Since 2005, I have created more than two dozen websites for a variety of businesses and even for personal application. As most web designers can attest, once you hand over the site, you cede control of the look of the site. Not in all cases though. I have built everything from e-commerce sites to informational sites. Some are no longer around and some have changed dramatically.
This was a wonderful experience with a group devoted to stroke awareness in Oregon. They had a website that had not been updated in years. The person who originally designed the site had become a registered nurse, so they needed a designer to do a complete overhaul. The main thing they wanted was a membership, where those who sign up, could access hidden pages. We met daily, and they provide a list of changes each week. The build took about five months. We had a slight hiccup in the end, but once that was fixed, the site is really great. It functions exactly how they want it to, with membership and hidden pages, and is packed with great information.
SEO and Analytics: SEO was set up for the keywords “stroke education in Oregon” and “stroke awareness in Oregon” and ranks near the top of each page for those search results. Analytics was not established, so we don’t know how many visitors the site averages.
Functionality: The website has a membership login capability controlled by the admin. Admin can put members in one of two categories.
Brain Scientific is changing how to conduct EEG tests. Its NeuroCap can be prep and applied by any healthcare worker in just about any environment. Gone are the days a tech needs to come and apply wires. I took over this project and finished the build in about two weeks. It was part of the company's rebranding efforts in 2022.
Functionality: Basic informational website. The purpose was to differentiate its product from the competitors. Really cool product that, once it gets a foothold in the market, will be a force to be reckoned with.
While not the designer of the site, I did take over and made major changes to it. This website provided the main marketing tool for the company that invented these unique piezo motors. The president scaled the technology to make piezo affordable. I was part of the start-up efforts and saw firsthand how folks responded to this disruptive technology. The website also has an e-commerce platform that produced about $12,000 in orders YTD.
Functionality: E-commerce and informational. While the site was originally designed as an e-commerce site selling individual motors, it was altered to more of an informational site. All assets were directed to the site.