Digital Design & Development
HERBRITTS.com features the largest collection of the late photographer’s work online, while offering the opportunity to explore every aspect of his career. Dozens of editorial examples, advertising tear sheets, book spreads, and museum installation photos mixed together demonstrate how Ritts’ work embedded itself into popular culture.
The site also features an interactive timeline of Herb Ritts’ life and visitors are able to see examples of Ritts’ directing work, including award-winning music videos and commercials. Further insight is offered into the Foundation’s history and mission: to advance the art of photography and support HIV/AIDS causes in a manner that reflects the spirit and values exemplified by Herb Ritts during his lifetime.
“ERA404 proved to be the best one-stop design studio. They take the time to understand their client’s needs, insure a strong web presence and provide unparalleled technical support.”
Mark McKenna, CEO
Herb Ritts Foundation
Five years after our launch of her previous site, journalist, taste-maker, world traveler, hostess, Southerner, Sunday painter, and outdoors lover, Frances Schultz, approached ERA404 about a new strategy to focus on her writings, readings, and paintings.
The new FrancesSchultz.com—designed for mobile and tablet users—promotes her work on social media and helps readers: engage with her through her appearances schedule, social media options, and article comments, peruse a gallery of her oil paintings, and purchase her acclaimed book, The Bee Cottage Story.
Upon completion of the project, we asked Frances if she was pleased with the work.
“You are bound to have a guaranteed place in heaven.”
After three years, Beth Temple returned to ERA404 to revamp her consultancy site. Following the launch of bethtemple4u.com in the Spring of 2012, user analytics guided the shift in strategy to the areas where her customers most responded: her publications.
With this understanding and the data to support it, ERA404 created a user experience to drive traffic to her posts on LinkedIn and her presentations on SlideShare. The fully responsive one-page site heavily promotes the split calls-to-action of directing users to follow her through social media, and contact her through multiple preferred methods.
“I am a 2x happy client. Great design, great tech. ’nuff said.”
Deb Deffaa of Trident Network hired ERA404 to create the strategy, design, encode, and development for their remote social network, Seamate. Seamate includes eight main sections, including: Social, Messages, Videos, Music, Pictures, Games, Cards and an online ecommerce system. ERA404’s strategy and design spanned all eight sections while the encode and development focused on Seamate Social.
Trident Network projects a worldwide product launch in late 2014.
The design and development of a web site, while significant phases, are frequently a smaller part of the Creative Process than most people think. The production and strategy phases are really what shape the product to align to client expectations and goals.
Sullivan + Partners approached ERA404 to revamp their online presence, re-organize their content and simplify their messaging, engage their core clientele (authors, publishers, and consumer), and provoke their call to action (contact). And all of this needed to happen within a limited timeline and budget.Read More
Creative Director, Katherine Burke, hired ERA404 to redevelop the corporate site for Broadway Video, the post production facility of Saturday Night Live creator, Lorne Michaels. The site features dozens of video, audio and photographic portfolio pieces in a fully responsive layout, designed for viewing on desktop, tablet and mobile devices.
This is the third site ERA404 has developed for Broadway Video.