Divorce Recovery for Women

Divorce Recovery for Women

Project:

Divorce Recovery for Women

The Core Mobility Fitness Website
About The Divorce Recovery for Women Website:

Even in the best of circumstances, divorce is a life-changing event. You are not the same person you were before the process began. For some, the change is a welcome breath of fresh air and ultimate freedom. For others, the process of redefining yourself can be an all-encompassing, seemingly life-threatening challenge. This is particularly true for women.

DR4W is here to help you navigate this process, meet other women in your same situation for support and help you thrive in your new life. They have blogs and vlogs to help you cope with the challenges of these life changes, learn about money matters and many other topics. They also have events for women to meet in person to grow a network of support and encouragement. Lastly, Denise French, the founder, is not only a divorce survivor and former single mom, but she is also an experienced financial planner. She hosts educational seminars to help you learn about money, getting organized with your finances and how to have financial peace of mind.

Project Features:
  • Complete responsive WordPress website design from the ground up
  • Blogs and Vlogs to support women going through divorce

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Core Mobility Fitness

Core Mobility Fitness

Project:

Core Mobility Fitness

The Core Mobility Fitness Website
About The Core Mobility Fitness Website:
Heather Thompson has been teaching Pilates since 1999.She has seen how Pilates can help people with autoimmune disorders, injuries, Parkinson’s, pregnancy, Diastasis Recti, and athletes all gain strength, stability, flexibility, and balance.

When the time came for Heather to update and upgrade her website, we created for her a flexible site that looks good on all platforms, and that not only showcases her studio and classes, but allows you to book time with her through the site. Coming in 2021, she will also have Zoom-based classes and workshops as well as a library of video sessions available for members of her studio.

Project Features:
  • Complete Website design from the ground up
  • Online class booking and management
  • MailChimp Newsletter integration

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Lorena Perez-McGill for Texas House 2020

Lorena Perez-McGill for Texas House 2020

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Lorena Perez-McGill for Texas House 2020

lorena for texas 2020 showcase
About The Lorena Perez-McGill for Texas House 2020 Campaign Site:
Lorena Perez McGill is a dynamic lawyer, professor, wife, mother and immigrant with decades of experience bringing people together to help those who need help most. She is a fiscally conservative, moderate Democrat who believes it’s time to stop fighting in Austin and start fixing the actual day-to-day problems facing Texans. Lorena wants to make our state a better place for ALL Texans by focusing on real business and infrastructure challenges, improving opportunities in schools, and working with immigrant communities on common-sense reforms
For her 2020 Campaign Site, Lorena came back to us and asked for a completely new design, one that could focus on being a portal to social media and aggregate from her various feeds. We provided her with a slick, streamlined new website that put interactivity and social media postings right up front where you can’t miss them, while still having an informative site for those looking to know more about the candidate.
Project Features:
  • Complete Website design from the ground up
  • Facebook integrated feed for quick updates
  • Features a CRM for campaign management
  • Responsive website
  • Linked to ActBlue for fundraising

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Bring Therapy

Bring Therapy

Project:

Bring Therapy

Sycamore Creek Ranch Memory Care

About Bring Therapy:

Bring Therapy provides Physical Therapy where and how you need it the most. They offer alternate solutions to your Physical Therapy and Rehab needs and provide you with greater access to individualized care via Telehealth so you don’t have to go to a doctor’s office for your needs.

About The Project:

Bring Therapy needed a way to provide content in both English and Spanish, without relying on auto-translate tools that read as if a machine had simple performed a sterile translation. In addition, because the content flowed differently in Spanish than in English, it would need language-specific formatting. The site provides both, with an easy way to switch back and forth between languages.

Project Features:

Custom One-Page Website

Responsive Web Design

English and Spanish content

English to Spanish (and Spanish to English) On-Page Translation

SEO Optimization

Custom Contact Form (both English and Spanish versions)

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Sycamore Creek Ranch Memory Care

Sycamore Creek Ranch Memory Care

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Sycamore Creek Ranch Memory Care

Sycamore Creek Ranch Memory Care

About Sycamore Creek Memory Care:

Sycamore Creek is a state-of-the-art, freestanding dementia assisted living community and Alzheimer’s assisted living facility exclusively designed for seniors coping with Alzheimer’s and other age-related dementias. They have a sister location, The Pines at Oakhurst.

Project Features:

Complete SEO Overhaul and Technical Audit
When Sycamore Creek came to us, everything appeared to be just great with their website. However, when we looked closer, there were a lot of technical issues stemming from choices that the site’s original designers and implementers made, such as:

    • Setting up WordPress in such a way that the content indexed as both http and https content. In effect, the site was fighting itself for position on Google.
    • Duplicate meta descriptions, page titles with too many characters, and images without good tags (all necessary for search)
    • A website theme that was built in such a way that it could not be updated with security patches and new features. The theme’s software was over 3 years out of date and had numerous security holes that needed patching.
    • All told, there were over 400 individual issues that needed to be addressed before the site would be “current” with updates, patches, and best practices.

    We were able to not only fix these problems, but improve the loading time of the website in the process.

     

    What does this mean, in English?

    There are some web developers who do their best to “lock in” a client so that it’s hard for the client to leave them. There are standard practices to follow because they’re… well, standard. They make sense and they’re good from a future-proofing and updates point of view. In the case of SCR, their original developer built them a website that looked good and did what the client wanted. So, happy client. Except this developer didn’t follow the standards when building this website.

    Here’s what I mean, but this will take a while. So bear with me: Every WordPress (and Drupal, and Joomla, and…) website runs on what’s called a “theme.” The theme determines the look and feel of the site. Now, no one theme is ever perfect for every client, and so you make modifications to the theme to achieve the end result the client desires. There’s nothing wrong with that. However, making changes directly to the theme’s files means that you can never update the theme, because an update would erase those customized files, replacing them with the theme’s default/standard ones.

    To get around that, the concept of “parent” and “child” themes was created. You basically “clone” the original theme, and that becomes the child. You then place your modified files in there, and you can still update the “parent” theme properly for updates, bug fixes, etc, and the custom files won’t get over-written.

    Still, no problem there. Everyone likes having a secure website with all the patches and bugfixes applied. I sure do.

    Here’s where we run into an issue. The original developer decided to stray from convention here, and change the name of the folder/directory that the parent theme resides in. While this doesn’t sound like a Big Deal™, it absolutely IS because it breaks the update functionality completely. If the update function is looking for a theme in a particular place, and it’s NOT there because the developer decided to be Clever™, then the system sees the theme as a totally custom one, not the one it really is, and the update can’t happen.

    So SCR’s website is running on version 3.0.x of this theme in particular… and the current “real” version of it is 4.1.x. That’s almost 3 years of updates, patches, bugfixes and features that SCR was not getting for their site, specifically because the original developer made the choices they did when building the website. OH, and it’s not the most straightforward thing to fix, either, because when you create a child theme, the files it depends on are expected in a certain place (the wrong place, thanks original developer) and so there’s a bunch of code file edits to make to fix that.

    Also, the developer built the site with like 5 H1 tags on the homepage, which is totally going to mess up their SEO because the H1 tag is “the thing” that the page is all about. How can you have 5 “the things” on one page, that aren’t the same?

    The developer also didn’t configure the SSL certificate (the thing that makes your website “secure,” and shows the little padlock in your web browser to let you know it’s secure). As a result, the website for SCR could be found at both https://www.scrmemorycare.com/ AND http://www.scrmemorycare.com/, meaning that search engines (like Google) saw it as two distinct sites, but that were exact copies of each other. This is called “Duplicate Content” in the SEO world, and the end result of it is that the website ends up competing with itself on Google for position in searches.

    While I’m not naming names, if there’s anyone who wants to know the company (they’re local to me here in The Woodlands, TX), I’m happy to respond to an email. In case, you know, they did YOUR site as well and you don’t even know how badly you got hosed.

    Pay Per Click Advertising Campaign
    We also implemented an all-new Google AdWords Pay Per Click advertising campaign for Sycamore Creek Ranch, looking to raise awareness of their offerings in the community and to fill any vacancies that may arise. A campaign for each location, with over a dozen ads for each location tailored specifically for the area.  Each campaign features custom landing pages and a list of commonly-searched terms that will maximize the views on the searches performed.

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