Evolution Basketball offers small group and private basketball training, camps and clinics to young men and women in the Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. area. Their programs are available year round and are open to beginners all the way up to college recruits. Evolution had always maintained a content rich site but when it began to use social media extensively, the site did not prove flexible enough. Further, having been designed in Front Page, the client found web page editing difficult and file uploading almost impossible. AWS developed an information architecture that incorporated the client’s social media outlets and an integrated blogging platform. AWS developed a new user interface and presented the client with several design mockups. AWS selected WordPress as the content management platform as it was flexible enough to accommodate the project requirements and extendible to meet future needs. The client wanted to continue to maintain the site content as well as expand the site (regularly blog entries, new web pages, etc.). The client was thrilled at how easy it was to edit existing content, create new web pages, and even manage the slideshow graphics on the homepage using the WordPress administrative interface.
The Kabab and Curry House wanted a more effective website to attract customers and market to the local university students. AWS created a one-page WordPress installation with the restaurant menu, and set up a Facebook page with a link over to the site. The restaurant was established in 2009 and had several Yelp reviews, so AWS added the Yelp widget to the website, and the URL to the Yelp profile. By using appropriate SEO techniques on the website, creating the Facebook page, and updating the Yelp profile, AWS maximized traffic flow to the restaurant’s menu, resulting in more business. As the menu changes, the restaurant staff can easily update items and prices on their own.
Kevin Quinley had a website in place, but it was being phased out by the hosting company. Kevin contacted AWS needing his current site content and domain name moved over to a new hosting environment, including his online store for publications and his separately-hosted blog. AWS installed and configured WordPress to house his site content, an events plugin for his speaking schedule, his blog, the Shopp plugin for his store items, and various social media add-ons to feature his Twitter and YouTube content. Kevin’s online presence was transitioned seamlessly, while adding key features and updating his design.
AWS began supporting the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in 2000 with web content updates and basic graphic design support. Starting in 2001 AWS helped develop and recommend strategies for meeting the new Section 508 law governing the accessibility of federal websites. In 2003, AWS project managed the implementation of a Web Content Management System (WCMS), Serena Collage, for the NIH Clinical Center. These activities included conducting preliminary needs analysis, determining information architecture and site navigation, supervising the import of sites into Collage and the subsequent formatting, recoding, and preparation of web pages for content contribution. AWS helped establish Section 508 checks, initiated deployment of sites to production, and trained end users how to use the tool. Until the end of February 2012 AWS staff continued to support the NIH Clinical Center with daily website maintenance tasks, assist with new web page/site creation, monitor OMB, HHS and NIH web policies and procedures, and provide Section 508 compliance and remediation services.