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Website Redesign

The Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center of New York

The Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center of New York is a branch of the Ramakrishna Order in India. They came to me because they wanted to give their website, first launched in the early 90’s, a complete overhaul. I coded the redesign in pure HTML/CSS/JS and worked to the following goals:

1: Update the website aesthetic to be more minimalist and accessible.

2: Redesign the site navigation and layout to be more intuitive and usable at any screen size.

3. Refresh the ecommerce section of the site to be more mobile-friendly.

4: Develop metadata more in line with search engine optimization best practices.

Since launching, the website's user base has increased by 60%, and page views have increased by 30%!

Take a look here:

Project Type

  • brand design

  • project management

  • HTML/CSS website

  • website accessibility

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"I enlisted Sel’s help because our website was out of date and needed a total overhaul. Sel worked to understand our goals and very quickly produced diagrams so we could agree on a vision for the update. They were friendly, timely, attentive, and unafraid to learn about our full suite of functions and services. Not only did they produce a more modern, user-friendly site, Sel also showed me how to use Google Analytics so I could better understand my users. In short, Sel was a pleasure to work with and did a fantastic job. I highly recommend them.” — Keith Martinez, Member of Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center of NY

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