Parenting Perspectives: Site expansion and redesign
"During the process, when adjustments needed to be made or aspects of the website clarified, the LimeRed staff was able to make changes quickly, efficiently and immediately. And the bonus is that they were always pleasant, kind and helpful.
As non-tech people, we were nervous about being able to make updates and changes to our website, but LimeRed gave us everything we need including the confidence to know how to do this ourselves. We enthusiastically recommend LimeRed Studio to anyone."
—Lauren Bondy and Karen Jacobson, Parenting Perspectives
Parenting Perspectives had a workable site when they came to us. It's wasn't very pretty, but it mostly got the job done. However, they knew that in order to attract more and better clients they needed to refine their image and redesign the site. We took them through a process to define goals, organize content, and push their brand to the next level. We wanted to give them a refined image that would last and make a positive impression.
During Discovery, we considered how other parent-focused learning groups presented their content. We also examined current trends in baby to teen design and decor to get ideas on what is relevant with their audience. We took a survery of the existing site and it's problems and successes and determined what the focus of the new site should be. One of the great ideas that came out of this was including success stories from real parents as a main feature.
During the planning phase, we outlined serveral possibilities for organizing the site content, depending on Parenting Perspective's plans for future expansion. Since the Store was an area they wanted to focus on, we made sue that was prominently placed.
During design, we combined the organizational structure determined in the Planning phase with the design research in our Discovery & Research phase. We ended up with three solid design directions and chose one. In this stage, we also wireframed all of the pages and began finalizing content. There was a ton of great content, and we helped edit it all.
During Development and Testing, we build all of the templates — I think we ended up with 4 more than we anticipated — and incorporated their existing Wordpress blog into the site. We rarely recommend separating a blog and it's parent site—regularly-updated blogs are a great traffic generator and utlimately we want the traffic to explore classes and the store.
Lauren and Karen were wonderful clients and they've learned how to edit their own site through our training process. We're delighted to see them expanding workshops and adding items to their store!
From Our Client
From the initial contact through our finished website, our experience with LimeRed Studio was professional and fantastic! Creating a new website was critical to our growth and our message. We are passionate about the work we do to help parents and families thrive. Our website needed to have both a professional image and offer our personal message in a way that would touch people’s hearts and seek us out as a resource. Because we offer a wide range of services, it was imperative that people be able to go to our website and immediately see their options and access the information relevant to their needs.
LimeRed created exactly what we wanted. We are thrilled with the result and continue to receive numerous compliments about our website. Our website looks professional, is easy to navigate and incorporates the complexity of our offerings in a simple way.
During the first phone conversation, Emily instilled complete confidence in us that LimeRed Studio could accomplish exactly what we needed. She a good listener and she patiently answered our questions while educating us about the design process. I had spoken to a few other designers and knew immediately that our search for a web designer was over. One of the best parts for us was that Emily immediately understood what we needed. She was able to take our input and begin designing a website that was in alignment with our vision.
During the process, when adjustments needed to be made or aspects of the website clarified, the LimeRed staff was able to make changes quickly, efficiently and immediately. And the bonus is that they were always pleasant, kind and helpful.
Since our website has been up and running, we are seeing tremendous growth. People are responding to the website, joining our mailing lists, inquiring about our services, and able to order products. The website saves us significant time since people can get answers directly from the website, register for our services and order products without having to call us. As Parenting Perspectives grows and expands we have the ability to easily communicate this through our website. LimeRed Studio's strategic design planning from day 1 made this possible.
As non-tech people, we were nervous about being able to make updates and changes to our website but LimeRed gave us everything we need including the confidence to know how to do this ourselves. We enthusiastically recommend LimeRed Studio to anyone.