Pizzeria

In Websites, Wordpress by henry

I originally built this site using the Bistro Joomla theme. I shot the photos and wrote the copy. After six years, we migrated the content to WordPress and relaunched. The intro slideshow was created from the owner’s original chalkboard art, as used on the actual menu.