June 4, 2014We're very happy to be working again with longtime client and super talented fashion designer Natalie Martin on web strategy, a redesign, and ecommerce using Shopify! This is an important point in Natalie's evolution online, and for us, too. We built the original/existing version of Natalie's site, and it's powered by a custom-built ecommerce system and content management system on the backend. Though it has served her well over the years, we've arrived at the point where it's important to realize when someone has built a better mousetrap. Shopify has done just that; their services and native apps are a perfect fit for Natalie's changing and growing web site and ecommerce needs. We're thrilled to not only be a part of the evolution with her, but to be able to help facilitate it.
June 2, 2014We're very happy to be doing a responsive rework of www.kidsmentalhealthinfo.com. For the most part, we'll be keeping the existing look intact as we make the site more phone-friendly. We'll also be implementing Wordpress on the backend, so the client can update content themselves.
March 19, 2014
The State of Connecticut is in the process of developing a plan to improve children’s mental health services and systems across the state. We were approached by Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, Inc. to design and build Plan4children.org, a web site aimed at raising awareness and soliciting feedback from the public, sharing ideas and experiences related to children's mental health issues.
This project came together in just a few weeks, as time was of the essence. With the first public forum just a few weeks out, they needed a web site that looked and functioned great, and that they could update themselves as necessary. The responsive web site we designed and built for them is powered on the backend by Wordpress.
March 6, 2014We recently completed work on a logo redesign and custom brochure design for Aquasent, a startup that delivers fast, reliable subsea WiFi in a manner which has not previously been achieved. Aquasent needed the logo redesign/brochure design done in a hurry, with an important tradeshow fast approaching and a print deadline looming.
March 4, 2014Today marks the launch of a new web site for the John Paul II International Film Festival, held yearly in Miami, FL. The festival takes after John Paul II’s unifying human rights values. However, it’s non-denominational, and seeks to rediscover cinema through a spiritual lens and show the world that our struggles and our triumphs are the same, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, etc.
January 8, 2014We are pleased to announce that long-time client, Farmington-based Winding Trails has contracted Crucial to redesign and redevelop their existing web site. Though the existing site has served them well for the past 6 years, Winding Trails has decided that in order to keep in line with the exciting developments at their facilities, as well as to keep pace with the constantly-changing technology landscape, a new site will help propel them into the future. We couldn't agree more, and we're excited to help them get there! This project for Winding Trails will include a complete redesign, responsive, mobile-friendly development, and Wordpress Content Management. Stay tuned!
December 9, 2013
We've just launched an important new service called WP Watch.
This service takes the guesswork and stress out of managing updates and backups of your Wordpress web site by allowing us to handle it for you.
WP Watch is $29.99/month - OR - $249.99/year (a 31% savings!)
November 20, 2013Today marks the launch of a new web site for East Hartford, CT-based human resources management company OEM America. The site serves as a major upgrade to OEM's web presence, incorporating a much more modern, responsive design, Wordpress backend, and new copy throughout, written by our partner on this project, Leslie Silverman, of SmartSite Consulting.
November 8, 2013We've launched a new web site for premier Oracle applications and technology consulting organization, Alaris Technology. The new site is responsive/mobile-friendly, features a cleaner, more modern design than the site's previous incarnation, and some streamlined and updated content.
November 5, 2013
Today, we have launched a great new web site for Championship Turf Services, a Harwinton, CT company that provides high end athletic field development and management services.
We created a responsive, mobile-friendly web site and custom Content Management System for Championship Turf Services, that allows them to manage all web site content themselves, including text based content, image galleries, and contact/request form submissions.
October 28, 2013
Today marks the launch of a new web site for Berlin, CT design firm Cipher Creative Group.
For the great guys at Cipher, we got together and really hammered out what they were looking for, both from a visual and functional standpoint. From there, we designed and built a responsive web site that is powered by a very customized Wordpress backend, so they can keep their entire web site updated, including portfolio pieces, testimonials, and blog.
October 21, 2013
Colonial Bronze, a Torrington, CT company that has been making 100% American Made, fine brass hardware since 1927, has called on us to help them re-imagine their web presence.
We're very excited to begin work on this project, and to strategically attack the main problem that Colonial Bronze faces: competing with Chinese companies that are selling far inferior product at much cheaper prices.
Our challenge, then, will be to position Colonial as an entirely different kind of company. Not one that tries to compete in the same space as the other guys, but instead, one that blazes its own path and differentiates itself by conveying the quality of their product, their ability to do custom work (that none of the competition does), and the fact that it's all still 100% American Made.
On the backend, we're further tasked with untangling a mountain of databases, getting rid of the existing Flash-based product catalog, and building a system that is as easy and intuitive to use on the frontend as it is for Colonial to keep updated on the backend. We'll be building a custom Content Management System to achieve this. One of the cornerstones of the new frontend will be the parametric search, that will allow customers to easily, quickly and intuitively search the product catalog.
July 17, 2013
We are happy to announce the launch of Bullet Interceptor - take a moment to check out the site and read Ralph's story. It is a very cool, very helpful line of products created for the right reasons.
In addition to creating a responsive, mobile-friendly web site with full e-commerce functionality, we also took care of custom product photography of both the shield and insert, as well as the training photos that appear on the site.
July 8, 2013East Hartford-based OEM ProStaffing, a division of OEM America, helps to place highly qualified staff with companies throughout the region. They have called upon Crucial to handle the important task of creating their first web presence! We are thrilled to be working with this great people-driven company in their new venture!
July 5, 2013We are motivated! We are extremely excited to have been chosen by Kathy McAfee, America's Marketing Motivator, to develop her new website! Kathy is a published author, keynote speaker, corporate trainer, and an overall shot in the arm for any professional. We are very excited to help Kathy take her already-successful business to the next level.
May 18, 2013It's always fun for us to work with folks who make their living being creative. Dale Pavlik is a very talented designer who speaks our language with his mantra “It's all about happy clients.” Dale's web site showcases his work and his philosophy, is responsive in nature, and was a great way to flex our own creative muscle and show what can be done creatively with responsive web site design and development. Take a moment to check out the DJP Design, LLC web site and view Dale's exceptional work!
May 10, 2013Local artist and long-time colleague Paul Selwyn will be working with Crucial on a website to showcase (and sell) his incredible works of art. We look forward to working with Paul again!
May 1, 2013Long-time Crucial client and specialty insurance experts The Allen J. Flood Companies have tapped us to redesign & redevelop their existing web presence. In addition to the redesign, we will be working closely with AJF on a niche site geared toward a key business area. Exciting!
April 1, 2013We recently launched a NEW responsive, mobile-friendly web site for longtime client A.R. Mazzotta. This new version of the site is powered on the backend by Wordpress, allowing Mazzotta staff to update the entire web site themselves with ease. The web site offers a wealth of information for Employers as well as Employees, including tips on job hunting, interviews, informative blogs and local job listings.
March 25, 2013
We love all of our clients, but certain clients hold a special place in our hearts. We have worked with Chris Amorosino for many years, and built the first version of his web site. We are happy to say that Chris returned to us, ready to refresh to his web site. As always, it has been a fun, rewarding, and creative process to work with Chris, and to launch the new Amorosino Writing web site.
Don't you sometimes wish you could choose your family members? If I could choose my family, I'd choose George. George's company, Crucial Networking, built my website. They provided outstanding service, creative thinking and great value. George is responsive and easy to work with. I'd recommend George for any website or Internet need you have.
February 28, 2013Frustrated by the events that transpired in Sandy Hook, CT in December of 2012, entrepreneur and inventor Ralph Bowen wanted to make a difference. Ralph has created some very exciting self-defense products that will forever change your perspective on self-defense and educate you on protecting yourself! We are excited to be part of this project!
February 28, 2013We are happy to announce that we have been chosen to develop a new presence for Alaris Technology, a leading Oracle service provider. As geeks, we love working with/for geeks! We are excited to be working with this smart bunch.
January 9, 2013
Today we have launched responsive redesigns of Torrenzano Talks and Digital Assassination Book. Both are sites for longtime client Richard Torrenzano, and sites that we had previously designed and developed.
We made some minor cosmetic changes to each site to improve appearance and usability, and then focused on the backend, rebuilding both sites in a more scalable, mobile-friendly manner.
January 3, 2013
New years mean new beginnings and fresh starts. We're really excited about our first launch of the new year: a redesigned, mobile-friendly web site for Tim's wife Cyndi.
Cyndi Roberts is a yoga instructor here in the West Hartford area. This web site was designed and built with scalability and ease-of-use across all platforms in mind. Our challenge was to create a web site that effectively introduces Cyndi to her audience, begins to tell her inspiring story, clearly presents what she has to offer her students, and positions her as “not just another yoga instructor.”
Cyndi's focus is on private yoga instruction, where she uses yoga, meditation, nutrition, and the spiritual teachings of Eckhart Tolle, Marianne Williamson, Wayne Dyer and Byron Katie as tools to effectively manage stress, depression, and anxiety. In addition to her very popular monthly Therapeutic Yoga Workshops, she is also the director of a wellness program that she has developed for Advocacy Unlimited, which she begins teaching this year.
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