Editing for Excellence
Mary Ann Sherby wanted a basic website that would describe her professional editing services, highlight her credentials as an editor and allow her to update and edit the website, herself. At a future time, Mary Ann has the option to add a blog. The platform for this website was Weebly, a user/budget friendly online website builder. http://www.editingforexcellence.com
New Roots was a fledgling non-profit when Doris designed their first website. They had a very small budget and needed a website that could be easily updated by staff and volunteers. Since its launch in 2012, Doris trained New Roots volunteers and staff and provided website maintenance services. Features of the site included an embedded Google calendar, rotating slide shows, video embeds, a donation button that linked to secure online giving, online ordering of Fresh Stop shares via PayPal, a blog, embedded social media feeds and the option to subscribe to New Roots’ newsletter. Weebly, a user-friendly online tool, was the platform for the New Roots website. Weebly offered free hosting for the many features cited above!
In 2015, New Roots wanted to try a different credit card processor for online ordering. PayPal did not provide the customer’s phone number, essential information for following up with Fresh Stop members who needed reminders about pickup dates and times. After researching various options, Doris set up online ordering for 7 Fresh Stop locations, using Square online stores. Doris wrote simple instructions that volunteers could follow, so that each location could change pickup times and manage their own finances. Square online stores charged no monthly or annual fees for using their service. The fee for service was paid by customers, who paid a small credit card processing fee.
Rooibee Red Tea
The Rooibee Red Tea website was a site redesign. Graphics from the new labels were incorporated into the new site. This site was launched in December of 2010. Rooibee Red Tea reported to Business First that, in 2011, the company saw an increase in sales of 286%!
In February of 2016, Doris began writing a personal Blog called Reflections,www.dorisdbs.com. The first blog post was written in commemoration of Black History Month. The platform for Doris’ blog is a self-hosted WordPress site.
Redesign of Sustainabella Design
In the spring of 2016, Doris redesigned her business website — www.sustainabelladesign.com. The previous site was coded, from scratch, using Dreamweaver.
For the site redesign, Doris chose to use a free theme, from WPExplorer, and put into place a self-hosted WordPress.org site. The redesigned site is a responsive site, meaning it is mobile-friendly.