Our Web Design Portfolio – Building, Remodeling and Home & Garden Industry Websites

Kolbert Building

Dan Kolbert and his company Kolbert Building is an award winning energy efficient builder & remodeler in Portland Maine. He had an antique website (7 years old?) that ran on PHP5  but was incompatible with PHP6 and his host had gave him an ultimatum that he had 30 days to fix the code before they he would be put back on a server running the latest PHP 6. The obvious solution to us was to take his content and and basic design scheme and move it into a WordPress site with a design we were quickly able to build the Divi from from Elegant Themes. It took us about three days and that was while we were concurrently working on another website for a dog trainer (a Small Businness Systems Co. project).

There were a few new design touches we added to the site like the hero image on the home page and the original icons (created in Affinity Photo) and blurbs on their Projects page and other features like a blog. But we now (as of May 9th 2017) have an excellent CMS (content management system) in place and solid design to move forward with into the future.

Paradigm Building & Remodeling

ParadigmProjects.com is the site we have produced for the contracting operation that originally gave birth to Paradigm-360.com.

We recently remodeled it as a WordPress Content Management System using yet another different WordPress theme framework to create another distinctly different look and type of CMS website.

Scott Hall Remodeling

We’ve produced the web site for ScottHallRemodeling.com with a theme modified by Jerrald Hayes using WordPress as the base CMS (Content Management System) and the SimplePress theme from Elegant Themes as a design framework.

We have made several modifications to the overall look of the origional theme but the theme’s underlying architecture remains the same when you compare the SimplePress theme to the look we ended up producing.

We also deployed the WordPress plugins NextGEN Gallery and All in One SEO Pack and then trained our client Scott in their use and now along with his great photography he’s built several photo galleries (Bathroom Remodeling Photo Gallery) and has positioned himself in top positions for long tail keyword combinations and even now for short tail keyword searches  too.

Clifford Renovations & Restorations

Is the home of Andy Clifford’s boutique Clifford Renovations & Restorations company. A small company specializing in restoration projects for older homes.

For 2010 we remodeled the original table based design  we did in 2006 for Andy and switched it over to a CSS CSS based Content Management built on the WordPress platform. The new Clifford Renovations & Restorations or CliffordRenovations.com Open CliffordRenovations.com in a new window was developed with the same look and feel of the original but it now has a blog seamlessly integrated right into and content can be very easily revised or added by Andy without our assistance.

The blog portion of this site we decided to call not “The Blog” but Andy’s Notebook.

Northeastern Homes

NortheasternHomes.com, an interactive web site we’ve produced to provide homeowners in Westchester County NY and Fairfield County CT with projects ideas and a comprehensive list of local remodeling and home improvement resources.

The content is designed to stimulate ideas and address a variety of topics related to gardening, landscaping, building, architecture, remodeling and interior design.

Flathead Construction Solutions

Thinking for a while that the WordPress blogging tool (WordPress.orgOpen WordPress.org in a new window) along with the right design and programming tweaks could be effectively used as a small business Content Management System (CMS) with one of our consulting clients Flathead Construction Solutions Open the FlatheadConstructionSolutions.com web site in a new window of Kallispell Montana we found that perfect opportunity.

The Building & Remodeling Business and Project Management Wiki

To the best of my recollection now back in 2007 I got into some pretty intense debates with some other builders, remodelers and trade contractors online in the old Journal of Light Construction forum about the definitions and difference (which is very important to understand) between the terms Effort and Duration when you are talking about Project Management. For years I had compiled a glossary of project management terms on this website and but around that time I really started to get seriously interested in developing one “go to” source for that kind of information. That page eventually became the biggest page on the whole website so in 2014 I took all the information from that page and set it up on it own site as The Building & Remodeling Business & Project Management Wiki.

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360Difference

360Difference.com is the website we use to sell and support the line of FileMaker and Excel based CRM, estimating, and job control software solutions we’ve developed.

Mac4Construction

Mac4Construction.com is the website we created as a clearinghouse or starting place for building and remodeling contractors looking for Macintosh based software.

Website Sites For Other Industries…

The Raynaud’s Association

Another application of WordPress (WordPress.orgOpen WordPress.org in a new window) setup to run as a Content Management System this time for the non-profit The Raynaud’s Association.

Content The blog or posts on the Raynaud’s Association site appear on the home page as news items under the “What’s New” heading.

Kid Cartoonists

Not a Home & Garden Industry Web Site at all but a good example nonetheless of using blog software (in this case WordPress) as a content management system.

KidCartoonists.com Open KidCartoonists.com in a new window is cartoonist Bob Weber Jr.’s place on the web for aspiring young cartoon artists to post and display their work to the world. We redesigned the site to accommodate commerce (added an Amazon Store) and ad revenue.

The Chappaqua Drama Group*

*This is a project or demonstration website I did for two friends who are working to revive the Chappaqua Drama Group.

They had a clumsy and ugly frames based website and I set up this project website to introduce them to both CSS based web design and the WordPress platform as a CMS.

I did a little bit of searching around for an appropriate free WP theme that I could quickly modify and found the a theme called Colorize that I recalled reading about in a fairly recent Smashing Magazine article 30 Free High Quality WordPress Themes.

I made some quick changes to the header proportions and text arrangement and added some theatrical stage lights along the top and had this project website up in a matter of a just a few hours.

Go Beyond the Edge Fitness Training

GoBeyondTheEdge.com provides high performance specialized training for competitive
sports participants, and individuals on personal fitness crusades in the greater Hartford Ct area.

EMS Village

EMSVillage.comis the premier on-line community for EMS professionals and is our prime example of a Content Management Management designed and built using Adobe’s Cold Fusion, a commercial rapid application development platform.

Fairfield County Safe Kids

Fairfield County Safe Kids

Another application of WordPress (WordPress.orgOpen WordPress.org in a new window) setup to run as a Content Management System this time for the non-profit Fairfield County Safe Kids group.

Regrettably the funding for Fairfield County Safe Kids dried up under the pressures we all felt in 2009 and the local organization is now defunct.

The Second Opinion Show with Coach Terry

AskCoachTerry.com is the web site for strength and fitness coach Terry Ahern’s radio show and information regarding Coach Terry’s ASAPP Speed and Plyometric Program, Strength Training, Nutritional Counseling, and Exercise Therapy.

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