American Poolplayer Association
International Pool League
The American Poolplayers Association (APA) is the World’s Largest Amateur Pool League. With nearly 250,000 members throughout the United States, Canada and Japan, the APA organizes several annual pool tournaments in Las Vegas in addition to regional tournaments throughout member countries. They wanted an update to their existing site, which had hundreds of pages and posts. We created a custom post type for their tournaments to make it easier to keep the information consistent and easy to edit across the site.
Commercial Property Developers
Hunt Ventures is a retail and commercial property development company started by Johnelle Hunt and her late husband, J.B. Hunt. The company needed a website to showcase their various development projects in and around Rogers, Arkansas.
University of Arkansas
Campus WordPress networks
The University of Arkansas offers WordPress sites to students, faculty and staff to use for for classes, lab projects, student groups, academic portfolios, department newsletters, and a host of other things. They needed a simple consistent web solution flexible enough to meet those needs while offering a high level of support and be managed by a small team.
Lake Lucerne Resort
The Lake Lucerne Resort is a collection of rental cottages situated around a small lake in historic Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Their website serves as the main portal to reaching customers, but also provides information for upcoming and current guests.
Peace at Home
The Peace at Home family shelter’s website needed to reach varying audiences. While the primary audience was women in potentially abusive situations seeking information about getting help, the site also had to connect with those wanting to donate or volunteer at the shelter. In addition, the site provided information about the Shelter’s thrift store, a major source of funding for the organization.
Journal of Agriculture, Food and Analytical Bacteriology
Open Access Journal
A group of research scientists at the University of Arkansas wanted to create their own peer-reviewed open access journal. In addition to distributing print copies of the journal, they wanted to make the issues and articles available online, free for everyone to access.
James A. Nelson
Artist / Gallery Owner
James A. Nelson is an artist and gallery owner who creates wall sculptures using wood and acrylics. He needed a website to showcase his extensive collection of work and to announce gallery events to the local art community.
Alternative Wellness Practitioner
Patti Conklin is a wellness practitioner, author and public speaker. She offers a variety of services and both physical and digital products for sale in her online store. In addition to meeting all of these needs, she wanted her website to be the hub for a network of wellness practitioners from different disciplines.
War Eagle Mill
Online Retailer / Tourist Destination
War Eagle Mill is a working historic grain mill complete with a waterwheel-powered millstone. They sell a variety of flours, grains, and mixes through their online store. The mill is also a popular tourist destination with a restaurant and gift shop. They needed their website to reach both of these audiences, and integrate with their e-commerce solution.
Simple World Mentoring
Social Outreach Program
Simple World Mentoring is a social outreach program that provides mentoring, tutoring and counselling to families in Northwest Arkansas. They needed a website to connect with families in need in the local community.
Author / Storyteller / Humorist
Author Dan Borengasser needed a website to showcase his books and provide links to purchase them on amazon.com. He wanted the website to match the playful and whimsical style of his stories and their cover art.
Division is an extension for Elegant Themes’ flagship theme, Divi. Division adds numerous features to the popular theme that allow a wider spectrum of header and navigation styles, more control over featured images, super-powered sidebars, and more. Using the WordPress customizer, users can control site styles with simple options and preview the results instantly.
Taproot is a starter theme for WordPress that can be customized and extended to fit a wide variety of needs. While being packed with features and options, Taproot is still simple, clean and ready to go out of the box. Global site layouts, settings, and colors can be easily configured in the many options in the Customizer. Single pages and posts have options for the layout, title, sidebars, featured image and header. Custom sidebars can be created right in the Widgets interface.
Skills & Tools
“Sky’s templates and the Division child theme have made WordPress a lot more accessible and customizable than what we had before, and he’s been very helpful at responding to issues. I work with him on a regular basis, and I don’t know what we’d do without his expertise.”
Director of Communication
University of Arkansas, Engineering
“We’ve worked with Sky Shabatura extensively. He has been a strong technological ally in realizing our department’s goals. His efforts to streamline and standardize the use of WordPress on campus are invaluable to us. The framework that he built allows us to take advantage of the easy-to-use Divi theme.”
Assistant Director for Marketing and Strategic Communications
University of Arkansas, Housing
“Sky is very concerned about the user experience for UARK WordPress sites, allowing me to focus on content creation and curation and not get bogged down in the technical issues of blog upkeep. Not only do the sites work flawlessly on mobile, but the layout and plug-ins only add to the great user experience Sky has created.”
Digital Media Specialist
University of Arkansas, Vice Provost for Student Affairs
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