Events At 10 West Main

Background: Events at 10 West Main came to amshot as a new company without a website. They had a logo that was somewhat outdated and in need of a redesign.

Client needed: An image-oriented, classy site that showed off their venue, a revamped logo, and updated brand colors.

What we came up with: A modernized, cleaner version of their logo in neutral grey, white, off-white, and beige tones that reflect the colors found in their venue decor. A green-blue accent color was selected, not only because it is classy and adds visual interest, but also to mirror the color of the venue’s roof and the greenery often used in their floral arrangements. These colors were then used throughout the site.

The clients requested that the home page feature full-width photos—however, these high-resolution images are slow to load. To remedy this, a loading screen was added to allow images to load faster and reassure visitors that the full site is on its way (and not stuck in a never-ending loading screen).

As with other event venue sites we have designed, we used a “paralax,” style so all necessary information is listed on the front page, summarizing the features and allowing potential clients to quickly scan through relevant details.

A checklist of offerings was included to provide a simple, zero-effort way of learning the venue’s offerings.

Because venue images are vital to the client’s business, an image gallery is featured on the Gallery page/bottom of the Home page.


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The Cage

Background: The Cage OKC came to amshot with a “static” website that was not very interactive. Their brand colors are black and white.

Client needed: A sporty-looking site that would allow them to 1) sell their sports gear, 2) post players’ stats after games, and 3) display and edit a schedule of upcoming events. The Cage OKC also needed a secondary brand color to add visual interest. As a sponsor-funded operation, providing significant real estate on the site for donors is important.

What we came up with: A primarily black and white site with pops of bright blue for contrast. The blue chosen is reminiscent one of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s accent colors and proves to be an “athletic-looking” combo when paired with black and white.

We purchased a sports-centric plugin that allows users to easily and attractively display stats, scoring leaders, team information, and schedules. We also purchased an e-commerce plugin that allows the users to sell sports gear in a professional setting. Large “presenting sponsors’” logos are featured in the footer.


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Gerald L. Gamble Co.

Background: Gerald L. Gamble Co. came to amshot with an older website that was somewhat outdated. The site was not dynamic; it was not mobile-friendly and appeared as a small square on large screens. The client was also having trouble displaying their real estate properties. Gerald L. Gamble Co. had an established logo and colors—red-orange, black, and white with an underlined, serif font.

Client needed: As a real estate company, Gerald L. Gamble Co. needed an updated, dynamic/mobile-optimized site, prominently featuring their accreditations, with a friendly interface for displaying their properties.

What we came up with: A simple design playing off the line in their logo with serif header fonts to match the logo fonts. Accreditations are prominently featured on every page in the header, and visitors can easily find listed properties through the “Properties” button on the header or “Properties for Sale & Lease: Show Me!” button on the front page.

Gerald L. Gamble Co. uses third party vendor LoopNet to list properties. On their old site, visitors were redirected to LoopNet’s website to view Gerald L. Gamble properties rather than being able to view them directly on the Gerald L. Gamble Co. website. We worked directly with LoopNet while they were in the process of developing this functionality and were able to set up an API (application program interface) that allowed visitors to stay on the Gerald L. Gamble Co. website when browsing properties, a crucial component of their business.

Like most modern sites, the new site is mobile-optimized and dynamically fits to any size screen.


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The Downtown Club of OKC

Background: The Downtown Club of OKC came to amshot with an older site that was somewhat outdated. The site was not dynamic; it was not mobile-friendly and appeared as a small square on large screens. They had a black, white, and grey logo featuring a tower with a small gold window and an all caps, sans-serif font.

Client needed: A modernized site with a mobile-friendly page featuring their monthly speakers.

What we came up with: The Downtown Club of OKC had a header image of the Oklahoma City skyline, but it was older and did not include the recently built Devon Tower. We took their original image, added in the Devon Tower to complete the skyline, and simplified the color, leaving the original blue sky for visual interest but colorizing the skyline gold to match the brand’s accent color.

The speaker page is crucial to the organization, whose main events are meetups featuring notable speakers. On the old site, the speaker calendar was not mobile-friendly as it was previously formatted as a table. We reformatted the page to appear correctly on any size device.

The header font is all caps and sans serif to mirror the logo font.


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Vector Petroleum

Background: Vector Petroleum came to amshot as a new company without a website. They did not have a logo or brand colors.

Client needed: A logo, brand colors, and a simple site with the company’s basic information.

What we came up with: Playing off of the word “vector” (as in, vector graphic) and the letter “V,” we designed a clean logo reminiscent of a “V” and made up of two vector shapes.

The site is simple and subdued, and the sidebar on every page features the site’s key information: contact info.

 


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The Shrader Firm

Featuring a large image slider, this theme is also simple and clean, easy to navigate yet very beautiful.

shraderfirm.com

Crotts Lohrey and Associates

This is a beautiful, full screen, photo-based theme. A cutting-edge look for a cutting-edge law firm.

crottscpa.com

Charles S. Givens Interests

A very simple, clean blog style layout with a classic black and white theme. This website is one of Amshot’s earliest web projects.

csgivens.com