Vine Branches

Portfolio

As a web designer and developer since 1996, I've created and updated web sites for a varied clientel. The web sites shown here highlight the design features and technologies I've used to create engaging and informative web sites. Every web site is a collaboration between designer and owner. I strive to create websites that reflect their owners and purpose, that are professional-looking, that are easy to read, and that are easy to navigate.

Bill Flood

This is no cookie-cutter real estate agent site. Bill Flood's elegant, upscale, classic website was designed to appeal to discerning and upscale real estate sellers and purchasers. Easy administrative features allow the client to maintain his own property inventory.

First Christian Presbyterian Church of Pryor

The website of First Christian Presbyterian Church of Pryor, Oklahoma is relaxed and inviting, polished but welcoming. The home page imagery reinforces the church name and contains a sidebar to advertise important announcements and upcoming events. It also is powered by Vine Type.

Lost Creek Limited District

The centerpiece of the Lost Creek Limited District website is the water awareness dashboard that presents a host of information in a clear and readable manner.

Presenting water stage, burn ban, weather stats, lake levels and other information is a recipe for a cluttered, busy look, but Vine Branches worked to make this information easy to read and understand. Built on HTML5 and CSS3 standards, the Lost Creek website was designed with mobile friendliness in mind.

The interactive site even goes one step further -- allowing residents to customize the dashboard to display their home's specific watering schedule.

Custom fonts improve readability while enhancing the look and feel of the site.

Metro Computer Resources

Vine Branches brought a high-tech makeover to the Metro Computer Resources website.

The rotating banner scrolls by itself (or the visitor) and presents major marketing messages front and center. The navigation buttons were given a custom glow effect that doesn't involve browser plug-ins or add-ons.

The clean & stylish design reinforces the brand as modern and dependable. Each page includes all the necessary information a potential would need: hours of operation, a map, and phone number for any additional questions.

Michael J Camera, esq

Bold graphics reassure visitors that they are at a law firm site, that of Attorney Michael J Camera, based in Lorain, Ohio. Attorney Camera's site sets a professional tone and offers visitors additional information on legal rulings.

Michael D Doyle, Attorney at Law

Swimming against the current of staid and stiff legal websites, the website of Michael D Doyle makes a bold and lasting impression on visitors. All the other legal sites -- filled with gavels and scales and marble columns -- look like flotsam and jetsam by comparison.

The site gets a boost of interactivity with its revolving carousel and in-page contact form.

Vine Type

My Vine Type website caught the attention of thousands of folks at Command-Shift-3 who voted it a monthly winner in 2008 and continued to rank it among the all-time leaders out of more than 16,000 website submissions.

This website also caught the eye of the Expression Studio team at Microsoft. This lead to an invitation to have the Vine Type site featured in the Microsoft Expression Gallery.

Of course the Vine Type website itself is powered by Vine Type.

Carl’s work over the past several years shows the remarkable progression of his design talents, not only from table-based design to Web standards, but also from relatively uninformed layouts to mature design solutions. — Khoi VinhSubtraction.com

Collaborate.

Your website should reflect your business expertise. A cluttered page with a dozen things begging for attention can distract your visitors from the important messages you want to make.

My clients and I work together to create a pleasant website to view, but more importantly, one that focuses visitor attention on your company's products and services.

Building a web presence is a collaborative effort, but don't worry, I'm easy to work with. Feel free to contact me to discuss your website plans.

Carl

Success Stories.

It feels great when a good website comes together. My clients' sites are unique creations, crafted with care and precision. Because I work with the client needs in mind, each website design tells a story.

A River Runs Through It.

Lost Creek

In the midst of a Texas-sized drought, the Lost Creek Municipal Utility District sought to present timely information on several different water-related issues. Lake Levels, burn ban status, oak wilt status, and up-to-the-minute weather information were all mentioned as important indicators to the local residents.

Vine Branches tackled the complexity with custom programming to gather information from several sources, then present that information as a water awareness dashboard. The dashboard is simple to digest, yet presents a myriad of informational tidbits collected from several different sources. The large dashboard lettering focuses the visitor's on the information while surrounding text support and enhance the meaning.

The resulting home page sends a clear message that water is important and that the Lost Creek MUD is focused on serving its residents and conserving this precious resource.

Jaws.

M D Doyle, OVI DWI DUI Attorney in Elyria Ohio

Law firm and attorney sites are awash in a sea of gavels, scales, and marble columns. The last thing my Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorney in Elyria, Ohio client wanted was to have his site blend in. Working with Michael D Doyle, we agreed on a striking image and tagline that makes a memorable impression on its visitors while casting an sense of confidence over his practice.

This design tears the competition to shreds and casts them aside as mere internet flotsam and jetsam. Visitors will get a clear sense of strength and confidence that a OVI DUI DWI Attorney should present.

Not just another pretty face, M D Doyle's site is enhanced with prominent calls to action, a rotating carousel, and an on-page contact form that allows potential clients to contact Elyria Bankruptcy Attorney Doyle without the need of an email program.

Triumph of the Nerds.

Computer Sales and Repair in Lorain County: Metro Computer Resources

Let's face it, a computer isn't the kind of product that causes one's pulse to race. That doesn't mean a computer retailer has to have a boring website. In fact, a solid modern website is just what suits the folks at Metro Computer Resources. They were selling, installing, repairing, and maintaining computers before we even had something called the internet.

Carl Innocenti and staff have been helping doctors, lawyers, and medium-sized businesses for over two decades. Their clientele is built from their reputation for quality products and services at fair prices.

Vine Branches presents that quality reputation in a contemporary fashion -- with modern and polished graphics, interactive banner, and custom glow-over navigation. Because, hey, we nerds like to have fun too.