Flat Track Minnesota

screenshot flattrackmnI had spent quite a bit of time updating the previous version of FlatTrackMN.com, a Joomla 1.5 site, so when the site was sold the new owner came to me to bring it up to date. We did a Joomla 2.5 conversion and worked in a new template. We simplified the site to make it less cluttered. I think it looks really good.

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Infection Control / Emerging Concepts

screenshot ic-ecA relative of mine directed his business colleague to me for some help in updating a truly awful Flash-based site--the kind that induces seizures. She needed something to allow customers to register for courses and purchase downloadable training resources. I wanted to improve her online business impression with a tasteful, simple site.

Built on Joomla 2.5 and using a RocketTheme template as a foundation we added an extension to handle the online course registration, and we implemented an Ecwid storefront for the downloadables. The two approaches handle very different needs well.


Mike Lattery at Summit Mortgage

screenshot latteryMike Lattery's site was another word-of-mouth project thanks to a former client. He needed his Joomla 1.0 site brought up to date with a new look, newly redesigned contact and application forms, and SSL encryption.

We employed another of RocketTheme's templates as a foundation for this Joomla 2.5 site.


For Little Dogs

screenshot littledogsPat Walz, a long-time friend of the family, started a new pet boutique recently and needed a web presence. We worked with Kristina Sippel on a logo and banner graphics, and came up with a really cute site that effectively conveys the character of her store.

The platform is Joomla 2.5.x using a template from RocketTheme as the basis for our design.


Tri-County Humane Society

screenshot tchsA friend who volunteers at the Humane Society in St. Cloud mentioned that they needed help with their website. The office manager was getting desperate and was going to resort to building a new site from scratch. I noticed that they had an old Joomla site, and I offered to bring it up to date for them and give it a fresh look.

I uninstalled a bunch of unused features and then began a major upgrade to the Joomla core. The result was a vastly simplified site structure which retained all the useful features. We later added a storefront extension, and I've since done a second Joomla core update to bring the site to current standards.

One interesting thing about this site is that it gets about 800 visits per day from people in the area. It's certainly rewarding to know our work is useful to so many. Thanks to my colleague Clara Navin for help with the feature slider graphics.


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