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University Medical Center Undergoes the Stanton Street Treatment

University Medical Center Undergoes the Stanton Street Treatment

University Medical Center of El Paso websiteUniversity Medical Center of El Paso has been part of our community for decades, and throughout the years they have worked hard to become one of the best hospitals in the region. Stanton Street has also been part of this same community for years and we understand our community, web development, design, and the needs of our clients.

University Medical Center of El Paso is the only Level 1 trauma center in a 280-mile radius of El Paso. They are the only hospital in El Paso to be named one of American’s Top 100 Hospitals, twice. We were very excited and honored to be given such a prestigious opportunity. Here at Stanton Street we take all our projects large or small very seriously and identifying the needs of our client is the first and most important step we complete when redesigning or creating a website. We want all the sites that we create to have an updated look and feel as well as a responsive design.

The website has a lot of big bright images that reflect the people who work, visit, and have stayed at the University Medical Center of El Paso. Our Director of Design and Development, Tony Casas really wanted to connect the community to the hospital with the design of the site. “University Medical Center has had a long track record of being there for El Paso. Each person we spoke to had their own story of how UMC had changed their lives, and in some cases, were there for the start of their lives. We wanted to bring the same feeling of connection to the site through both visual and physical representations. I used soothing colors, focusing on the faces of El Paso, and giving the community quick access to Doctors, Nurses, Careers, Facilities, and even food menus helped us accomplish this.”

The University Medical Center site has a lot of information and content. We wanted to make sure we broke it up into small bites for their users. Sara Acevedo, our key developer in the creation of this project, explains what her goals were. “This site has so much content and our goal was to allow the client the ability to manage everything in a clean and concise manner. Using our custom content management system, we developed a way for the client to make changes to pages and preview those pages before publishing. We also developed sections within the CMS specifically for UMC to keep everything organized.”

Stanton Street had a blast working on this product that will last our community and our client for years to come. If your company or business is important to you and you’re tired of other website companies promising you the world and delivering you a less than satisfactory product, give us a call. We do the research and provide you with solutions that are tailored for you and the needs of your business. Message us on Facebook or call us at 915.351.8440.

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.

Stanton Street Take The Fountains at Farah International

Stanton Street Take The Fountains at Farah International

Fountains ResponsiveThe Fountains at Farah is no stranger to the creative and professional work that we do here at Stanton Street. They saw such results from their website that we did for them they had us recreate the same magic but in Spanish. Stanton Street never says no to a challenge so we took the project head on.

The Spanish version of The Fountains at Farah site can be accessed straight from the homepage of its English counterpart. At the top right of the webpage you will see an “Español” option, by clicking on it you translate the site into Spanish. The pages are still bright and beautiful. There is no new functionality to re-learn, it’s all the same great website you were accustomed to using.  The Visita page allows you to understand what The Fountains at Farah is about in a language that you are comfortable with. From this page you are able to view hours and an easy to enlarge map with directions on how to arrive at the mall. You are able to view the Servicios/ Amenities in both English and Spanish with the click of a button. You can comfortably  locate the stores and restaurants that you and your family love by clicking on the Directorio page. The Event calendar has been translated into the Calendario De Eventos so you can keep up with all the fun family events The Fountains at Farah has to offer.

If you are interested in contacting the mall you can click on their Contactanos page. You are able to submit your information in Spanish and you can expect the same quick service that The Fountains at Farah provides. If you are interested in leasing your store at the mall the rentar tab has all the information that you need. As you can see our work shines in English or in Spanish, nothing gets lost in our translation.  If you want Stanton Street to help make your site bilingual give us a call 915.351.8440.

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.

6 reasons to avoid WYSIWYG Web Development

6 reasons to avoid WYSIWYG Web Development

If you have spent time on any kind of social media lately, you probably haven’t escaped the overwhelming push of WYSIWYG website development. Now I’m not referring to reputable content management systems such as WordPress or Joomla; but rather, the site building applications such as Wix, Weebly and Webs that claim to be cheap, fun, easy, zero programming experience required, and drag n’ drop enabled (of course).

It’s easy to fall into this trap. Mostly because it’s cheap! But the truth is it’s quite different. Here a few reasons why you are better off investing in a quality website.

1. No foreign company logos
Contrary to popular belief, free doesn’t always mean what we would like it to. “Free” packages from site builders usually include their logo scattered across your website. Not only does this take the attention off your company but it also adds a non-professional vibe to your brand.

2. Ultra Custom pages
Need a web page that showcases a sweet banner slideshow and the latest stock prices? Anything is possible! Except when using site builders. You will be strictly limited with the tools needed to create the perfect webby goodness to make your work stand out against competitors.

3. Easy to use tools are not so easy
Drag n’ drop sounds so wonderful, and it really can be for actions such as bulk uploads. What it’s not great for? Content placement. Dragging a picture turns into a wrestling match. Let the CSS experts help you with that.

4. You don’t know if your website is secure
Now, I’m not saying these site builder websites are prone to vulnerabilities. But the truth is, unless you can speak to someone who can fill you in on exactly what security measures are implemented – you’ll never know where your site stands when it comes to security.

5. Getting noticed shouldn’t be left to chance
Search Engine Optimization is tricky stuff, but crucial when it comes to shutting out competitors. Trusting automatically generated SEO tactics will just not do. Leave it to the experts to research and develop the best strategies for increasing traffic of your site.

6. Customers care about the usability of your website
We’re not all tech savvy in this world and that is okay. But if there is one thing that will get noticed on a website immediately, that is the level of usability. If a customer is fighting to navigate through subpages, they are more likely to shut you out and turn to a competitor. Remember, no one is sitting in front of them – rejecting a website is easier and faster than rejecting a human. Make your website grip your customer’s attention in a positive way.

There you have it, just a couple reasons why site builders are not all they’re cracked out to be. Leave the complicated web stuff to us nerds and your investment will reward you in the end. Give us a call at (915) 351-8440 or fill out the contact form on our site!

Sara Acevedo
Sara is a Web Developer at Stanton Street, an El Paso, Texas area website development company.

Contact Sara at (915) 351-8440.

Stanton Street Finds One Smart Noodle

Stanton Street Finds One Smart Noodle

Sara started her journey with Stanton Street by following her heart and the yellow brick road. She threw stereotypes out the window as a little girl when she decided that she wanted to code her life away and make websites her passion. She didn’t let her love for pasta or frequent trips to Johnny Carinos get in the way when she was working toward her degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at El Paso.

Before Sara joined our team of top notch performers she was hanging out with Lockheed Martin and Cimarron Software Services whom at the time were working under a NASA contract! Needless to say we cheered hip hip array when we found each other. Sara isn’t just about the behind the scenes of web site making she also enjoys typography, and kicking butt doing DIY Projects.

Sara isn’t a regular web developer, she’s a cool developer, and loves tackling challenges with a belly full of carbs and a face full of contour. Shopping, makeup and user interface design are on her list of things she loves. In her spare time you can catch her hanging with her 3 nieces and nephew, watching YouTube, eating spicy food, and watching The Wizard of Oz. Don’t be fooled by skills that she’s got she’s still Sara from the block.

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.

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.

 

staff-eileen

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 Fountains at Farah’s New Website is Overflowing with Awesomeness!

The Fountains at Farah’s New Website is Overflowing with Awesomeness!

     
If you haven’t heard about The Fountains at Farah, then now is the time to check ‘em out via their dazzling new website! Designed and built by your favorite website development company, the new website houses the various shopping, dining, events, and entertainment happenings at this incredible location.

Built for viewing on any device, the site’s responsive format makes this site smartphone, iPad and desktop friendly so you can view at home or on the go. Simple navigation helps the user zip through the site to easily find what they are looking for.

Preparing for a mega-shopping-eating extravaganza? Click the Visit tab to get basic info such as hours, parking options or directions. And, plotting out your plan of attack has never been easier. The Directory contains an interactive map of the property displaying every store, eatery and event space including hours, phone numbers, photos and links to affiliated websites.

Adventure seekers can view the Event calendar for upcoming concerts, art shows, movies, and other special happenings. To find out more about an event, a band or artist, click the image for details and other related links.

Curious minds can learn more about The Fountains at Farah, by visiting the About page. Questions are reserved for the form located on the Contact Us page. Users can also call or email The Fountains at Farah with the information provided on this page.

Business owners interested in becoming a part of this “power/town center” experience can download a leasing package or contact the developer or leasing consultant to assist with getting the process started.

Interested in adding a splash of excitement to your online efforts? Fill out our contact form and we’ll make sure your website is on point. 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.

FLFCU Lights Up the Internet With a Redesigned Website

FLFCU Lights Up the Internet With a Redesigned Website

We’ll be the first to admit that FirstLight Federal Credit Union needed a revamp of their old website to bring it into the next century. Back when it was designed in 2008 it was definitely snazzy, but as with all things web-related – technologies, styles and techniques change. Once we received the green light for a redesign, it was full steam ahead coding away the last days of 2014. We rang in 2015 by launching FLFCU’s fresh new digs.

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The new homepage opens up with simple navigation in English with an option to view in Spanish. Looking for a job or want to contact FLFCU directly? The subnavigation sits directly above the main navigation highlighting that content and more. If you’re simply dropping in to login and manage your account, the secure login is perched prominently on the page.

Homepage banners feature the latest news and content displayed throughout the site. Users can also search for keywords or locate a nearby ATM or branch using the tools on the homepage. Rates, news and promotions are also readily available for users to interact with clicking over to their landing pages for more details. The “Become a Member” invitation soars at the top of the website inviting users to find out eligibility requirements for membership.

Subpages provide the user with key information on the programs, services and products FirstLight has to offer for individuals, investors and businesses. The content links to related information on either internal or external websites for further information. The Financial Resources section provides users with several tools to help them learn more about finances, calculate loan payments or simply read up on the latest events and news from FLFCU.

Does your website need a makeover? Fill out our contact form and we’ll make it snazzy. 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.

Stanton Street and Bath Group Engineer a Responsive Website

Stanton Street and Bath Group Engineer a Responsive Website

Bath Group Responsive WebsiteBath Group, Inc. provides engineering services to various government and corporate entities locally and internationally. They needed a design refresh built on a responsive platform that resized for viewing on desktops, laptops, tablets or smartphones.

The site’s homepage is colorful and vibrant presenting in a clean and easy-to-use format. Interactive image blocks provide quick links to the specialty areas, careers, services, portfolio items and a contact form found within the site. Users can also access these pages through the simple navigation displayed at the top of the homepage.

Once a user enters each section of the site, they are greeted with a wealth of information and images related to that specific topic. For those needing larger text, there is a font sizing tool utilized within the text frame of a page. A simple click of the “Español” navigation will display the entire site in Spanish.

The portfolio section highlights the range of industries and specifically, an overview of services provided for each featured business. The clients page will display a full list of Bath Group’s clientele. A click on a client will display a client summary that includes projects, testimonials and a general description of that particular business.

The contact us page allows users an opportunity to view and apply for job opportunities. Users can also view driving directions and contact information for each Bath Group office located in New Mexico and Texas.

Do you need your website re-engineered to be responsive? 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.

Stanton Street’s Frequently Asked Questions

Stanton Street’s Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

We know you have some burning questions for us, so we’ll beat ya to the punch!

Why should I hire Stanton Street?
Cause we’re cool and we know what we’re doing! In all seriousness though, we value our clients and take pride in our work. We’re confident that you will be happy with your site and the services that we provide.

What services do you provide?
We can provide practically everything you need for your online marketing efforts.

Web Design & Development

  • Intranets
  • Web Applications
  • Smartphone Applications

Internet Marketing

  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Pay-Per-Click/AdWords
  • PostMarketer Newsletters
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Photography
  • Political Campaign Services

Website and Email Hosting
24/7 Technical Support

How much will a website cost?
All of our websites are priced based on your business objectives. If you have a particular budget in mind, we can provide you with the best solutions within your parameters. We can also work with you to develop your site in phases. Call now for an estimate (915) 351-8440 or fill out our online form.

How long will a website take?
It depends on what kind of site you want. Obviously the more detailed and more functionality, the longer it will take. Unlike other developers who use templates, our code is customized to your website. Since we code from scratch, basic sites typically take 3-4 months, larger more complex ones take around 6 months.

What is a domain name and why do I need one?
A domain name is used to identify a webpage. Each domain name is unique and has to be registered through a registrar, which is something we do on a regular basis. A domain name should be memorable and related to your business. If planned properly, your domain name also helps with search results.

What is hosting and why do I need it?
When we host your site that means your site and all the associated files (like pictures, text and other files) are stored on our server. You need a place to host your site otherwise users will not see your site at all.

Who will I be working with?
On most occasions, your team will consist of an account manager, project manager, designer and developer. Each person plays an important part in making sure your site is done correctly, on-time and on-budget.

What role does each person play in building my site?
Account Managers are the day-to-day contacts for clients and potential clients. For clients, they are the go-to person for anything pertaining to a site before or after development. For potential clients, they pull together estimates for desired projects and seek new business opportunities.

Project Managers oversee the scheduling and resources once a project has been approved for coding.

Designers control the overall look and feel of your site and provide sketches, color variations, font selections and other important details that add professionalism and usability to your site.

Developers write the code that makes your site come to life. They combine all of the functionality and final design into the online representation of your organization.

Can you explain the website development process?
1. Scope of Work
We’ll meet with you to identify your specific goals and needs. When applicable, we’ll also map out the flow of your site. This helps us to create a document that captures the content, features and functions you desire. Once the scope of work and sitemap are approved, we move on to creative development.

2. Creative Development
Once we’ve gathered all of your input, our designer will work up a few sketches. These sketches will be used as the foundation for your site.

3. Technical Development
When the sketch is signed off on, our designer prepares all of the graphics for the developers. Then our programmers take over and bring the site to life.

4. Project Delivery 
The site is handed over to you for inspection and minor adjustments. Once it’s approved, we launch it.

5. Public Relations
We automatically send out press releases to area media and trade publications special to your business. This way everyone knows you have a sparkly new site.

How many changes can I request to the design sketch?
Your scope of work document should cover how many rounds of revisions were budgeted for your site. If it doesn’t, feel free to ask for more.

Can I make changes after I approve the design sketch or live site?
You can make changes to the design sketch or live site within reason. Changes such as updating a text or an image are considered minor. Redesigning the homepage or adding a complex functionality will require us to revisit the scope of work and start the process all over again.

The best way to explain is to think of a website as a house: Blueprints are created, a foundation is laid and the structure is built. If we need to redo the foundation, we’ll have to break apart the structure to get there then build it back up again. The same theory applies for websites.

What is a secure site and how does it work?
If information such as addresses and credit card numbers are to be transmitted through your site, you will need to secure it so hackers don’t have access to it. A website can be protected using a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). An SSL protocol protects the transmission of sensitive information by creating an encrypted channel for it to pass through.

Will everyone see my website the same?
The only way everyone will see an identical website is if every user had the exact same computer, browser and download speed. Since everyone accesses the Internet differently, we build and test our sites on several browsers. We also test them on PCs, Macs and smartphones (if we’re building a mobile site). Read more about browsers and how we make sure your site is beautiful for every user.

How do I generate traffic?
Your account manager will discuss the importance of keywords in content and how this affects your search rankings. If you’d like to actively pursue traffic, we’ll arrange for you to meet with our Internet Marketing Specialist. She’ll guide you through the fantastic world of Pay-Per Click (PPC) and AdWord campaigns.

Once the site is complete, can I make changes and updates to it myself?
If your website was built with a Content Management System (CMS), you can definitely manage the content on your own. We’ll provide you with the proper training on how to navigate your CMS.

What is your payment policy and what type of payments do you accept?
Typically we request 50% down, 25% upon approval of the design, 25% at project delivery then a final payment at the end of your project. We accept credit cards and checks.

Do you have other questions not covered here? Feel free to give us a call at (915) 351-8440 or fill out our contact form!

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.