Effective Website Design: Pros & Cons of Hosted CMS Sites

Small business owners have multiple options when creating an effective website.  From do-it-yourself website software-as-a-service to custom website design, there is a wide range of functionality, price and effort.  After a brief summary of major options, we list some pros and cons of the Hosted CMS option, which is appealing to business owners and non-profits with limited […]

Mac-Weld, Inc.

www.MacWeldInc.com Mac-Weld, Inc.’s new website, at www.macweldinc.com, highlights this machine and welding shop’s history of serving southern Illinois, southeast Missouri and southwest Indiana since 1987. The website colors play off the Mac-Weld logo’s red and white rounded letters, with black and gray added for accents. Mac-Weld provided a variety of photos of their machinery, showroom, […]

Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association

www.epnia.com The Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association is dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of the Enos Park historic neighborhood in Springfield, IL. The association was ready to take their already extensive website to the next level as they begin Phase II of a multi-phase redevelopment plan and launched an LLC to allow the association […]

Springfield Inner City Older Neighborhoods

www.SpringfieldICON.org   Springfield ICON represents Inner City Older Neighborhoods in Springfield, Illinois. Their website provides information on their goals, which include educating about issues of concern to residents and property owners of older neighborhoods, promoting changes to ordinances to address those issues, and promoting candidates for local offices who will work to correct those issues. […]

Springfield Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates

www.sogababy.com (SOGA has since partnered with Springfield Clinic.) The Springfield Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates website was professionally designed to appeal to patients of this 40-year old professional practice group. The rotating photos on the home page visually highlight the services, physicians, and SOGA environment. Bold and soft colors are used to emphasize the attention to […]

Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation

www.aluuc.org As the ALUUC congregation has grown, the church’s website needed to grow, too. The website project began with research about other UU congregation websites. A meeting with church leaders and interested members resulted in a reorganized website with more focus on church visitors and newcomers but with easy-to-find information for current members and friends. […]

The Parts House Inc.

www.ThePartsHouseInc.com Another APSAIL of Illinois WEB Connect website, The Parts House Inc site was built in partnership with KB Consulting and APSA of Illinois. An out-of-the-box design template was combined with a custom color mix, one-of-a-kind photos and unique text to create a unique website for this international supplier of mechanical push-pull and brake cables […]

Grants Galore

www.GrantsGalore.net The Grants Galore website is organized, usable and concise thanks to the owner’s superb planning, attention to detail and well-written content. Combined with O3‘s understanding of accessibility, technical expertise and search marketing research and planning, the result is a site that gets the job done beautifully and accessibly, highlighting the ways this grant-writer and […]