Web Engineering

It’s more than building beautiful websites. We also make them work for you. Everything from an online business card to membership sites, online stores and more. Here are some examples of our recent work.

More About These Websites

 

Slide 1:  Assistance League of Klamath Basin

Assistance League’s National Office has strict rules for colors and content on associated websites.  Given these parameters and the local need for a special members section, we created this website.  After a thorough review,  the National Assistance League webmaster said: “Congratulations! You designed a beautiful site for the chapter. Your attention to detail on the national design and colors is excellent and I love some of the features you incorporated.”  Those features include the home page slides, a “More About” dropdown section on the Operation School Bell page and a password controlled member section.

Slide 2: Bair Organic

The Bair family lives next door to us.  They decided to try selling some of their organic garlic at retail using an online store.  Normally they sell their entire harvest to distributors. We created the online store at the front of their website and added information about the farm and their products around it.  This kind of store allows users to put products their shopping cart, check out and pay just like one does at the largest online stores in the world.  Payments show up in their PayPal account immediately.  PayPal also offers a debit card so you can get instant access to your money or you can simply have it moved from PayPal to your bank account.  Bottom line,  Bair Organic has quickly sold out of their harvest each year.  We will be tweaking the website for ease of use and more sales in future years.

Slide 3: Aerie Retreat

One of our clients had a friend that needed a website to display all the attributes of a unique property she wanted to sell.  As a location that sits beneath one of the largest morning fly-out routes for bald eagles in the world,  the site needed an open sense of flight.  Moving from page to page on the site is animated to make it seem like the pages fly in like an eagle.  Beyond this web magic,  the site also contains a wealth of information about the property and the area.  One of these days the property will sell and the website will go away so check it out now!

Slide 4: Explore! the eMagazine for Adventure and Exploration

This website belongs to us.  It is designed around the concept of a paper magazine.  The home page is, essentially, the table of contents to the eMagazine.  The various stories, written by us, make the most of the web by combining text, photos and video to offer much more than paper can.  It is an advertiser supported website, so you’ll see tasteful ads, personally approved by us, on each page.  Since it is an eMagazine about outdoor adventures, the colors and graphic accents are designed to give that feel.  It includes a membership section (free) that offers a lot of additional value to users of the site.  In addition,  the website includes a separate Blog section for topics not directly related to specific outdoor adventures.

Slide 5: Power to Explore

This is another site of ours.  It is basically an experimental blog that offers information on health and fitness.  While we don’t update it often,  you can check it out to see how a simple blog works.  This site,  like the others listed here allows the client to add and edit all the information on the website without any technical knowledge.  These sites can accept reader comments that are reviewed by the client before they appear on the site.  We create these sites to be as secure as possible from hackers, so it’s really rare that even a spam post comes in for review.  You’d be amazed at how often hackers and their software attack all kinds of websites in an effort to infect them with malware of one sort or another.  All of our sites are protected from this kind of nonsense.

Slide 6: Unicorn Bags

We began working with Unicorn many years ago – prior to the advent of WordPress.  The original site was written in HTML, CSS, Javascript and PHP using osCommerce as the basis for the online store.  Later we added a WordPress blog. Frankly,  osCommerce has been very slow to evolve and has been extremely difficult to update or modify and lacks many necessary features.  It typically involved editing the core PHP fines to achieve desired results.  Now that WordPress is well advanced, Unicorn had Chesley Roberts design the new site. We took her design and implemented it in WordPress.  The new store uses WooCommerce, a system that is easily updated and modified.  We were able to transfer all the accounts and orders from osCommerce directly into WooCommerce, thus maintaining the continuity of all user records.

Slide 7: Wyatt’s Outdoor Custom Rifles

Like Unicorn Bags,  this website originated as an osCommerce based store that we converted to WordPress and WooCommerce.   Again, we were able to transfer all the accounts and orders from osCommerce directly into WooCommerce, thus maintaining the continuity of all user records.  The customer parameters required us to maintain the general appearance of the original website, particularly the header image and the background.  The new site includes all of the features of the original, and more. Plus, it is much more easily updated and managed.

Slide 8: Bair Energy

Bair Energy is a new company without a track record to display on its website.  Thus it is a very simple website with only three pages to start.  The WordPress system makes it easy to expand the website with more pages and as much content as desired.  We developed the header and a similar logo for the company.  It embodies the green energy products, wind and solar, that the company produces.

Slide 9: Premier Financial Solutions

Premier Financial Solutions had a website that didn’t work, so we started over from scratch.  They already had systems set up from a third party provider that allows their clients to track their debtors payments and the debtors to make payments.  They wanted a simple, but eye catching site that linked to the third party systems and offered some information about their company.   They wanted a photo background and offered several photos as possibilities.  We chose one that worked well with their logo and used fonts and font colors that could overlay the photo and still be readable.  Like our other sites,  we included pages to make it compliant with Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation.   That includes a page for a privacy notice and a page for tools that website visitors can use to manage any data the website collects about them.  These also allow the site to be compliant with the California Consumer Privacy Act.

Other Websites

We have been engineering websites from the time dial-up access to America Online became available – long before modern design tools existed.  That means we know and understand the HTML, CSS and PHP coding and can create websites directly using those techniques.  We have built many websites beyond those listed above and can create about anything you need.