Case Study

Toe River Forge

Toe River Forge

Project Details

The Owner of Toe River Forge was also our client for a Nonprofit website project and approached us with a request to develop a new, mobile-ready and responsive site for their ironworks and sculpture business.  The site was developed using nothing other than Joomla! for their purposes.  The BIG emphasis was placed on INFORMATION  as a means of getting the word out about their services, artwork and amazing level of skill and craftsmanship
  • Client: Toe River Forge
  • Solution:Joomla! CMS
  • Date:2018
  • Category:Business
  • Website:Toe River Forge

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Heavy emphasis was placed on a highly VISUAL INFORMATIONAL experience and highlighting the capabilities & craftsmanship of the artist. The website needed to contain a lot photographic imageery to give the visitor some insight and ideas of the capabilities of the artist/owner.  Joomla! made this easy.
In addition to an events component, we added Joomshaper's Page Builder component to allow authorized personnel to add, edit and remove content as needed from the front end of the website.  By simply logging in, those with appropriate permissions can manage the website directly without the need for administrative access to the back end of the website.  This makes it a very easy for the end users.

Project Goals

A highly VISUAL design for presenting lots of varied information, ease of navigation for the site visitor, minimal management learning curve, highly customizable, scalable, SEO ready, perfomance enabled for mobile users, low data useage, speed, reliability and above all, supported for the life of the project.

Joomla! meets all of these requirements virtually out of the box, but we've added enhancements to help attain all of the current and anticipated needs of the client.  

  • Keep costs low using FREE, Open-Source components where possible.
  • Create a user EXPERIENCE for the site visitor.  Interesting and informative.
  • Simplify site management, support and analytics.  Be USER FRIENDLY.
  • Adaptable to any future use, ability to KEEP CURRENT with web standards.
  • Generate PHYSICAL TRAFFIC to the Toe River Forge site by creating an exciting, unique and always-evolving experience.  
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Project Components

In addition to the base Joomla! CMS, we utilized a custom, commercial template to speed the initial design process and customized it to fit the clients' needs.  The template came from Joomshaper's extensive assortment of beautiful designs.  Then we added all of the required components, modules and plugins to the system to bring the vision to life.  A list of some of the products used is below....
  • Joomshaper's commercial Page Builder Pro
  • RSEvents Pro by RS Joomla
  • Akeeba Backup Pro
  • SP Simple Portfolio
  • SP TimeLine
  • Multilingual Plugin
  • HikaShop eCommerce
  • FW Gallery
  • JCH Optimize Pro
  • SEO Optimizer

End Results

Our client, Toe River Forge, could not have been more pleased with the end result.  From being able to manage the website themselves to evolving throughout a varied and changing season of shows and scheduled events to present thier works, the website makes it easy to stay on top of anything that comes along.

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