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500 Quotations

Submitted by Jean E. Gazis on Mon, 2009-05-11 08:36.

As of now, there are 500 quotations in my "Quote of the Day" compilation. Woo-hoo! They are an assortment of wise and funny words related to writing, marketing, websites, and life in general. I hope you enjoy them.

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Giving Away Ideas

Submitted by jgazis on Tue, 2008-06-10 12:03.

I've let my public radio membership lapse but I will rejoin one of these days. Meanwhile I sent in a website suggestion, and I think they're going to use it:

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Urban Organic Site Is Live

Submitted by Jean E. Gazis on Mon, 2007-12-10 12:46.

The new, improved Urban Organic website launched over the weekend (December 8-9). I built the site in Drupal, based on the "Golden Hour" theme, using some gorgeous fruit and vegetable images from I think it looks nice - I hope you agree.

Using Drupal will enable the Urban Organic staff to update the site more easily and quickly than their old static HTML site, as well as provide the option to add more features later.

And by the way, it's good quality produce!

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Website Development Services

I've been involved in creating corporate websites since the mid-1990s – over ten years. I've planned sites, promoted online advertising, developed site content, and more. I have also been an active member of various online communities since the late '90s. Website services I can provide include the following:

  • Planning
    Evaluation of your existing site, assessment of your goals and needs for your new site, selection of a hosting provider, choice of platform, planning of site structure and navigation, development of RFP.
  • Design
    Evaluation of your design needs, selection and implementation of appropriate design theme or template, selection and direction of a graphic designer and programmers, procurement of cost-effective, high-quality images, HTML, CSS, and cross-browser design and functionality testing.
  • Content
    Website copywriting and copyediting, blog writing, content inventory/content audit, researching appropriate content sources, links, news feeds, and other resources, implementation of content management system, streamlining site navigation, user training, site maintenance and updating.
  • Promotion
    Search engine submission, search engine optimization, links, newsletters, Amazon affiliate program, advertising.
  • Performance
    Additional features such as members-only areas, e-commerce, photo galleries, and usage statistics are available.
  • Choice of Platforms
    Depending on your needs and expectations, I can build your site using template-based HTML, or build a custom site using Drupal, a leading open-source content management system that enables you to easily create, update, publish and manage your site's content.
  • Web Hosting Services
    I work in partnership with WebHostNY, a very affordable and reliable web hosting provider. WebHostNY also offers additional Internet services such as email and e-commerce hosting. I can also work with any other hosting provider you choose.

Learn more about my website development experience.
Visit some of the sites I've developed.

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Hello Explorers

Submitted by Jean E. Gazis on Tue, 2007-04-17 16:27.

I'm going to be working with an Exploring group which is sponsored by my husband's company, L&D Computer Consulting Corp. (Exploring is a career learning program for high school students and is affiliated with Scouting.) The Explorers are being assigned a project to develop their own blog using Drupal. I had to do the introductory meeting because it was the day after my husband's spine surgery. I just set up the domains for each student and will develop some "getting started" info for them today.

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Website Development Experience

I have extensive experience in website copy and content development, and offer expertise in email copy, website copy, planning and organizing sites, HTML and CSS, hosting considerations, design specifications, proofreading and testing, custom features, content management systems, and user training.

Client Websites

I developed and/or maintain sites for these organizations:

  • Cub Pack & Scout Troop 14

    I converted this site from static HTML to an online community powered by Drupal. Now maintained by others.

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Website Development Samples

Business Sites

Stone & Associates screen shot

Stone & Associates

Implemented Drupal site, designed logo, customized theme, edited contents, supplied photos, for small professional services company.

Family Matters screen shot

Family Matters Game

Set up Drupal site and users, installed modules and theme, then handed off to graphic designer who implemented a great, funky look. Referred developers for further customization.

"Jean is a multi-talented marketer with superb copy writing/editing. As if that weren't enough, she also boasts some very impressive web development skills too." – David Schoenberger, game inventor

Urban Organic

Urban Organic screen shot

Content audit of old site, designed and configured new Drupal site with custom theme, migrated and updated all site content, obtained stock images. Added new features such as weekly produce list update form, order form, and recipe exchange. Trained staff on use of new site.

"I have been waiting YEARS to see this wonderful change! Congratulations!"– Mona H., Urban Organic customer

"Jean was instrumental in creating a new web site for us, which better met our needs. She made the switch between the web sites with no down time for our customer base. She had wonderful suggestions for improvements to our website. She also was available for training all of my staff on the new website she created. Her technical support was wonderful and she was always available to answer all questions."
– Charles Pigott, Owner

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Box of Rain, LLC

This business development consulting firm uses Drupal to organize site content and control access to each Box of Rain business project. This enables Box of Rain's principals and partners to securely share documents and project information.

In 2009, the site design was updated and content revised to focus on the interactive event business, including implementation of Drupal events module, Twitter feed, and live and archived video streaming.

"I had a look at Box of Rain online and it's really interesting."
– Hugh McGrory, filmmaker

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Brooklyn Business Base

Set up Meetup group, created all site content (text and images), customized Meetup page design, developed member communications.

"The website is great. It seems to be a strong foundation for a multitude of activities."
– A. S.

WebHostNY screen shot

Migrated entire site from static pages into the Drupal content management system, updated navigation, edited site, and added new content. (This site is being completely overhauled in 2011.)

"I am really impressed... There is a lot of really good content."
– Alan L., Principal

L&D screen shot

L&D Computer Consulting Corp.

Created site plan, developed all content, implemented template design and integrated Drupal blog theme into established site design. Maintained and updated site and blog as needed while firm was active. Later updated design and content of acquiring firm, Averweb.

"I reviewed the L&D website and was very taken by the sophistication."
– Aileen S.

Nonprofit Sites

Pack & Troop 187 screen shot

Scout Troop & Cub Pack 187

Created entire site in Drupal—selected and customized theme, provided photos and wrote all content. Maintain site as needed with new information and events.

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A Networking Event Made in Heaven

Selected template, developed site plan and created all content. Update as needed before and after each new event.


Sticks, Rocks, and Dirt

Sticks, Rocks, & Dirt

This personal blog is also developed in Drupal. Sharing nature with kids is one of my passions. New theme installed and customized in 2011.

"This is awesome. I wish I had the time to do something like this... This is great."
– Michelle A.

Coverage Law blog screen shot

We've Got You Covered

Drupal set up, user training and support for corporate blog.

And, of course, the site you are visiting now is also an example of my own work.

Read more about website development services I can provide.

Read more about my website development experience.

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