The Columbia Valley Pioneer has a print run of 6,400 copies, and has a similar amount of online readers – which has only grown since the launch of their new site.
The Columbia Valley Pioneer needed a new, robust website capabable of handling years of content in a clean and organized manner. The new Wordpress powered website is user-friendly, allowing staff at the Pioneer will be to post their stories, photos and issues quickly and easily.
The theme was designed from scratch, and carefully put together to reflect the Pioneers visual style, while maintaining a ‘heritage’ aesthetic. A major challenge was creating a user-friendly navigation to serve the older population of readers. The radical change from the previous website was somewhat overwhelming for users familiar with the old site, however some live testing ironed out the kinks, and web volume has nearly quadrupled from previous records.
With new features like fast-loading online issues, comments and facebook implementation, Columbiavalleypioneer.com has rocketed in popularity, featuring lively discussions, submissions, heavy traffic and a larger community presence.
Shawn’s Eggplant Studios graphic design skills and attention to detail has made our production process as seamless as it can be. The quality and relevance of his work demonstrates a solid understanding of the online market and trends. He pro-actively manages his time effectively.
From the initial conceptual meeting to the final upload of files to press, Shawn can be trusted to efficiently manoeuvre through each step to ensure nothing gets forgotten and each piece receives the attention the project demands for a successful outcome and a happy client.