Nice Article on Web Design

Submitted by Jean E. Gazis on Fri, 2007-04-06 21:38.

Here's a nice article on effective home page design, from a site called Vitamin. I found it through another neat site, Open Source Web Design.

Best quote:
"To turn visitors into users your homepage needs to make them feel the way they will feel when they use your service - happy, satisfied, excited." - Andy Rutledge

Site Update

Submitted by Jean E. Gazis on Wed, 2007-04-04 10:26.

Well, folks, it looks like I have successfully upgraded this site to the latest version of Drupal. That was fairly painless!

Fantastic Piece on Why You Need Good Content

Submitted by Jean E. Gazis on Sat, 2007-03-10 17:01.

I found this piece on a blog called "Meta" through the Drupal News Aggregator. You can find the original at

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Overview of Services

Business-to-Business Copywriting

Website Development

Drupal, Wordpress, and Joomla Training

Marketing Management

Communications

Advertising Promotion

Sales Collateral

Direct Marketing

Art Direction

Copy Editing, Proofreading, and Quality Assurance

Print Production

Knowledge of Tech, Healthcare, Publishing, Small Business, Nonprofit/Fundraising and other fields

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Print and Related Media



Box of Rain logo
Corporate Identity for Consulting Firm

Logo concept and creation, website, and business cards.






RMG Exhibit Booth
Trade Show Exhibit for Financial Publisher

Managed entire project: selected vendors, originated concept, wrote copy, researched stock photography, directed designer, and supervised production.





StoreFront brochure
Energy Trading Software Product Brochure

This piece was produced on an unusually tight schedule: 10 business days.

I received the product information on Thursday, 5/31, sent complete, approved copy and design specs to the agency on Tuesday, 6/5, approved the final layout on Friday, 6/8, and the printed brochures were delivered on Wednesday, 6/13.

"Jean—thanks a lot for the lighting-quick turnaround on this!"
—Brian S., Vice President




Caminus Newsletter
Quarterly Newsletter for Energy Software Company

As Managing Editor, researched and wrote articles, commissioned and edited articles by senior management, arranged photography, supervised graphic design and print production.


"The content is very varied and interesting. Our staff will, I am sure, get a lot out of it and it will provide superb marketing collateral. Great job!"—Nigel E., Consultant

"Good Read! I enjoyed reading the latest Caminus newletter - well done!"—Amanda V., Consultant



SS04 brochure
Conference Marketing Brochure for Financial Newsletter Publisher

Concept, copywriting, design supervision, print production, and direct mailing. This campaign resulted in increases in both conference attendance and exhibitor space sales.

"SS'04 was a huge success and we got registrations all the way up to the day we left and on-site."
—Danielle C., Conference Producer



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Website Development Samples

Business Sites

Stone & Associates screen shot

Stone & Associates

Implemented Drupal site, designed logo, customized theme, edited contents, supplied photos, for small professional services company.

Family Matters screen shot





Family Matters Game

Set up Drupal site and users, installed modules and theme, then handed off to graphic designer who implemented a great, funky look. Referred developers for further customization.

"Jean is a multi-talented marketer with superb copy writing/editing. As if that weren't enough, she also boasts some very impressive web development skills too." – David Schoenberger, game inventor

Urban Organic

Urban Organic screen shot

Content audit of old site, designed and configured new Drupal site with custom theme, migrated and updated all site content, obtained stock images. Added new features such as weekly produce list update form, order form, and recipe exchange. Trained staff on use of new site.

"I have been waiting YEARS to see this wonderful change! Congratulations!"– Mona H., Urban Organic customer

"Jean was instrumental in creating a new web site for us, which better met our needs. She made the switch between the web sites with no down time for our customer base. She had wonderful suggestions for improvements to our website. She also was available for training all of my staff on the new website she created. Her technical support was wonderful and she was always available to answer all questions."
– Charles Pigott, Owner

Box of Rain screen shot

Box of Rain, LLC

This business development consulting firm uses Drupal to organize site content and control access to each Box of Rain business project. This enables Box of Rain's principals and partners to securely share documents and project information.

In 2009, the site design was updated and content revised to focus on the interactive event business, including implementation of Drupal events module, Twitter feed, and live and archived video streaming.

"I had a look at Box of Rain online and it's really interesting."
– Hugh McGrory, filmmaker

Brooklyn Business Base screen shot

Brooklyn Business Base

Set up Meetup group, created all site content (text and images), customized Meetup page design, developed member communications.

"The website is great. It seems to be a strong foundation for a multitude of activities."
– A. S.

WebHostNY screen shot

WebHostNY.com

Migrated entire site from static pages into the Drupal content management system, updated navigation, edited site, and added new content. (This site is being completely overhauled in 2011.)

"I am really impressed... There is a lot of really good content."
– Alan L., Principal

L&D screen shot

L&D Computer Consulting Corp.

Created site plan, developed all content, implemented template design and integrated Drupal blog theme into established site design. Maintained and updated site and blog as needed while firm was active. Later updated design and content of acquiring firm, Averweb.

"I reviewed the L&D website and was very taken by the sophistication."
– Aileen S.

Nonprofit Sites

Pack & Troop 187 screen shot

Scout Troop & Cub Pack 187

Created entire site in Drupal—selected and customized theme, provided photos and wrote all content. Maintain site as needed with new information and events.

A Network Made in Heaven screen shot

A Networking Event Made in Heaven

Selected template, developed site plan and created all content. Update as needed before and after each new event.

Blogs


Sticks, Rocks, and Dirt

Sticks, Rocks, & Dirt

This personal blog is also developed in Drupal. Sharing nature with kids is one of my passions. New theme installed and customized in 2011.

"This is awesome. I wish I had the time to do something like this... This is great."
– Michelle A.


Coverage Law blog screen shot

We've Got You Covered

Drupal set up, user training and support for corporate blog.

And, of course, the site you are visiting now is also an example of my own work.

Read more about website development services I can provide.

Read more about my website development experience.

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Site Creation

Submitted by Jean E. Gazis on Sat, 2007-01-27 21:58.

This Drupal thing is a hell of a lot of fun!

Spam Poem

Submitted by Jean E. Gazis on Sat, 2007-01-27 15:53.



Do your heart some good,
Pathetic dust bunny.
Avoid enhancement pills –
Don't be left out, join!
Separate yourself from other men,
Eliminate all that you are indebted for.

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