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Times Are A-Changin- Our New Crop of Nerds

Times Are A-Changin- Our New Crop of Nerds

If it’s been a while since you’ve checked in with us, you might have noticed that we have some new people around our office and answering our telephones. While we miss our old employees, we thought we would bring you up to speed on who the new peeps are.

 

MasonMason Sales is also a web developer here at Stanton Street. Before coming to us he had already started his own creative agency, worked as a freelance developer/designer and served as a web master for various firms across town. He’s also a founding member of the Texas Trost Society working to preserve various historical buildings in downtown El Paso. Mason can drink his weight in energy drinks, enjoys wearing flip flops with jeans and can code some of the best websites you’ve ever seen.

 

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Eileen Lozano is our new office manager and probably a familiar face if your Mac or iPhone was giving you issues. Not familiar yet? Give us a call and maybe you’ll recognize her voice since she’s also a deejay at RiosRadio hosting her very own show! Born and raised in Chucotown, Eileen’s always got the deets on the best local places to eat, hang and well… “where not be seen at.”

We look forward to our clients getting to know our latest additions and appreciating the reasons why they’re part of our kick-ass team!

P.S Are you looking to be apart of our fun and fancy free team here at Stanton Street? You’re in luck because we are looking for a kick-ass web developer that is ready to take the wheel! So if you think you have what it takes, make sure you send us your resume.

Eileen Lozano
Eileen Lozano is an Office Manager/Client Services Assistant at Stanton Street, an El Paso, Texas area website development company.

Contact Eileen Lozano at (915) 351-8440.

The Heartbeat of the Medical Center of The Americas Beats Stronger

The Heartbeat of the Medical Center of The Americas Beats Stronger

MCA-ResponsiveMedical Center of The Americas Foundation is truly a one of a kind. They have dedicated themselves to the advancement of biomedical research within our community. MCA knew that they needed an online presence that would get the public excited about the future of science and medicine. They wanted something professional with a lot of creativity. The MCA / Stanton Street team up was an obvious one considering we are both the best at what we do. The new MCA website highlights different programs dedicated to advancing the biomedical industry, their community outreach, and information on how you can be a part of their latest program, MCA Angels.

Their colorful homepage really gives you a feel for what MCA is about and their commitment to the field. You can obtain a lot of information about their programs, infrastructure, and support from the community. The easy to use tabs at the top of the site really help you navigate quickly through the various pages we have created for MCA. When scrolling over the About Us tab a colorful drop down menu appears to give you more options to learning about MCA. You are able to learn about their mission statement, their history and who sits on their board of directors. Trying to impress your professors or collegues and you need to find out more about their Annual Reports? No problem, we have given people the ability to not only see their 2014 reports but browse all the way back to 2012 in a neat organized fashion. The MCA news tab allows you to find out more information about the MCA Tech Park , a state of the art facility that is on schedule and on budget to open May of 2016. You are also able to read other headlines the Medical Center of The Americas Foundation has made.

The navigation bar is also home to a series of tabs that provide readers and researchers with MCA’s latest projects like Cardwell Collaborative, its subsidiary Redsky, and their MCA Campus located in South Central El Paso. While you are checking out all the newest development in health and science, don’t forget to watch a very profound and inspiring video that depicts exactly what MCA is striving to achieve everyday. After you have checked out their video on The Future of the Healthcare in the Borderplex you are going to ask, how can I help? That’s easy, whether you want to give monetarily or with your time we have included a Give button located at the top of the page. This makes it easy and convenient to connect with other fundraisers supporting the cause. Getting your information about MCA on the go is also easier than ever, we have made the site to fit screens big or small. Use your smartphone or tablet to give on the go.

We here at Stanton Street geek out over social media just as much as the next techie nerd so we had to include it on their homepage. Take a little scroll down to the bottom of the page you can easily access their Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channel.

Even you just spend a few minutes on the Medical Center for the Americas new website it is easy to see how Stanton Street effortlessly created a place for professionalism, science, and creativity to coexist. Do you have a website or idea that you that you would like to take to the next level? Fill out our contact form and we’ll get started on making your company gets the notoriety that it deserves.

Eileen Lozano
Eileen Lozano is an Office Manager/Client Services Assistant at Stanton Street, an El Paso, Texas area website development company.

Contact Eileen Lozano at (915) 351-8440.

There’s a New Sheriff in Town

There’s a New Sheriff in Town

Question, who has two thumbs, a khaki blazer, a cat shirt collection, and just got a promotion? Answer, that guy right there.tony staff pic

Tony Casas has managed to snag a brand spanking new position here at Stanton Street Technology. I give you our new Director of Design and Production. Tony will represent and guide our kick-butt development team, he will set the pace, path and standards for all production activities. He will work closely with the production department , project manager and client services to ensure our projects meet specified requirements, timelines and budgets.

Since Tony has been designing things graphically since he was seventeen and has developed too many sites to count over the last 7.5 years he was an obvious choice. Tony brings his quick wit, eye for design, and a huge smile to work with him everyday. We are oh so very lucky to have him as a part of our team and can’t wait to you to flourish in your new position. Congratulations Mr. Casas, Cheers to you!

Eileen Lozano
Eileen Lozano is an Office Manager/Client Services Assistant at Stanton Street, an El Paso, Texas area website development company.

Contact Eileen Lozano at (915) 351-8440.

Developer Rides Off Into Sunset: Leaves Behind Broken Computer, Half-Eaten Avocado

Developer Rides Off Into Sunset: Leaves Behind Broken Computer, Half-Eaten Avocado

     

Who knew the day would come when we’d have to say farewell to our Legendary Lead Developer and Ranch Flavored Corn Nuts Fanatic, Simeon Williams. Ten years ago, a young developer strutted into Stanton Street with dreams of world domination. Today, he leaves our company for the big city.

As we each rifle through Simeon’s old desk, we’d each like to extend some well wishes to him:

Ball fights will never be the same. We will no longer cower in fear of your rocket arm.” – Tony

“Good riddance. Just kidding. I will make others cower in fear with my powerful throw; but it will be tough to find someone who can match your skill in the world of coding. You will be greatly missed!” – Amy

“Keep it real dawg.” – Mason

“I’ll miss the ‘Bring Your Kids to Work’ days. Your boys are so adorable mostly because they have such a patient and loving dad!” – Karen

“Simeon was (and still is!) a great developer and will be very missed here at Stanton Street. His shoes will take massive feet to fill.” – Chris

“I wanna wish that crazy kid the best of luck. I’m sorry we didn’t get to know each other better, but I hope you kick ass at your new job. P.S. Great beard.” – Eileen

“Thank you for over 10 years of dedication to our company and surviving! Best wishes on your future endeavors.”- Brian

“May you live long and have many goats. ¡Buena Suerte SWIL!” – Naomi

Naomi Dhillon
Naomi Dhillon is an Account Executive at Stanton Street, an El Paso, Texas area website development company.

Contact Naomi Dhillon at (915) 351-8440.

Cosmetic Surgeons’ Website Gets An Enhancement

Cosmetic Surgeons’ Website Gets An Enhancement

Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center of El Paso is the premier plastic surgery practice in the Southwest Region. Dr. Mark Jabor and Dr. R. Dale Reynolds had us build them a beautiful website about three years ago, which increased visit to their site each month by 135% as well as online consultation requests by 22%.

Now, with more than half of the traffic to the Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center of El Paso’s website coming from mobile devices and tablets, the doctors wanted a website that worked well and looked even better on smaller screens. Stanton Street looked into the option of a responsive site, but the Doctors were still very pleased with their current site and didn’t want to a responsive redesign. The next best solution was to design an elegant mobile-friendly site showcasing the cosmetic surgical procedures and services offered by Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center of El Paso.

Three views of the Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center Mobile Website

After thorough research in to which pages on the site were most frequently visited by mobile and tablet users, Stanton Street designed the mobile site so that those pages would be one click away from the homepage. Icons at the top of all pages allow quick and easy access to the menu, photo gallery, maps to their Westside and Eastside locations as well as a click to call feature for both locations. Buttons as the bottom of each page give access to procedure categories such as Face, Breast, Body and Skin making it as easy in investigate any cosmetic surgery service the doctors offer.

Does your website need a lift with the addition of a mobile site? Fill out our contact form or give us a call at (915) 351-8440.

Karen Loper
Karen Loper is the Internet Marketing Specialist at Stanton Street, an El Paso, Texas website development company.

Contact Karen Loper at (915) 351-8440.

Review Your Website’s Statistics in a Snap

Review Your Website’s Statistics in a Snap

In an effort to keep our website customers more informed about the performance of their site, Stanton Street has added a new extra benefit to go along with our excellent service, good looks and charm: a Monthly Snapshot Report. The Snapshot, includes key performance metrics for your website. If you are a current Stanton Street website customer, watch for an email on the first of every month that will include your custom report. We hope you use this information to identify new opportunities for your business or organization through your website.

Monthly Snapshot Website Traffic Map
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Key Metrics you will see on your Monthly Snapshot:

  • Visits: (now called Sessions) a visit or session is a period of time a user is actively involved with your site.
  • Bounce Rate: a percentage of single page visits or sessions
  • Time on Site: the average time a user sends on your site.
  • Average Pages / Visit: the average number of pages a user sees in one visit or session
  • Visits by Region: a map of the United States showing the number of visits or sessions by state
  • Visits and % New Visits by Region: a list of the visits or sessions by state and the % of new visits or sessions from each state
  • Unique Visitors: a list of the number of new and returning users to your website
  • Top Keywords: the keywords typed by users into a search engine that result in the most visits to your website
  • Top Pages: the most visited pages on your site by pageview but also includes the number of exits from that page
  • Top Traffic Sources: the most frequent sources and mediums used to get to your website
  • Top Social Sources: the most frequent social media sources used to get to your website

E-commerce sites will also include:

  • Top Traffic Sources with Revenue by Source: the most frequent sources and mediums that drive your e-commerce site revenue

If you would like to discuss your Monthly Snapshot report or learn more about your website’s analytics, feel free to give us a call at (915) 351-8440.

Karen Loper
Karen Loper is the Internet Marketing Specialist at Stanton Street, an El Paso, Texas website development company.

Contact Karen Loper at (915) 351-8440.

Intrade Consultants Imports A New, Responsive Website!

Intrade Consultants Imports A New, Responsive Website!

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Intrade Consultants is a customs house brokerage facilitating imports and exports, warehousing, cross-border logistics and much more. They needed a site that would be easy to navigate and accessible on the go. We developed a responsive site with a clean design and simple navigation with a responsive backbone for viewing on desktops, laptops, tablets or smartphones.

The site opens up with great imagery highlighting their facility and clickable text for easy access to additional information about their services. Clients also have a quick jump off point to access their password-protected inventory report.

Small clickable icons on the bottom of the page deliver a brief description for each service Intrade provides. One click and the user can venture deeper into service details for each category. A small intro and news populate the bottom of the page giving users a quick peek into the company’s background and media coverage.

The About Us section highlights the company’s experience, company history, qualifications & certifications and affiliated companies. To get more details about what Intrade can do for you, visit the Our Services section of the site. Here, you’ll find an overview of each service along with a contact form to quickly submit questions pertaining to that service. For media coverage on Intrade and other related topics, click over to the Latest News section to view stories.

Customer Registration Forms, NAFTA Certificates and Power of Attorney documents can be found in the Resources portion of the site where you can begin the process of becoming a client of Intrade. Simply fill out the documentation then call the number in the footer or Contact Us page to set up an appointment.

Thinking of importing your own sparkly new website? Fill out our contact form or give us a call at (915) 351-8440.

Naomi Dhillon
Naomi Dhillon is an Account Executive at Stanton Street, an El Paso, Texas area website development company.

Contact Naomi Dhillon at (915) 351-8440.

The Heartbleed Bug and Your Stanton Street Website

The Heartbleed Bug and Your Stanton Street Website

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The Heartbleed Bug has consumed most of our newsfeeds in the past few weeks. If you have a website with Stanton Street, rest assured that your Stanton Street hosted website is NOT affected. Our websites do not utilize Open SSL so we were not vulnerable to this security hole. Your usernames and passwords for email, content management systems and our HelpDesk are all secure.

However, please be aware that if your website utilizes third-party hosted services integrated into your site, those may be affected. Since we have several sites to review, we will need your assistance to confirm that your third-party provider has not been affected. This will help expedite the process.

If your third-party provider has Open SSL, they will need to install a new SSL certificate and instruct all users to change their passwords.

Another important thing to mention is if you manage your own social media such as Facebook or Twitter, you will more than likely need to change your personal password. This also applies to anyone who has admin rights to your company’s profile.

For the latest lists of sites that are affected, visit:

The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now

Heartbleed Bug: Check which sites have been patched

To check if your site is affected, you can type your URL into an automatic checker:

McAfee Heartbleed Checker (all sites)

LastPass Heartbleed Checker (secure https websites)

Your peace of mind is important to us. If you have any questions or concerns regarding Heartbleed, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (915) 351-8440.

 

Naomi Dhillon
Naomi Dhillon is an Account Executive at Stanton Street, an El Paso, Texas area website development company.

Contact Naomi Dhillon at (915) 351-8440.

Jordan Foster Construction and Stanton Street: We Build Beautiful Things Together!

Jordan Foster Construction and Stanton Street: We Build Beautiful Things Together!

Jordan Foster Construction Responsive Website

Jordan Foster Construction is an established, award-winning Texas construction company headquartered in El Paso with offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. Formerly CF Jordan Construction, the company had recently gone through a name change and needed a new online identity to go along with it. So when we got the call to update their site, we knew it was our time to shine.

Armed with user profiles, competitive research, surveys and overall best practices, we dove into developing what we think is one of our best sites to date. The site is responsive, meaning it will adjust to the view of a desktop, tablet or smartphone. This especially comes in handy for those viewing details from a job site or in an important development meeting. Navigation is simple and direct, getting users where they need to go in one click.

Subcontractors and job seekers have first dibs sitting at the top of the main navigation. Job seekers are given a brief introduction and contact information. Subcontractors get to meet their Contract Administrator, download applicable forms and access to their regional key contacts for additional information.

Taking into consideration the breadth and depth of their reputation and experience, the homepage features flagship projects from each of their service categories in commercial, residential, infrastructure, concrete and federal. With one click, a user is taken from the homepage to the project details.

News blips at the bottom of the page highlight Jordan Foster’s commitment to its community as well as updates on projects that are underway. Social links above the footer give users a quick link to each profile giving users and opportunity to follow the company on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Flickr. Need to contact the company? A quick rollover of the locations serves up a quick glance at the addresses and phone numbers of each office.

The About Us section includes a company overview, office locations and contact information, a historical timeline and profiles for executive leadership and board members. Feeling a little daydreamy? Visit the Projects section for photo galleries of various projects. Here, a user will find details about each project such as: client, architect, size, cost, a small description and a pop-up photo gallery.

The Video page houses webcams and YouTube videos for current and future projects. Our favorite? The El Paso City Hall Demolition video. It’s a must see. Speaking of must sees, there is also a News section that contains press releases and media coverage from local, regional and national outlets. The whole site is wrapped up in a nice, cozy SEO blanket making sure we don’t miss a search.

And now a few words from our sponsor – Mark Gudenas, Vice President Corporate Communications at Jordan Foster Construction:

“When I selected Stanton Street to build the new Jordan Foster Construction website, I knew that I had picked the right company. I just didn’t how right they were. The entire team at Stanton Street is incredible! I have been wowed by their talent, knowledge and expertise throughout the entire process. They made it efficient, organized and truly a delight. And they’re fun to work with.

The look, feel and design of the new website are all excellent. Through a well-thought-out process, the team learned precisely what I wanted in the new website and delivered it in spades, beyond what I was hoping for. The navigation is intuitive, and flows seamlessly. The architecture is brilliant. To the uninitiated, you don’t even notice it. But there was a lot of expert work done to build something that performs so effortlessly.

Many thanks to Amy and Brian who oversaw the enterprise, Christine who takes such good care of clients, Tony who has a magic design wand, Karen who is best friends with Neo and actually knows how to get into the “machine,” Simeon who has a special wrench fitted specifically to 1’s and 0’s, and Naomi who expertly, professionally, diligently and wonderfully guided, drove and managed the entire process, all while working under the hood writing copy, editing and directing content to ensure a great website was being created.”

No denying we’re blushing over here, but we’ll still ask. Do you need some beauty in your corporate life? Fill out our contact form and we’ll get started on a smashing website. You can also give us a call at (915) 351-8440 to find out more.

Naomi Dhillon
Naomi Dhillon is an Account Executive at Stanton Street, an El Paso, Texas area website development company.

Contact Naomi Dhillon at (915) 351-8440.

The Hunt Family Foundation: Giving Back with an Easy-to-Use, Refreshed Site!

The Hunt Family Foundation: Giving Back with an Easy-to-Use, Refreshed Site!

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Being a not-for-profit organization is not easy. It takes many hours and much dedication to keep it going and sometimes finding and receiving funding is a monster of a job in its own. Thankfully, The Hunt Family Foundation is a resource that regional healthcare, education, arts, local heritage, quality-of-life initiatives, and regional economic development can turn to.

With their recently refreshed website, organizations can find out more about the foundation, its staff and several key projects that are currently being funded. Organizations can also keep track of the great things going on in the News section of the site.

Those seeking funding can read more about the deadlines, information needed and requirements. If an organization meets the requirements, then they’re one click away from filling out a grant application online!

Annual reports are displayed on the website for a deeper look into The Hunt Family Foundation. Here, organizations can find out even more about the foundation itself – past and present. If organizations can’t find what they need on the actual site or have unrelated questions or comments, they can easily submit them via the contact us page.

Do you have a foundation or business that needs more exposure? Fill out our contact form or give us a call at (915) 351-8440.

Naomi Dhillon
Naomi Dhillon is an Account Executive at Stanton Street, an El Paso, Texas area website development company.

Contact Naomi Dhillon at (915) 351-8440.