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New Website Design for Cricket’s Photo & Cinema

Posted on January 11, 2017

Visual Lure recently launched a new website for Cricket’s Photo & Cinema. Cricket’s is a premier photography studio serving the greater Orlando, Florida area with its studio located in Winter Garden. We originally designed Cricket’s logo a couple years ago, and they came back to us when they were ready to improve their online presence. The new website was built in WordPress utilizing a fully custom, search engine optimized, responsive (mobile, tablet and desktop friendly) design.

The new custom WordPress website features:

  • A sticky header for convenient navigation
  • An easy to maintain home page slideshow
  • A custom testimonials widget with smooth transitions
  • A featured image blog feed
  • Masonry style photo galleries that use WordPress’ native gallery for easy maintenance
  • A seamlessly integrated blog with featured image and excerpt landing page
  • Related blog post feed for improved click-through rate
  • Added column structures to expand layout options
  • Search engine optimized for multiple photography focuses

Old Homepage Design:

Cricket's Photo & Cinema's old website home page design

The old website (home page shown above) was not very user friendly. The blog was completely hidden, only to be found if you hovered over the four images towards the bottom of the home page. There were too many main navigation tabs, some links where the same color as the background, therefor completely hidden unless you accidentally hovered over them. The photo galleries and blog landing page took forever to load and the site wasn’t properly search engine optimized. Lastly the old template limited how content could be displayed and gave the site a generic cookie cutter feel.


New Homepage Design:

Cricket's Photo & Cinema's new website home page design

The new home page design in much more content rich, which is great for search engine ranking, along with enticing users to click deeper into the site. The sticky header, as mentioned above, allows the user to navigate the entire site at all times – no matter how far down they scroll. Social media tabs are tied directly into the navigation bar, along with a slider search field. Below that is an easy to maintain slideshow and a custom testimonials section. Next we added a “Types of Photography” section allowing users to scroll/slide to any of their services. Following is a videography and wedding tips area, and the homepage is completed with a latest blog post and affiliation section.

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New Custom WordPress Website for Rivas Photography

Posted on April 2, 2016

Kansas City event & wedding photographers

Visual Lure recently completed a new website for Rivas Photography. Rivas is a soon-to-be husband and wife photography team based out of Kansas City, MO. They specialize in wedding, engagement, corporate event, professional sports and newborn baby photography. They are known for their clean, bright, vibrant and dramatic imagery. They also happen to be good people which is a pretty important characteristic you want your photographer to have.

I had the pleasure of meeting Kyle and Melissa (the owners) this year at Shutterfest 2016 – where I spoke to professional photographers about branding and search engine optimization (SEO). They took my SEO class which will help their already well ranking website climb even higher.

This brings us to Rivas’ search engine rankings. Before Visual Lure designed and developed Rivas Photography’s new website, they were using Square Space. While Square Space is super easy to setup, use and maintain, their websites tend to load very slowly. What’s the big deal with having a slow loading website? Having a slow site provides users with a bad user experience. This can effect bounce rates and cause users to “pogo-stick” back to their original search – both of which are proven to negatively effect a website’s search engine rankings. Before their new site, they were ranking somewhere beyond the first 15 pages of Google for most of their targeted search terms.

As of today, April 2nd 2016, on Google searches: they are on page 1 for “kansas city event photographer”, page 1 for “kansas city sports photographers”, page 2 for “kansas city engagement photographers”, page 4 for “kansas city newborn photographers” and page 4 for “kansas city wedding photographers” (climbing more than 10 pages in Google in one month). The website also ranks well for many variations of those keywords.

The Results

Within the first month of the new website going live, Rivas Photography acquired five new clients, all directly tied to Google search leads. This has lead to Rivas’ initial investment being paid back three times over. This, ladies and gentlemen, is why we do what we do. We love nothing more than helping other entrepreneurs find success. We couldn’t be happier with these results. We wish Kyle and Melissa future success in both their business and their upcoming nuptials.

 

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Logo and Website Re-Design for Cleveland Photography Studio

Posted on September 4, 2014

Visual Lure recently completed a new logo and custom WordPress website for Todd Anguish Photography. Todd is a talented wedding, high school senior portrait and family photographer based out of Cleveland, Ohio. We had the pleasure of meeting Todd at Shutterfest this year, where I spoke about logos & branding and websites & search engine optimization (SEO). At the time, we had just started working on Todd’s new logo.

The new website was developed in WordPress and features a custom designed theme, masonry style portfolios and a responsive design. The responsive design makes the website render beautifully on all devices and is crucial for an overall great user experience. We also provided SEO services which helped the site rank very well right out of the gates. We are still working on it, but be on the lookout for www.toddanguishphotography.com on the first page of Google soon.

Below you can see Todd’s new logo on his business card and letterhead design, and below that are two screenshots of his new home page and wedding portfolio.

 

TAP logo and re-branding

Todd Anguish Photography wordpress website

TAP photography gallery webpage

New Website Design for a Colorado WordPress Web Developer

Posted on March 24, 2014

Visual Lure is currently in the process of designing a new website for Mr. WordPress, a Colorado based web developer that specializes in fast-loading, SEO friendly and W3C compliant custom WordPress themes and plugins.  We will be providing design-only services on this project as our client will develop the new website himself.

Mr. WordPress wanted his new website to be simple, clean and easily converted into a responsive design.  We feel our initial home page design (seen below) meets all of his requirements.

Check back for updates and the official launch of the new website design.

 

wordpress web design for colorado developer

Learn more about our logo design and web design services and don’t forget to check out our logo design portfolio and web design portfolio.

Website Design for Chicago Suburb Pest Control Company

Posted on February 14, 2014

Visual Lure, in collaboration with Chicago’s Dragon Internet Marketing, is in the process of designing a new website for Fox Valley Environmental Pest Control.  Fox Valley Environmental Pest Control is an environmentally friendly, family owned and customer service oriented pest control company that services Kane, Du Page, Cook and numerous other Chicago counties.  They specialize in the extermination of ants, bees, wasp, rodents and any other bug or pest.

The new website will be developed using a fully custom, search engine optimized and responsive designed WordPress theme.  Below is our proposed home page design. Check back soon for updates and the official launch.

 

Chicago IL web design pest control

Learn more about our Word Press design, web design and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) services, and don’t forget to check out our web design portfolio.

Behindtheshutter.com WordPress Web Design Sneak Peek

Posted on January 22, 2014

Visual Lure is currently working on an all new Behind The Shutter website for Salvatore Cincotta. Behind the Shutter is a free online photography training and educational website and home of the free online Shutter Magazine. This will be the third version we have designed for them.  The new website will once again be built in WordPress, but this time with a custom responsive WordPress theme.

Responsive web design, a relatively new way to design websites, uses one website/content source but displays it differently depending on what type of device you are viewing the site from.  Therefore, no need for a second mobile friendly website. This is all done through cascading styling sheets (CSS).  Having a responsive site has also become an important ranking factor for SEO as Google, and other search engines, view it as being the best practice for an optimal viewing experience.

Below is a sneak peek of the new squeaky clean design.  Please check back soon for the official launch.

Home page – desktop computer design:

responsive WordPress web design BTSv3

Home page – tablet and smart phone design:

BTS responsive web design

Learn more about our Word Press design, web design and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) services, and don’t forget to check out our web design portfolio.

Website Design for WordPress Inventory Plugin

Posted on November 15, 2013

Visual Lure recently completed this “design only” project for a Colorado based programming/web development company.  The website is for a WordPress inventory plugin that acts like a shopping cart, but without the e-commerce functionality. We were simply contracted to design and layout three main pages and they would take it from there.  Here are those pages:

 

WordPress inventory home page design

WordPress inventory forum page design

WordPress inventory template page design

Learn more about our Word Press design and web design services, and don’t forget to check out our web design portfolio.