Within 2 months of kick-off, SoCal WebWork recently completed and launched the new custom website for the Orange Empire Railway Museum.
Key features include a new contemporary mobile friendly website design, interactive events calendar, content management system, optimized content and meta tags for organic SEO and a WYSIWYG administrative panel.
The extensive website includes catalogues of all railway, railroad and electric trains and locomotives: information and forms for membership, volunteers and donations; news and videos and much more.
Website designers were traditionally limited to a small group of fonts that could be rendered in HTML for Internet viewing. The most commonly used included: Helvetica, Arial, Times, Times New Roman and Verdana.
Thanks to Google, designers and clients can now safely choose from over 800 open source (free) fonts for website designing. The Google font website is extremely easy and intuitive to use. The interface features include a directory of all fonts categorized by Serif, Sans Serif, Display, Handwriting and Monospace. Fonts can be sorted by which are currently Trending, Popular, Date Added and Alphabetical as well as in by language. Sorting can be further refined based on the number of Styles for a particular font family as well as Thickness, Slant and width. These multiple filters allow for quickly zeroing in on available fonts for specific usages.
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Construction is underway with an updated new design by SCWW for the Orange Empire Railway Museum.
Some of the key features of the new 160+ page custom website include mobile friendly ‘responsiveness’, intuitive navigation, organic SEO, events calendars, sign-up forms for volunteers and donators, with light-box galleries for photos and videos. The website will be editable by the client from a user-friendly WYSIWG administrative panel saving the museum time and money on frequent event and activities updates.
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Basically this questions could be reworded as: “What are the tasks needed to effectively bring a new website from concept to completion?”
As it turns out theses steps are numerous and take time and collaboration between client and the development team which generally consists of a graphic designer, an SEO specialist, a programmer and ideally a content developer/verbiage editor. In some cases one individual will wear several hats and perform more than one of these tasks offering you a lower price. But in our experience we’ve found that most people are stronger in one skill than another and a team approach gets the best results.
We’ve all seen the TV commercials offering a “Free Custom Website Design”. So as website designers and developers for almost 20 years we were eager to dig deeper into these offers and get to the real facts.
It turns out that “Free” usually involves a monthly fee and sometimes an annual obligation. In addition, upgrades for a fee are often needed to get to anything beyond the most simple of websites. So the old adage that “nothing is free” seems to apply, and once again advertisements use bait and switch techniques to lure in uninformed customers.
As for the second half of the offer for a “Free Custom Website Design” these website templates are far from a truly customized and branded website design and functionality. (more…)