In 2012, we sold Inspirit Common to a new family. They have since redesigned and I maintain their new website. Among other things it integrates custom post types, Google Calendars and gets a great deal of traffic to the Crystals Guide.
This e-commerce site features prints the works of a very talented artist who will create an original portrait of your pet from a photograph. The artist wanted the gallery and store to have a moonlit feel, inspired by the beauty of her lake house. She wanted a separate feeling to the rest of the site.
Suzane’s website had been the victim of a hack when she came to me. She had a backup of the site, which I restored – and it immediately got hacked. It was quite a learning experience and helps me remember how important good security practices are for a website. Her site features videos, e-commerce, event sales as well as videos and blog posts. There is also a Spanish version!
Chaya had an existing WordPress installation that she wanted me to convert to the design we used for a previous website. She was also ready to expand her web presence with a blog. We added a dynamic testimonials section and shopping cart, so her clients could pay online prior to their session. We implemented a strong call to action that brought in new prospects almost immediately. She is also planning to have interactive follow-up discussions with her course students.
Chaya and I enjoyed what I have now deemed ’empowerment sessions’ where we sat together with laptops open and worked to co-create content, tackle challenges and talk through taxonomies. Chaya understands the importance and power of engaging and robust content and is in the process of working hard to expand her content. With our first website project, she developed a monthly newsletter program to stay in touch with her clients. She is planning to expand her social media presence in 2013.