Charles Hugo Landscape Design

A business portfolio website for a landscape design firm in Rollinsford, NH.


Website Project Requirements

A landscape design company had an older WordPress site with a Flash animated home page.  The home page would not display on iOS devices, such as iPhones and iPads, leading to a high bounce rate.  iOS devices represented a significant portion of visits of potential customers for this client.  The photographs of the landscape projects were too small.


A new WordPress theme was created with a jQuery (javascript) based slide show on the home page.  The theme was also developed to be mobile responsive i.e. adapt to the screen size of smartphones. Custom post data types were created for the client’s landscape design portfolio, and project news.  The client provided top quality high resolution photographs of the landscape projects.  These images were re-sized and optimized by graphic designer Brendan Cornwell.

A list of keywords was provided to the client.  The client wrote SEO content for the the site, including relevant captions for the landscape project images.  The HTML for the site was optimized for search engines (SEO).

Finished Result

An updated WordPress driven website was completed with a home page slide show that runs on iOS devices.  Visitors to the site can now view a large portfolio of landscape projects on a wide variety of devices, from desktop to smartphone.