See, We told you we have been busy around here. Lots of new projects launching this season. SantaPhotos.com was a very cool project to be working on. Mall Santas are a big deal. Many families want to find the same santa year after year, to provide great tradition, and consistency to their family photos. We needed to build a great site to make managing and finding locations and santas easy.
About the build of this site.
Using WordPress, we wrote about a dozen custom functions to make some magic happen. Custom home slider tools using jquery were built out, custom content types for santas, locations, and home banners were all part of the plan. So now when SantaPhotos admins need to add a location, they simply log in, add a new location, fill in the name, address, url, map link, etc, and we do the heavy lifting. All without any wordpress plugins.
It really turned out amazing. With all the santas, locations, pages and blog posts, managing specific content types is a breeze.
So far traffic is up (300 – 600 unique visitors per day), and SEO key words are already helping the new site showing up in google. The staff at SantaPhotos.com was very excited to see the new site live.
We are super excited to launch this site. It’s the all new site for our local Maricopa Chamber of Commerce. Factor 1 (specifically I, Matt Adams), have been heavily involved with the chamber marketing board for a number of years now. We have aided in the planning, creation, and execution of several programs, events, and marketing pieces. All aimed at increasing local business exposure.
This new site will tie in all our past work, and goals. We have found that the user experience of a large site is key to the sites success. With the user in mind, we created this site.
It was an amazing site to plan out, and work on. We spent the last few months really refining the user flow, menus, and having fun with great photography.
Terri Kingery, Chamber Director had this to say:
Matt Adams and his staff have done a wonderful job in ensuring the transition process from our old website to our new one was seamless and error free. Their knowledge of social media and the incorporation of Twitter on our home page has, in my opinion, helped increase our traffic by 30%. I would recommend them without hesitation to any Chamber, or business looking to redesign their website.
Visit the Chamber website:
It’s hard to follow a title like that. This is a hard hitting, local project focusing on a broad issue in the world today. Child sex slavery is real, and here in phoenix. We are very excited to be part of such a bold project.
We have been working with Food for the Hungry’s City Initiatives team on their new project here in phoenix. On top of some marketing and overall project brainstorming, we were able to build two websites for this project. It’s semi complicated, as there are two orginzations running two arms of this project. FH (international aid organization) is over the Branded side, and Christ’s Church of the Valley (one of the largest churches in the metro phoenix area) is over the Streetlight side.
So working together, they are going to eradicate child sex slavery in phoenix.
Here are their two sites designed & built by factor 1
Yes, they are very similar to intentionally show unity in the project and to contrast the two parts of the problem. Branded focuses on the awareness (since most people don’t really know what the problem is, or how big it really is), and Streetlight, which is dedicated to the care and safety of the young men and women involved in child sex slavery
So check out the two sites