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Websites - Current Online Projects

An overview of my current web site projects, which can be seen online at the moment. Each site opens in a new window.

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Web site name:

Rocky o'Reillys Irish Pub

rockyoreillys.cz

URL:

www.rockyoreillys.cz

Existing since:

2001

This version since:

2008

Language versions:

English

Web site size:

over 25 pages

Description:

Rocky o'Reillys Irish Pub and Restaurant is one of the largest and best-known in Prague.

My involvement:

Re-design, photo selection and editing, copy writing or editing texts, site structure, basic search engine optimization

Notes:

Rocky's had a Flash-based site that was difficult for the search engines to find and was out of date. Only a few elements of the original site survived this extensive re-design. Unlike most sites, where clients look for simple, pleasant designs, Rocky's wanted the site to be fun and bold.

Web site's name:

Cosmetic studio of Independent Advisor of Oriflame

kosmetika-studio.cz

URL:

www.kosmetika-studio.cz

Existing since:

2008

This version since:

2008

Language versions:

Czech

Web site size:

over 50 pages

Description:

Katka Krycfalusijova is an independent advisor for Oriflame Swedish Cosmetics. She maintains a network of "Oriflame ladies" in the Liberec area. This site covers her activities and points out the best that Oriflame offers.

My involvement:

Graphic design, photo selection and editing, copy writing or editing most texts, site structure, regular search engine optimization

Notes:

The design had to follow the corporate Oriflame look and feel but still be original. Using the idea of the green navigation bar from one of Oriflame's local sites, I added lavender and camomile to highlight the natural sources of Oriflame cosmetics.

Web site's name:

Canisterapie Pomocne tlapky o.p.s.

canisterapie.cz

URL:

www.canisterapie.cz

In existence since:

2007

This version since:

2007

Language versions:

Czech

Web site size:

over 250 pages

Description:

Pomocne tlapky (Helping Paws) o.p.s. provided therapy-dog services since 2001. In 2007 they decided to dedicate an entire website just to this subject.

My involvement:

Graphic design, photography, copy writing most texts, site structure, basic search engine optimization

Notes:

In this case, they wanted to keep some elements of the original "mother" site while creating a unique identity. Most of the work was creating individual pages and writing texts.

Web site's name:

Tasky.cz

tasky.cz

URL:

www.tasky.cz

In existence since:

1999

This version since:

2007

Language versions:

Czech

Web site size:

about 20 pages

Description:

Since 1989, Tasky.cz (meaning Bags.cz) has been one of the major producers of plastic bags from recyclable polyethylene and microten. They specialize in custom production and advertising printing on bags. The website showcases production, product range, company info and prices, etc.

My involvement:

Graphic design, all photography, copy writing most texts, additional text editing, site structure, full search engine optimization

Notes:

For this site, I was given a big pile of plastic bags and the clear message do "Do something with these." The photography was fun and quite a challenge. But search engine optimization was a central issue, so the website is keyword-heavy. The idea of the menu "printed on a bag" is not just a cute solution, but a smooth way to present a series of necessarily long text links.

Web site's name:

The Human Jukebox

the-human-jukebox.com

URL:

www.the-human-jukebox.com

In existence since:

2006

This version since:

2006

Language versions:

English

Web site size:

6 pages

Description:

Gail Whitmore is an opera singer who, besides opera, knows over 1000 songs by heart and can sing them a capella. This website introduces her show The Human Jukebox.

My involvement:

Graphic design, photo editing, site structure, basic search engine optimization

Notes:

This was one of the more fun designs to do. I used a photo of an actual jukebox and simplified it into a web jukebox. Even the text background pattern is from the fabric of the original jukebox. The site also contains music samples and photos.

Web site's name:

Counseling in Prague

counseling-in-prague.com

URL:

www.counseling-in-prague.com

In existence since:

2006

This version since:

2008

Language versions:

English

Web site size:

7 pages

Description:

Counselor Gail Whitmore has ample experience in helping people solve their psychological problems. This site is devoted to the counseling services she provides in Prague.

My involvement:

Graphic design, photo editing, site structure, basic search engine optimization

Notes:

This design started off with the tree and bird element that Gail used on flyers. We decided to incorporate it here so that the website confirms arrival at the right spot. Another aim was to create a site that is soothing and pleasant, so I implemented water surfaces.

Web site's name:

Obhajoba pastelky
(The Defence of the Colored Pencil)

obhajoba pastelky

URL:

www.pastelky.cz

In existence since:

2006

This version since:

2006

Language versions:

Czech

Web site size:

Over 50 pages

Description:

Artist Marie Brozova creates large-scale art with colored pencils. She defends this often overlooked artistic medium in a series of public drawing events. The web site presents the resultant art, includes photo galleries accompanied by Marie's memories from the events.

My involvement:

Graphic design (Marie provided the handmade orange background), marketing advice, photo editing, site structure, partial texts, basic search engine optimization

Notes:

Marie's amazing art is powerful by itself, but we tried to provide a colorful backdrop, which feels like seeing some portions in real size. The pencils, made from 3D scans of Marie's favorite Koh-i-Noor pencils, stretch to accomodate variable size screens and length of content.

Web site's name:

European Pharmaceutical Consultants, s.r.o.

European Pharmaceutical Consultants .s.r.o.

URL:

www.pharma-eu.com

In existence since:

2006

This version since:

2006

Language versions:

English

Web site size:

About 10 pages

Description:

European Pharmaceutical Consultants, s.r.o. is a small consulting firm specilizing in PIL (Package Information Leaflet) writing, testing and translation to all European languages, as well as other pharmaceutical regulatory consulting services.

My involvement:

Graphic design, photo selection and editing, site structure, text editing, basic search engine optimization and registration.

Notes:

I've used my favorite scanning technique to scan assorted pills I had at home at the time. A spur of the moment inspiration, it produced a nice effect. The color scheme was, of course, dictated by the subject. The site needed to be sleek and professional looking, but I tried to give it some friendly touches.

Web site's name:

Opinion-Columns.com

opinion columns

URL:

www.opinion-columns.com

In existence since:

2005

This version since:

2006

Language versions:

English

Web site size:

over 500 pages

Description:

My husband's writing site featuring his extensive collection social and political commentary. New opinion columns nearly every day.

My involvement:

Graphic design, site structure, basic search engine optimization, RSS feed setup

Notes:

In 2006, Jim's original Opinion Columns site and its supporting blog morphed into one blog site, as he decided to become "a serious blogger." The site is powered by Typepad.com so the challenge was to use their system to create a unique design in a dynamic environment and implement my optimization strategies within its limits.

Web site's name:

Watson's School of English

URL:

www.watsonenglish.cz

In existence since:

2004

This version since:

2004

Language versions:

English, Czech

Web site size:

over 30 pages

Description:

A small private school teaching a wide range of language courses with additional translation services.

My involvement:

Minimal copy editing, site structure, graphic design (logo by Ken Nash), basic search engine optimization

Notes:

Most of us are afraid of learning foreign languages and most language schools, in the attempt to look professional, end up with grim web sites. Willie Watson tries to make his teaching fun and he also wanted his site to be fun and positive. Because the Watson's delivered all the texts and translations, we were able to create a rather large site on a small budget.

Web site's name:

Molly Malone's

URL:

www.mollymalones.cz

In existence since:

2003

This version since:

2003

Language versions:

English

Web site size:

5 pages

Description:

Traditional Irish pub in the heart of Prague. Stylish decor, authenthic Irish menu! Site includes a menu, map, contact etc.

My involvement:

If I ever wanted to have a bar, it would look like Molly Malone's. It was one of the first bars in Prague to have a fireplace. So, building this site was a pleasure. It's a small site that works well.

Notes:

Copy writing, some photos, map, graphic design (logo by Ken Nash), basic search engine optimization.

Web site's name:

J.J. Murphy's

J.J. Murphy's

URL:

www.jjmurphys.cz

In existence since:

2003

This version since:

2003

Language versions:

English

Web site size:

6 pages

Description:

Trendy Irish Bar near the embassies in Prague. Warm atmoshpere, great food & beer. The site includes a menu, map, contact, etc.

My involvement:

Copy writing, some photos, map, graphic design (logo by Ken Nash), basic search engine optimization.

Notes:

I've based this design on the yellow colorwashed walls of J.J. Murphy's interior. This bar's motto is "Blending the tradition of the old with a feeling for the new" and I tried to do just that. Needless to say it was fun.

Web site's name:

Legends Sports Bar

Legends

URL:

www.legends.cz

In existence since:

2003

This version since:

2003

Language versions:

English

Web site size:

10 pages

Description:

Sports Bar in downtown Prague with state-of-the-art screens and equipment.

My involvement:

Copy writing, some photos, map, graphic design (except logo), basic search engine optimization.

Notes:

When I started working on this site, Legends just got its new logo and menus. I created a site design based on those to support strong branding. HTML web design doesn't allow many curves and swooshes, but I tried to give it grace and sportiness.

Web site's name:

Alchemy Prague

alchemy

URL:

www.alchemyprague.com

In existence since:

2003

This version created:

2007

Language versions:

English

Web site size:

over 100 pages

Description:

Alchemy Readings and Performance Series runs twice a month, intrermittently since 2003, with a couple of years break. It features writers and performers from around the globe, each feature followed by an open-mic of local English language writers and musicians. The site presents photos, bios, event information etc.

My involvement:

Copy writing, many photos, all photo editing, site structure, graphic design (logo and Flash animation by Ken Nash), basic search engine optimization

Notes:

Alchemy is another one of "my babies." Because it's an art site and because Alchemy is mystical, I had fun with the design. This design was created in 2005 and waited two years for Alchemy to get going again. It was finally published in 2007. The people in the test tubes are past performers and the thermometer stretches depending on the length of the page.

Web site's name:

Ski Lucifer

Lucifer

URL:

www.skilucifer.cz

In existence since:

2001

This version since:

2006

Language versions:

Czech

Web site size:

over 50 pages

Description:

Lucifer is a family-owned ski resort in Northern Bohemia. The website inludes price lists, photo galleries, maps, tips for trips, descriptions of the area etc.

My involvement:

All texts, many of the photos, photo editing, graphic design (logo by Ken Nash), animations, site structure, marketing advice, targeted search engine optimization.

Notes:

Over the years, Lucifer grew and improved. The ski-lifts are faster, the ski rentals providea wide range of equipment. It was time to redesign this site and update it's look and feel. Beside the information about the ski hill's services, accomodation, pub and ski rentals, we included much general information about the area and tips for trips. This allows more exposure in search engines and provides users with valuable information.

Web site's name:

Pomocne tlapky (Helping Paws)

helping paws

URL:

www.pomocnetlapky.cz

In existence since:

2001

This version since:

2004

Language versions:

Czech, smaller segment in English

Web site size:

over 200 pages total

Description:

The first Czech non-profit organization training assistance dogs for the physically impaired. The site inludes photo albums, profiles of trained dogs, simple shop, extensive section on canine therapy, records of activities, etc.

My involvement:

All texts, many photos, all photo editing, site structure, graphic design (except logo, which was a collaboration), company brand and marketing strategies, basic search engine optimization

Notes:

As Helping Paws' co-founder, this site is personal. It is one of the biggest sites of it's kind on Czech internet and seems to grow so fast that I can barely keep up.

I have already planned further development to make it more user friendly and simplify navigation. Additional language versions are planned as well. It will be a challenge.

Web site's name:

Labradorsky Retrivr

labradorsky retrivr

URL:

www.labradorsky-retrivr.cz

In existence since:

2000

This version since:

2007

Language versions:

Czech

Web site size:

over 50 pages

Description:

A family run breeding station for Labrador Retrievers in Eastern Bohemia. Includes extensive photo albums of puppies, information for those planning to buy a dog, advice for dog owners, order-form for dog food etc.

My involvement:

All copy writing, photo editing, site structure, graphic design, targeted search engine optimization

Notes:

Besides the new dog food ordering system, structure and look, one of the best improvements was the advice section, where the breeder answers questions from dog owners. Search engines love the keyword-rich content, users love the free, professional advice.The site was also moved to a new domain.

Web site's name:

Prague Writer

praguewriter

URL:

www.praguewriter.com

In existence since:

1999

This version since:

2004

Language versions:

English

Web site size:

over 400 pages

Description:

My husband's writing site. It includes samples from his novels, extensive collections of poetry, plays, screenplays, travelogues, etc. In 2005, his opinion columns were moved to their own site.

My involvement:

Graphic design, site structure, targeted optimization

Notes:

This new incarnation of Jim Freeman's PragueWriter site features a cleaner look, strong colors and a simple structure. The rankings in search engines improved dramatically due to these changes.

Web site's name:

FeelBohemian.com

URL:

www.feelbohemian.com

In existence since:

2000

This version since:

2006

Language versions:

English

Web site size:

over 300 pages

Description:

An online fine Czech crystal shop I co-own with my husband. To be able to provide US-side safe credit card transfers, we opted to use a third-party shopping cart with integrated credit card processing - CCNow. The online store includes detailed product photos and descriptions, shopping suggestions, information about the history of Czech crystal, etc.

My involvement:

All product photos, texts, graphic design, site structure, advanced search engine optimization. All in cooperation with my husband.

Notes:

This new FeelBohemian.com design focuses on integrating the interface of a third-party shopping cart provider - CCNow. We used the same background colors and similar elements to create a more seamless user experience.

See also the Off-line Web Projects


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