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Web Design Portfolio
The Chicken Dance Trail attracts birdwatchers to the south-central region of Nebraska, with birdwatching as a focus, but also promotes local bed & breakfasts and restaurants as places to stop along the birding trails. The site features flash-based maps of each trail and data-driven list of birds found in the region with photos of many of those birds. The photos are handled in a unique way to keep page-size down and loading speed up. This site is fully XHTML and CSS compliant.
The South Central Economic Development District wanted to transform their existing web site into a more friendly, community-oriented feel. The site design was changed to be brought into line with their printed materials. There is a data-driven section for Representatives so that the site owner can update this information themselves. This is a CSS-based design that will be browser compliant well into the future.
Agland’s web site encompasses over 200 pages of information on the many operating divisions and services of Agland. It has data-driven sections for employment listings, feed dealers, feed formulations and news articles, as well as an employees-only login area and an extensive admin section allowing employees to make various site updates themselves.
The Formula 707 site functions as an online catalog of Formula 707 products. There are numerous forms used throughout the site to build a customer list, generate dealer leads, and foster product loyalty. There is a data-driven list of 707 dealers so visitors can search for a retailer near them. This site now also links to their e-commerce site, www.buy707.com, for online shopping.
Outdoor Structure Co. is a custom deck designer and builder. Their site features extensive photo galleries to display images of custom decks, patio covers, outdoor kitchens and pergolas that they have completed.
The Hawkstone Homes web site promotes and gives information about the Hawkstone sub-division in Eaton, CO and the homes being developed in that neighborhood. It features floorplans, photo galleries, and information about the builders, community and covenants.
Office Genie was a new business needing an online presence and a venue to give company information. This is a basic site with a few pages that clearly communicates the site owner's services and is an online marketing tool. The site uses a Flash slideshow in the header area to cycle through a list of list of services, 'like magic'.
Ala Kai Bed & Breakfast uses their site to generate online bookings and inquiries. The site features a photo gallery of the guest rooms and the Hawaiian location. Because up to 80 percent of their bookings come from the web site, search engine placement was a key factor in developing this site. We also incorporated a booking calendar into the site so visitors can check availability in real time.
Nebraska Rural Living is a site designed to entice entrepreneurs, retirees and families to live in rural Nebraska. It has many data-driven features including real estate listings, employment listings, rural business opportunities, an events calendar, and many areas that accept visitor input from the site. There is an extensive admin area for approving visitor input before it appears on the live site.
The Academy of Natural Therapy uses their site to promote and attract students to their massage therapy school. Their site gives general school information as well as offering an online application process. The Academy staff can review and print online applications from a secure login area. They have an SSL certificate installed so that students can transmit their personal information with confidence.
The Dairy Authority had not really dealt with their web site in 8 years. They needed a re-design that would update their look and bring their web site back to standards-compliant source code. This site also features a secure client login area, where laboratory results can be viewed online.
ABC Child Development Centers needed a fun, friendly and cheerful re-design. Their site features general information about their various child care centers and locations, contact information, downloadable registration forms, and kid-appropriate flash-based online games.
Phelps County, Nebraska and the Phelps County Economic Development Corporation wanted a website that would promote the benefits of life in Phelps County to businesses and families looking to relocate, attract visitors and tourists to Phelps County, and create an online community for current residents. The site allows visitors and local residents to register with the site, and then have access to upload photos of their communities, post volunteer opportunities, post community listings for services needed, or add events to the local events calendar. There is a full administration area to the site, allowing the owners to approved visitor submissions, add news articles, upload their own photos and manage the list of Chamber of Commerce members.
Colorado Wall Systems needed a re-design to bring their site's appearance up-to-date, to remove outdated information, and to include new product lines and information. The featured project on the home page changes automatically on the first of each month. The site has many downloadable brochures for their stucco wall systems products.
The Heartland Family Medicine website features monthly health articles that change automatically on the first of each month, physician biographies, as well as photos of the communities they practice in, and photos of their facilities. The site also offers new patient registration forms for download.
The UNC Jazz Festival website needed a re-design that would improve usability and make the site easier to navigate, and easier to find the information visitors wanted. Completed on a budget, this site design was pulled from the 'rejects file' and modified specifically for them. The site features information for festival participants and attendees, including downloadable registration forms. There is also a flash-based countdown timer to the annual event.
The UNC Jazz press website is an e-commerce site selling over 2,000 peices of sheet music. It offers secure, real-time credit card transactions, as well as extensive reporting, customer relations management, and inventory control features. This was a custom re-design integrated with Volusion software. Their database of over 2,000 product items was also imported into the new store, preventing manual re-entry.
Infinite Sports USA is a team of sponsored athletes participating in community charitable events. Each athlete can log in and create their own athlete profile page, including uploading photos to their galleries. The site owners can also update the general site photo galleries via an admin login area. Look for an interactive calendar of events, fitness and nutrition sections, as well as an interactive news feature to be coming soon.
Web Design and Development Services
If you've been in business more than a week, you should have a web site. Your customers expect it. At the very least, a web site gives you a sense of legitimacy and a place for your customers to go to learn more about you. And as you know, your web site can also do so much more. It can generate leads, promote business events, increase customer loyalty and increase revenue (woo-hoo!)
Original Website Design
Need to leave your mark on the web? You've come to the right place! Bulldog Graphics specializes in original website design - a website designed just for you and your business. Just the site you need, and not the stuff you don't. You'll get personal service and a final website that you'll be proud of.
We'll walk you through the entire process of getting a website up and running. Our goal is to make this process as easy on you as possible. From domain name registration to final launch - and then into the site maintenance phase, you'll have someone by your side to help you through it all. Don't be overwhelmed - learn about the entire process, step by step, then call for a conversation about your needs and a quote - or fill out the quote form and we'll call you.
Our original website designs always include:
- Help with domain name registration. Your domain name is always registered in YOUR name.
- At least three (3) original design ideas to choose from. We make adjustments and revisions from the design you choose.
- Hosting setup. We'll set up and pre-pay the first year of hosting for you.
- Email setup (email@example.com) for all of your email accounts.
- A contact page with an email form handler.
- Search engine optimization. This includes things like meta tags, page keywords, descriptions, alt tags and title tags to give you the best search rankings possible.
- Search engine submittals.
- Favicon.ico, robots.txt, sitemap.xml files. The things that search engines like!
- Inclusion in Google's 'Webmaster Tools'.
- Training for any data-driven areas.
- A CD-copy of your site files.
- A Website Owner's Manual with all of your hosting information, logins, passwords and FTP information.
- One month of updates and revisions for FREE.
Existing Site Re-design or Tune-up
If your website was designed more than 2 years ago, it may be time for a tune-up. Over time, a website that is not well maintained can develop problems like broken links, design and appearance inconsistencies, information that is hard to find, or even scripts and functions that don't work with the latest browsers.
If your website was designed more than 4 years ago, it may be looking dated. Features that were cool and cutting edge several years ago may be tired and worn out by now. Remember animated gifs and crazy repeating backgrounds? How about scrolling or blinking text? And heaven forbid, crap that chases your mouse around the screen... It was probably high-tech when you first launched it, but now it just says 'tired'.
A website re-design or tune-up can usually be accomplished for much less money than a complete re-do. That's because you already have the site content. You already have at least some of the photos and images you want to use. You already have a site structure - even if these things may need some refinement.
Let's talk about it. Tell us what you like and don't like about your website. Tell us what new things you want your website to do for you. We can give your site a professional review and give you a report of our findings. We can talk about new ways to communicate your message online and/or new technologies that will help accomplish your goals.
A preliminary review (up to one hour) with a phone report is free. A more in-depth review and written report, with a detailed cost estimate to bring your site back to life, is billed at our standard hourly rate. Visit the rates page for more detailed information.
Tired of trying to keep up with your website updates yourself? Have you fallen out of love with your current provider? (sigh... it happens...) We can help. If you need someone to take care of the regular maintenance on your existing website, just contact us. You don't need to change hosting providers or transfer your domain name. Just change designers!
With a little information about your existing website setup and a login or two, we can be helping with your updates and changes in no time. We may even find some things that can improve your site in other ways. Let's talk about it! Take the frustration out of doing it yourself.
Web site maintenance is billed at our standard hourly rate, however, unlike other web designers, you won't be billed until you have actually used an hour of our time. If you need a little text change that takes 5 minutes, you won't be invoiced until we have made 12 of those types of changes. There are no one hour minimums or other hidden fees. Visit the rates page for more detailed information.