recent projects

Prism Kites Technology

This Seattle kite manufacturing company wanted its entire product line in an e-commerce store, with an updated web presence. This new WordPress and WooCommerce backend gives Prism the ability to manage their site, sales, and inventory. It interfaces with QuickBooks Online and looks great on phones. Our talented client took almost all the photos and was the graphic designer.

Our role included:

  • Site architecture and website development
  • Data management
  • Created WooCommerce online store using Amazon Payments and Authorize.net Payments system
  • Used Webgility to sync site WooCommerce sales and inventory with QuickBooks Online
  • Set up custom shipping process ensuring accurate costs and charges and shipping with via FedEx, UPS, and USPS
  • Set up security and cloud-based scheduled backups
  • Trained client to use site and update content
  • Ongoing, site maintenance including updating software, and monitoring website uptime and security

Iowa State Rep Campaign website

This website for a candidate for State Representative in Iowa was a fun to build. The client wanted more control over her new site and asked us to build a simple website that would describe her platform and values and be easy to update. We choose a single web page design which makes for easy navigation and readability.

Our role included:

  • Complete redesign of style and structure
  • We did the layout, site architecture, and all aspects of the website development
  • Images optimized for speed
  • Set up security and cloud-based scheduled backups
  • Ongoing, site maintenance including updating software, and monitoring website uptime and security

Hilltop Children’s Center

This replaced a 10-year-old WordPress site that had some serious technical issues.

To keep costs down, Hilltop staff members (with no prior web development experience) wrote the content, optimized the photos, created the layouts, and basically built every page.

Actual Websites did the project management and the technical tasks. We kept in close touch with the Hilltop staff, walking them through every step of the project. It was a beautiful collaboration.

Our role included:

  • Complete redesign of style and structure
  • Managed project scope and timeline
  • Created site architecture
  • Organized and facilitated focus group for site functionality and structure
  • Recommended a new ISP, managed all DNS changes
  • Mentored Hilltop staff on website layout and design, content strategy, navigation, SEO and security
  • Vetted and tested plugins for compatibility on a separate test site
  • Facilitated a user testing event
  • Proofread, tested
  • Set up security and cloud-based scheduled backups