Digital Design & Development
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.
The site features sprite-based animations, meticulously illustrated in Feiffer’s trademark style by Calabash Animation, interactive menus, galleries and a wealth of information about Jacob’s Eye Patch, published by Simon & Schuster. Order your copy, here.
“Working with ERA404 was a delight. The whole process was extremely smooth. They were very collaborative and had great instincts for how to bring our design to life.”
“ERA404 is a pleasure to work with! Always eager to find creative solutions, prompt with meeting deadlines, and up-to-date on the latest technology. ”