Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse

Visit Elzinga Farm & GreenhouseInformation: This new Small Web Solutions client wanted to update it’s online look and functions with a rich, colorful and device-responsive format, as well as to offer some online purchasing options. The existing site was a cookie-cutter design using GoDaddy design tools and presented an outdated, unprofessional look and format. Small Web Solutions made a number of suggestions, including the development of a user-friendly layout and navigation style that neatly presents the stunningly beautiful products this family business has to offer.

Location: https://elzingafarm.com

Owner: Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse, Dyer, Indiana

Site Features: This is a fully integrated custom WordPress website that uses WP as a content management system for all site pages and news feed articles. This allows the client to edit page content at-will and to keep the site current with updates about products and services. This particular WP theme also uses modules that allow for easy drag-and-drop positioning and editing. WP plug-ins include the ability to manage meta tags for search engine optimization, and to upload photos and documents. Included in the back-end administration of the site are tools for ecommerce and third-party email marketing.

Design Features: Home page slideshow with seasonal custom static border, stylized sub-page headers, submission forms with email notification, social networking links and embedded Facebook feed, integrated Google Analytics tracking, automatic copyright updating, favorites icon, masked email to combat auto spam.

Hammond Port Authority

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Location: http://hammondportauthority.com

Owner: The Hammond Port Authority, Hammond, Indiana

Site Features: This is a long-time Small Web Solutions client that was looking to update it’s online presence and device responsiveness for its patrons, who might need to access the site while on the water. This is a fully integrated custom WordPress website that uses WP as a content management system for all site pages and news feed articles. This allows the client to edit page content at-will. This particular WP theme also uses modules that allow for easy drag-and-drop positioning and editing. WP plug-ins include a fully customizable events calendar, photo galleries, the ability to manage meta tags for search engine optimization, and upload photos and documents.

Design Features: Home page features: slideshow (including video), events calendar feed, news feed and parallax background images. Subpage & global features: , option to upload and assign particular header images to any subpage, integrated Google Analytics tracking, site search functions, automatic copyright updating, automatic site map, masked email to combat auto spam.

Calibration Laboratory, LLC

Visit Calibration Laboratories, LLCInformation: This long-time client of Small Web Solutions recently (2018) wanted to update it’s online look and functions, as well as to increase the company’s SEO rankings with a truly device-specific responsive format. While the existing site — redesigned by SWS in 2011 — was getting the job done for its clients, Cal Lab’s focus on customer service was the driver for making its site truly client-friendly. Small Web Solutions made a number of well-received suggestions, developing a strong and easy-to-use online presence for Cal Lab, while at the same time retaining the original essence of the website to let Cal Lab clients know they are interacting with the same business they know and trust.

Location: http://callabco.com

Owner: Calibration Laboratory, LLC, South Holland, Illinois

Site Features: This is a fully integrated custom WordPress website that uses WP as a content management system for all site pages and news feed articles. This allows the client to edit page content at-will. This particular WP theme also uses modules that allow for easy drag-and-drop positioning and editing. WP plug-ins include custom forms and results database (public and private), the ability to manage meta tags for search engine optimization, and upload photos and documents.

Design Features: Home page slideshow, stylized sub-page headers, client login, multiple submission forms with email notification & database backup, social networking links, integrated Google Analytics tracking, automatic copyright updating, favorites icon, masked email to combat auto spam.

We added a new customer yesterday.  I asked them how they found out about us and they indicated they did a Google search for calibration.  When they found our website they said they were extremely impressed with the professional look and layout.  They said it was a factor in determining which calibration company they were going to interview.

They are going to be Cal Lab’s largest account!

Thank you Jackie!  

Jeff Hickman

Principal, Calibration Laboratory, LLC

Eleni’s Modern Mediterranean

Information: Eleni’s Modern Mediterranean is a division of a long-timeChicago wholesale food manufacturer that is looking to expand its horizons into the vegan and non-meat market. Our goal was to present their new food offerings in a colorful and enticing way with rich photos and an intuitive layout. A great amount of information is displayed on the site and our job was to organize and feature it in a user-friendly way to encourage new leads and recurring sales.

Location: http://elenismodmed.com

Owner: Eleni’s Modern Mediterranean, Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Site Features: Single page WordPress website with anchored menu to various sections on the page. This site has a modern, responsive layout that responds to all types of viewing devices, including smart phones.

Design Features: The use of full, attractive photos within the layout with parallax effects makes this site a cutting edge representation for the company. Two forms are located on this single page, one for more information about the company’s products and another to join a mailing list for recipes and product news. Also, an attractive product photo gallery highlights the company’s wide variety of consumer product offerings.

Merrillville Education Foundation

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Location: http://merrillvilleeducationfoundation.org

Owner: Merrillville Education Foundation, Merrillville, Indiana

Site Features: This long-time Small Web Solutions client was looking for an updated, responsive look after I designed their original site in 2008. This site is a fully integrated custom WordPress website that utilizes WP as a content management system for all site and news feed pages. This allows the client to edit page content at-will. This particular WP theme also uses modules that allow for easy drag-and-drop positioning. WP plug-ins include the ability to manage all aspects of the site, including PayPal integration, meta tags for search engine optimization and the ability upload photos and documents.

Design Features: Home page features a slideshow incorporating the organization’s mission, upcoming events and news. Subpage & global features: Facebook feed, animated data figures, photo galleries, integrated Google Analytics tracking, global & single page SEO customization, site search functions, automatic copyright updating, masked email to combat autobot spam.