December 30, 2008
In 2008, Crucial Networking traveled to Tacoma, Seattle, New York, and right down the road to Hartford, CT for several photo shoots with Candlebox.
December 18, 2008
R-D Manufacturing, an East Lyme, CT manufacturer of sheet metal products using cutting edge fabrication technology, has selected Crucial Networking, LLC to bring to life a new web presence for their firm. Included in Crucial's responsibilities will not only be the web design & development, but also custom product photography.
December 14, 2008
After working closely with The Voice, a Fairfield, CT based marketing & communications firm, we are happy to announce the launch of the new and improved nflonlocation.net. The site is a destination for NFL fans seeking the ultimate fan experience for select NFL events throughout the course of the year, including the Superbowl, the NFL Draft, and the Pro Bowl. Our role in the project was to construct an easy-to-use Content Management System (CMS) through which NFL staffers can easily maintain content and view reporting.
November 30, 2008
We are very pleased to announce that musician Jay Shogren has chosen Crucial Networking, LLC to redevelop his web site. An ecletic mix of roots, country, blues & rock defines the style of Shogren, and his Gibson L-48 guitar and gruff voice and lyrics deliver it to your ears. We are excited to welcome Jay to our client roster and cannot wait to bring his style forth for all to see and hear on the web.
November 23, 2008
Crucial Networking recently completed an on-location photo shoot for new client A Moment Away, a Southington, CT day spa. The photos from the shoot will be used as part of the design for A Moment Away's new web site, currently in production. View A Moment Away Day Spa photos
November 16, 2008
Crucial Networking recently completed a photo shoot for West Hartford, CT Naturopathic physician Dr. Frank Aieta. The photos from the shoot will be used across a variety of media, including Dr. Aieta's web site and print ads in local publications. View Dr. Frank Aieta photos
November 14, 2008
We are pleased to welcome our newest client, Bob DeCosmo, owner and manager of www.tenanttracks.com. A real estate veteran of more than 20 years, DeCosmo utilizes tenanttracks.com to provide more rights for landlords throughout the state of Connecticut, offering various tools to help them in screening tenants prior to accepting them. Additionally, Bob is an active advocate for landlord rights in our state's capitol. Crucial will be helping Bob with the existing site, expanding functionality as well as being Bob's web agency of record into the future.
November 9, 2008
A Moment Away, a spa located in Southington, CT, has chosen Crucial Networking to redesign & redevelop their web presence. The new site will feature an overhaul to the design as well as an integrated Content Management System (CMS) that will enable the spa to update their content themselves. In addition to the web site, Crucial Networking will be photographing their facilities to create custom art to be featured on the site. We welcome A Moment Away and look forward to working on their site!
November 6, 2008
After much anticipation, the new web site for the multi-platinum selling band Candlebox has launched. With 10 years in between albums, the band wanted to launch an engaging new web presence on the tails of their latest cd, “Into The Sun.”
Focused on the band's incredibly-loyal fans, the site features numerous features and considerable band-centric content such as live photos, videos, track samples and lyrics, and a fan forum. Many additional interactive fan-friendly elements are planned for the coming months.
Crucial Networking put their stamp on virtually every aspect of this site, from the strategy to the design, to the custom photography that is present throughout the site. We even designed the cover art for the band's latest album “Into the Sun” as well as contributing the photography used in the recently released live CD/DVD package entitled “Alive in Seattle.” View the new Candlebox web site.
October 28, 2008
We are happy to announce the launch of www.goodforyougirls.com, a web site devoted to providing “Naturally Good Skin Care for Girls™.” Both parents of young girls, Kimberly Grustas and Grace Petrarca are setting out to change how moms view skin care as it relates to their children. Made from organic ingredients and free of the chemicals and toxins that comprise most skin care products (yes, even those marketed toward young girls), Good For You Girls' products promise to take the skin care community by storm.
October 14, 2008
We are very pleased to announce that The Allen J. Flood Companies, a Larchmont, NY–based insurance firm, has chosen Crucial Networking to rework their web presence. Included in the engagement are the realignment of content, an overhaul of an existing Content Management System (CMS) and a migration from a Windows environment to a LAMP (Linux Apache mySQL PHP) environment. Crucial Networking is ecstatic to welcome this 50 year old firm to its roster of clients.
October 12, 2008
After completing a web site for his band, The Colbys, we are very pleased to announce the launch of www.colbymusic.com, the online presence for John Colby, grammy and emmy-winning composer, producer, music director, and keyboardist. Featuring interactive audio players, John's impressive photo gallery (a “who's who” of celebs and music royalty) as well as a timeline showcasing John's very impressive career in music, the site very simply showcases the world of John Colby.
October 6, 2008
Crucial Networking recently completed custom product photography for Brunami, a Glastonbury, CT company specializing in one-of-a-kind tie-dyed and custom colored Gis for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo.
September 25, 2008
To help support their recent releases “Into The Sun” and “Alive In Seattle,” Candlebox has returned to Crucial Networking for a web site redesign & development that will serve to better connect the band with its fans. Founded on a base of striking, yet simple & elegant design and usability, the intended focus of the site will be on quick & easy dissemnination of content, both via the web site and through integration with popular social networking platforms.
September 24, 2008
Today marks the launch of a new web site for Hartford recording studio Tapeworks, Inc. The site offers a wealth of information about the studio, including audio/video samples and virtual tours, and seeks to accurately present them as the most talented and diverse studio in the state, if not all of New England. The studio is unique in the sense that they not only offer a wide assortment of recording services, but they do it all extremely well. For more information on Tapeworks, visit the Tapeworks web site.
September 23, 2008
Today marks the launch of a new web site for longtime Crucial client Natalia Rose. The new web site for Rose, a Manhattan nutritionist and author, seeks to present her as more of a brand entity, rather than focusing the site around a new book. The themes of simple beauty and radiant health that are prevalent in Rose's books have been carried through to the new design, which seeks to present the wealth of free health, nutrition, and detox information in an elegant, inviting, and extremely user-friendly manner. For more information on this project with Natalia Rose, view Detox the World in our portfolio.
September 14, 2008
Crucial Networking recently completed custom product photography for Holly's Oatmeal, a Torrington, CT company recently featured on Giada's Favorites on the Today show. The photos from the shoot are currently in-use on www.hollysoatmeal.com, amazon.com, and anywhere else Holly's products are sold online.
August 10, 2008
Today marks the launch of a new web site for Healthcare Risk Specialists, a professional liability broker in West Hartford, CT. The web site provides potential clients an overview of services offered, company methods, and useful resources, as well as the ability to get a quick premium indicator by filling out a short form. For more information on Healthcare Risk Specialists, visit Healthcare Risk Specialists web site.
August 7, 2008
TechniArt, Inc. is a Collinsville, CT company that develops and markets products that promote the use of alternative energy. Their current focus is on mainstream household, energy-efficient lighting. The company has extensive contacts in the wholesale & retail markets and was one of the thirteen original Energy Star® partners.
Crucial Networking will develop a web site for TechniArt, Inc. that will provide basic information about the company, upcoming events and available products, while also seeking to educate residential customers of Connecticut on the availability of special pricing on alternative energy products.
July 31, 2008
Longtime client Natalia Rose has enlisted Crucial's services to help reshape her web presence. The new web site will seek to position Natalia as more of a brand & her site as more of a destination for all things relating to good health and detoxification.
Natalia Rose, a sought-after Manhattan-based nutritionist, is the author of three acclaimed books about the benefits of detoxifying the body through proper diet and lifestyle practices.
July 22, 2008
Today marks the launch of a new web site for Frank Berry Ministries, a relations-based ministry in Decatur, AL. The web site is an extensive resource of information for people looking to connect with, serve, or heal themselves through God. Though having a strong base in Christianity, Frank Berry Ministries does not consider itself to be a church or denomination, but instead a means for people to find freedom, truth, and renewal via their own personal relationships with God. For more information on Frank Berry Ministries, visit Frank Berry Ministries web site.
July 10, 2008
Today marks the launch of a new web site for Oradell, NJ-based risk management and insurance consulting firm ICE (Insurance Consulting Experts). The web site provides potential clients an overview of services offered, company methods, and experience. Via a secure login, existing clients will soon have a secure means of communication and transfer of information, including their schedule of insurance, exchange of exposure information, and the ability to find, load and complete applications online. For more information on Insurance Consulting Experts, visit Insurance Consulting Experts web site.
June 12, 2008
Crucial Networking has been asked to design album art for the debut full-length record from Los Angeles band The Kings Royal.
The artwork will consist of a 4 panel cardboard digipack with a sleeve for the cd, and will be sold on the band's upcoming nationwide summer tour in support of Candlebox. Featuring singer Benny Marchant, Candlebox members Sean Hennesy and Adam Kury on guitar and bass, and former Pearl Jam & Candlebox drummer Dave Krusen, the band has been playing shows in the Los Angeles area since forming in 2007. The self-titled record features acclaimed producer David J. Holman playing keyboards, mixing, and producing, as well as sharing songwriting duties with Marchant.
For more information on the Kings Royal:
June 9, 2008
Crucial Networking has recently completeed design work for the new Candlebox singles “Surrendering” and “Into the Sun.” The singles are available for download anywhere digital downloads are sold online. View Candlebox album art.
May 13, 2008
Today marks the launch of a new web site for New Britain, CT company Alexia Lighting Design, a local company that designs & installs outdoor lighting for homes & businesses throughout the Connecticut area. The web site provides an overview of Alexia's services, and showcases their impressive client testimonials and portfolio. Visit the Alexia Lighting Design web site.
May 13, 2008
Crucial Networking has just finished design work for what will be the front cover of Seattle band Candlebox's first album in a decade, “Into The Sun.”
The album's 12 songs explore a variety of textures, from the mellow, piano-driven ballad, to the extended, Pink Floyd-inspired jam, to the aggressive rockers. Produced by Ron Aniello (Barenaked Ladies, Lifehouse), engineered by Cliff Norrell (REM, Henry Rollins), and mixed by Norrell and Mike Shipley (Nickleback, Def Leppard), the album is sure to attract new listeners as well as delight existing Candlebox fans.
“Into The Sun” will be released July 22 by Silent Majority Group/ILG. View the Candlebox “Into The Sun” album cover
May 12, 2008
Tapeworks is a Hartford, CT recording studio that specializes in a wide variety of professional recording services, including music production, radio production, and video post production. The studio works with everyone from local bands to advertising agencies, and is one of the few recording studios in the area with such a wide range of expertise.
Crucial Networking has been contracted to develop a web site that will serve as an informational resource designed to improve search positioning and raise awareness of these services. From there, the hope is that visitors to the web site will be more inspired to pick up the phone and book studio time at Tapeworks.
May 1, 2008
Good for you Girls is a Torrington, CT company that creates natural skincare products for young girls.
Crucial Networking has been contracted to develop a web site that will serve as a fun and informative destination for moms and daughters, and will feature a custom e-commerce solution that will allow web site visitors to purchase Good for you Girls natural skincare products. Additionally, the web site will serve as an information resource for mothers who are concerned about the health risks associated with conventional skincare products.
April 13, 2008
Market Edge Writers is a Torrington, CT company that creates and distributes customized student profiles in an effort to help students get noticed by colleges and universities. The company focuses on juniors in athletics, academics, of fine arts. The web site will allow students to sign up and create their profiles online, seamlessly bringing Market Edge's existing offline business online.
March 24, 2008
Denison, TX company BioSafe Technologies creates high-powered, non-toxic, environmentally-friendly cleaning agents for people, plants, and animals. Crucial will be creating a web site for them that focuses on ease-of-use and e-commerce. The site will showcase BioSafe's various products, offer a wealth of information for customers, and will integrate a fully-customized e-commerce and content management solution.
March 16, 2008
Washington-based all-natural soda maker Zenmaster recently called upon Crucial Networking for photography of their complete line of all-natural sodas and colas. Additionally, Crucial expounded upon our 2006 design for the Zenmaster web site by converting it to a 1024x768 layout, updating the color scheme to coordinate with new brand colors, and adding Zenmaster's full line of Supplements to the Product Information section. Future plans include full e-commerce functionality.
February 14, 2008
Risk management and insurance consulting firm ICE (Insurance Consulting Experts) has come to Crucial Networking for the development of a web site promoting their business. The web site will provide for potential clients an overview of services offered, company methods, and experience, while providing for existing clients a secure means of communication and transfer of information, including their schedule of insurance, exchange of exposure information, and the ability to find, load and complete applications online.
February 10, 2008
Connecticut-based bkm is the largest distributor of Steelcase Office Furniture. The company's Floor Covering division has enlisted the help of Crucial Networking in the development of a custom web site that will enable customers to login, view available samples and options, and place sample orders via a shopping cart system. On the backend, a comprehensive Content Management System will allow bkm to monitor usability trends, allowing them to qualify leads and determine who is utilizing the system, which samples are receiving the most traffic, and which samples have been ordered the most.
January 26, 2008
Crucial Networking, LLC recently launched a new web site for Middlebury, CT's Pearlman Buying Group, a company that offers leveraged buying power Eye Care Practitioners, allowing them to get lower prices on products and compete with retail optical chains. Visit the Pearlman Buying Group web site.
January 2, 2008
Crucial Networking has just begun work on an extensive rebranding project with client American Yogini, a Jamesport, NY boutique retreat center, specializing in raw juice fasting and eco-conscious living.
The work to be undertaken by Crucial will include:
December 11, 2007
Today marks the launch of the newly developed web site for Bumblebug, a West Hartford, CT-based creator of unique products and services for children, including custom hand-painted furnishings, unique clothing and accessories, personalized art, and more. Through its highly customized products and services, the company strives to create unique environments for children that inspire imagination and creativity in them.
When approaching this design, it was important to create something that was as unique as the products and services to be showcased. This process began for Crucial Networking with a logo design for Bumblebug, and carried through to the web site design, development, and content management system.
With her new web site and accompanying CMS, Bumblebug owner Olivia Hanzel is able to keep the time required to maintain her web site to a minimum, allowing her to focus more of her time on her unique products! The CMS developed for Bumblebug features the ability to edit all text-based content on the web site, as well as the management of product imagery. Additionally, submissions from the site's various forms (tell a friend, contact, inquire about this product) are stored in a database as backup and for easy maintenance.
December 6, 2007
Southampton, NY-based Pelican Pools has enlisted the help of Crucial Networking to create a web site that provides some general information about their business, positioning them as a premier provider of swimming pool construction and maintenance in the eastern Long Island area.
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