grace hwang lynch

squarespace | mailchimp

Grace Hwang Lynch is a freelance writer with a focus on food, culture, and education. Her reporting has been featured on NPR, Public Radio International, NBC Asian America, and School Library Journal and her essays have been published by Salon, Shondaland, Paste, and more. Grace is also the “mama” behind Hapamama, which is a blog of her personal stories, recipes, and interesting news items centering around Asian mixed-race families.

Grace wanted an easy-to-maintain, clean and modern website to showcase her articles, essays, and writing. ZapTuba recommended that she consider Squarespace, a web-hosting service with an integrated website builder and management tools, and she agreed. ZapTuba assisted Grace with setting up her website on Squarespace, customizing the Squarespace template she chose for her website, organizing the content, and defining the style .

Project Highlights

  • Squarespace website setup
  • Based on Grace’s functional and visual preferences, assisted Grace in choosing a Squarespace template and defining the overall color palette and style of the website
  • Squarespace theme customization
  • MailChimp organization and integration

2.2019

gateway school

custom wordpress theme | web & feature design

Gateway School is an accredited K-8 independent school in Santa Cruz, CA.

In 2016, Gateway School wanted to modernize its website by making it responsive and mobile-friendly. After delivering a completely customized and feature-rich website for Gateway School in 2011 (for details about the 2011 project, click HERE), ZapTuba built a responsive, flexible, modern theme, integrating the post types and features designed specifically to accommodate faculty and staff workflow at Gateway School.

Beginning in November 2018, we began updating the website with new content, a subtle style refresh, and adapted the content-rich Admissions and Giving pages to a long-scroll design.

Project Highlights

  • modern, mobile-friendly responsive design
  • custom WordPress theme featuring extensive implementation of custom shortcodes, post types, taxonomies, and widgets
  • empower the administrative staff to make content and layout changes by widget-izing and shortcoding many of the features that used to be hard-coded into the custom WordPress theme from 2011
  • introduce a dynamic news & events feed on the home page
  • improve the parent, student, and faculty dashboards to focus on the most relevant information and links
  • implement customizable action bars to highlight Admissions and Giving events and news. (updated 11.2018)
  • ongoing website content updates and maintenance

8.2016, updated 11.2018

camp gateway

content design | custom wordpress theme

Camp Gateway is the summer program of Gateway School, an accredited K-8 independent school in Santa Cruz, CA.

In 2019, Camp Gateway wanted to highlight its new campus and its new format with an updated responsive and simplified website (for details about the original Camp Gateway project, click HERE). Based on the completely updated, responsive website theme for Gateway School (for details about the Gateway School project in 2016, click HERE), ZapTuba designed and implemented the Camp Gateway website in one single web page!

Project Highlights

  • WordPress theme custom post type and shortcodes
  • modern, mobile-friendly responsive design
  • simple and consolidated information organization
  • ongoing website content updates and maintenance

3.2019

jenni ward

custom wordpress theme | e-commerce

Jenni Ward is a sculptor, art instructor and owner of Earth Art Studio.

Back in 2015, ZapTuba built and delivered a completely new website for Jenni Ward to showcase her nature-inspired work and to establish an online shop for her classes and a selection of her work (for details about the 2015 project, click HERE.)

In 2017, as Jenni’s art has evolved with more installations and experiences of her pieces, she wanted to update her website to better showcase her work through more dynamic and responsive galleries, and through videos documenting the moments her work is installed in nature. Coincidentally, at the end of 2017, the parent theme on which Jenni’s website was built, was officially retired. 2018 was an opportune time to choose a new parent WordPress & WooCommerce powered theme and implement a brand new child theme integrating all of aspects she loved about her previous child theme and incorporating all of the improvements Jenni wanted to make.

Project Highlights

  • modernize the portfolio galleries
  • customize the look & feel using a combination of a custom child theme and the customization options offered by the WooCommerce parent theme, Storefront
  • integrate all applicable customizations from Jenni’s previous child theme into the new, responsive child theme, adapting the customizations to the new parent theme infrastructure as needed
  • website content updates and maintenance, as needed

3.2018, updated 11.2018