Do you need a website to promote your book or your company? Do you have a website that needs an upgrade or re-design?
Andersson Publishing specializes in custom-designed websites. We do not use templates. We write code by hand.
And we can teach you to update it yourself.
Kelly Andersson built her first website in 1995 and has created dozens of customized websites for clients.
The Central Washington Fire Recovery site was designed as a "one-stop shop" for post-fire information and community resources after the disastrous fires in the summer of 2012 in central Washington state. The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest fielded a Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team to analyze the post-fire condition of the burned watersheds and to plan emergency stabilization treatments for the central Washington wildfires. The interagency team included hydrologists, soil scientists, archaeologists, foresters, engineers, biologists, and geographic information specialists. Team members included resource specialists from the USDA Forest Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and State of Washington.
The Las Conchas Fire Recovery site was developed in the wake of the Las Conchas Fire during the summer of 2010 - the largest wildfire in New Mexico history. The fire started in late June and burned more than 155,000 acres in the forests and woodlands of the Jemez Mountains in central New Mexico. The project required graphic design for the pages, layout of the navigation and function for the pages, and collaboration with the BAER team and local community fire recovery personnel with the Volunteer Task Force.
Montana author Russell Rowland's website was re-designed from an earlier version, using customized art and layout. His first novel, In Open Spaces, made the San Francisco Chronicle bestseller list and was named among the "Best of the West 2002" by the Salt Lake City Tribune. It received a starred review in Publisher's Weekly. Rowland's second novel, The Watershed Years, has garnered rave reviews. During the website re-design, much of the content was updated or re-written, and several new pages were built. Book images and other design pieces were updated and added, and book reviews and new content were incorporated into the new design.
Author John Maclean hired Kelly to design and develop his site after publication of several award-winning books. The green plaid background used on the site is the "traditional hunting tartan" of the Maclean Clan. Several photo galleries and other sections were added after development of the site. John's fourth book, on the fatal Esperanza Fire of 2006, has just been released and is available for sale on his website.
Kelly designed and developed the site for the American Fishermen's Research Foundation in 2005. A non-profit organization supported by the West Coast albacore industry, AFRF supports science and education related to Pacific albacore tuna. The foundation works with the scientific community and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and with research organizations and agencies of other nations.
The Nez Perce National Historic Trail website has since been re-designed to conform to a template design instituted by the U.S. Forest Service, but Kelly's original design and development of the NPNHT site won two national awards in its earlier life - rather unusual for a federal government website. The site included games and activities for children, educational aids for teachers, features on the people and wildlife of the Trail, photo galleries, and a virtual tour. Regularly produced newsletters were also posted on the site.
Kelly designed and developed the website for Jack Ward Thomas as a showcase of his books and his impressive career as a research wildlife biologist. Thomas worked 10 years for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department before joining the U.S. Forest Service's Research Division. He was stationed in West Virginia, Massachusetts, and Oregon over a 27-year career in research. President Bill Clinton appointed Thomas to lead the development of the Northwest Forest Plan -- which focused on old-growth ecosystems with emphasis on northern spotted owls. He was appointed the thirteenth Chief of the U.S. Forest Service in December of 1993 despite opposition from some environmental groups, the timber industry, and many of the old-guard agency personnel. When he retired from the Forest Service in December 1996, he accepted a position at the University of Montana as professor of wildlife conservation.
Kelly re-designed the website of Unicorn Technical Services, a company that offers design, prototyping, and small-run manufacturing to the new product developer. Starting with a new logo and website header, through content editing and building new pages, Kelly worked with the company's owner to completely re-vamp the site. Unicorn Technical Services helps entrepreneurs and established firms with product conception to production, from medical devices to toys, from industrial to man-qualified space hardware. The company is entering its 20th year in 2013. and is available to assist clients in a wide variety of electro-mechanical product development projects.
Kelly designed and developed the site for the U.S. Forest Service featuring the 1957 Report to the Chief, a task force report to "Recommend Action to Reduce the Chances of Men Being Killed by Burning While Fighting Fire." The report marked the origin of the "10 & 18" and of the research into and use of fire behavior knowledge in wildland firefighting. The 1957 report was also a milestone in the development of both the incident command system and the National Advanced Resource Technology Center (NARTC), which has since evolved into the National Advanced Fire and Resource Institute (NAFRI). In 1999 Kelly transcribed the original report, formatted it for the web, and accompanied the text with images from the USFS Historical Photographic Collection in the National Agricultural Library's Special Collections Section.
Kelly built the Bitterroot Valley Cabin website for friends who own a vacation rental cabin in southwest Montana. The valley stretches south from Missoula, with the Sapphire Mountains to the east and Bitterroots along its western edge. The valley itself is a rich agricultural area, dotted from north to south with small towns. Kelly did all the design work, site development, and copywriting for the site; photos on the site were provided by her and by the cabin owners.
The Pacific Northwest Fire Prevention site, built for the Pacific Northwest Wildfire Coordinating Group, was designed as a clearinghouse of information and resources for homeowners, visitors, fire prevention professionals, and volunteers in Washington and Oregon. The Before You Go section included fire danger info, burning restrictions, and closure information for public lands visitors and for those involved with industrial operations on public and private forestlands. The site included a Prevention Tips section and fire safety and education sections.
The University Orthopaedics website was a re-design project for a group of orthopaedic and sports medicine specialists in New York. The project involved re-designing existing pages, adding new pages, re-formatting photos, and other graphic design work. Maps and directions to the physicians' locations were added, along with re-writes of several sections and re-design of physicians' medical forms.
The ReallyFineSoaps website was a design-intensive project; Debra, the owner and soap goddess, has a serious background in design and wanted her layout finessed. We all thought it was worth the effort! Deb makes only hand-crafted and organic soaps (and other products), using top-of-the-line ingredients and custom-crafted fragrances. Many of her ingredients are locally sourced in the Bitterroot Valley of southwestern Montana, including local organic goats milk and home-grown herbs and rose petals. She and her husband Keith make all the soaps and other skincare products individually, even cutting and milling the soap by hand.
Kelly built the FirePirates.com website for a fire pilot pal. He had his own website for several years, featuring his "photos of the season," but he eventually let it go. Kelly shamed him into reviving it, and it grew beyond expectations. It includes a huge photo gallery, a stories page and a guest page, custom video clips (two of which are popular on youtube), and a "booty" page. FIREPIRATES shirts have sold (in 6 countries) from the booty page, with shirts hosted on the cafepress website. The "stories" page features one of the best fire pilot stories ever: the rescue-by-pilots of a group of horses stranded on a slope by wildfire.
The Western Fishboat Owners' Association website was re-designed and updated by Kelly beginning in 2005. WFOA is a non-profit group representing about 400 albacore troll-vessel owners and supporting businesses based in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, New Zealand, and British Columbia. These family-owned boats fish for Wild Pacific Albacore from June through October, and in the South Pacific from January through April. Kelly designed and developed the new site, including graphic design, navigation, new sections, and written content.