gateway school

responsive website | custom wordpress theme

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.

Project Highlights

  • modern, mobile-friendly responsive design
  • custom WordPress theme featuring extensive implementation of custom shortcodes, post types, and taxonomies
  • 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 more compelling news & events feed on the home page
  • improve the parent, student, and faculty dashboards to focus on the most relevant information and links


Jenni Ward - Website by ZapTuba

jenni ward

responsive website | ecommerce | portfolio

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

Starting from Jenni’s idea to add an online shop to her existing Flash-based website, this project evolved into re-engineering her whole website to ensure a cohesive experience and an easy-to-maintain website.  The result is a modern, clean, responsive website which showcases Jenni Ward’s portfolio of amazing ceramic sculptures and features an online shop.

Project Highlights

  • modernize the logo for use on the website
  • customize the look & feel using a combination of a custom child theme and the customization options offered by the original WordPress-powered WooTheme
  • unify the responsive gallery and device-friendly swipe-able lightbox experience to showcase her portfolio and the products in the online shop
  • MailChimp setup & integration
  • design and prepare production files for marketing print material and assets (wholesale sheets and art heart tags)


Organized Lives - Website by ZapTuba

organized lives

responsive website | branding

Organized Lives provides professional organizing services for home and office.

Sherie L’Heureux of Organized Lives wanted a simple website to highlight her professional organizing services. ZapTuba designed branding and delivered a responsive, clean website which reflects the serenity that comes from having everything in its place.

Project Highlights

  • establish the color, font and style for the Organized Lives brand
  • create a custom WordPress theme incorporating custom post types for easy management of testimonials
  • design and manage the production of new business cards to reflect the new Organized Lives brand


Chef Jamie Smith - Website by ZapTuba

chef jamie smith

responsive website | logo design

Chef Jamie Smith is a professional chef, child nutrition advocate, and proprietor of FoodSmith, creating nutrient-rich meals for families and working adults.

Project Highlights

  • logo design
  • website design
  • custom responsive WordPress theme with custom post types andwidgets
  • researched and integrated a solution for Chef Jamie to easily share his recipes with his audience