Work Samples

GSCCGreater Summerside Chamber of Commerce

Like many other web sites, the Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce had to send requests for content updates and additions to their web developer whenever they wanted something changed.  It sometimes took weeks before the developer finally got them on the site and they charged, in the Chamber’s opinion, a considerable amount to make the changes.

The GM started looking at free web site providers but after explaining the pros and cons of such site she decided to let me customize a commercial WordPress theme.  They are extremely happy with the result and because it was built in WordPress as opposed to using a free web site template they are able to do a lot more with their site – like add a silent auction section with on-line bidding any time they want to.

Family Service PEI

FamilyServicePEIFamily Service PEI already had a WordPress web site but it did not function well.  They were not able to add images, and were very limited in what they could do in the admin area.  They were also not happy with the design.

Between the two of us we were able to create a design that they were happy with and I built them a site that they have complete control over.

HomePlaceThe Home Place Inn & Restaurant

When Rick and Glenda Burt wanted to update their web site they had to send a request to their web developer, wait until the update was complete (sometimes days or weeks later), and then pay him when the job was done.  They thought they should be able to make simple changes to content themselves.  Your Digital Coach was able to duplicate their site in WordPress giving them the ability to update their site whenever and however often they want.

PEI Certified Organic Producers Co-Op

OrganicPEI

The PEI Certified Organic Producers Co-op (COPC) was established in 2002. The Co-op is composed of certified organic agriculture producers who wish to see organic agriculture grow within Prince Edward Island.

Certified organic is the only way to ensure that your food was produced with integrity. Certified organic means that the seeds used are not genetically modified, livestock is raised humanely, and that the food you eat is real food with no artificial additives, colouring, or preservatives.

Producers must follow a regulated set of standards, including a detailed audit trail of the operation as well as pass a yearly inspection by a trained independent inspector.

McCardle Brothers – Yield Tracking

Fred McCardle has been recording yields for his potato crops for many, many years. Each winter he uses the historical yield data to plan his planting strategy for the new season.  He had to comb through hundreds of pages spread through dozens of binders to find and compile the information he needed.

The Yield Tracking application I built for him saves him many hours of tedious work.  The application records the yields for each field as well as a history of what has been planted in each field every year.  When he is ready to strategize for the following season he simply prints a few reports and all the information he needs is right there at his fingertips.

The Toy Factorytoy-factory

When Dan Viau needed a web site for his growing business he came to the right place – with Jay Adamsson (Analytic-OR) for Strategy and SEO, Debbie Brady (Graphically Speaking) for Design, and me to build the site.  Debbie came up with a very creative and challenging design.

The site incorporates a full on-line store, the ability to create wish lists (gift registry), and the most recent addition – a customer appreciation program.

Dan has been marketing up a storm through the site and it is playing a key role in his business.

MacLean Farms Ltd.

MacLean Farms Ltd is 3rd generation potato farm operation specializing in quality seed potatoes.

Mary and I worked on the design of this site but Mary did most of the work herself.  I just massaged WordPress so her ideas would work.

Inns of Distinction

“The Inns of Distinction is a unique group of extraordinary properties sprinkled across Prince Edward Island with one common goal: to make your stay on the Island the best vacation or business experience of your life!”

Another in the Your Digital Coach/Graphically Speaking collaboration.  This site brought in a couple more partners – Black Point Marketing and Communications and Analytic-OR.  It was very nice being part of a team again.  I hope we get to work on more projects together.

Filled with challenges, building this site was definitely a learning experience.  WordPress never fails to impress me as true web development software.  It has certainly grown from just simple blog software.

From using QRCodes (read Wiki) to sending text messages to cell phones, this site is using some of the latest technology to connect with their customers.

Historic Maplethorpe

“Built by Loyalists in 1860, Maplethorpe is centrally located in the bustling village of Bedeque. Your hosts, Jim and Dianna, moved to Canada from Billings, Montana after falling in love with this grand merchant home on ‘the Gentle Island.’ Furnished with French and colonial antiques, you’ll find a warm welcome and a casual atmosphere in this unique B&B. Recommended by ‘Where to eat in Canada,’ Maplethorpe’s on-site café serves fresh, local and organic meals year ‘round.”

Yet another in a series of challenging web sites.  Debbie, of Graphically Speaking, designed this site and left it to me to try to get it to work in WordPress.  It would have been a major challenge a year ago, but with so much experience behind me it was relatively easy.

 

Centre Goeland

“Located on the south shore of Prince Edward Island, the Centre Goéland offers a tranquil, comfortable and safe setting that creates the feeling of home. The privacy allows people to feel at ease to be themselves. The natural setting fosters a positive, welcoming and nurturing environment that reaches the heart and spirit of those who spend time here.”

Another challenging web site – CentreGoeland.org was  long time in the making.  This site features dynamic headers on every page with amazing photography.  Site design was done by Debbie Brady of Graphically Speaking.

The Wing

“The Wing” is is 200 Wing of the Air Force Association of Canada, located in Summerside, P.E.I..

“The Aim of 200 (Summerside) Wing is to provide a democratic, non-sectarian, politically unaffiliated club for the convenience, entertainment and recreation of all of its members. Through out the year 200 Wing holds dances, special events and sports activities for its members.”

Check out my blog entry for more.

Or, have a look at their FaceBook page.

Graphically Speaking

Debbie Brady is a very good graphic designer.  She calls her business “Graphically Speaking” because that is exactly what happens with the images she creates.  They speak very well for her customers.

Much like the carpenter with the house that’s falling down, Debbie was a graphic designer that had no web site.  “For shame!”

She finally decided it was time and designed a site of her very own.  She even created a separate design for her blog and is now very active on Facebook!

Nuffield Canada

Nuffield Canada offers scholarships to agricultural leaders to expand their knowledge and network with top individuals around the world, to promote advancement and leadership in agriculture.

Their mission is to foster agricultural leadership and personal development through international study.

As part of the larger international Nuffield community which includes the United Kingdom, The Republic of Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Zimbabwe, scholarship recipients become a member of the over 1500 strong Nuffield alumni which interact to aid the latest scholars and continue the development of past scholars.

Greater Efficiency Glass

GE Glass – For over twenty years GE Glass has provided high quality, passion, top workmanship beyond current Canadian Standards for all Commercial or Residential glass needs at competitive prices.

The folks at GE Glass needed a quick turnaround on this web site.  Their grand opening was being held in a few weeks and they needed the site built and running very quickly.  Your Digital Coach came through with plenty of time to spare!

Kelegant Sand Blasting Studios

Kelly Harris has a very beautiful product – custom sand blasted glass and stone.  She can turn almost any design into works of art on tumblers, wine glasses, bottles, plain glass, or stone.  Custom sand basted glassware makes a perfect gift for any special occasion.  But her tag line is very true – “Gifts so nice you’ll want them for yourself!”.  Once you see your design sand blasted into glass or stone you may not want to give it away!  Read my blog post about Kelegant Sand Carving Studios or visit the site for more information.

NessyaNessya’s Gems & Jewels

Nessya’s Gems & Jewels web site is amoung my favorite sites.

Nessya’s knows that jewels, make women feel good, empowered, connected, loved and confident. Nessya’s also knows that women are distinct with their differing tastes. Keeping all this in mind, every gem and jewel is hand selected for every woman, every occasion and every budget.

JoleeJolee Patkai

Originally from Burlington, Prince Edward Island, Jolee grew up surrounded by music. Her mother, Erma Campbell, played country music for years with Ed Matthews (father to Garth Matthews of Fiddlers’ Sons) and planted the seeds of music in Jolee. Together with her siblings, Jolee, began performing in local kitchen parties and soon found herself in demand at jamborees, concerts, and contests throughout her home Province.

donshoDon’s HO Service

“HO” is the name of a scale for model railroading.

Don’s HO, located in Moncton, NB, has been in business of supplying model railroading items to Maritimers for over 40 years.  Chuck took the business over quite a few years ago and recently decided their old web site, which was very basic, wasn’t cutting it any more.  So he contacted me to see  what I could do for him.

He loves his new web site and he is sure it will bring more business his way and increase awareness of his store and new products as they arrive.

docDynamic Outcomes Consulting

When the former CEO of the company I used to work for needed a web site for his new business he called me.  He wanted a web site that he, or one of his team members, would be able to update easily.  So we used WordPress, although you wouldn’t guess from looking at the site.  The design is definitely not “blogish”, but WordPress provides the content management system he was looking for at an affordable price.

Visit DynamicOutcomes.ca

prodigyProdigy Sports of P.E.I.

Another early project was helping Shawn and Gary at Prodigy Sports build their new web site.  It seemed like a relatively straight forward task at first but as I got deeper into it I quickly realized there was a lot of content to be loaded into their on-line catalogue.  It took a while, but it is finally complete.

Read my blog post about Prodigy’s web site…

PalletLabelPallet Labelling System

Your Digital Coach built a custom application to print labels for pallets of bagged and boxed potatoes as the pallets are assembled.  The application streamlines their previous process that was quite time and resource intensive.

Learn more about the application…

 

The Inns of Distinction is a unique group of extraordinary properties sprinkled across Prince Edward Island with one common goal: to make your stay on the Island the best vacation or business experience of your life!