My father-in-law Warren was so impressed with the Greene Ink Press website that I built for Kendra that he spoke with the Board of his homeowners’ association, asking if I could update and revise their website. When they agreed and showed me what they had, I could tell that they haven’t updated their website in years. I’m talking since 2007. In many ways, I had to start anew.
One of the first ways I started anew was by creating a logo for the association. Although their name is the Persimmon Hill Homeowners Association, there are no persimmon trees in their HOA, other than at my in-law’s house. They draw their name from an old cowboy magazine, since many of the properties in the homeowners association include stables for horses. I thought that was interesting, so I tied in a stylized horseshoe with the persimmon fruit as their logo mark.
From there, I worked on the website. On their old site, there were no pictures of the area — pretty much just plain information could be found. I thought it would be nice to liven up the site to include pictures of the area, since it is really beautiful. I had my mother-in-law shoot some pictures on a bright, sunny day and then I took them and color-corrected them slightly to show rich, warm colors to match with the warmth of the orange in the logo.
In addition to helping them design their website and logo, I also helped the company look into their expenses for the website. Their previous website was hosted with a certain company. Their URL had expired, and they were now faced with a $35 yearly fee to renew. Since their URL is really only used by people in their community and not published far and wide, we adjusted their URL a bit and purchased it with a different registration company for a grand total of $71 for 5 years, cutting down their costs considerably. The Board was very happy not only with the design, but also the cost-saving measures!
Without further adieu, the Persimmon Hill Homeowners Association website.