Our Social Media followers know that we’ve been working on an updated version of our website. Our quest to find a new look has been a long and interesting process. But, we are very happy with the results! We didn’t realize how much we needed a fresh look until we started working on the new site. This picture of our old home page illustrates why.
In the Beginning
Carla reviews our website periodically and noted it was overdue for an update. So, we spent time looking at different websites for things we like, don’t like. We don’t like cookie cutter websites and we also don’t like the very white sites with cool colors. Our office is definitely a warm color office!
We reached out to our long time IT expert, David Burgess (@davidnburgess) and told him what we wanted. David sent back a video explaining why we didn’t, very nicely of course. He showed us an example of a theme he thought would work. He also explained current thoughts in website design. Here’s the good news: it turns out we’re flexible in our old age!
While David got busy on the technical parts of our updated design, Carla contacted Alex Fahl at http://fahlmedia.com/. Although Alex’s main focus is videography, we convinced him that a photo shoot at a dental office could be fun. Because Alex has known us since age three (he grew up next door and is the same age as our son), he agreed. Alex came to our office and spent several hours taking pictures.
Creating the Website
With photos in hand, Carla and David worked to customize the site for our office, incorporating the colors and feel of our office. Carla spent time updating content and adding updated photographs. Our new website theme is more modern, but it is also responsive. Responsiveness means our website will resize for different devices such as mobile phones or iPads. Because so many people use mobile devices when searching for information, we wanted a site that would be easy to use on the go.
Our website contains a lot of information we hope is useful to our patients and prospective patients. We hope you enjoy the ease of use of our new website.