92 West Launches Our New ExpressionEngine Site!

Omaha Web Design

As a growing agency, with service offerings that not only target new start-ups, but also mid-sized companies, 92 West needed a site that clearly conveyed our full capabilities, relevant case studies and work examples. Our new site also needed to do a better job at engaging site visitors through our best practices and implementation of subtle, but direct, call-to-action messaging. 

Furthermore, with the redesign and launch, we went through our own discovery process of who we were and where we wanted to go.   With that in mind, we selected a number of options that we wanted to incorporate into our new site and addressed our internal branding, marketing strategy and search engine marketing goals as well.

New Features:

  • ExpressionEngine Content Management System
  • Fully Optimized for SEO
  • Automated Posting to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn from the Impact Blog
  • Automated Site-Map and Search Engine Notifications
  • Automated Image Resizing for Every Post and Image Use
  • Responsive Design
  • HTML5 Video Integration
  • Blog Migration from WordPress
  • Import of XML from Old Flash Site
  • Sync with 92 West’s CRM and Marketing Automation Platforms
  • RSS Syndication with SEM Network
  • Live User Tracking Incorporated with Conversion Tracking
  • Parallax Scrolling and Custom Header Images Pulled from Individual Posts; making each page unique
  • Custom Iconography and Graphics to Showcase the Company, Culture and Clients

Why ExpressionEngine?

We needed a content management system that would allow us to generate content on the fly and also allow us to rapidly develop / deploy new or revamped sections as we deem appropriate. Our team continues to work with WordPress, Joomla and Concrete 5, but for our needs… it was an easy call to use ExpressionEngine.

The Need for Change: Listening to Our Own Advice

As client work always comes first, we fell into the trap of not drinking our own “Kool-Aid” and the making of the site was a group effort. It took a lot of late hours and weekends to generate the 200+ pages.  At this time I’d like to thank our family and friends for their support and understanding as well as our client’s for making the renovated 92 West site possible!

Here’s to a great start of 2015!

Best regards,

Troy Kadavy
Creative Director
92 West

Branding | Digital Marketing | Advertising Agency | Graphic Design
Web Design | Search Engine Optimization | Mobile Application Development



92 West | Branding + Strategy + Web Design

92 West is a branding, digital marketing, web design and advertising agency focused on helping brands discover their true voice and sense of purpose; genuinely inspiring audiences.

Have a project or new idea? Let's Talk.

branding + omaha advertising agency + digital marketing + graphic design
omaha web design + search engine optimization + mobile apps



92 West | Strategically Creative

Best Omaha Web Design Agency

Web Design with ExpressionEngine

Omaha Web Design


92 West develops web sites in a number of content management systems (WordPress, Craft, Magento, Concrete5, SohoLaunch and ExpressionEngine) and our favorite for any custom site development is ExpressionEngine from ElisLabs.  

Now we realize that there are 100’s of systems out there, and certainly there are pros and cons to consider with any development project, but when we create a custom site our CMS of choice is EE all the way. 

Why ExpressionEngine?

Primarily, we have found that we can build and update any site with EE. Also, if the web project needs custom development, we can create an application that meets the client’s needs and works within the CMS as a native application. 

We have built educational sites, creative sites, e-commerce sites and have even built mobile applications that pull their content from an EE installation.  

Truly, ExpressionEngine is our “one stop shop” for custom development. More importantly, the system doesn’t require advanced programming knowledge or training on the use of “shortcodes” to enhance the site… the CMS makes it easy for our clients to manage their own content.  

More on Why to Use ExpressionEngine Over Another CMS; Direct from EllisLab

Flexible Platform: Put ExpressionEngine in the hands of a talented web professional, and you’ll find you’ve got a platform flexible and powerful enough to build almost anything you can imagine. From the beginning, ExpressionEngine was designed to easily manage and flexibly display multiple channels of content. No stiff, stodgy themes to wrestle with here.

Made for Easy Publishing: Publishing with ExpressionEngine is remarkably easy. The straight forward publishing screen gives you a point-and-click interface to enter content, so there’s no need for a content editor to learn any programming or markup language.

Create Once, Publish Everywhere: Future-proof your investment. The web is now bigger than just web page publishing. Create and store your content in one place, but publish it through desktop web pages, mobile pages, mobile apps, RSS feeds, content APIs, and even future publishing channels not yet imagined.

Chunk Big & Chunk Small: Native custom content fields let you create and deliver content in many forms. Factor in the rich world of add-ons for ExpressionEngine, and now you have the tools to build a custom-built thing tailored to specific needs. Sweet.

In Good Company: Some of the highest profile, highest trafficked sites on the web trust ExpressionEngine to deliver their users the perfect experience. Penny Arcade, Mumford & Sons, Trump International Realty, Paula Deen, A List Apart and both President Barack Obama’s campaigns, just to name a few.

The best of the best use ExpressionEngine every day. Within the ExpressionEngine Community, you’ll find helpful advice, high-quality add-ons, and people working hard to push the web forward.

Craft the Experience: ExpressionEngine provides unlimited possibilities for you to create exactly the experience your clients deserve, front to back. No rigid themes or shoehorning. Enjoy unparalleled flexibility and control over the front-end design with a template system that lets you drop content into your HTML and CSS.

What Does 92 West Commonly Use to Enhance EE?

Below is a list of Modules / Add-ons that we commonly use as our “default” install; they just make the end project function beautifully.  If you have questions on why or if ExpressionEngine is a good fit for your project please contact us and we’ll be happy to go over any details.

Our Standard ExpressionEngine “Toolbox”

ThEEditorCodeMirror – Makes Development Easier

A great Add-On that adds EE Tag Syntax Highlighting, shift-tab reverse indent, line numbering, and intelligent javascript error-checking to the built-in template editor.


SEO Lite – Search Engine Optimization 101

SEO Lite is the easiest way to make sure the title-tag is output on all pages on your site: one global embed / snippet and you’re done.

SEO Lite is a very lightweight module which will add a SEO tab to your publish page. It has an editable template that can be embedded in the header of your site. Using only one database query it should be perfect for high traffic sites.


Minimee – Compress that Code

Minimize, combine & cache your CSS and JS files. Minify your HTML. Because size DOES matter.


Campaigns – Post to Your Blog and Social Media

Getting the message out to the world is now simple with Campaigns, the most comprehensive campaign system ever developed for ExpressionEngine. Post to Facebook Walls and Pages, deliver your message to LinkedIn companies and groups or tweet to your twitter timeline is now all in one simple to use package. Email campaigns can also be delivered through MailChimp, Campaign Monitor, or Constant Contact.

This system incorporates all of the top ways to deliver your message in one simple package. The advance template options allow you to post different fieldtypes directly in your messages, whether by email or social media post.


Channel Files

Channel Files is a straightforward, easy-to-use system for managing multiple files per entry in ExpressionEngine. The default installation of ExpressionEngine has little flexibility for managing several files in a single entry. Channel Files changes all that by allowing the end-user to upload, add a title, describe, edit categories, and order files all within the entry.

Channel Files allows you to upload unlimited files at any size. Want to upload an 80MB video file right to an Entry? No problem! With Channel Files you can upload several files of all sizes right to Amazon S3, the Rackspace Cloud, or your own server with a simple click.

Channel Files also allows you to group files by category, add descriptions and change titles per file. This module removes the file from the server, so no need for messy ftp cleanup.

Let Channel Files help you avoid using clunky methods to manage files.


Channel Images – Edit Images as Your Site Needs

Channel Images simplifies use of images within ExpressionEngine entries. With ExpressionEngine’s default install you must upload individual images one at a time to individual fields or worse embed them into your text fields. Channel Images removes this default process and simplifies image management.

Channel Images unique process allows you to multi-select images and batch upload them with individual title and description within an optional category. The plugin automatically renames each image and processes actions (Resize, Crop, Etc) to meet your template needs. This process is great for applications that require the end-user to upload several images without requiring photo editing.

The simple and straight-forward interface allows for easy editing, order arranging, deleting, and selecting a cover image right from the individual entry. The module will also delete the image from the server, so no need for messy ftp cleanup. A simple “Cover Image” choice allows for simple template placement to create that custom look in your design.


Editor – What You See is What You Get

Welcome to the world’s most Beautiful and easy-to-use WYSIWYG html editor. DevDemon’s Editor for ExpressionEngine uses Redactor to deliver a clean, light and overall amazing experience to all of your text fields. Editor works as a WYSIWYG for default fields, matrix fields, Low Variables and category descriptions. Upload Images and Files to your content with jQuery ease.

With other WYSIWYG’s for ExpressionEngine you can easily get confused of where opening and closing tags are. It becomes easy for a novice content administrator to garble tags and mess up layouts. With Editor’s Visual Mode you can easily see separations of closing tags and build complex pages with ease.

Want to keep your publish page clean and not show several toolbars at once on your Matrix fields? With Editor Air mode highlight your content and use the “hovering” toolbar to edit your content. Easy to use, beautiful, powerful and affordable with our Developer licenses.


Forms – Build Forms without Code!

Forms are finally simple and powerful in ExpressionEngine. Delivering like no other module seen before in ExpressionEngine we make the job of creating forms simple for you and your content admin. Previously forms were a hassle in ExpressionEngine, tucked deeply within the modules system, they were cumbersome and extremely difficult for a non-developer to use. These days are over, Forms is about to set you free!

With Forms you can create forms per entry or in the control panel for those template based forms. No matter where you make your Forms creating them has never been easier. With a simple one line template tag you can have a dynamic form on any page of your website.

Forms includes conditional logic, multiple column layouts, and fieldsets. These powerful new page tools and conditional logic allow you to create amazing multiple page forms with different layouts that change based off the answers of your users.

Need to add a payment with your form? Forms allows for multiple payment options with the form submission to make accepting payments in your form easy! Never has it been so easy to build forms with payment options.

Want more power with your Forms, well that is there also! Forms integrates with almost all ExpressionEngine content include Channel Entries, Categories, Forums, Members, Member Fields, and Member Groups. It comes setup with tons of pre-defined lists and the ability to make many more! Want multi-page forms, dynamic routing, and mailing list integration (Campaign Monitor/MailChimp)? No problem, Forms has this and so so much more!


Snaptcha – Kill Form Spam

Snaptcha (Simple Non-obtrusive Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) is an invisible captcha and will be the last time you will ever have to think about protecting your forms from spam bots.

Snaptcha will automatically add a hidden field to your forms and will validate it on submission. If it determines that a spambot is attempting to submit the form then it will prevent the form from being submitted and will output an error message. You can control the level of security as well as the error message text.

Web Design / Web Development
with ExpressionEngine

In need of a site refresh or a brand new concept to be implemented? 
Give 92 West a call at 402.620.2633 and we’ll be happy to go over your ExpressionEngine project details!

Branding | Digital Marketing | Advertising Agency | Graphic Design
Web Design | Search Engine Optimization | Mobile Application Development



92 West | Branding + Strategy + Web Design

92 West is a branding, digital marketing, web design and advertising agency focused on helping brands discover their true voice and sense of purpose; genuinely inspiring audiences.

Have a project or new idea? Let's Talk.

branding + omaha advertising agency + digital marketing + graphic design
omaha web design + search engine optimization + mobile apps



92 West | Strategically Creative

Best Omaha Web Design Agency

Cutting Edge Business Cards

92 West is happy to announce the launch of Cutting Edge Business Cards! As we have grown as an advertising agency we realized that their was an under served niche market; high impact and professional looking business cards. Thus CEBC was born!

We have contracted with local printers as well as companies in California, New Jersey, Texas and Florida to provide a high quality, but lost cost alternative to Vista Print.  As we continue development on the site you’ll see additional innovations that will allow customers to create and save their cards, re-order as needed and share them with other professionals.

Our team here at 92 West, took on the branding and web development as we would any project.  We set a budget and a time table for implementation.  In print, most logos and corporate materials consist of cyan, yellow, magenta and black.  We decided to implement a wider range of colors and go from magenta to red and “brick red” tones.  The e-commerce system was built on ExpressionEngine with the Exp:resso Store module.  We also custom programmed a module to allow customers to upload artwork post order creation which directly interfaces with the store module to approve, delete or un-approve artwork as needed.

As with any good site needs to be connected socially, we used DevDemon’s Campaign module to connect the site’s channel entries to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Tumblr and Google+. A great way to streamline your social posting and optimize your time doing so.

Please check out 92 West’s latest project; http://www.cuttingedgebusinesscards.com.

If you would like to know more on how we developed the site or would want an e-commerce site of your own please contact 92 West at 402.953.4395 or by clicking our request a quote link.

 

 

Skutt Catholic

92 West was contacted by Skutt Catholic High School in November of 2013 and was looking for an update to their existing website with responsive design / development in mind.  We set out to create a fundamentally simple way to incorporate all their existing content (over 300 pages) into an easily learned content management system; ExpressionEngine.

The results speak for themselves.  We combined over 20 different departments into seven template (publishing) groups which allows the administration freedom to post content in a variety of ways while keeping the content editing simple and standard across the platform.  Please check out http://www.skuttcatholic.com and tell us your thoughts on this new, responsive, CMS driven website.

Software:
ExpressionEngine, NavEE, Editor, Channel Images, Channel Video, Forms, SuperSearch, LowSearch, Password Manager and SEO Lite.

92 West | We’re in the Ideas Business

13504 Stevens Street
Suite C
Omaha, Nebraska 68137
t. 402.620.CODE
http://www.92west.com

92 West‘s Portfolio & Advertising / Marketing Services:

Logo Design | Graphic Design | Web Design / Web Development | Photography | Search Engine Optimization

 

The Education and Research Foundation

The Education and Research Foundation (ERF) has donated almost $6 million for education and research exclusively in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging and 92 West has given them a new platform and brand to spread the word.

The new website is an ExpressionEngine content management system which is build for ease of use and implementation of text and graphics.  The system also contains easily managed forms and an online payment system to manage donations to their cause.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please check out https://www.mierf.org for more details.

Contact 92 West today for a quote or more information on identity, print, web, mobile or seo today!

92 West | We’re in the Ideas Business

13504 Stevens Street
Suite C
Omaha, Nebraska 68137
t. 402.620.CODE
http://www.92west.com

92 West‘s Portfolio & Advertising / Marketing Services:

Logo Design | Graphic Design | Web Design / Web Development | Photography | Search Engine Optimization

Hoops At Home Branding

Jack and Jen started Hoops at Home after installing a backyard court at their home for their five kids.  They had such a terrific experience and were so impressed by the product; they wanted to introduce it to other families in the area.  With a showroom in their very own backyard, they can walk you through the differences in available in-ground hoop systems and discuss the available court surfaces that Sport Court offers in an effort to meet the needs of your family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

92 West took on this branding project and created a logo and website representative of the products they so cherished.  Please check out http://www.hoopsathome.com for all of your Goalsetter and Sport Court needs.

Contact 92 West today for a quote or more information on identity, print, web, mobile or seo today!

92 West | We’re in the Ideas Business

13504 Stevens Street
Suite C
Omaha, Nebraska 68137
t. 402.620.CODE
http://www.92west.com

92 West‘s Portfolio & Advertising / Marketing Services:

Logo Design | Graphic Design | Web Design / Web Development | Photography | Search Engine Optimization

WaterHeater Man

Need a real life plumbing superhero to right the wrongs with your current water heater?  Well, WaterHeater Man is the hero for you!

92 West was happy to take on the branding project for WaterHeater Man.  Through our initial discussions and illustrations we gradually come into what is now WHM’s iconic and recognizable character.  He’s strong, friendly, is on call and carries a wrench where ever water heater issues arise.

As we completed the brand we turned to the site and included a comprehensive amount of tools and information for any individual needing education or wanting to know what parts and services are available on hand.

 

 

 

 

 

Please check out http://www.waterheatermanomaha.com.

Contact 92 West today for a quote or more information on identity, print, web, mobile or seo today!

92 West | We’re in the Ideas Business

13504 Stevens Street
Suite C
Omaha, Nebraska 68137
t. 402.620.CODE
http://www.92west.com

92 West‘s Portfolio & Advertising / Marketing Services:

Logo Design | Graphic Design | Web Design / Web Development | Photography | Search Engine Optimization

Footprints Asset Management and Research

92 West was tasked with updating Footprints Asset Management and Research’s existing brand and also incorporate that brand into their new Mutual Fund; Discover Value Fund.

Our initial discovery process took us through FAMR’s investment philosophy of Absolute Value investing.  At the heart of which is the principle that price and value are not one and the same.  Market exaggeration, oversimplification, and neglect, as stated by Graham and Dodd, go a long way to obscure an investment’s true value.  Truly, the goal of Absolute Value investing is to discern an investment’s inherent worth despite the noise and emotion of the market.

This core belief is what drives Footprints Asset Management and Research and our understanding of this process guided us through the branding process and is reflected in the Footprints Fund logo as well as both websites and collateral material.

Please check out http://www.famr.com or http://www.footprintsfund.com to see the results.

Services:
Branding
Stationary Package Design
Multi-Site Management:
FAMR.com
FOOTPRINTS.COM

At 92 West, we are simply in the idea business.

Contact 92 West today for a quote or more information on identity, print, web, mobile or seo today!

92 West | We’re in the Ideas Business

13504 Stevens Street
Suite C
Omaha, Nebraska 68137
t. 402.620.CODE
http://www.92west.com

92 West‘s Portfolio & Advertising / Marketing Services:

Logo Design | Graphic Design | Web Design / Web Development | Photography | Search Engine Optimization

Website Design for the Wounded Warriors Family Support

92 West has proudly been working with the Wounded Warriors Family Support for the past 2 years and we were fortunate enough to take part in the redesign of their new website utilizing ExpressionEngine!

The primary function of the site is to produce awareness of their cause, encourage donations to support wounded warriors and their families and also create an easy to use website so soldiers and their families can apply for the Wounded Warriors Family Support services.  We also incorporated key SEO strategies that automatically create search engine friendly pages which leaves their staff open to create content without the worry on how this effects their page rank.

The internal posting structure of the CMS was developed to allow their staff, and 92 West if needed, to efficiently post an article or point of interest once and allow it to automatically populate in each area needed.  We then had their news / events connected to Facebook and Twitter so each post will actually feed their social media without having to duplicate those efforts as well.

The results… well they were awesome and the site continues to get accolades from their donors and people who are new to the organization.

Please check out the Wounded Warriors Family Support at http://www.woundedwarriorsfamilysupport.org today!

Wounded Warriros Family Support
Wounded Warriros Family Support

Key Web Design / Development Features:

  • New Content Management System
  • Large Image Slider in HTML5 that is SEO Friendly
  • Highlight the Wounded Warriors Family Support Families
  • Multiple Locations to Donate to the Charity
  • Reservation System for Wounded Warriors and Their Families
  • Application System
  • News and Events Section
  • Our Partners Area
  • Social Media Integration
  • Custom Blog
  • Video Inclusion through YouTube
  • Newsletter
  • Search Engine Optimized
  • Mobile Ready

About Wounded Warriors Family Support

MISSION

Our mission is to provide support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations. The families of our casualties suffer in many ways: some financially, some psychologically.

“When America Goes to War…Our Families Go to War”

 

92 West Services Provided:
– Graphic Design
– Web Design
– Web Development
– Content Management System Integration
– jQuery
– Application Development
– Database Development
– Blog Creation
– Internal Search Functions
– Training
– Search Engine Optimization

Contact 92 West today for a quote or more information on identity, print, web or seo today!

Troy Kadavy
Creative Director

92 West | We’re in the Ideas Business

13504 Stevens Street
Suite C
Omaha, Nebraska 68137

t. 402.620.CODE
d. 402.677.6241
f. 402.953.4395
http://www.92west.com

92 West‘s Portfolio & Advertising / Marketing Services:

Logo Design | Graphic Design | Web Design / Development | Photography | Omaha Web Design | Search Engine Optimization

Branding and Website Design for Fadeup Design Group

Heath Marrinan and his business partner Justin Kitchenman approached 92 West to assist in creating their new companies brand. We started our discovery process to get insight into the event lighting industry and also gain a unique perspective that only vetted insiders would know. Their knowledge and our passion for marketing allowed us to develop a dynamic brand that would carry them to the next level and beyond.

We crafted their business collateral and moved on to the next step; website design.

FadeUp Design Group wanted to be visually compelling but also have the opportunity to update content as they needed. Cost, impact and search engine optimization were key factors in our design and development process. Every step of the way Heath and Justin were their giving insight; from site-map to wire frames and then onto desired functions and finally training. It was a great project and we’re happy to see them flourish! (Heath went to Brazil the following week for a concert event… must have been rough 🙂

About FadeUp Design Group
FadeUp Design Group is committed to bringing you the highest level of production services by blending creativity with cutting edge technology to shape the overall vision and make it come to life for the customer.

Through consultation and the visual aid of 3D renders and virtual walk through movies many key decisions are made to make any show a complete success. Whether we create your vision or enhance the vision already in place our mission is to create an environment that takes your production to the next level.

FadeUp Design Group’s Logo Design | Website Design

People They’ve Worked With
Concert Production

Taylor swift | Primus | Jack Johnson | John Mayer | Green Day | Switchfoot | Thursday | Blues Traveler | Big Head Todd & The Monsters | Dave Matthews Band

FadeUp Design Group Services
Lighting Design | Concert Production Design | Trade Shows | Corporate Conventions | Executive Meetings | Special Events

92 West Services Provided:
– Logo Design
– Brand Development
– Business Card Design
– Letterhead Design
– Envelop Design
– Brochure / Flyer Design
– Copyrighting
– Printing
– Graphic Design
– Web Design
– Web Development
– Content Management System Integration
– jQuery
– Application Development
– Database Development
– Blog Creation
– Internal Search Functions
– Training
– Search Engine Optimization
– Hosting

Contact 92 West today for a quote or more information on identity, print, web or seo today!

Troy Kadavy
Creative Director

92 West | We’re in the Ideas Business

13504 Stevens Street
Suite C
Omaha, Nebraska 68137

t. 402.620.CODE
d. 402.677.6241
f. 402.953.4395
http://www.92west.com

92 West‘s Portfolio & Advertising / Marketing Services:

Logo Design | Graphic Design | Web Design / Development | Photography | Omaha Web Design | Search Engine Optimization