Chamber of Commerce Website Launched

August 16th, 2013
Burke County Chamber of Commerce

Click image above to visit the Cham­ber website

We are proud to announce the launch of a new web­site for the Burke County Cham­ber of Com­merce.

The new site design was devel­oped to reflect not only the Chamber’s recently imple­mented brand­ing changes also cre­ated by MESH Design Group, but to greatly expand the amount of infor­ma­tion made avail­able to both poten­tial and exist­ing Cham­ber members.

Michael McNally, pres­i­dent of the Cham­ber, made clear to us his vision of a web­site that would offer local busi­nesses with a con­vinc­ing rea­son to join the Burke County Cham­ber of Com­merce while pro­vid­ing the nec­es­sary com­mu­ni­ca­tion to exist­ing mem­bers to keep them involved.

Through close coör­di­na­tion with Cham­ber­Mas­ter, a mem­ber man­age­ment ser­vices provider for Cham­bers, MESH devel­oped the nec­es­sary tem­plates to ensure a seem­less tran­si­tion between the Chamber’s web­site and Cham­ber­Mas­ter pages.

Devel­oped on the Word­Press plat­form, the web­site is easy for the Cham­ber staff to keep cur­rent with new con­tent and edits of exist­ing con­tent. The sta­bil­ity of Word­Press and all plu­g­ins is ensured through daily updates of code on our host­ing platform.

We are hon­ored to have been trusted with this project by our local Cham­ber of Com­merce and proud of the result­ing web­site that will help them to grow their membership.

Visit the new Cham­ber website »

Designing For The Trade

April 12th, 2013
Maynard Electric Company

Logo and busi­ness card designs for May­nard Elec­tric Company

This logo for May­nard Elec­tric Com­pany was designed to func­tion well in the elec­tri­cal trade by cut­ting the clut­ter and get­ting straight to the point. The logo was designed in a tra­di­tional oval for­mat with an extra “Web 2.0″ look added to achieve a bit more visual vol­ume giv­ing it a sub­tle, pol­ished 3D appearance.

In an indus­try as com­pet­i­tive as the elec­tri­cal trade, look­ing pro­fes­sional and being mem­o­rable can be every­thing. Hav­ing a pro­fes­sion­ally deis­gned brand that looks great is the first step to build­ing con­sumer con­fi­dence. As the old say­ing goes — no one wants to eat at a restau­rant with a bro­ken down sign because the kitchen prob­a­bly looks the same.

Custom Home Builder Website

April 11th, 2013
Website design for The Powell Group

Web­site design for The Pow­ell Group

The Pow­ell Group, a cus­tom home builder located in Mor­gan­ton, North Car­olina came to MESH Design Group want­ing their web­site updated and expanded to pro­vide more func­tion­al­ity for them­selves and their clients. We deliv­ered a clean web­site design that visu­ally illus­trates the qual­ity of the beau­ti­ful homes they build com­bined with expanded con­tent and built on a Con­tent Man­age­ment Sys­tem (CMS) so they can man­age all aspect of the web­site in-​house.

The main sec­tion of the home page fea­tures a large slideshow that allows the com­pany to show­case their work. The lower sec­tion allows for intro­duc­tory copy, a ran­dom tes­ti­mo­nial from one of their sat­is­fied clients, and a few head­lines from their recent news section.

The inte­rior of the site uses a mix of full width and two col­umn (main con­tent with side­bar) lay­outs. The side­bar is used to fea­ture ran­dom tes­ti­mo­ni­als and cross nav­i­ga­tion links to recent news and photo galleries.

When look­ing at the front end of this web­site, you would never know it is built on top of Word­Press. We take great pride in pro­vid­ing com­pletely cus­tom web­site designs that uniquely reflect each client’s busi­ness, yet built on a sys­tem that allows for easy main­te­nance by the client. This approach allows our clients to man­age their own web­site con­tent as desired, yet have a great look­ing site that does not have a cookie-​cutter tem­plate look and feel.

The design of this web­site also makes use of “respon­sive design,” so it dis­plays well on desk­top and lap­top com­put­ers, tablets, and mobile phones. Respon­sive design is the design method rec­om­mended by Google to achieve the best search engine index­ing because it uses one set of HTML files for con­tent and CSS media queries to alter the dis­play of the infor­ma­tion depend­ing on the size of the user’s view­port (screen size).

You can visit this web­site at http://​the​p​ow​ell​group​.net