Fresh, new, inspiring sites from Speak!

Fresh, new, inspiring sites from Speak!

Memphis Fast Forward is a socially, communally, and politically active non-profit. The progress of fundraising, initiatives, and the movement of their agenda all need to be evident on their website, and easily editable for quick changes. Sitewrench provides all of that, giving them ample space for multiple pages and lots of info, as well as being simple to manage and add content. The color scheme of deep blacks and strong photography lend gravity to the organization's goals. The homepage uses jQuery to power all the movement that you see, and the rotating banner of photos loads quickly. We also styled their Blog template to align with the look of the site.


Southern Thunder Harley-Davidson, located in Southaven, MS, is a motorcycle wonderland, where you can custom build your Harley, buy all the gear you need, and connect with other bikers. They needed a sales- and product-focused site that would continue to emphasize them as the HD leader in the area. Check out their use of widgets like weather, news, social media, and calendar, right on the home page. The black-and-white color scheme is strong, graphic, and powerful. The static (non-scrolling) header anchors the site, and keeps the pertinent links and info at hand. This site is Flash-free, using jQuery to bring in a lot of life and movement, without ever slowing the site down, and with the added benefit that all movement will translate to the mobile site. Speaking of mobile sites, the mobile templates we created for ST-HD are really great!


MacAdvantage is starting a new chapter in its life with a new storefront location. They needed a new site that would emphasize their great reputation in the area and help them promote the new things that are going on, like their full range of Apple products, their focus on training and classes, and help align them with the Apple image and name. Customers can sign up for training through the Calendar function, register a repair, and check out (and purchase!) the product line, on top of the usual business functions of a site. The large informational footer anchors the site and connects users to social media. They also now have a matching mobile site with all the function of the desktop site!


Over the four years we have managed the website for Memphis in May, we've tried to improve it each year, adding new features and seeking new ways to incorporate social media. This year, for the 2012 Festival, we focused on keeping the design clean and engaging, and making the site more accessible to mobile users. The mobile site, as well as the app (this is its second year with us), are intended to engage users either onsite or on the way to the festival, or simply aid in convenient planning. Some special features for this site are the different templates for each festival "experience," which gives each one its own feel, as well as the jQuery technology (rather than Flash) that brings it all to life.

If you're interested in adding features to your site, talk to your account rep today! Many can be added very easily. We'd love to help you with that. 


Posted by Matt Roberts at 2:34 PM