Pittsburgh Before and After Web Design

One of the most telling aspects of successful web design and development is the clients' impression when the project is finished. As a web designer I work closely with my clients to clearly understand their goals and expectations, resolve any issues with their existing plaform, as well as to help plan for the future. The following projects highlight a few success stories along the way. See my web design portfolio for additional projects.

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Project:
Drupal Website Redesign

Client: Printing Industries of America
Website: www.printing.org
Description: Drupal CMS, Web Design, Version Upgrade, Mobile Friendly, SEO

Printing Industries of America is one of the largest nonprofit graphic arts trade associations in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide. Project goals included upgrading the existing Drupal installation, full responsive design, export and import of existing content into the new platform, the development of content specific views for a more efficient display of information, custom administration pages, taxonomy categorization for better content organization, as well as custom development for a variety of content entry and page layout options. The website is designed for role-based, in-house updating, with role-based access control to private sections of the website for both members and non-members. Website editors are now able to add and maintain structured content through a customized WYSIWYG editor and predefined content components with multiple layout options.


Project:
Drupal Website Design

Client: ABS Building Systems Integrators
Website: www.absbuildingintegrators.com
Description: Drupal CMS, Web Design, Custom Photo Gallery, Video Banner Integration, Mobile Friendly, SEO

ABS is a full service contractng company offering an array of services for commercial construction. The ABS team required a fully revamped website that would better represent their company brand. The project centered around the development of a fully automated, custom Projects Gallery. Gallery pages are generated as soon as descriptions and images are entered and the page is saved. All image sizing, positioning and block views updating (throughout the site), including banners and sliders, happens automatically. The Projects Gallery is designed to be "point and click" for convenience. Additional project goals included a fully responsive custom theme, taxonomy categorization for project organization, the development of gallery views for a variety of display options, full-page video banner integration, custom administration pages, and the development of the dynamic, home page company facts.


Project:
Drupal Website Redesign

Client: American Wills & Estates
Website: www.americanwillsandestates.com
Description: Drupal CMS, Web Design, Mobile Friendly, SEO

American Wills & Estates is Pittsburgh's #1 Choice for Probate Estate Administration and Estate Planning Law. Project goals included a complete re-design of the existing Drupal installation, revamping the display of blog articles, client testimonials and firm bios, new Views for existing content, and custom theming for Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). An updated site menu was designed to provide a mobile-centric approach to navigation, while retaining traditional multi-level drop-downs for desktop use. Custom administration pages, taxonomy categorization for effective content organization and automated SEO rounded out the project. Organic search ranking has increased tremendously.


Project:
Drupal Website Design

Client: Novak Auto Parts
Website: www.novakautoparts.com
Description: Drupal CMS, Web Design, Mobile Friendly, SEO

Novak Auto Parts in one of Western Pennsylvania’s largest recycled auto parts dealers. The owners wanted to provide visitors the ability to view salvage and re-buildable vehicle listings online, while revamping the overall user experience. The website was migrated from WordPress to Drupal and was designed for easy, in-house updating of vehicle listings, content and company information. Custom content types were created along with vehicle filtering based on a variety of criteria. Visitors are able to request information using dynamic forms that appear on individual vehicle pages. These people are experts in the auto parts industry.


Project:
Drupal Website Design

Client: Transitional Services, Inc.
Website: www.transitionalservices.org
Description: Drupal CMS, Web Design, Mobile Friendly, SEO

Transitional Services, Inc. is a non-profit organization that helps people with mental disabilities live meaningful lives in the community. These are some great people doing wonderful things. They needed to update their HTML based website in order to provide in-house updating for staff. In addition to re-branding their public image, the site allows for the insertion of structured content in the form of mini photo galleries, Bootstrap panels, Drupal blocks, Views and other custom components. Other dynamic features include an events calendar, FAQ, visitor resources, news and articles, and fully customized editing and page management.


Project:
Drupal Website Design

Client: Environmental Health Project
Website: www.environmentalhealthproject.org
Description: Drupal CMS Design, Platform Conversion, Mobile Friendly, Custom Search, SEO

The Environmental Health Project (EHP) is a nonprofit public health organization that assists residents of Southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond with health concerns about unconventional oil and gas development ("fracking"). The overall look-and-feel remained the same, however, the project entailed a full migration of the existing website, features and functionality into the Drupal platform — while maintaining the pre-existing design and navigation. The new website provides content editors complete control over any information that is added to the website, including fully searchable structured data. Content types were generated to work with customizable Views that allow visitors to quickly find and access information pertinent to their needs. The administrative workflow has been revamped to provide an efficient, easy to administer back-end through custom administration pages. Taxonomy categorization provides visitors filtering options for better content organization and searchability. The website was designed for in-house updating, and provides full automation for the display of data after it is entered in to the database.


Project:
Drupal Website Design

Client: Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation
Website: www.sca-aware.org
Description: Drupal CMS, Web Design, Community Development, SEO

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation is a non-profit organization that strives to prevent death and disability from sudden cardiac arrest. They do great things to help wonderful people. They required the development of a community based portal where members could interact, share experiences, and learn more about this condition. Drupal replaced the existing HTML based website, and provides a dynamic platform for members to participate. In addition to the community forum and member blogs, the website is an invaluable source of information for those affected by SCA. The project entailed the design of a variety of content types managed through user roles for editing and access. Unique campaign "mini-sites", provide the ability to target specific audiences, and custom views offer a variety of display options.


Project:
Drupal Website Design

Client: M2Technology, Inc.
Description: Drupal CMS, Web Design, SEO

M2Technology was an IT services company that provided a variety of computer technology and support services to non-profit and for-profit companies and organizations. The project entailed a full redesign of their HTML based website, company rebranding in order to better promote their products and services, as well as full SEO management to encourage high ranking within their industry. The website provided a variety of content entry options and was designed to adhere to standard SEO practices — dynamically. Other features included a FAQ for client service information, dynamic content and graphic display options, and customized editing and page management features.