I really had fun with this website! Their beautiful existing logo gave me a great color scheme to work with, which definitely helped.
One of the challenges of this design was to make it visually appealing, effective for both club members and site visitors, yet extremely easy to maintain, long-term.
That meant building the site using WordPress, since this popular content management system (CMS) makes it easy for anyone with the appropriate password to log in and make changes from any computer, at any time.
I chose The SmallBiz WordPress Theme from Expand2Web, a very versatile theme with a built-in user guide and great support. It’s a favorite of mine anyway, but I knew that even if I weren’t available, this company would quickly and professionally handle any website issues.
Another challenge was to use the existing online directory system that the club subscribes to, if possible – and I found a way to pull data from that directory onto several pages of the new site (especially the Leadership and Member pages.) That way, when the club updates Member info on their official Rotary database, it automatically displays the correct info on this website as well.
The Columbia Sunrise Southwest Rotary website is a work in progress, since members are still sending in photos and information from past events, but I thank them for the opportunity to build their new site!