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When we decided to launch the new and improved Fivecat.com, our priorities were the presentation of our photos and how our prospective clients would best view our work. With a well-developed social context built with Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and multiple blogs, our website is integral to our web presence as a dedicated online portfolio. Our success is contingent on the layout and delivery of our architectural images; liveBooks gave us the tools and support that best showcases our craft. They exceeded our expectations and our projects look fantastic.
…and, if that wasn’t enough…
Fivecat Studio (McCarthy LePage Architects, PC) is an award-winning architecture firm serving Westchester County (NY), Fairfield County (CT), the Hamptons and New York’s Hudson Valley. Since the firm’s formation in 1999, Fivecat Studio has established a regional reputation as a leading design firm providing complete architecture, interior design and construction management services for residential, commercial and small institutional projects.
Fivecat Studio creates thoughtful, well-crafted contemporary architecture inspired by their clients and rooted in the traditions and history of the region. The firm is committed to including sustainable design and energy conservation measures in every project. Each project is approached with respect for the natural environment and sensitivity toward the site and local climatic conditions.
I have used liveBooks for my photography business website for several years, and have been extremely happy with everything about it. When it came time to develop a website for our coffee company, I knew liveBooks was the answer – convincing my partner was another story.
After the company spent thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours only to end up with an unacceptable website from another web development and marketing company, I was finally given the green light to do what I wanted to do. Within two weeks we were up and running with one of the sweetest websites in our industry.
The coffee business is extremely competitive and we are constantly trying to develop new business in both the retail and wholesale arenas. Having a strong website is key in branding and establishing a name. Everyone has a website, but very few stand out.
liveBooks makes it easy, especially with their preDesigned websites. They leave just enough room for customization to make it your own, but eliminate most of the work. And with their great SEO working in the background, we were starting to show up in searches after only a month.
Architects, like photographers, rely primarily on first impressions. We did quite a bit of background research seeking a web developer/platform that could provide a clean visual interface for our site and simultaneously afford us the freedom to make changes quickly. On the surface, it is difficult to discern the quality of web developers. At 361, we value collaboration and were looking for a partner with which to co-create our site . After speaking with the liveBooks team, we were thoroughly impressed and made the decision to move forward. From that point on, all the people that we worked with at liveBooks were articulate, responsive and timely, a far cry from what we had previously experienced in the industry.
As an artist representative, I know you only have one chance to make a first impression. If your website is cluttered or hard to navigate, potential clients move on immediately. I recommend liveBooks to all my fellow creatives. Their sites are clean, simple and look incredibly professional, not to mention they are easy to maintain yourself. I have two liveBooks sites – one for my own personal photography and one for my brand new business.