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Check out the projects we've been working on recently! Each project has a brief description of what we've done, and also what special features and services we provided for that project.


St. Mary Catholic Faith Community - Hales Corners, Wisconsin St. Mary Catholic Faith Community
Hales Corners, Wisconsin
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One of the largest parishes in the Milwaukee Archdiocese, St. Mary's wanted to rebuild their web site from the ground up. What was done originally as a volunteer effort by a parish member languished for months without updating, and the site needed an incredible amount of work to bring it up to today's standards. SVJ Designs started with nothing, and is working with the parish office to create a site that is useful to current and prospective parishioners.

Recent updates have enabled the church and school staff to manage the content independently. Nearly every page on the web site can be modified by authorized and trained staff members, who also have the ability to upload files, modify the navigation menu items, and reorganize information at will. Each administration area is permission-based, so volunteers can manage certain information, while staff has more access, and select staff members have the most access and control over the site and its functions. For the more complex changes and updates, as well as adding new features as needed, we provide ongoing consulting, support, and development services to make improvements and maintain a high level of usability, compatibility, and valuable features for staff and parishioners alike.

Project FeaturesTechnologies/Services
  • Recordings of homilies and choir performances
  • Weekly bulletins and quarterly newsletters available online
  • Feedback/contact form
  • Online maintenance by church and school staff
  • Multiple browser compatibility
  • Content management functionality
  • Volunteer management for Parish Festival and Athletic Association
  • Custom PHP programming
  • Photography services
  • Ongoing content maintenance services

Porsche Club of America - Milwaukee Region Porsche Club of America - Milwaukee Region
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This active club of Porsche owners needed a web site that could be maintained easily by one of their members, while still containing advanced features that aren't just copy-and-paste templates and embedded objects. We developed a web site that provided them with the ability to change much of the content, manage the flow of information, and provide features to their members that were not possible before.

Their printed newsletter was replaced with an online version, which saved the club the costs of printing and mailing hundreds of newsletters, and it freed resources to continue improving the information on the web site.

A recent design refresh introduced a new look that reflected the fun experience of owning, driving, and appreciating Porsche automobiles. We integrated their events into the blocks of information so that the front page was always showing something fresh, updated, and relevant to the membership. Their coordinator has the ability to post reports of recent events, update their calendar of meeting and driving events, and add new photos whenever they wish.

Project FeaturesTechnologies/Services
  • Content management functionality
  • Calendar of Events
  • Journal/Newsletter postings
  • Classifieds
  • Membership listings and members-only areas
  • Member contact form
  • Multiple browser compatibility
  • Custom PHP programming
  • MySQL Database programming and integration
  • Advertising management application
  • Ongoing content maintenance services

Wisconsin City/County Management Association (WCMA) Wisconsin City/County Management Association (WCMA) - Members Only Site
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The Wisconsin City/County Management Association (WCMA) is an organization of professional managers and administrators from counties, cities, villages, and towns throughout the state. They contacted SVJ Designs when they saw the need to take their web site to the next level of usefulness for their membership and to have it reflect the professionalism of their organization.

While working with them to arrive at a design they liked, we implemented a survey of their membership so they could determine what features were used the most, and what new features should be implemented in the future. We then took a fine-toothed comb to every page on their site to make sure that it had correct spelling, grammar, consistent references, and was easy to navigate. Using our custom delivery platform, the site is now very easy to maintain, which reduces errors and omissions, and it also reduces their maintenance costs when changes are implemented.

Project FeaturesTechnologies/Services
  • Knowledgebase application combined with E-Mail "mailing list" capability
  • Contact form
  • Site feedback form
  • Automated indexes of newsletters, meeting agendas, and minutes
  • Multiple-browser compatibility
  • MySQL database-driven
  • Custom PHP programming
  • Ongoing content maintenance services

201 Lake Drive 201 Lake Drive
Random Lake, Wisconsin
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The owners of a new vacation rental home on a beautiful lake in Southeastern Wisconsin were looking for a web site that would allow them to show potential customers what their property had to offer, what their guests would be able to do in the area, and to have an online reservation and availability calendar to make reservations easy. Since this was a new rental, they also needed assistance with publicity and marketing to get the word out and build traffic to their web site.

What we designed was a very clean and easy to read web site that uses a flexible foundation that is easy to update and is very compatible with a wide variety of web browsers. The site features plenty of photos to show off the rooms in the house and the views of the lake that their guests will enjoy, a calendar of events that the client is able to maintain so they can provide a list of the most interesting events happening in the area, and a reservation calendar which provides potential customers with immediate knowledge of when the rental is available and a contact form in which to contact the owners and make the necessary arrangements.

Project FeaturesTechnologies/Services
  • Client-updateable Reservation Calendar
  • Client-updateable Calendar of Events
  • Photo Galleries
  • Flexible platform that allows for growth in content and features
  • Multiple browser compatibility
  • Custom PHP programming
  • MySQL database-driven
  • Publicity and marketing services
  • Ongoing content maintenance services

Learning Edge Childcare & Preschool Learning Edge Childcare & Preschool
New Berlin, Wisconsin
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This family-owned business wanted to have a professionally-designed site that represented their growing business well. They also wanted to provide their current families with a useful online tool for obtaining information and communicating with the staff through a variety of means.

We worked with them to develop a layout that was consistent with their other marketing efforts, content that would be useful for both prospective and current customers, and suggested ways to integrate their web site into their overall marketing plan. The result is a site that will not only generate new customers, but also retain their existing customers through the added value and communication the site provides.

Project FeaturesTechnologies/Services
  • Password-protected content for parents
  • Lead generation form
  • Parent contact form
  • Calendar of events
  • E-Mail mailing lists for each location to communicate directly with parents
  • Custom PHP programming
  • MySQL database-driven
  • Ongoing content maintenance services

The BigScreen Cinema GuideThe BigScreen Cinema Guide
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Founded by SVJ Designs in January of 1995, this site has become one of the best sites for movie and theater information. Published by movie enthusiasts for movie enthusiasts, you won't find corporate stodginess here, just a finely tuned publication that delivers on its promises.

Project FeaturesTechnologies
  • Dynamic content that changes daily
  • Customizable by site visitors
  • 2+ million monthly page views
  • 600,000 readers
  • Content exchange with partners via XML
  • Paid-level access to enhanced features
  • Multiple browser compatibility
  • MySQL database-driven
  • Custom PHP programming
  • XML data exchange
  • Customization via cookies and sessions


SVJ Designs can help you maintain the information on your present site, and we can make improvements that will improve your site's performance, compatibility, and effectiveness.


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