Designtech Studio, Inc. just launched a newly redesigned website for an annual half marathon and 10k race called Heart & Sole Half Marathon & 10K organized by Boulder Running Company in the beautiful Boulder, Colorado. The client, Henry Guzman and Lesley Kinder approached Designtech Studio to redesign their race websites and to create a set of website templates that can be reused for other races they organize throughout the year. We're currently working on Father's Day 4K & Kids Run race website that will be reusing the templates. The Heart & Sole Half Marathon website is created using Adobe Business Catalyst, which is our website platform of choice. The benefits for using BC is that the client can easily update the content using its user-friendly Content Management System (CMS). The other race websites will be hosted under the same Adobe Business Catalyst (BC) hosting plan, so the cost for hosting is very reasonable as well.
The Heart & Sole Half Marathon & 10K website was designed with the idea of growth and flexibility in mind. This website design needed to be reused for other race websites without having to modify many areas of the site, we focused on simplicity in design without the "cookie cutter" look. We accomplished this by keeping the background of the logo area white and horizontal for other logos to fit in this area, swapping the color schemes using CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), using BC's Content Holders for ease of content modifications, Web Apps, Dynamic Menus, and other great modules and features from the website platform, Adobe Business Catalyst.
Designtech Studio, Inc. always includes one-on-one Adobe Business Catalyst (BC) Training and Support in our project contracts, so the clients know exactly what to do to update and maintain their own website. Including training and support in our contracts not only give us the chance to empower the client and to have them become the webmasters of their own website, but offer us an opportunity to figure out the best way to train and provide support, best way to set up the templates and files on the website, and to know how long training and support may take for similar sites in the future. So, it's a win-win situation for both the web designer/developer like Designtech Studio and the clients.
Take a look at the Heart & Sole Half Marathon & 10K website we've created for Boulder Running Company. If you're a runner, you may want to register now and start your training too!
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