New Website: The Menendez Murders by Robert Rand

We launched this website yesterday:

THE MENENDEZ MURDERS by Robert Rand.

Journalist Robert Rand has been covering the Menendez brothers murders since the 1990s and is consulting on NBC’s new Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders miniseries.

He’s also finishing a book — full of previously undisclosed secrets that will shock the nation. The Menendez Murders is due out next Spring.

He needed a site to serve as his base for promoting the book and growing his own brand.

I built a one-page WordPress site that features the book blurb and his bio, a link to preorder from Amazon, and embedded his Twitter timeline to keep it current.

A video of an interview with Rand and a screencap of a phone call from imprisoned brother Lyle Menendez highlight the author’s unique access.

  • Web geekery: The site is built entirely with free WP themes and plugins! 🙂

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This mobile-first website just went live

My TruWheel.com website just went live  — a mobile-first. one-page site for a small company that repairs and restores damaged alloy wheels/rims.

TruWheel has been in business since 1993, and their old website looked like the last millennium.

What they needed was a new site that looked good on mobile since ~75% of site’s visitors will find TruWheel on their phones.

What we wanted to focus on was

  • Reasons to choose TruWheel: We show five slides with TruWheel’s “unique value proposition” and links to their YELP reviews
  • Location: Map and address in multiple locations written and directions (“…west of the freeway”)
  • Contact: Call, email: Dial right from the website or send email

Pretty cool, I think!

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Webmaster: A day in the life *UPDATED

This is what I’m working on today:

  • One client’s old domain got hijacked; trying to get it back
  • Another client needs blog moved from one host to another; half way through the process
  • Third client needs pitch deck/PPT/PDF added to website but the CEO keeps making changes to the document
  • Followed up on two prospects; one project looks dead, the other is still alive
  • New website I’m building is beta testing fine; two innovations for me — a TAP TO CALL phone link that appears on the mobile version and a customized, embedded Google map to the location with his business showing an icon front and center
  • Routine plugin updates to five clients’ WordPress sites

That’s why I get the big bucks! 😉

Hollywood prop currency image via PropMoney.info.

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* UPDATED 9:30 PM July 28, 2017

  • Hijacked site rescued; back online
  • Foodie blog migrated from one host to another; back online
  • All remaining functionality, readability and styling issues on mobile first website resolved; present to client next week
  • PDF? Not so much.