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Stanton Street is a web design and website development firm in El Paso, Texas specializing in Websites, Intranets, Extranets, SEO/SEM, Website Analytics, Email Protection and Email Newsletters. Designing and developing websites since 1999.
Stanton Street Paints a Pretty Picture for San Antonio Museum’s New Site

Stanton Street Paints a Pretty Picture for San Antonio Museum’s New Site

It’s been a few years in the making but The Briscoe Western Art Museum, located along the San Antonio River Walk in downtown San Antonio, is slated to open in the fall of 2013. The venture has been both a construction and conservation project as the museum is housed in the historic, 1930 San Antonio Public Library. The new website has been a fairly similar situation.

While the museum already had an online presence, the existing site at that time was a simple structure with limited features. Stanton Street kept these issues in consideration after agreeing to partner with the museum for the new version of the site. There were a variety of tasks which needed to be accomplished so the project was broken down into three different phases.

The new Briscoe Western Art Museum website allows users to learn about upcoming events, browse through photo galleries and inquire about utilizing the venue for events.
The new Briscoe Western Art Museum website allows users to learn about upcoming events, browse through photo galleries and inquire about utilizing the venue for events.

The first phase focused on developing an online presence which would both inform and engage the visitor. It would keep users up-to-date on events and the museum’s progress while simultaneously helping build a database of potential members, visitors and program users. It also includes the integration of various social media components such as Facebook and Twitter along with the ability to gather donation support. Current plans are to begin the second phase after the grand opening in the fall which will concentrate on showcasing programs, engaging visitor participation, and expanding functionality throughout the site. The third phase may consist of integrating an online shopping experience and creating a user-friendly application process for museum tours.

While only the first phase has been completed, it already includes a handful of notable features. As soon as the site loads for a user, a banner area toward the top displays rotating banners that promote the museum or feature upcoming events. Toward the bottom of the homepage, users will find recent clickable news items that reveal full articles and fields where they can sign up for the organization’s newsletter. On another page, users can view a photo gallery with various albums for museum events and venues.

One of the more interesting features is the “site within a site” element which includes a presence for the museum’s premier fundraising event, Night of Artists. It’s a simple yet informative addition which allows the user to find more information about the art sale, reception, exhibition, participating artists and other useful details.

These are just a few of the elements which can be found on The Briscoe Western Art Museum’s new website. Click here to see the entire online presence. If you’re interested in a new site for your own company, send us a message or give us a call so we can discuss all the details!

Stanton Street Staff
Stanton Street is a web design and website development firm in El Paso, Texas specializing in Websites, Intranets, Extranets, SEO/SEM, Website Analytics, Email Protection and Email Newsletters. Designing and developing websites since 1999.
Stanton Street Provides Telecommunications Company with A New Site Design

Stanton Street Provides Telecommunications Company with A New Site Design

In any industry, it’s important to keep the image of your company looking fresh, modern and up-to-date. The slightest hint of your business being behind the times could turn off potential customers or clients, resulting in zero sales.

Transtelco, a bi-national telecommunications services provider, specializes in a field which is no stranger to keeping up with the times. Even though their website is only a few years old, it didn’t stop them from wanting to give it a visual makeover. In 2012, the El Paso-based company fine-tuned their philosophy and developed artwork which was used to promote the company’s mission, vision, culture and other aspects of the business.

Stanton Street was provided with some of these elements along with the task of developing a more playful yet professional look and feel. In additional to the new look overall, Stanton Street also revamped the design of Transtelco’s network map and added a second map which highlighted the network’s Northern Mexico and the southwestern U.S. footprint.

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The Transtelco site was recently renovated to include updated graphics, featured videos, network maps and much more!

While the site content remained the same, some of the methods by which they are viewed did get an upgrade. Client testimonials were originally featured in text boxes but the new site displays them as video testimonials and can be accessed from any page of the site. The Press Releases page displays the most recent release and has all other releases categorized by year then headline. Designated Transtelco staff are able to access and update these sections of the site via the CMS (Content Management System) of the structure.

The new site has been up and running for a few weeks already so if you’re interested in their fantastic new look or curious about a redesign of your own site, check it out! Once you’re ready for your new online presence, shoot us a message or give us a call so we can get started!

Stanton Street Staff
Stanton Street is a web design and website development firm in El Paso, Texas specializing in Websites, Intranets, Extranets, SEO/SEM, Website Analytics, Email Protection and Email Newsletters. Designing and developing websites since 1999.
Join Us in Welcoming Stanton Street’s Newest Addition – Amy O’Rourke!

Join Us in Welcoming Stanton Street’s Newest Addition – Amy O’Rourke!

Amy O'Rourke - President of Stanton StreetEvery once in a while a company welcomes a new employee or two but the announcement of a change in ownership is definitely big news. At the beginning of the year, Amy O’Rourke took over as owner and president of Stanton Street. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because her husband is Beto O’Rourke, former owner of the company.

So who is this new presence over at our office? Well, a little background on Amy. She lived the ranch life outside of Santa Fe prior to heading out east to pursue a B.A. from Williams College in Massachusetts. Amy majored in Psychology and received a certificate of concentration in Spanish before moving to Guatemala City for a year to teach kindergarten at the Colegio Americano de Guatemala. While she lived there she traveled extensively throughout Central America.

When Amy left Guatemala in August of 2004, she came to El Paso where her family was already residing. Shortly after her arrival, Amy met Beto and also began teaching first and second grade at El Paso Country Day School. In September of 2005, Amy and Beto married.

A few months before getting married, Amy began working with Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, a non-profit organization in South El Paso. Amy worked at La Fe for seven years and helped start and direct the La Fe Preparatory School, a dual language charter school in the Segundo Barrio. Amy’s background includes work with various civic and non-profit boards with positions as: Co-Chair of the Paso del Norte Education Committee, Co-Chair of PDN Connect, member of UTEP College of Education Advisory Board, board member of the University Medical Center Foundation of El Paso and more.

Amy and Beto have three children: Ulysses – 6, Molly – 4 and Henry – 2.

 

Stanton Street Staff
Stanton Street is a web design and website development firm in El Paso, Texas specializing in Websites, Intranets, Extranets, SEO/SEM, Website Analytics, Email Protection and Email Newsletters. Designing and developing websites since 1999.
Stanton Street Stacks Up the Goods for a New Self Storage Site

Stanton Street Stacks Up the Goods for a New Self Storage Site

There’s always a bit of excitement and a lot of questions when Stanton Street begins a new project. What neat features can we offer the client? Are they open to cool suggestions? When can we launch this puppy?! It’s definitely a great experience but when you know the client will be leading the local competition with an online presence much sleeker than anything else out there, well, it’s that much more exciting.

Southwest Self Storage approached Stanton Street because they wanted to be sure their website was going to lead the competition within the local and regional markets. The challenge was eagerly accepted.

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The Southwest Self Storage site includes a storage calculator which allows the user to estimate the size of storage unit needed for their goods.

As with all clients, Southwest Self Storage expected a professional online image and features which were easy to navigate. That was a given. However, one unique request was that multiple storage facilities which would fall under the Southwest Self Storage name would also need to be featured on the homepage. Tony, Stanton Street’s creative director, took this into consideration when designing the main page of the site. Other facilities might join Southwest Self Storage in the future so the need to easily add their names and logos was kept in mind.

Deciding what type of storage unit you need isn’t the easiest of tasks. Southwest Self Storage knew this based on client interaction so one neat feature which was included was a Storage Unit Calculator. Upon “building” your storage unit with boxes, furniture and other standard household items, the third-party system determines the size of unit the user will need. This definitely saves the customer time by removing the need to visit the facility before moving in their possessions. The calculator is easily accessible from the homepage of the website.

More and more businesses are starting to realize that photos for their websites need to be a bit more than just hastily shot images from a basic camera or smartphone. Southwest Self Storage wanted clean and neat pictures of the facility so they utilized Stanton Street’s photography services as well.

Well-written content for the introduction of the site, an About Us page and staff descriptions are must-haves. While the majority of the text provided by Southwest Self Storage was good to go, we did help clean it up a bit and rework some aspects of the content.

Convenience is always a plus so Southwest Self Storage made sure customers could easily make payments by including a Pay Online feature which allows the user to access their facility’s payment page. There are bound to be all kinds of questions when it comes to storing goods. That’s why an FAQs section was included where the client could easily add or remove questions and answers as needed.

“We’re looking forward to giving our customers the ability to pay securely with our new redesigned website. We’re also pleased to offer tools that will help customers determine what type and size of storage they will need,” said Southwest Self Storage owner Will Harvey.

If you’re curious about all the great features we provided for Southwest Self Storage or you need a storage unit soon, visit their site to check them out. You can also check out our site to see other work we’ve done or get in touch with us about building your company’s new online presence!

Stanton Street Staff
Stanton Street is a web design and website development firm in El Paso, Texas specializing in Websites, Intranets, Extranets, SEO/SEM, Website Analytics, Email Protection and Email Newsletters. Designing and developing websites since 1999.
Political Campaign Services: Stanton Street’s Latest Online Offering

Political Campaign Services: Stanton Street’s Latest Online Offering

Running for a political position is no easy task. There’s paperwork to be filled out, a trust-worthy and dependable campaign team that needs to be built, a platform to develop, strategies which need to be outlined… and usually all before making the big announcement. When District 7 representative Steve Ortega decided to run as a mayoral candidate for the upcoming race in El Paso, Texas, it’s likely that many of these details were already on his mind.

It’s a tall order so anything that can make the endeavor less stressful has to be a good thing. Luckily, Stanton Street has a few helpful products. During the latter part of 2011, some useful tools were being developed to assist with an U.S. Congressional Campaign which turned out to be a success. These elements are now part of an all-encompassing package that is available for political hopefuls or organizations trying to target potential voters and supporters.

ActiVote Social Voter Engagement Tool by Stanton Street

Our Political Campaign Services are grouped around a core component called Acti-Vote. This online tool allows clients to gather invaluable voter demographic information which, along with other campaign elements, can be used to build a database that clients can use to recruit supporters and correspond with them throughout the life of the campaign.

If a candidate is going the traditional route, there’s bound to be plenty of block-walking and door knocking along the way. Although forms and clipboards can be useful, they’re not always the friendliest companions. Mobility is a plus, so our package includes a mobile-friendly interface which allows teams to collect and save information along the way. There’s no need to transfer data at the end of the trek because all info is automatically added to the campaign database.

Targeting potential voters is an entirely different game these days. The List Builder portion of our Political Campaign Services allows clients to build custom lists from a database of registered voters… but that’s just the beginning. These lists can also be based on various combinations of valuable information such as voting history, gender, age, location and other types of characteristics. Once finalized, they can be prepared as mailing or walking lists to target individuals most likely to vote for your candidate.

While we mentioned quite a bit, this is just the tip of the online campaigning iceberg. Services for customized mailing and walking lists, data visualization, copywriting and photography are available as well. All of these elements can be found through our site on a page dedicated to Political Campaign Services.

It’s been a few months since Steve Ortega approached Stanton Street and we’ve been chugging away at his campaign ever since. The Ortega for El Paso website has been up and running for quite some time already and we’re continuing to work on other aspects of the project.

Of course, Stanton Street is available to help with your venture as well. Give us a call at 915.351.8440 or shoot us an email to get started on your campaign!

Stanton Street Staff
Stanton Street is a web design and website development firm in El Paso, Texas specializing in Websites, Intranets, Extranets, SEO/SEM, Website Analytics, Email Protection and Email Newsletters. Designing and developing websites since 1999.
Ready, Set… Vote! Stanton Street Takes on Another Political Campaign Project

Ready, Set… Vote! Stanton Street Takes on Another Political Campaign Project

The success of the recent Beto O’Rourke for Congress campaign is still fresh on many El Pasoans’ minds but we’re already chugging along with the next political project. The position for Mayor of El Paso will be up for grabs and one candidate wasted no time hitting up Stanton Street to help build awareness for his campaign efforts.

District 7 City Representative Steve Ortega threw his hat in the ring late last year and immediately started working on his online presence. The site for his campaign is a clean and straight-forward approach which allows the user to easily learn about Ortega’s political vision.

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The Steve Ortega website is filled with information about Ortega’s vision for El Paso.

The homepage features three prominently placed buttons which lead the user to either Ortega’s bio, his platform issues or a page to sign up as a volunteer. The homepage also features a banner ad which displays each of Ortega’s platform issues. If a user wants to know more about a topic, clicking on the image for that issue will direct the user to a page with more detailed information.

Regardless of which page a user may be viewing, the ability to make a donation, sign up to receive the campaign newsletter or visit the official Facebook page are all featured on the site’s template.

While the success of a campaign depends on a variety of factors, we’re sure the new website will serve as an indispensable tool in the weeks to come.

Stanton Street Staff
Stanton Street is a web design and website development firm in El Paso, Texas specializing in Websites, Intranets, Extranets, SEO/SEM, Website Analytics, Email Protection and Email Newsletters. Designing and developing websites since 1999.
Stanton Street Constructs A Site for Picturesque Hunt Companies Project

Stanton Street Constructs A Site for Picturesque Hunt Companies Project

As El Paso’s population continues to grow, so does the selection for areas in which to reside within the Sun City. Cimarron, a one-of-a-kind community development project from Hunt Companies, Inc., is one of those newest options.

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If you’re in the market for a new home, check out the Cimarron website. If you’re in the market for a new site, let’s talk!

The website developed for this latest venture includes detailed information for the community. If a user wants to see maps of the area, get more details about the neighborhood school being built within the community or access documents related to the area, it’s all easily accessible through the new structure.

A variety of photos provided by Stanton Street’s photography services can also be found throughout the entire site. If your company is in the market for a new online presence, call or shoot us a message today!

Stanton Street Staff
Stanton Street is a web design and website development firm in El Paso, Texas specializing in Websites, Intranets, Extranets, SEO/SEM, Website Analytics, Email Protection and Email Newsletters. Designing and developing websites since 1999.
Goggle It!: An Amigo Airsho Ticket Giveaway

Goggle It!: An Amigo Airsho Ticket Giveaway

High-flying stunts and adrenaline pumping action are upon us yet once again, El Paso! Just like years past, we have YOUR chance to win Amigo Airsho VIP Chalet tickets! These aren’t your average tickets, either. Each pass provides you with:

– A Tented VIP Area
– Flight Line Seating
– Rudy’s BBQ Catering
– Complimentary Soda and Water

These passes are valued at $100 each but you can win some of your very own through our awesome promotion. All you need to do is Goggle It!

That’s right! Send us a picture of yourself wearing hand goggles and you’re automatically entered to win. What are hand goggles, you say? Well, simply take both of your index/pointer fingers and connect them with your thumbs to make circles. Then flip those bad boys upside down over your eyes and… TADA! Hand Goggles! The next best thing to aviator eyewear!

This is how you Goggle It! (Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici / FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

Once you’ve practiced a bit and chosen your favorite photo, send it to us at airsho@stantonstreet.com for review. As soon as it’s good to go, we’ll post it on our Facebook page. Winners will be chosen based on a combination of creativity, hilariousness and Facebook “likes” so be sure to “like” our page at facebook.com/stantonstreet to stay in the loop. We must receive all entries by Monday, October 15th!

We know you can get creative and downright funny with those submissions. Let’s see what you’ve got! We will have five winners in total – four people will win a pair of tickets and one grand prize winner will get the Family Four Pack! Will it be you? We shall see. Blue Skies and good luck!

Stanton Street Staff
Stanton Street is a web design and website development firm in El Paso, Texas specializing in Websites, Intranets, Extranets, SEO/SEM, Website Analytics, Email Protection and Email Newsletters. Designing and developing websites since 1999.
Stanton Street Bites Into A New Project For A Local Periodontal Office

Stanton Street Bites Into A New Project For A Local Periodontal Office

When one of your primary business goals is to be the top choice for patients in your field, everything you do to get there has to be top notch. Dr. Frank “Cinco” Feuille, founder of Implant & Laser Periodontal Surgery Center, is a perfect example.

The homepage for the El Paso Implant & Laser Periodontal Surgery Center website includes a link to their Facebook page, a banner with rotating messages and a video which details some of their procedures.
The homepage for the El Paso Implant & Laser Periodontal Surgery Center website includes a link to their Facebook page, a banner with rotating messages and a video which details some of their procedures.

A quick tour through their office reveals top-of-the-line dental equipment and industry related technology. In 2009, a decade after beginning his practice, Dr. Feuille moved to a new facility off scenic Helen of Troy Drive and added more professionals to his team. When it came time to update the online presence, they weren’t going to settle for an average website so they called on Stanton Street to work on the project.

A few main requests included developing a website that stood apart from the competition with a professional and clean design, easy navigation and smooth functionality. The website also needed access to outside systems where patients could log in to access various forms and make online payments. Any patient would find it beneficial to become familiar with an upcoming procedure. Therefore, ample information on treatments is available throughout the website along with animated educational videos for select procedures.

It was also important for the website to help the team streamline some of their processes. Stanton Street assisted with this need by building functionality into the website that would allow partnering dentists to easily send various types of files.

“A very unique feature, created solely for the Implant & Laser Periodontal Surgery Center, was the ability for other dental practices to not only refer their patients’ information but they can now upload correspondences, clinical photos, and digital radiographs – all in a secured manner. The Stanton Street staff is very professional and created a one-of-a-kind experience,” said The Implant & Laser Periodontal Surgery Center’s Dr. Bryan Kalish.

The website also includes rotating images on the homepage, an area where users can “like” and access the client’s Facebook page and a section with client testimonials that allows patients to make their own submissions. If your company is ready for a new website, you can click here to check it out. Of course, if you’re in need of dental implants or gum surgery, you should definitely take a peek as well!

Stanton Street Staff
Stanton Street is a web design and website development firm in El Paso, Texas specializing in Websites, Intranets, Extranets, SEO/SEM, Website Analytics, Email Protection and Email Newsletters. Designing and developing websites since 1999.
Stanton Street will be Closed on the Fourth… but We Can Still be Reached!

Stanton Street will be Closed on the Fourth… but We Can Still be Reached!

Just like many of our clients, Stanton Street will close down the office this Wednesday for the Fourth of July and return on Thursday. However, that doesn’t mean we won’t be available! Should you have any urgent matters which need attention, please feel free to use our ticketing system and we’ll be sure to get back in touch with you as soon as possible.

You can access it by going to http://support.stantonstreetgroup.com/ then entering your username and password. Don’t know your username and password? Give us a call before the day is over and we’ll get you squared away!

We hope you have a fun and safe Fourth of July!

Streetfest's 2012 fireworks show in Downtown El Paso.
Stanton Street Staff
Stanton Street is a web design and website development firm in El Paso, Texas specializing in Websites, Intranets, Extranets, SEO/SEM, Website Analytics, Email Protection and Email Newsletters. Designing and developing websites since 1999.