Karla Guccione, Web Designer

Karla Guccione, Web Designer

Local Shopify eCommerce Website Development for Bakery in Buffalo Grove and in Deerfield
Website Design Client:  Deerfield's Bakery

2 Locations:  Deerfield 60015 & Buffalo Grove 60089

This local bakery owner already had an eCommerce website that was built using the Joomla Platform and j2 eCommerce component which linked to their POS system. While the website operated "okay", this store owner wanted to boost their online sales and wanted an eCommerce website software that was easier to use.  This client was already experimenting with Shopify before contacting us. However, after our initial consultation, this new client knew two things. 1) They were on the right path when considering Shopify for their new eCommerce solutions and 2) They knew AdverGroup was the best local website designer for the job.  

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Law Firm Lawyer Attorney Website Design & Development for local Legal Arbitrator & Mediator
Website Design Client:  D. Andrew Byrne, Esq., B.C.S. | Attorney, Arbitrator & Mediator

Location:  Chicago, Illinois 60601

This client is a licensed Attorney in Florida, Illinois, New York & Tennessee. He specializes as a Business Arbitrator and Mediator.   When  D. Andrew Byrne, Esq., B.C.S. was looking to upgrade his law website design, he was tired of working with web designers in far away states.  He really wanted to find a local web designer that he could sit down with to discuss his needs and vision for his new law firm website. While searching Google for the best local web designer, he found AdverGroup and was impressed with our many Google Reviews.

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Local eCommerce Web Designer in Buffalo Grove using Square Online POS
Website Design Client:   "Toe the Line" Dance Apparel

Location:  Buffalo Gove,  IL

The owner of "Toe the Line" Ballet & Dance Apparel Store in Buffalo Grove sought a local web designer to assist them in updating and adding subscription products function ability to their already existing SquareUp eCommerce Website.  Keeping their existing website was important to them because it was linked to their in store point of sale (POS) system which was  Square POS has an online website platform which they have branded as Squareup.com.   This is different and not be confused with SquareSpace.com 

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Local Shopify Web Designer in Buffalo Grove did Blackstart Auto PartsWebsite Design Client:   BlackStar Automotive

Location:  Buffalo Grove, IL

BlackStar is a local Chicago mechanic & customization shop that specializes in exotic tuning and the installation of performance & styling upgrades for clients with exotic sports cars and luxury vehicles.

This local Buffalo Grove auto part supplier and high end automobile service provider was seeking to expand their online eCommerce store. To accomplish this, they knew they needed assistance from a professional web designer to help them update and modify their existing Shopify Website, preferably a web designer that specializes in the Shopify eCommerce platform.  While performing a Google search for local Shopify experts, they found AdverGroup Web Design in Buffalo Grove. 

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LOCAL web design Mount Prospect AlphaMathWeb Design Client: Alpha Math Learning

Client Location: Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Website URL:  http://alphamathlearning.com

AdverGroup LLC was contacted by a representative from AlphaMath Tutoring who is located in Mount Prospect, IL 60056. This client was seeking a very custom Search Optimized Website (SEO) for their Mount Prospect based business.

This SEO website was designed with the intention to make the phone ring for this client. Therefore, it included landing pages that are intelligently titled and authored to target users searching specific keywords and phrases relative to this clients line of work. Furthermore, this project included photography of the client performing his services with different clients. Beyond search engine optimization and photography this project also included the design of this clients print materials including brochures, postcards and business cards to match the freshly designed website.

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As a local Chicago area WordPress Web Designer, we develop and maintain WordPress Websites for various clients. Furthermore, we produce WordPress web design video tutorials for our clients in efforts to assist them in embracing the content management tools provided in their WordPress Website.

        

WooCommerce is one of the most popular WordPress eCommerce plugins. WooCommerce is a free plugin that is packed full of features, perfectly integrated into your WordPress website.

This video tutorial focuses specifically on demonstrating how to add a custom text area to your WooCommerce Products.

This plugin allows your customers to customize your products by adding new options such as input boxes, dropdowns or checkboxes. With the Product Add-ons extension, gift messages, donations, laser engraving and any other product which may require user input in some way is now an option for your customers!

WooCommerce Add-ons can be added globally or per-product from the edit product page – they can also be named described, re-ordered and optionally given prices which will automatically be added to the product price if chosen by the customer. This extension can also work with the WooCommerce Subscriptions plugin to add additional pricing with your options to the recurring subscription.

If you are seeking a local eCommerce or WordPress web designer in the Chicago area, then contact AdverGroup Web Design today!

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Developing a new website triggers many questions for those seeking to develop a successful website. Perhaps the first and most important question is: which website software or platform should be used? This article compares the two leading content management systems: Wordpress and Joomla. While also offering criteria to adequately determine which web design software is right for you. 

Before proceeding into a side by side comparison, you must first understand all of your website's needs which may reveal which option best suits your needs.

Whether, you are a web design professional or a person with zero web development experience, or an experienced web developer, the information shared in this article and criteria to consider are pertinent to both perspectives.

Therefore, this article will explore the following criteria: 

A. Understanding all your options when selecting a web development platform for a web development project:

1.   Web builders provided by hosting companies

2.  Open Source Solutions (Wordpress and Joomla)

3.  Custom Developed Proprietary Software

B.  Criteria for basing your selection

1.  Function ability required by project objective

2.  Ease of use

3.  The future of your website and the website software you are leaning towards.

C. Comparing Wordpress versus Joomla

1.  Popularity

2.  Origins

3.  Core Features

License Free Images of MoneyThink of it as free money, or free "images of money". As this collection of money (hundred dollar bill) photographs are yours to use on your website or printed literature with out any further licensing. All that we ask is that you provide photo credits to www.advergroup.com (feel free to remove the watermark as long as photography credit is provided).

About these free photos of $100 Bills: This entire session was planned with the intention to capture and provide free images of money ($100 dollar bills) to the world-wide-web. We treated this project just like every other product photography photo shoot. We organized product in positions, we shot hundreds of angles. and we used various backgrounds and lighting techniques. Upon completion of our photography session, (just like every other product photography session) we also processed these images using Adobe Photoshop cleaning up any imperfections.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL IMAGES AND TO DOWNLOAD THE IMAGES OF MONEY IN HIGH RESOLUTION

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292 Million Dollar Website: Healthcare.gov

HEALTH CARE gov most expensive website copyHealthcare.gov may be the most talked about website since the days of Facebook going public! Healthcare.gov is a healthcare exchange website created by and operated under the United States Federal Government as per the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) which was signed into law March 23, 2010.  The PPACA was designed to serve the residents of the thirty-six U.S. states that opted not to create their own state exchanges.   In order to achieve the goals of the PPACA, as with many other businesses, industries and endeavors, a service based website was required.

Healthcare.gov is the government website which was developed to provide a way for Americans to “comparison shop” between different possible health insurance options for an individual within his or her state, with a visual format somewhat similar to websites such as Amazon.com and Etsy.

While the Healthcare.gov website has been criticized and dragged through the mud, is it really a broken website or is all the noise created by those who oppose the politics behind the National Health Care initiative?

video-tutorials--Virtuemart

This article provides a brief video tutorial which demonstrates how to create and/or clone items using the Virtuemart eCommerce Solution in your Joomla Website. 

AdverGroup Web Design specializes in installing and configuring Virtuemart for clients seeking an out of the box Shopping Cart solution for eCommerce Websites. We often recommend the use of Virtuemart as it provides an easy-to-use eCommerce Solution for the Joomla CMS.

VirtueMart is an Open Source E-Commerce solution (a Component or Plug-in) for the Joomla! Content Management System. It can be run as a Shopping Cart, or in Catalog mode. In order to utilize Virtuemart you need to install Joomla! first (as the "Framework"), and then install & configure VirtueMart. This component provides a total shopping cart and invoicing eCommerce extension to the Joomla CMS.

Here at AdverGroup Web Design in Arlington Heights, IL we teach our clients how to be good content managers. So we have produced a series of basic training video demonstrating Joomla and many Joomla 3rd Party Components.

In this tutorial you will learn how to create and/or clone products using the Virtuemart eCommerce component for the Joomla Content Management System.

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