Website Redesign Project for Effie Yeaw

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Website Redesign & Client Information

Effie Yeaw Nature Center is a nature center dedicated to bringing awareness of the beauty and diversity of the natural world to children, families, and the community through education initiatives that foster appreciation, enjoyment, and stewardship of the unique natural and cultural resources of the Sacramento region.

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  • Technologies:
  • jQuery
  • Bootstrap
  • Angular.js
  • RapidWeaver
  • Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
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Website Redesign

Non-Profit Website Redesign and Updated Digital Marketing Strategy

Set just north of Sacramento in Carmichael, California, the Effie Yeaw Nature Center has been providing visitors and wildlife alike with a peaceful, natural sanctuary for the past 40 years. After making the transition to an independent nonprofit in 2010, the center began to expand its programs and reach in the community. However, their website was dated and unorganized; it poorly reflected what was and is a beautiful, thriving nature center. Considering the long history of the wildlife nature preserve, their website was well-deserving of an update. The website was outdated, and they asked for a more modern design accompanied by a features set to properly represent their organization:

  • A calendar solution to manage hundreds of events per year
  • An interactive timeline for their history page
  • A responsive design across all devices
  • A Content Management System (CMS) to streamline the process for frequent content updates

Custom Mobile Friendly Website Development, Driven by our Intuitive Content Management System

To maximize the flexibility of the site, we chose to build the entire site from the ground up. This allowed us more control over the site’s overall look, feel, and contents. We integrated PayPal forms into their event pages when appropriate to allow for an improved user experience and design. Visitors, parents, and students interested in signing up with the updated forms can do so without jumping through hoops.

Solutions we provided include:
  • A custom Content Management System (CMS) to support a variety of event types and content
  • An interactive history timeline for their history page
  • A responsive website design for both desktop and mobile platforms
  • A Content Management System (CMS) to streamline the process for frequent content updates

Enhanced User Experience with Custom JavaScript Applications and Calendar Features

We wanted to make sure Effie Yeaw would be able to log in into the CMS to edit any images, text, or event details when necessary. Instead of using a typical calendar application, we designed a simple and aesthetically pleasing list to display upcoming events. We also implemented an attractive history timeline design that progresses through the center’s history point-by-point for the site’s history page. It makes use of both CSS and jQuery, and we were very pleased with the result. This site is fully optimized for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and runs well on both desktops and mobile devices through responsive design implementation.

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New Website Design

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Previous Website Design

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“I wanted to let you know that we've gotten a ton of praise for the website. Folks LOVE it! I knew they would. We absolutely gave CTS credit for this in our Facebook post and the email we sent out to our contact list. We can't thank you guys enough!”

-Barbara Lezon, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, The Effie Yeaw Nature Center