Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bilingual English / Spanish website

Dr. Peter Ernest Haiman of Berkeley, California is a child rearing expert who saw the need to bring his materials to the Spanish speaking community. He enlisted the help of our mighty team: Jude Berman, Project Manager and Editor/Author,  Anitra Grisales,  Academic Editing & Translation, and me Tatiana Promessi, his webmaster. We launched the Spanish side of his site with several articles translated and available in web and .pdf format, and are continuing to translate and post new articles frequently. Dr. Haiman is now considering other languages to make his site available in more languages.

Click the images below to see each home page:


This was a very interesting project which made me aware how helpful it is to have multilingual websites. Culturally translating specific pages that are useful to varied language groups can make important information more available and truly help our clients serve their communities.

Our team works well together and is available for more projects like this.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Salon International 2009

Coyote Creek & Cottonwoods, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 in. view enlarged.
This landscape painting is currently on display in San Antonio, Texas at the Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art. They are hosting the Salon International 2009, a juried exhibition of oil paintings, as part of A Project of the International Museum of Contemporary Masters.
The Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art is one of the most respected galleries in the United States and has been in existence for 25 years. In August 2005, the gallery relocated to a new 12,000 sq. ft. space, three times larger than the original location. While the gallery can easily accommodate 500 paintings, approximately 350 paintings were juried into this exhibition.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos, El Retiro San Igñigo

Mid 2008, then Marketing Director Evangelina Preciado and I redesigned and launched the JRC website, built with XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets giving special attention to optimizing the site for search engines. 

I've had the pleasure of being the webmaster for The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos for about two years now and enjoy being part of the marketing team. 

Some key site goals we continue to focus on include showcasing the beautiful retreat center, offering information, schedules and online registration for the retreats,  and helping people support the center's mission through online donations or estate planning.

I've been working with Fr. Tom Carroll, S.J.,  Executive Director to produce HTML E-Newsletters, and may show one in my blog in future posts. Coding for email programs has provided no end of surprises!