New England Academy Redesign and Redevelopment ProjectMy second project of 2015 has finally launched.  The New England Academy located in Beverly, Massachusetts launched their newly re-designed, responsive website on WordPress.

New England Academy is a private, special education school devoted to providing students the academic challenge and clinical support they need to succeed in school.  NEA serves students in grades 7 through 12 with identified social and/or emotional disabilities.

I teamed up once again with Taylor Lee Design Official Website for the new project.  Taylor created the design for the customer while I did the development on the WordPress platform.  I took Taylor’s layered PSDs and created a custom, responsive theme in WP.  I added some additional custom meta boxes within the WordPress admin so NEA staff could easily add content whenever they want.  Custom meta boxes include the featured images shown in the navigation as well as the block quote and image shown on the bottom of the NEA Academic sub-pages.

One of the coolest things I included in this project was the inclusion of the WOW.js.  Taylor wanted to include some fading animations on the site that show up as you scroll.  The WOW.js made this very easy.  You can see the effects of this script on multiple sub-pages of the website.

To wrap up the project I moved over the WP files and MySQL database to their Yahoo! small business web hosting account.  Finished it all up by getting the website Google verified.

If you need a web site re-design, re-platforming or just simple updates, let me know.  I’d be glad to help.  Thanks!