Posts in Website Design
Case Study: Green Foundry, Distributor of Lighting & Fire Features, Gets a New Website

Green Foundry wanted to be less about selling products and more about the relationship that their customers gain by choosing to work with them. Halstead Media built a new website that told the story of the unique business model, using a bright yet sophisticated website design. By using image animations, a simple user-flow, and carefully written copy as well alongside image curation - we told Green Foundry’s story.

Today, Green Found manages their own website through their easy-to-use website platform.

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Case Study: A New Website For Avon, CT, Landscape Architect/Install Firm

Based out of Avon, CT, Starr Contracting offers high-end landscape architecture and installation services. Starr was in the market for an extremely high-end website that communicated their high-end work to homeowners looking for medium-complex projects. Starr wanted a website that was clean and simple - and stood out against competitors.

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Case Study: The New Website for a Landscape Architecture Franchise Company

Aligned to the new FireSky logo, the website features a modern, fresh, unique - all while sophisticated design. Detailing the story, one section, and then one page a time, the website colors, fonts, layout, images, and copy all resonate with the high-end homeowner that would look to a Landscape Architect. Each page is carefully written and designed to work independently from the site (if a visitor stumbles across a page before visiting the homepage) yet complementary if a visitor is browsing multiple pages. You won’t find dead ends here. Finalizing the sales experience, users end up at a location page to contact.

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Case Study: Website Design for a Landscape Company in Vermont and Pennsylvania

Halstead Media transformed their previous website to a new, fresh, modern one that attracts to both Vermont Stone’s Vermont customers as well as the new Pittsburgh homeowners. The new website is mobile optimized, easy to navigate, and most importantly, helps homeowners clearly identify their service area.

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Case Study: Website Design for a Design/Build Company in Aurora, Il

Halstead Media completely transformed the website to a less text heavy, image forward design. A layout that appeals to all the different customer audiences that GoldLeaf wants to attract. The homepage includes a rotating banner, a review section for peace of mind, as well as call-out to a financing program. See the new website

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Case Study: Northern Lights Landscaping in New Hampshire

After presenting a Unilock Authorized Contractor Seminar, we met Northern Lights Landscaping. Since then, our relationship with them has allowed us to redesign their website, increase their search rankings, and help find qualified leads with Facebook Ads.

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Case Study: Website for Landscaping Lighting Company

Halstead designed a brand new website to showcase outdoor lighting company’s profile and services. Our messaging and the images we selected aligned to the more affluent market in the company’s service area. The key messages were: solving problems as well as promoting luxury services (e.g. smartphone controls) that aren’t necessarily solving a problem. The style is sophisticated and professional.

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Concerns About The H-2B Visa: How The Landscape Industry Is Handling It

For the 2018 FY, the cap for the first half was met on December 15, 2017 and the cap for the second half was met on February 28, 2018. This is the earliest these caps have ever been reached by a significant number of days, demonstrating the high demand for seasonal laborers. Prior to 2016, workers who had previously been employed via the H-2B Visa were exempt from this cap, but when the federal budget bill recently expired, the cap exemption expired as well.

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Episode 22: User Experience Driven Website Design

"User experience website design" sounds fancy, right? It's really not. It's part of every beautiful, functional website design. What are some basic elements? What exactly is user experience website design. Whether you're a manufacturer or a design/build, think about the story - beyond the "scroll down" message. Without further ado, scroll down and watch the video. Hahah

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Episode 21: Are Building Product Manufacturers ready for AI?

What happens when you take something that seems (ok, it is) so complex and apply it towards your specific business? Or perhaps even towards your line of work? Today, Corey will talk about predictive analytics - to deeply understand your current and potential customers. How does it fit in? 

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Episode 20: Make your events go further with social media

Want your events to last longer? The power is in your hands. In this intro-to-the-topic video, we introduce spreading the wildfire event approach with widgets that encourage people to take photos, using branded items, and share them on their social media. The return? People are posting images of themselves, happy, with your brand. Magic. Watch for more and tell us how you've done it!

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Episode 19: Design software vs website design

Familiar with design software? If you are a high-end design/build, you most likely are very familiar with design software from your 3D designs! And if you're a manufacturer, maybe you've used design design software if you're in the marketing department. Regardless of how you've used it, design software and website design are VERY different things. You have graphic design in both but you have user experience in website design (some would argue that user experience is more important that graphic design). Website design includes designing for various platforms (mobile, ipad, desktop). Design software is a stable platform. When you're designing in something like a 3D design software, you're not concerned about button actions or how that plan will look on mobile. Watch for more.

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Episode 16: Stop with the wet pavers, landscapers!

Just stop it already with the wet pavers in your project pictures! A couple of summer rain drops on select pavers and natural stone - yes, that can be beautiful. But a hosed down paver patio or paver walkway? NO!!! Stop it. It's not stylish. It doesn't look good. Let them dry and then take your phone or camera out to snap a pic. 

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Episode 16: How do you get more referrals in the digital world?

No matter how much you're investing in advertising - online or offline, every business gets the best leads via referrals. There is no denying that. So how do you - as a landscape design/build company - get more referrals in the digital world? Anna shares her 5.5 ways to help you take some huge steps in growing your referrals - tomorrow.

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Episode 15: Drone footage for outdoor living

In this video, Corey talks about the collision of experience driven purchasing and video marketing = drone. Team them up with still shots for an immersive experience . And remember - Buying a camera doesn’t make you a professional photographer. Buying a drone doesn’t make you a professional videographer. 

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Episode 13: Start winning landscape design/build projects with better photography

What happens when you begin to look at your landscape projects through the lens of a camera? You start to see things you know the camera will capture. In this video, Corey talks about the four basic steps of getting winning photography - all by yourself! 

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Case Study: New Portfolio Driven Website for PA Interior Design and Landscape Company

Using Blackwood Group's inspiration website, Halstead created a highly image driven website. The new look placed each project into a separate case study - into what developed to be a true, high-end elegant digital portfolio. The projects are all accessible via the homepage - but city as well as by category. Awards and about the company are accessible via the menu.

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