Child Advocates of Blair County Re-Designed Website Launch

Child Advocates of Blair County Re-Designed Website Launch

This year, Keystone Web Studios designed and launched a new website and information portal for the Child Advocates of Blair County (CABC), a non-profit organization that operates the pre-school and Head Start programs within Blair County Pennsylvania.

Our approach to this project included multiple points of focus:

  • Re-organizing the information on CABC's Pre-K Counts & Head Start Programs for use on the website with focus on Search Engine Optimization.
  • Developing a custom, clean/professional looking & responsive theme for CABC's WordPress platform.
  • Implementing a calendar/event system for multiple locations that's easy to administer and with filtering so parents can see information relevant to their child's school.
  • Implementing a custom job board and digital application system that was easy to administer and guided users through a simplified job submission process.
  • Simplifying online enrollments for students and staff.
  • Building a user friendly non-wordpress permission based dashboard for CABC staff to administer page content, events, job postings/submissions and pre-enrollments.
  • Implementing a simple drag and drop content system for staff to make image, text and video edits without coding knowledge.

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Custom Website Management System

By default, WordPress comes with a content management dashboard where you can make changes to your website, however this system can be cumbersome to navigate and isn’t particularly user friendly for non-developers. 

One of our focus areas for CABC was creating a custom dashboard with access level permissions so that teachers and other faculty could manage certain aspects of the website easily, without having to see all the unnecessary settings and controls.

Here, you can see the difference between the standard WordPress dashboard and our custom interface.

Keystone Web Studios Portal
Default WordPress Admin

Rapid Development: Project Completed Within 4 Weeks

Even though the website has a lot of moving parts and pieces, development was achieved within 4 weeks time at the expedited request of the client. 

Keystone Web Studios

A Pennsylvania based IT consulting firm specializing in Wordpress & custom framework website / application development, ecommerce platforms, native mobile application development, SEO/SEM services, digital marketing management & technical support. Call us anytime! 855-942-0303

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Technologies We Use

Front-End Technologies are responsible for the look and the operation of your website or application. We use technologies that are stable, widely adopted and have large community support behind them. They include:

  • HTML5 – The latest version of the Hypertext Markup Language. The base code for all web pages.
  • CSS3 – A language and set of rules for styling assets and web content on a website.
  • Bootstrap 4 – A powerful front-end framework developed by Twitter that allows developers to include web components in their applications easily.
  • Material UI – Another powerful front-end framework for React that mimics Google’s Material Design look.
  • jQuery / JavaScript – A client-side processing language for controlling front-end functions and managing data between the front and back-end of websites and applications.

Back-End Technologies remain on a server and are responsible for things like user authentication, some website functionality, data searches and data storage. Technologies that we use are stable, widely adopted and have large community support behind them. They include:

  • Laravel PHP Framework – A popular MVC (model-view-controller) PHP framework used in the development of websites and APIs for mobile development.
  • MySQL – A open source relational database management platform (Structured Query Language). 
  • NGINX – A fast and stable web server / load balancer for websites and APIs.
  • Ubuntu Server – A popular server architecture great for running websites, databases and APIs

Open Source Technologies are community written software projects that are available for free on the internet and can be modified to better fit a company’s needs. Should you need, we can adjust any open source system to meet the requirements of your business.

  • Wordpress – Content management system used to build websites and web applications.
  • WooCommerce – Comprehensive ECommerce plugin for Wordpress.
  • Magento – Standalone eCommerce platform written in PHP.
  • SuiteCRM – Customer relationship manager with built in email marketing capabilities.
  • OpenProject – Team based project management software. 

Front-End Technologies are responsible for the look and the operation of your website or application. We use technologies that are stable, widely adopted and have large community support behind them. They include:

  • HTML5 – The latest version of the Hypertext Markup Language. The base code for all web pages.
  • CSS3 – A language and set of rules for styling assets and web content on a website.
  • Bootstrap 4 – A powerful front-end framework developed by Twitter that allows developers to include web components in their applications easily.
  • Material UI – Another powerful front-end framework for React that mimics Google’s Material Design look.
  • jQuery / JavaScript – A client-side processing language for controlling front-end functions and managing data between the front and back-end of websites and applications.

Back-End Technologies remain on a server and are responsible for things like user authentication, some website functionality, data searches and data storage. Technologies that we use are stable, widely adopted and have large community support behind them. They include:

  • Laravel PHP Framework – A popular MVC (model-view-controller) PHP framework used in the development of websites and APIs for mobile development.
  • MySQL – A open source relational database management platform (Structured Query Language). 
  • NGINX – A fast and stable web server / load balancer for websites and APIs.
  • Ubuntu Server – A popular server architecture great for running websites, databases and APIs

Open Source Technologies are community written software projects that are available for free on the internet and can be modified to better fit a company’s needs. Should you need, we can adjust any open source system to meet the requirements of your business.

  • Wordpress – Content management system used to build websites and web applications.
  • WooCommerce – Comprehensive ECommerce plugin for Wordpress.
  • Magento – Standalone eCommerce platform written in PHP.
  • SuiteCRM – Customer relationship manager with built in email marketing capabilities.
  • OpenProject – Team based project management software. 

If you have any questions about the technology we use or if we can support your project contact us.