After Five Years – Haynsworth Private School Gets Another Fresh Look!

New site, circa 2017

Our post back in 2012 that shows a fresh new look for Haynsworth Private School, now shows an old, dated look. So, we updated the website, converting it to WordPress, added more definitive copy written by Valerie Bickley of Bickley Creative,  new photography and more intensive SEO.  After the website launch, the school experienced the highest pre-enrollment for camps and the Fall 2017 school year.

The Haynsworth School, Greenville SC

The Haynsworth School, Greenville SC circa 2012 update

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Educational Directions

I’ve known Bill Dingledine for several years, first meeting him when I became a committee member on the Greenville County College Fair.  Bill’s breadth of knowledge regarding all the latest information about preparing your teens for college is surpassed by no one!  Bill is quite tech-savvy, but as any business owner knows, “the cobbler’s kids have no shoes!” so Bill contracted with Giraffe Web to help him redesign his website and place it into WordPress to make it easier for him to update the site.  We love his new website, and we think you will too! http://www.educdir.com

 

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Happy Anniversary from the City of Greenville

Back in June of 1998, I starting working on my first website. However, the birth of Giraffe Web (the name) began in 1999. It wasn’t until 2002 that I formally created the LLC that would become Giraffe Web Design Services, LLC.  Frankly, my logo was a clip art giraffe, as I had the Macromedia design suite that included Photoshop, but had no idea how to use it.

Around this time period, LLCs were still a relatively new concept. Another friend of mine suggested I look into setting up an LLC so I called the IRS and acquired a tax ID and filled out the paperwork that I sent to the South Carolina Secretary of State, and Giraffe Web Design Services became Giraffe Web Design Services, LLC.  I had already obtained a business license from the City of Greenville, but today I opened up the mail and 17 years later (not 15, but who’s counting?) I received the below. I am very grateful for the acknowledgement from the City (and the rebate check)!

Happy Anniversary to Giraffe Web from the City of Greenville

Several years later, I asked my friend, Ted Durham, who at the time had his own graphic design firm, to design a giraffe that resembled my personality.  So, my new giraffe logo was born!

And, here we are today, actually 19 years after I worked on my first website! I am grateful to all the people – locally and online, who have helped to grow Giraffe Web and for pushing me personally to keep up with the times.  Every day is a learning experience in this business.

 

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Eastern Design Services

Alas, Eastern Design Services website was well over 10 years old.  We were able to clean up their logo and create a new, updated look, placing the new website in WordPress.  We added the ability to update current job openings and interested candidates to be able to send their resume.  We also added information for employers to contact Eastern Design.  As a consequence, without even working on any SEO for this website, it has moved from not showing up at all in search to the 2nd page within a few weeks.

Eastern Design Services Old Website

Eastern Design Services Technical Contractor Staffing Greenville SC

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The Palmettos Mauldin

The Palmettos Mauldin website was over seven years old and time for a facelift, as well as some rebranding by DNA Creative Communications.

The Palmettos Mauldin old website

The Palmettos Mauldin New WordPress Website

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ABA Autism Services of South Carolina

ABA Autism Services of South Carolina’s previous website was built on the GoDaddy website builder. The website did not show up anywhere in the top 100 searches. We recoded the site into WordPress and started organic search engine optimization and the site started to show up for several main keywords within the first 10 days. We continue to work on the SEO for this website going forward.

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Commercial Photography: Reel Video & Stills

Recent re-launch: Reel Video & Stills at http://www.rvstills.com.  After eight years, it was more than overdue to redesign the Reel Video & Stills website.  This time, it was rebuilt in WordPress and is responsive design.

The content has been expanded to include more about the team, the media conversion, and other services that Reel Video has been offering for years but not publicizing.  View sample photography slideshows: aerials, architectural interiors & exteriors, portraits, events, products and stock photography of the upstate of South Carolina; current photography work; and sample videos.

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HELO Wearable Technology

It took one look for me to decide to become part of the future of Wearable Technology – the HELO LX.

The HELO LX is being Launched in 196 Countries!

Take a look at https://www.wearablelifestyles.net and so you can become a part of the HELO Project too! Welcome to Wor(l)d Global Network!

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RL Kunz Air System Pros

RL Kunz was using a very old WordPress template that could not be updated easily and was a security risk.  In addition, the site was not responsive and mobile friendly. Along with the team of  Bickley Creative and Small Yet Mighty, the site design was customized and hand-coded, page-by-page, and made responsive and mobile friendly.  In addition, with the emergence of Google’s Chrome displaying notifications that a website may not be safe to browse, the entire site is now behind https.  We couldn’t be more please with how this website transformed into a very proud online presence for RL Kunz!  Please visit https://www.rlkunz.com for all your air system needs!

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Authentic Health – Natural Holistic Health

Several years ago Giraffe Web worked with Brenda Baker when she had a company that performed international adoptions.  She had two websites, A Loving Choice International and Brenda Baker Adopt.  About ten years ago, Brenda shut down her adoption business to continue on her second career as a natural holistic health practitioner.  We crossed paths in late 2015 when after working with two other web designers, her website was not showing up in the search engines, nor did it convey her message clearly.  With WordPress, we were able to create a new simple design, adding photography, blogging and video to her website. She closed down 2016 with a healthy practice and we are pleased to have Brenda as a client and a friend! Please visit her website at https://www.authentichealthsc.com.

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