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Mr. St. Martin

Mr. St. Martin
St. Martin Online, LLC.
June - August 2005
Web Designer & Developer
CSS, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, HTML, Javascript
The aim of this website is to provide new users with information about St. Martin and advertise services and products of supporting companies. The website includes a photo gallery, virtual tour, chat, message board and general tourist information. The website was featured in USA Today and receives an average of 750 visitors per day (March, 2002).
To redesign the website with new information and features to compete with new websites. I originally redesigned the website in April of 2001 and was contacted to provide the redesign of that design in June of 2005. This redesign called for the website to function as a news source and magazine. I modernised the three-column layout and gave it a magazine-like spin while maintaining the relaxing and friendly St. Martin theme so that existing visitors would continue to visit the website. Additionally, I developed a new navigational structure to organise the new features and integrated blogging software so that editors on the island could add news. In the previous redesign, I had recommended the successful solution for updating the front page regularly to keep old visitors and to gain new ones. As a result of this, returning visitor numbers increased to approximately 85% (March 2002). Both redesigns were developed using templates so that others could update the website without needing core web development skills.

In addition to the redesign and redevelopment of the Mr. St. Martin website, I had developed the original website in April 2001. This website is currently being maintained by St. Martin Online Services, LLC.