Urbyville Remodeling

I have been a busy little bee in the last couple of weeks, and if you’re reading this story, hopefully you know why. In case you didn’t notice (and if you didn’t, we’re in trouble), Urbyville underwent some major remodeling. One of my projects over the last six months has been to dive into the world of web design and web development, and remodeling Urbyville was the result of learning all that is confusing, yet fascinating, in the world wide web.

While our old Urbyville was dear to our hearts, thanks to our good friends Steve Case and Ronald Lyp (aka Rocketcop), who are highly experienced developers and designers, it needed some different functionality and I needed some practice. In short, we outgrew our home and it needed some serious remodeling that we needed to learn on our own.

Other than a new design and the general feeling of awesomeness while perusing the site, here are a few features that we’re excited to share with you: 

  1. Better Organization – I am an organization nerd at heart, so you’ll find that our stories and photos are grouped together much more logically and are much easier to find.
  2. Search function – Need to find something? If you’re on the Stories page, or several other pages with a sidebar, there is now a search box.
  3. RSS Feed – This one was added especially for Zippers, our friend from the AT, who has been asking us to add this feature for about a year. Sorry it took so long, Zippers! 

There are quite a bit more functions than that, but I don’t want to overwhelm you. We’re still working out some quirks and will be adding some different content other than stories.  

Lastly, I wanted to share the other project I worked on this fall, a website for a friend that started her own business. The website is Well n Fit, and it’s a company with both individual coaching programs and wellness programs for businesses. My friend and her business partner have many years of experience in the health and wellness industry, and are shining examples of fitness in terms of both diet and exercise. So if you’re looking for a new health program to start 2013 off right, check them out!

Thank you once again to Steve Case and Ronald Lyp for all their help in getting Urbyville off the ground, especially during those times when I somehow broke Urbyville on the back end and called them frantically for a solution. I still consider them my gurus in all that is web related. 

We’d love any feedback you have on Urbyville, regarding design, functionality, or anything else you might want to see up there. Thanks again for reading and following us on all our adventures.

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