Mary Hager - Function First Design
     Effective, Affordable Site Development
April 30, 2017   

Portfolio Samples

These are a few of my favorite sites. Some are simple and some are more complicated, but they are included here because each of them had some specific requirements that were not being met by other designers/developers or content management systems. These sites are intended to give you an idea of what is possible, whether your business is large or small. Every business is unique and has some needs that probably aren't covered by a one-size-fits-all website.

Metzer Farms
Austin Brothers Farm
Institute for Wetland & Environmental Education & Research
Cedar Heights Center
Cedar Heights Center is a wellness and learning center in Northern Georgia. They have a team of health professionals and educators offering counseling, massage, and classes in nutrition, photography, writing, yoga, and meditation.
They needed a website that would allow them to schedule events and courses in a calendar format, to add to/alter their team member list, and to make announcements for special upcoming events as well. They had originally tried working with a standard content management system, but it was so complicated to use, they hired me to manage their administrative tasks. This, of course, is ridiculous! The whole point of a CMS is supposed to be that you don't need to hire a code professional to make updates to your website!

I wrote a custom content management system for them - one that was simple to use and that incorporated all of the specific features they required. We also made a nice little Flash slideshow, a brief "tour" of the Center, and designed a site that represents them visually (the previous site was painful to look at and did not suit them at all!)
Brookfield Farm
Fallsbrook Farm
Hilltown Hybrids
New England Falconry
Tuckaway Farm