Veronika loves to make broken websites better and help new businesses hit the ground running with a great online presence. She will sweetly let you know if your proposed branding inspires her or makes her eyes roll. View some of her work below.
Olivewood Auto Detailing
Barrington Lake Fire Relief
Tell My Story Productions
May 12th Awareness Day
Green Sea Monster
Melanie Saunders Voice
Zendagi (Now dariaday.com)
The Black Beard Group
Olivewood Auto DetailingChallenge: Add an Online store to an existing website so that the company can sell a line of car polishes online. Ensure the owner has an easy way to manage the store. Solution: Install a new theme since the old theme was no longer supported, but maintain the look and feel. Add and configure Woocommerce and create products. Link together related products for up-sells and cross-sells. Install the Woocommerce app on the owner's cell phone to provide a simple shop manager interface where the owner can add shipping tracking information and initiate an automated email to inform buyers that their order is on the way.
Annex ImprovChallenge: Create brand new website ready for reopening after Covid lockdown. Use technology that allows client to manage the website themselves. Solution: Moved client from Weebly to Wix. Wix allows client to manage their newsletter as well as their website from one place, and unlike Wordpress, requires less coding knowledge. Used Wix AI to create pages, converted to Wix Editor for more flexibility and speed once pages were setup.
LevelChallenge: Migrate a Drupal website with a blog area of over 100 posts to Squarespace so that the website is easier to maintain by Level staff. Reorganize the navigation and information to be more user friendly. Solution: The process was complete in a few months. Provided training to staff to maintain the site on their own. Captured the Drupal blog with a Drupal to Wordpress plugin, added categories, and then migrated them to relevant pages with the "Summary" section.
Barrington Lake Fire ReliefChallenge: Put up a website to bring awareness and funnel donations to a local charity within a few days of the start of the largest wildfire in the history of Nova Scotia. Solution: Wordpress site with Neve theme: complete from start to finish in three days.
Tell My Story ProductionsChallenge: Create a website for a legacy biographer that communicates high-end production with personal service. Solution: Helped him find a Wordpress theme that showed professionalism and class. Customized theme.
May 12th Awareness DayChallenge: With May 12th coming up, update a legacy website to a specified theme installed by a student for another site (still in development). This theme uses the Divi page builder plugin. Solution: Duplicated the organization's other site and repopulated it with content from the original site with time to spare. Reorganized content to be more readable. Trained the organization's president on use of Divi so she can continue to update the site.
TorontoDance.comChallenge: provide a site that allows dance teachers to post their classes and for dance participants to easily find them.
Technology: Wordpress with customized premium theme and plugins.
Outcome: Over 500 event promoters have listed events on the site and over one million different visitors have sought dance class information on the site.
Toronto WormsChallenge: Ecommerce site for worm composting.
Technology: Wordpress with Woocommerce.
Green Sea MonsterChallenge: Create a porfolio site for a upstarting photographer where she can upload her own photos. Technology: Wordpress with "photograph" theme .
Outcome: Helped client choose catchy domain name. Each new photo is created as a "featured image" of a new post. Free logo created with online logo maker.
Hajnal.caChallenge: provide an engaging website for a local artist with no budget.
Outcome: Site is hosted on Wix free plan with domain forwarding. The only cost was to buy the domain name.
Guiding ProgressChallenge: Given content from a powerpoint presentation, provide website for a new Life and Business Coach that is professional and gives a clear message.
Technology: Wordpress with Premium theme.
Outcome: A high-value and relevant dotcom domain was found for the client, a modern theme was selected, and elements of the site were created to enhance and present the owner's message.
IzenwayChallenge: Simple website to showcase property rentals. Solution: Wordpress with basic theme and Gutenberg Blocks.
Brilliant StudioChallenge: Create a website from verbal communications with a CSI member and a list of portfolio videos. Incorporate existing logo and domain name.
Technology: Wordpress with Premium theme.
Outcome: Though this client is so good at what he does that he has been successful by word-of-mouth marketing only, he finally has a website that he can be proud of to showcase his work.
Melanie Saunders VoiceChallenge: Restore a Wordpress website that was broken due to webmaster leaving the country. Solution: All fixed!
Zendagi (Now dariaday.com)Challenge: Get new site up and running in before article comes out in the Now Magazine.
Technology: Shopify with free Shopify theme.
Outcome: With a great team carefully assembled by zendagi's founder, this was a success with unsolicited online sales on the first day! Shopify reports that this site achieved one of the highest number of visits for sites launched on the same day.
The Black Beard GroupChallenge: Create a website for a startup company in time for their first pitch. Outcome: Done in two weeks, including branding and business cards!
IkiniqueChallenge: In two hours make Ikinique Ltd's existing site into a one page site and make it look good!
Technology: Wordpress with free one-page theme.
Outcome: Yes it can be done! Once the theme was chosen, it was just a matter of pluging in the components with the help of the client, who finished off the website on his own. Good work!
Mazouka DanceChallenge: provide an informative website for a local dance company with limited budget that they can maintain on their own.
Technology: Google site with google forms, facebook integration, and domain forwarding.
Outcome: This dance company has not had to pay hosting fees, saving about $100 per year. The company can easily display upcoming class schedule and up-to-date news and events and register new students. Mazouka was so satisfied with this result that they duplicated the technology and processes for their other site http://www.danceannex.ca
Here are some other sites that Veronika has operated on:
visaplace.com (WordPress) – SEO
abonysteinberg.com (Weebly) – Content, Structure, and SEO
sandracampbell.ca (Weebly) – Cosmetic Package
godancemambo.com (Drupal) – Various Fixes – Original Site
trinity.utoronto.ca – (HTML) – Content and Navigation – Original Site
dancelessons.ca – Original site and Updates
Elite Dance Studio – Original site and Updates (School has closed)
ballroomclass.ca – Updates
vivadance.ca – (WordPress) – New Site Delivery and Maintenance
Eagletron and TrackerCam – Maintenance