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Three Bean Studios offers wire to wire web development services, from domain name acquisition and hosting to the development of powerful content management (CMS) websites and full integration with social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. I only work in WordPress, the gold standard for CMS, which is built on the PHP programming language.
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About Three Bean Studios

Three Bean Studios offers wire to wire web development services, from domain name acquisition and hosting to the development of powerful content management (CMS) websites and full integration with social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. I only work in WordPress, the gold standard for CMS, which is built on the PHP programming language.

 

I’m Mark Gordon. I started Three Bean Studios in 2003 as a web developmentIMG_0310 and graphic design firm. Between 2003 and 2010, I was able to build a deep portfolio of nonprofit and small business clients. I’m now back after a five year hiatus from the web development business, and once again focused on social enterprises, both for-profit and nonprofit.

 

Maybe the most important thing you should know about Three Bean is that I’ve been in your shoes. Over the last thirty years, I’ve run nonprofits and small businesses. I know what it’s like to have to balance a budget, write grant proposals, meet a payroll, answer to a board and find a way to promote my organization on a shoestring. I’ll bring the same hard work to your web project that I do to the nonprofit organizations I still manage.

 

Contact me at 401-954-2029 or mgordon@threebeanstudios.com.
Twitter: @3BeanStudios
Facebook: /ThreeBeanStudios

Why WordPress?

Wordpress-HostingThere are many reasons why WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system (CMS), and all of them should be important to you.

 

  • WordPress is open-source and free to use. You won’t be charged for every update, and the software can never be converted to proprietary status.

     

  • WordPress has a gigantic development community that has created tens of thousands of site themes and over 50,000 plugins and widgets. These programs give you an incredible range of options for everything from e-commerce to online forms, galleries, audio/video, and more.

     

  • WordPress is easy for YOU to learn. Upon delivery of your WordPress site, Three Bean Studios will give you basic training on how to use the incredibly user-friendly, intuitive WordPress dashboard to update your site on your own. That will save you money and time.

     

  • Search Engine Optimization. Every WordPress website comes fully optimized for search engines. There’s no need to pay additional exorbitant fees to SEO companies. They can’t do better than what WordPress already does!

     

Check out the video below, from Woo Themes, that answers the question, “What is WordPress?”

Select Portfolio

I’m just now returning from a five-year break from the web development business. Much of my old portfolio is either not available or not WordPress based. Please be patient as I re-build our portfolio. Better yet, help me do it by letting me build your next site!
The Westerly Land Trust

port3SVDPThe Westerly Land Trust conserves open space, revitalizes culturally significant properties, and provides environmental programs for the enduring benefit of our community.

Click image to visit site.

Needs: Image-heavy site with extensive calendar, online registration, and donation facility.

Theme: SimplePress

Development time: Two weeks

Development cost: $1500 – $2000

Client updates site? Yes

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

port1SVDPThe Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a lay, independent, Catholic 501c3 organization focused on assisting the needy. The Diocesan Council of Providence has 430 members organized into 33 parish-based conferences around the State of Rhode Island.

Needs: Active slider with images and video, online registration forms and basic e-commerce capability.

Theme: DonateNow

Development time: One week

Development cost: $1500 – $2000

Client updates site? Yes

Solidarity Hall

port4Solidarity Hall is a “thinkerspace for reimagining American Community.” Through its book imprint, Solidarity Hall Press, and initiatives like C-Lab, Solidarity Hall seeks to reinvigorate the age-old American values of localism, livable communities, small-scale enterprises and farms, and civic virtues.

Needs: Integration of blog posts into front page, RSS feed imports, gateways for e-commerce.

Theme: Ideo

Development time: One week

Development cost: $1250 – $1500

Client updates site? Yes.

The WARM Center

port2SVDPThe mission of the WARM Center is to “provide a continuum of care and service to the homeless and needy by providing affordable housing and assuring supportive services, and to help the homeless and needy build self-esteem and move toward independent and responsible living.”

Needs: Active slider keyed to events and media coverage. Gateway for donations.

Theme: Organic NonProfit

Development time: Three weeks

Development cost: $2,000

Client updates site? Yes

PathTree

port6PathTree is a for-value learn/think/teach firm that assists organizations and communities to become more resilient by incorporating whole-systems thinking into every aspect of their enterprise, from strategy to daily operations.

Needs: Video slider, blog

Theme: Streamline

Development time: Two weeks

Development cost: $1500-$2000

Client updates site? Yes

The Cherenzia Companies

port7The Cherenzia Companies are Cherenzia & Associates, a fully licensed civil engineering, and Cherenzia Excavation, a site construction and quarry company.

Needs: Two separate sites accessible through a common URL (cherenzia.com). Each site required extensive image galleries and case studies.

Theme: Custom HTML

Development time: Five weeks

Development cost: $2500 – $3000

Client updates site? No.

Jane Back Photography

port5Jane Back’s photography celebrates the natural beauty of the Rhode Island coastline, especially the hidden gems of Quonochontaug and Weekapaug.

Needs: Galleries with pop-up details and PayPal e-commerce gateways.

Theme: Custom HTML

Development time: Three weeks

Development cost: $2000 – $2500

Client updates site? No.

V&M Construction

port8V&M Construction offers design and construction of custom and modular homes

Needs: Extensive image galleries, homepage video.

Theme: Custom HTML

Development time: Two weeks

Development cost: $1500-$2000

Client updates site? No.

Social Media Integration

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Three Bean Studios has long experience integrating social media, video and even email marketing into WordPress websites. From Facebook and YourTube to Twitter, LinkedIn and even Constant Contact, there are hundreds WordPress plugin options that allow you to import social media content into your site and export web content to social media platforms.

Web & Email Hosting

I’ve been hosting web and email domains through a reseller account with HostGator since 2003. I chose HostGator as my vendor because of the company’s Hostgator-VPS-Webhostingphenomenal 99.6% “uptime” record.

 

Hosting your website ensures that I have access to all the server-side applications, settings and reports needed to optimize your site’s performance. It also means that if you have issues with email you call me, not a help center overseas.

Plugins, Graphics, Photography, and More!

Three Bean Studios is an affiliate of Envato Market, the global leader in royalty-freeenvato web themes, graphics, photography, video, plugins, 3D models, and more. To visit Envato Market, click the brand logos above or below.

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Contact me at 401-954-2029 or mgordon@threebeanstudios.com.
Twitter: @3BeanStudios
Facebook: /ThreeBeanStudios