NAPO-NY’s Drupal website had served them well for years, but its age was showing. Changes were difficult to accomplish without a developer and precious time. Finally, NAPO-NY decided to do as other NAPO chapters had and migrate to the Wild Apricot membership platform.
They’d originally engaged with a Wild Apricot-approved developer but quickly encountered issues. NAPO-NY found me through kind colleagues at NAPO Oregon because they liked its design.
What started as a simple migration, turned into a major overhaul. I worked closely for months with two fantastic NAPO-NY liaisons to create a fully custom, updatable website that better serves the organization’s needs for the long term.
After years of supporting its WordPress website, NAPO Oregon chose my company to migrate to the Wild Apricot (WA) membership platform. The organization was most concerned about migrating its chapter’s assets to WA and maintaining the WordPress site’s attractive appearance.
We worked collaboratively with NAPO Oregon’s Director of Tech, logically dividing the tasks. Our shared history and recent WA experience helped complete the abbreviated project on time and on budget. Better yet, we successfully mimicked the existing site’s style with a starter Wild Apricot theme.
Host2Host started as a one-day conference in early 2017 and evolved into a full-blown organization focused on the needs of home sharing hosts run by hosts. While building their website, they realized they’d need a more robust system which included membership management capabilities. Because of our sister company’s involvement in the local Airbnb host community, my development company A Serious Production volunteered to migrate and setup the site on the Wild Apricot platform.
Portland’s premier Airbnb Management Services company, Ensourced, spun up its experimental Concierge service to provide luggage storage and delivery services to incoming and outgoing Airbnb guests. The website’s design echoed elements of its parent site while boasting its very own booking and ecommerce system.
Dear friends started a podcast focused on stories from hosts in the vacation rental and home sharing industries. With that, Debi and Rob also wanted an accompanying website through which to share new posts and to better build their brand. After searching for an out-of-the-box solution, we decided to create a custom WordPress site that offered integration with their podcast platform.
As its name suggests, AV Rental Services rents professional audio visual equipment to businesses and event sites. I had the privilege of creating the site while working for AV Rental Service’s sister company, Henry V Events, as its Digital Strategist. Unfortunately, the website was hacked after my departure, so I was asked to revive and then care for the website on an ongoing basis.
Ensourced (formerly known as Turnkeyed) helps Airbnb hosts in the Portland, Oregon, metro area manage their listings. We needed to create something eye-catching, functional, and easy-to-navigate. Inspired by the mothership, Airbnb itself, we fancied-up the home page with a background video quietly portraying some of the services Ensourced provides.
An update to the 2012 registration site, we went all in for Henry V’s client, Freightliner Trucks, and their Dealers Meeting. Based the WordPress Content Management System and a premium, responsive theme. Fun. 🙂
Anne approached me to reboot development of her website to coincide with the redesign of her brand. “Simple” and “clean” were words she used to describe what she wanted, and she was keen on starting a newsletter to reach out to current and future clients. She also wanted flexibility to start a blog later, so we leveraged WordPress to do the heavy lifting and modified a responsive theme to fit the desired vibe. Woocommerce magic was added so that Anne could also sell products.
A previous client referred me to a friend who’d wanted a web presence for his welding business for years. We met, and as I learned more about him and his company, I realized he simply needed a one-page brochure site with portfolio pics and contact info. Built on WordPress for ease-of-use and SEO magic using a clean, simple theme.
An alternate theme finalist can be demo’d at http://demo.rightsized.net/buffalowelding2/.