A&A Christmas Tree Farm – Website

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Michael with A&A Christmas Tree Farm has simple goals, he wants to connect with more people and help them find the perfect fresh Iowa-raised Christmas tree for the holidays.

I immediately thought of using a WordPress website along with a coordinated social media presence. Due to the picturesque outdoors of the farm, my first thoughts were of Facebook combined with Instagram or Pinterest.

A little bit of sharing and consistent updating and it should be easy to increase his sales this year given that he was only advertising in the local paper before.

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Transformation Fitness – Website

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Christine Davis knew that her website wasn’t working on Apple tablets and iPhones. The site had been entirely built on Flash. Nothing made by Apple, nor anything Android related would open it.

This meant that most people simply couldn’t see her website, and they would just go somewhere else.

I knew a simple way out of this nightmare…

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Dance Arts Iowa – Website

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Trude’s students and their parents wanted to use their smartphones to get information on classes, download forms to sign up, check the calendar for performance and practice schedules, and to see photos and videos of their past performances.   Using a new color scheme was also required.

Her business’s Google Calendar now displays on the website.  She and her authorized teachers can make changes to the Google Calendar and the website displays it in an easy to read format for all of the students and parents to see.  Also, whenever a new article is published on the website it sends an email to subscribers telling them of the new post.

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Mount Vernon Historic Preservation Commission

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The Mount Vernon Historic Preservation Commission (MVHPC) wanted to take their digital archives and make them much more accessible to the average person.  Their prior website used a very task-oriented historical archive software system that was difficult to use, both as a viewer and as a volunteer trying to add content to it.

I migrated over 1300 pieces of digital content over to use WordPress and a very image-friendly theme.  As with many of my projects over 10 hours of coaching and instruction were also included in this project to help bring the volunteer staff up to speed.

We also created a YouTube channel to show dozens of hours of lectures and seminars that the organization has held over the years and video taped.  In addition, we recently digitized several hours of audio tapes which will be combined with several of the archived images to create an online audio slideshow describing events that occurred almost 100 years ago.

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Metamorphosis Pilates Center – Website

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Donna Johnson Herring knew that she was taking a big step forward in creating a new Pilates & Yoga studio in an historic neighborhood near downtown Cedar Rapids.

With numerous responsibilities and deadlines piling up, Market Street was happy to help by taking the headache out of developing a new website for the business.

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Hog Iowa T-Shirts – Website

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Gary wanted to have a website that showcased his business, he sells custom designed farm-themed Hog Iowa T-shirts.

The prior year we had helped him get a SquareUp online store setup and showed him how to use the app and check on his orders online.  He wanted something more, but, wasn’t ready for a full e-commerce storefront and wanted to continue using SquareUp’s online store as his e-commerce solution.

We aIso knew we were up against a very tight budget, so we came up with this “hybrid” showcase/online store using WordPress and WooCommerce.

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The Eddie Piccard Jazz Quartet – Website

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I was thrilled to try my hand at composing a website for The Eddie Piccard Jazz Quartet.

My goal was to replace this group’s various scattered and outdated online media outlets with one central website that would coordinate with their active Facebook account.

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