Websites

Laminar Consulting has been involved in many website projects mainly catered to small businesses.  Most of these small businesses have some website already but it is old and out-dated.  If owning your business wasn’t hard enough, now you have to maintain your website, an entirely new skill set.  At the same time a budget for a “full service” website from a major developer is out of the question also.  This is the situation where Laminar Consulting can bridge that gap.Wordpress Logo

Recently we have been building small business websites based in WordPress, an open source software that stays on the cutting edge of website development.  The key feature here is that when we are done with your website, you have the ability to make your own changes with very little skill or time involved.  This is the best solution for a small business that doesn’t want to be held hostage by their developer. We “Turn over the keys” and let you be in control.  As an option, a beneficial side effect is you can hire us to make those updates/changes for you.  But, if it is easy for you to do, it is easy for us.  Thus, at a minimal cost.

Completed Website Examples

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Sport Class Air Racing

I have been racing my airplane in the Sport Class each year during the Reno Air Races.  In order to bring the group and website up to speed I redesigned it using a great WordPress based theme.  It has a lot of cool features and works on every device clearly and easily.  Not only does it provide pilot information but also photo galleries, video galleries, a news blog and more!  I’m very happy with how it turned out.

  • Full Content Mangement System
  • Embedded Media
  • Responsive for Mobile Devices
  • Parallax Sliders
  • Photo/Video Portfolios
  • News Blog with Social Integration
  • Great Search Engine Optimization

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Insulgrid

Insulgrid is a new manufacturer of Insulated Concrete Forms, otherwise known as ICF blocks.  These blocks are easily assembled to build concrete filled walls for a very quick and very strong construction.  The site is based on the Twitter Bootstrap foundation using CSS3 to create responsive pages for mobile devices.  Some of the other jobs required were editing and compiling PDF’s from different ICF studies, as well as watermarking product photos and some neat CSS animation.

  • Responsive for Mobile Devices
  • Based in Twitter Bootstrap
  • CSS3 Animated Items
  • Photo Portfolios
  • Compiled PDF’s
  • Product Design Drawings and More!

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Veteran Tickets Foundation

Laminar Consulting has been working with VetTix for a number of years.  Although in no way can I take credit for the amazing hand built content management system that processes FREE tickets for Veterans, I can say that I helped design some of the pages that the users see and use.  This is also a Twitter Bootstrap based CSS website so it will style differently according to device.  Recently I have taken over the Google Adwords campaign as well as a small portion of their social marketing.  What a great non-profit to be a part of!

  • Responsive for Mobile Devices
  • Based in Twitter Bootstrap
  • Members Area Pages

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Foxfire Events

Recently completed this website for FoxFire Events!  This is also a WordPress powered site that has a few unique features.  FoxFire Events is an event planning agency so we built a theme that includes an event manager.  New events can managed from the content management system as well as photo galleries, blog posts, mail lists and general information pages.  This entire site is run by the owner of FoxFire Events giving her the power to post and share events on her own time schedule and at no additional cost. Great for small businesses.

  • Full Content Mangement System
  • Embedded Media
  • Search Engine Friendly
  • Responsive for Mobile Devices
  • Event Manager
  • Photo/Video Portfolios
  • News Blog with Social Integration
  • Mail List Manager and More!

Unleashed Air Racing

This is the website for my personal air race team. I keep fans updated with current projects, race results, etc.. It is very media heavy and an example of what my sites are capable of.  This includes a complete web store with shopping cart functions.

  • Full Content Mangement System
  • Embedded Media
  • Search Engine Friendly
  • Responsive for Mobile Devices
  • Web Store
  • Photo/Video Portfolios

R & D American Aviation

This is a prime example of a small business website that can utilize the low cost and high quality of our websites. Great people and good source for aviation services as well!

  • Full Content Mangement System
  • Embedded Media
  • Search Engine Friendly
  • Responsive for Mobile Devices

OilKleen

Oilkleen needed a very feature heavy website and a desire for a ‘Transparent’ feel to compliment their company colors, green and blue. This showcases the diversity of our installs.

  • Full Content Mangement System
  • Active News Items
  • Search Engine Friendly
  • Responsive for Mobile Devices
  • Product Charts/Images
  • Google World Map

User Admin Panel

admin_pageThis is an example of the administration panel for this page.  It is very simple to add your page and content using a word editor that is included with WordPress.  This allows you to quickly style your content, add images and more with little to no ‘coding’ by hand.  Hundreds of shortcodes are included with your website to allow you to add some basic styling features to your pages.  This is usually done by us during our initial website install, therefore the main thing our customers need or want to change is the text.  Very simple.

We use the same admin panel to build your website, or make changes.  This allows us to make the changes quickly and also give you examples of how to style your own content in the future.  The idea here is your not married to us and any developer can use these tools to make changes as well.

This is something I learned while doing business for myself.  Independence is worth a lot!

Website Statistics

analytics_graphStats are important today to stay on top of your competitors and to understand the function of your own website.  Google Analytics will be installed on your website and allow you a very detailed look at how visitors find and use your website.  This allows for a refinement of your target market and improve how users interact with your business.  Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is included in the initial install of your website.  Together we choose some of the best keywords and descriptions for your website.  Later you can use analytics to refine those keywords and descriptions and get more users to find your business.

Design and Quote Process

In order for us to create an accurate quote for your website, it is best to explain the process as it is quite complicated.  We start with a site map that will list each page that you will want on your website, including the special needs of each page.  At that point we can asses a value to the entire project.

Nobody knows your business better than you
There is one thing that sounds simple, but is generally the hardest part for us to complete.  That is the actual text of the website.  Nobody knows your business better than you, and therefore we need you to be able to provide the content that goes in to the website itself.  It sounds simple now, but is often the hardest part for some businesses.

Also, another point of concern is images.  To make a website attractive and interesting to your user, it needs to have images.  Stock photos of generic objects can be used, but it isn’t nearly as engaging for the user as actual images of the place/product or person.  We can shoot these images for you if needed, or you can provide them.

Feel free to use the CONTACT page to start the process of developing your new website!