Project:

DLC Family Dentistry needed a website to help potential buyers find out more.  Ads were placed in affiliated professional organization websites and periodicals with links to the website. The General Practice is located in Virginia, Minnesota which offers an opportunity to live and work surrounded by lakes and forests in the college town and business hub, where local industry is hiring, and outdoor activities are minutes away. The busy office has 3 operatories, and 1,500 active patients.

Elements:

Created a clear, straight forward navigation. Added numerous photos to help promote the business, the community and the lifestyle. An easy to use contact form was included.

Website:

Business sold in 6 months! Website no longer available.

DLC Family Dentistry, Ltd

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Project:

A political campaign needed a platform to quickly get its message to the public. It was decided the site needed straight forward navigation, photos to help visually tell a story and keep the site interesting (politics can be dry), About and Contact pages and a blog for the candidate to express himself and invite feedback.

Elements:

First, a logo was needed for the header. The design is simple and straight forward with variation in colors and fonts to add interest. The final art work stated clearly what the site was about. A WordPress blog was integrated into the site with brief descriptions and links from front page to each article. The public was able to easily comment on an article via a simple form at the bottom.

Website:

Since the campaign is over, the website has been taken off the internet.
Jim Murphy for Mayor

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Project:

Located 20 miles west of the Twin Cities, the Museum of Lake Minnetonka operates a 100+ year old steamboat, the Minnehaha. Built in 1906 and scuttled in 1926, the 70 foot wooden ‘streetcar boat’ was recovered from the bottom of Lake Minnetonka in 1980. Restoration was completed in 1996 and once again carries passengers. The museum operation is all-volunteer…including this webmaster.

Elements:

The first goal was to get the story of the Minnehaha on the internet. Then it became a recruiting tool for volunteers, provide directions, contact information and schedule of operation. Finally, the online ticket sales were added which instantly became a tremendous success. The ability of being able to reserve seats doubled ridership. The steamboat carries over 10,000 passengers annually on its historically narrated cruises.

Website:

SteamboatMinnehaha.org

Museum of Lake Minnetonka

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