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Terry Curry for Prosecutor

Terry Curry for Marion County Prosecutor

The Client: Terry Curry for Prosecutor

Project Description: When Terry Curry made the decision to run for public office in Marion County, he identified the need for a website that could serve multiple functions. A trial lawyer for more than 30 years with six years experience as a Deputy Prosecutor, Curry wanted a site that would serve as a communication tool with his constituents. It needed to be easy to update by staffers while integrating with third-party software and services used by the campaign.

The Curry campaign enlisted the help of Online Architecture to take a project that was in process and push it across the finish line. Over several weeks, Online Architecture worked with Curry and his staff to complete and launch the WordPress site in early 2010. The process included migrating the website and email to a new hosting environment, as well as making significant content additions and changes. Online Architecture also provided training for staff instrumental in maintaining and updating site content.

Technology Featured:

  • WordPress
  • CSS
  • Google Analytics
  • Integration with NGP services

Website: www.terrycurry.com

Select Registry – Association Web Design

Select Registry

The Client: Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North America

Project Description: Select Registry is an association of 400-plus high-end bed & breakfast inns and small hotels across the United States and Canada. When Onlne Architecture first began work on the Select Registry website in late 2001, the project was based in Classic ASP. One of the first changes was to rebuild the site from the ground up using .NET technology as the foundation and providing a fresh new look to the presence.

From there, Online Architecture worked with Select Registry to develop a fully-functional administrative area where members could update content and take advantage of new features, including photo gallery upload and monthly statistics, all delivered via the web. An advanced search engine was also developed for the site, allowing for better, more meaningful results for users searching the Select Registry property listings.

Throughout the relationship, Online Architecture and Select Registry have worked to improve not only the website, but other aspects of the association. Those improvements include moving away from a staff-based gift certificate sales process based in Access to one that is centralized. Now, gift certificate purchases are mostly handled through the website, with processing, tracking, printing and shipping performed via the web using a centralized system that can be utilized from the office or off site.

Each year, Select Registry prints a guidebook featuring all member properties which is distributed to guests and sold on the website. Prior to Online Architecture’s involvement, each member updated their profile in the book via fax or snail mail, requiring months to complete the process prior to printing.

Working with Select Registry and the contracted printer, a web-based system was created where members could sign in, update content, review pdf proofs and sign off on changes quickly and easily. The process saved significant time and resources, allowing the editing and proofing to be completed in a matter of weeks.

Technology Featured:

  • ASP.NET 2.0
  • SQL Server
  • Flash
  • CSS
  • AJAX
  • JQuery
  • Lightbox
  • Javascript
  • Weather.com API
  • Google APIs
  • WYSIWYG
  • Custom shopping cart
  • Custom sales reports
  • Paypal integration
  • Third-party email marketing service
  • Third-party reservation services
  • Language translator
  • SSL Certificate

Website: www.selectregistry.com

Sycamore School – Private School Web Design

sycamore school

The Client: Sycamore School

Project Description: Sycamore School is a private institution for academically gifted children located in Indianapolis, Ind. With Online Architecture’s assistance, the Sycamore website was transformed to exhibit the same excellence the school instills in its students. Over a period of several years, Online Architecture and Sycamore School have collaborated to transform the site from one of static html pages to a dynamic platform that meets the needs of several audiences.

The public site features a wealth of information to users interested in learning more about Sycamore School, including current news and events, useful resources, and an explanation of the curriculum for preschoolers through eighth grade. In turn, the site also offers a portal for parents, students and Sycamore faculty and staff. Known as the “Insider,” the portal hosts myriad resources for each of the three audiences.

Faculty and staff have the ability to add several forms of content, including events calendar entries, class assignments and schedules and important administrative items, such as registration forms and notices. Each instructor has the capacity to add and edit content within their respective pages.

Parents and students can access important content within the Insider including homework schedules and contact information for instructors. They can also sign up to receive e-mail alerts when new content is added in designated categories.

Online Architecture also worked with Sycamore School to create registration forms for specific events, as well as a donation section on the site that includes a corresponding web-based system used to track all online donations. Finally, an alumni survey was also created for Sycamore utilizing a third-party provider.

Technology Featured:

  • ASP.NET 2.0
  • SQL Server
  • Flash
  • CSS
  • AJAX
  • JQuery
  • Lightbox
  • Javascript
  • Asynchronous uploads
  • WYSIWYG
  • Outlook sync feature
  • Third-party survey software
  • Google Analytics
  • SSL Certificate

Website: www.sycamoreschool.org

Schuler’s Restaurant – Fine Dining Web Design

Schulers Restaurant

The Client: Schuler’s Restaurant & Pub

Project Description: The Schuler’s Restaurant website has gone through several iterations since Online Architecture began its work nearly a decade ago. Once a predominantly static site, the latest version of the site, launched in 2009, features many dynamic elements. The homepage opens with a rich flash presentation that gives users a taste of the sights and ambiance of the century-old establishment, a fixture of historic Marshall, Mich.

Guests to the site can read about Schuler’s history, view menus and peruse the schedule of upcoming events. One of the most popular features on the site is the reservation function. Hundreds of users each year schedule reservations using the Schuler’s site, booking in advance for the restaurant’s Thanksgiving Day Feast and New Year’s Eve celebration.

Online Architecture has teamed with Schuler’s to develop an administrative area for staff. In this password-protected section of the site, administrators can update selected site content, upload new menus and download reservation and gift certificate purchase details. In previous years, Online Architecture also assisted with developing a series of e-mail marketing pieces and distributing them to a mailing list of more than 2,500.

Currently, Online Architecture is working with the restaurant to integrate new media elements on the site. An employee-only area is also being developed, where staff can sign in and obtain information scheduling information, as well as other resources.

Technology Featured:

  • Classic ASP
  • Flash
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • Third-party email marketing service
  • WYSIWYG
  • Video
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Analytics
  • SSL Certificate

Website: www.schulersrestaurant.com

American Association of Pediatrics – Indiana Chapter

INAAP

The Client: American Association of Pediatrics – Indiana Chapter

Project Description: The Indiana Chapter of the American Association of Pediatrics needed a website that would serve as an effective tool in informing and educating its membership and visitors. Online Architecture met on several occasions with key chapter members to talk about their visions for the site, as well as the goals they hoped to meet.

An initial design was drafted, and after feedback from the chapter, edits were incorporated and a final concept was approved. Online Architecture worked with INAAP to gather content and populate the pages on the site, providing an area for staff to review the ongoing project as it progressed. The site was launched in 2009, complete with a password-protected administrative area allowing staff to sign in and add or edit content. Online Architecture also provided training for staff charged with content management.

Prior to launching the site, the INAAP communicated with many of its constituents through a printed newsletter. Online Architecture worked with the organization to develop an electronic version of the newsletter and identified an email marketing service to utilize in distribution. Through the implementation of an electronic newsletter, INAAP was able to save thousands of dollars on printing and postage.

Technology Featured:

  • Classic ASP
  • Flash
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • Third-party email marketing service
  • Google Custom Search
  • Google Analytics

Website: www.inaap.org

Banjo Bunny – E-Card Web Design

CDI

The Client: Banjo Bunny

Project Description: Susan Preston first hatched the idea for e-card website Banjo Bunny in 1998, but she wasn’t prepared to tackle a database-driven website on her own. Fast forward to 2005. With assistance from Online Architecture, banjobunny.com is launched, offering four flash-based e-cards. Currently, the Banjo Bunny website offers more than 150 e-cards, with categories ranging from birthday and anniversary to holiday and burlesque offerings.

Online Architecture was tasked with creating a subscription service with several tiers (monthly, yearly, etc.) that integrated with an online payment service. In turn, the specifications called for a product that would seamlessly interface with an email distribution vendor to handle e-card delivery and periodic news updates to Banjo Bunny members. Lastly, Online Architecture created a product that is category driven, allowing Preston to continue to add new e-cards and expand her business now and in the future.

Technology Featured:

  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • CSS
  • Flash
  • Javascript
  • Authorize.net API
  • MailChimp API

Website: www.banjobunny.com

Tafari Music – Music Web Design

CDI

The Client: Tafari Music

Project Description: Music publishing and licensing company Tafari Music was in need of a tool that would allow website visitors to search through its vast catalog of Raggae artists and songs. Online Architecture collaborated with Tafari representatives, learning about the company’s existing records database before mapping out a plan to develop a product that could efficiently and effectively parse through more than 10,000 titles.

Tasked with converting the database to SQL and creating the web-based search, Online Architecture delivered an ASP.NET tool that allows users to search by song title, writer, artist and album. The search features filters for only titles that offer preview clips, as well as categories including “Current Hits” and “All Time Favorites.” Users can also choose to listed to sample clips and save favorite tracks for reference throughout their search and site visit.

In addition, Online Architecture worked with a third-party programmer to set up a WordPress blog for the organization, setting up a contact form on the blog to encourage user feedback.

Technology Featured:

  • .NET
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • AJAX
  • JQuery
  • mp3 streaming
  • WordPress blog

Website: www.tafarimusic.com

National Rural Funders Collaborative

CDI

The Client: National Rural Funders Collaborative

Project Description: National Rural Funders Collaborative is a philanthropic initiative organized to expand resources for families and communities in regions of persistent poverty. Online Architecture has teamed with NRFC on several projects, including the latest website design, launched in 2007. Most recently, Online Architecture has helped create the organization’s quarterly newsletter and distribute it using a third-party service.

Technology Featured:

  • Classic ASP
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • Google Custom Search
  • Google Analytics
  • Third-party email marketing service

Website: www.nrfc.org

Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders

SAFSF

The Client: Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders

Project Description: Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders is a broad national network of grantmakers that works to foster communication, shared learning and information exchange about issues connected to sustainable agriculture and food systems. When the organization launched its first website less than a decade ago, Online Architecture was part of the project, taking a concept developed by a local marketing firm and bringing it to life. In early 2009, SAFSF approached Online Architecture about relaunching the site with a newer, fresher design.

After several conference calls and a series of e-mail correspondence with the coordinator of the California-based organization, Online Architecture produced a trio of design concepts. Once a final design was agreed upon and minor edits were made, Online Architecture staff began assembling imagery that complemented the design and themes running throughout the site. Content from the current site was carried over into the new design, and new content supplied by SAFSF was added to the developing architecture. In mid-2009 the new design was launched, equipped with Google Analytics for tracking purposes.

Online Architecture also researched and selected a third-party email list service that SAFSF has successfully used over the last four-plus years to communicate with its network of supporters.

Technology Featured:

  • Classic ASP
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • Google Custom Search
  • Google Analytics
  • Third-party email list service

Website: www.safsf.org

Collegiate Directions – Non-profit Web Design

CDI

The Client: Collegiate Directions Inc.

Project Description: Founded in late 2005, Collegiate Directions provides comprehensive college counseling services and support to low-income, first-generation-to-college students. Online Architecture helped Collegiate Directions launch its first website, and in late 2009 once again teamed with CDI to redesign the organization’s web presence. Online Architecture developed a new site design that offered added features and enhanced imagery, including a photo gallery utilizing lightbox technology.

Online Architecture also manages hosting services and email for Collegiate Directions, and created a secure donation form equipped with an SSL certificate for the organization.

Technology Featured:

  • Classic ASP
  • CSS
  • Lightbox
  • Javascript
  • Google Analytics
  • SSL Certificate

Website: www.collegiatedirections.org