Marianna is a young flutist currently residing in Dresden, Germany and performing in the prestigious Staatskapelle Dresden / Semperoper. She requested a clean look website with the strong social presence in line with her generation’s posting habits, with a calendar, news area and a gallery showcasing both her professional career as a flutist, and her modeling hobby.
As an international performer, she needed a worldwide presence and a bilingual website in German and English.
Bazaar Cafe is a lovely local cafe with a strong community presence, events, drinks and small eats. The main customization points are an event calendar with an intuitive back end that synchronizes with Google calendar, and ensuring easy administration by owners for frequent updates.
Current website has evolved with extensive additions of images and other content.
Dogs Love To Walk is a Peninsula dog walking and boarding service. They wanted to have a website that would be a centerpiece of their business, from high search engine visibility, to online customer intake and booking of their services, as well as a full back end administration for customer handling, appointment approval, payments and notifications.
We designed an engaging website that’s very easy to navigate, is fully mobile optimized and places exceptionally well in search engines.
Customer required: – Video on homepage – Customer contract form with online signature field – Manual customer registration approval system – Full booking system – Full SEO – Assistance with linking and social media marketing
*The contract and registration form was a special challenge, as it requires customer to fill out different fields for different services, and asks for a lot of data. We’re have created complex functionality in a user friendly and easy to navigate way.
See the Google rankings in the site image gallery.
Transfer of an existing design to WordPress with addition of new features and pages. We closely matched the general layout, and had added the “Stylists” page with an administrative back end that makes it easy and painless for the website owner to manage the available stylists.
*Note, client requested that most of the site links lead to their other website
Elegant modeling agency site with model galleries and booking system, easy model entry system for administrator, and application form. Client demanded utmost elegance and simplicity in both looks and function. Includes basic SEO, but the client didn’t implement all optimization techniques that were recommended, choosing to instead focus on social media marketing.
Homepage & categories: On hover, model stats appear for easier fashion modeling booking needs
Model application form
Booking popup for individual model
Single model page with automatic/manual slider gallery and booking button
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Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) is a nationwide educational program launched by the Community College of Baltimore County, with annual conferences and highly successful track record. It has been honored by numerous awards, and was recognized in testimony to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions as a top innovation.
This WordPress based web site was originally created for the 2012 ALP Conference in less than a week. Since then, it has grown into a resource center for the Accelerated Learning Program with videos, faculty resources including past conference presentations in PDF & PowerPoint form, and an online ALP Directory with a dynamic map of participating schools. Users can submit ALP Directory entries, Classroom materials, and Conference presentation proposals through forms, with automatic email routing & controlled, formatted posting.
JadeConcept was also contracted for an intense SEO optimizing and the social/newsletter setup. The website currently (2015) appears on the first page of organic Google results for the field term “ALP”, beating the Alp (mountain), the Merriam-Webster online definition of term, as well as any other accelerated learning programs worldwide, and is in the first place overall for the competitive “Accelerated Learning Program” keyphrase.
Site was redesigned in 2014 with new features and some visual changes, and now includes an administrative back end with project collaboration tools. Continuously under development with a number of new features planned. Client has been working with JadeConcept since 2012 to maintain the quality and usability of the website. We post most articles, create or edit images, and do general maintenance and updates as needed. *Update: Since 2019, we no longer maintain this website. Any updates and modifications from that year on are the responsibility of the client.
The Annual Performance Platform is a simple, efficient way to smooth the transition of your faculty and administration to digital annual performance review format. This beta system was custom built for CCBC, but can be adjusted to any school or program that wishes to streamline and modernize the annual reviews process without a steep learning curve. Built specifically for ease of use by low-level computer users, APP also has the advanced features for the savvy user; the ability to upload and display videos, pdfs and more.
User-friendly signup and easy online help
Choosing the discipline during signup displays the available coordinators
Coordinators signing up are matched to the list and automatically promoted. Coordinator back-end includes a page with all submitted annual reports that are ready for review. They also receive an email whenever a report is marked as “Ready for review”.
Printed annual reviews are automatically formatted for paper output with all relevant information. See example
Simple administration back-end to enter schools, campuses, departments, disciplines and coordinators.
Based on the most used worldwide and flexible web platform, WordPress, APP is ready for extensive customization and expansion, as well as the future upgrades – you will not be at the mercy of a walled-in, completely proprietary software that becomes obsolete within a couple of years. Please contact us if you’re interested in an APP for your educational institution or program.
APP Homepage before signing in
APP Homepage after signing in
Sign up page
“My profile” page with user information and the list of reports
Easy Annual Performance form
Sample web view of an Annual Performance report
Coordinator dashboard with reports ready for review
CRT Program is a national cultural awareness program for faculty and students, by Community College of Baltimore County. In 2015, CRT has accomplished its Second Annual National Conference, and have been one of the programs honored through Leah Meyer Austin Award, by Achieving the Dream initiative that encompasses over 4 million US colleges.
CRT-CC was built to visually represent the multi-cultural awareness, as well as be the meeting point for CRT updates, training and conference related activities. JadeConcept also donated the logo design for the organization.
This is a WordPress based website with a simplified and proofed back-end and admin flow for ease of use by non-technical users.