The prior website was designed without a content management system, so required expertise in html and ability to ftp from a workstation. That made updates laborious, and at the schedule of one webmaster. Redesigned for a WordPress environment, several trusted individuals can make minor or major updates, based on their urgency and skills.
My re-design had several goals: 1) Produce a professional website, up to the standards of such a fine publication, 2) Combine the functions of the necessary site components into one package, 3) Develop the site completely in a self-hosted Wordpress system, so that in the future - anyone with minor training could continue to manage or develop this site. All goals were achieved, and the the Publisher, staff, and subscribers are very pleased. I continue to manage the site by adding monthly articles, changing banner ads, updating the directory, and updating/developing pages as needed.
The Panache Vue' Logo was designed by Shaun Drees. I enhanced a purchased theme with custom graphics, content, and plug-ins - as the theme perfectly matched the functional and visual goals for this site.
The original website, which was static, had nine pages in the Google search engine. This site, which included many new pages, categories, tags, and dynamic content generated over 150 pages found by Google in just over a week.