The City requested an inviting, mobile-friendly and intuitive website that focused on tourism, business growth, new residents and the existing community - and Cave Consulting delivered. Behind the scenes, Cave Consulting had to find a way to help the City manage over 400 pages of content and literally thousands of public documents. Their solution was an easy to use website editor that works from the browser or mobile device and requires only a Google account to log in and the integration of G Suite to manage all of the website documents and calendar events. The editor allowed the City to designate people within departments to manage page content and G Suite allowed for all "public" documents and calendar events to automatically appear on the website as soon as they were created. Since Cave Consulting had already moved the City onto the G Suite platform for their email and internal calendars, any employee in the City instantly had the tools and knowledge necessary to contribute files or manage events, eliminating the website management learning curve and increasing available content contributors. By using a combination of 3rd party tools such as G Suite, Cave Consulting was also able to offer tools such as public document searches and news/posts subscriptions at a very low cost. Maybe one of the most powerful features provided to the City by Cave Consulting was the ability to automate custom processes on the fly. One such process that was automated was the Request for Water Service Form, which was integrated into the City website. The form was used by the Utility Billing Department and Fire Department to coordinate water service turn-ons and structure inspections. The real beauty of this tool was that new processes could be easily added, data can be shared between applications and one subscription got a user access to all of the applications, so costs stay low even as new apps are added.
What lies beneath this clean, intuitive custom graphic design, is a powerful, yet cost-effective, set of tools that extend far beyond a simple website. First, consider that Cave Consulting moved the City onto the GSuite platform which handles their email, all of the website documents, internal and website calendar events and online forms. With a single login, City employees can get to all of their productivity tools. They can even manage webpage content and posts by simply clicking a button "Log in with Google".To understand the true power of this Google-Integrated website, you can look no further than the website documents. Instead of logging into a website editor and uploading "copies" of documents to the website, all "original public" website documents can be set to automatically appear on the website as soon as they are saved to their folder.Another benefit the G Suite integration brought to the website was the ability to build powerful online forms that trigger internal actions, allow for data tracking and create actual documents. For example, the City built a simple "Work Order" system that lets the public report problems to the City and helps the City quickly address the problem. Once the work order request has been submitted, authorized staff are notified and a Work Order document is created. Once the employee has addressed the issued, from the browser or mobile device, they can close the ticket which automatically creates a PDF of the Work Order and files it away. The data is also logged into a Google Sheet for tracking purposes. And the best part is that this powerful Work Order form didn't cost thousands to develop. In fact, the City built it themselves at no charge, using Google Forms, another productivity tool that comes with G Suite.
The City of Holliday was on a budget but needed a new, modern website that could be used to communicate with the public. With a custom graphic design, Cave Consulting took the feel that the City wanted to be conveyed and blended into a beautiful website. Next, the website was developed on a platform that made it easy to build in features and integrate 3rd party applications, such as G Suite. Key to the development of the site was simple, intuitive navigation, that was designed to get people where they wanted to go within 2 or 3 clicks. Instead of using website tools to manage documents and calendar events internally, Cave Consulting utilized Google Drive and Google Calendar, both part of the G Suite productivity Suite the City was already using. This enabled the City to have multiple employees contribute documents and manage calendar events on the website without having to log in to a page editor, greatly enhancing the amount and quality of public information on their website. As a bonus, the City was able to eliminate their "legacy" document management system (Laserfiche) which was expensive and required a server, by simply moving there documents into the same Google Drive platform. With their documents securely in the Google Drive Cloud, they were protected from malware or a disaster. Plus, since they no longer had to pay for unnecessary licenses or servers, they were able to move their court system to a purely cloud-based system, which made them more productive and prepared for a disaster and further reduced their IT and technology costs.
When Ore City approached Cave Consulting, they had no web presence. They had been looking for a web developer and thought they had to settle for a traditional, "templated" website or mortgage their 1st born child to get a website like some of the bigger cities around Texas and the United States had. What they got from Cave Consulting was a sleek, custom-designed website that emits the vibrant energy of the small East Texas City. More than that, they got a website that helped them be more transparent than many cities 10 times their size and be able to leverage enterprise-level email to boot. By integrating G Suite into the website, Cave Consulting provided the City a way to have multiple employees have all of their "website documents" automatically appear on the website and share website calendar management responsibilities, without having to log in to a website editor. Google Drive and Google Calendar (part of G Suite) essentially integrated "website management" into the City staff's daily routine without having to change it. Plus, the tools in G Suite were able to further increase productivity and disaster preparedness by allowing them to use applications such as Gmail, Drive and Calendar to improve internal communication and collaboration.
Like most smaller communities, the City of McCamey wanted a professional looking website to both promote their community and communicate to their citizens. They had a limited budget and staff and figured they would have to settle for a small-time website development company and would be unable to have a "transparent" municipal website as it would require too much manpower to manage. They were shocked when Cave Consulting was able to deliver a custom-designed site, within their budget, that rivaled those of much larger cities with tools that enabled them to make their website more transparent than many cities 10 times their size. Key to the website was its integration with G Suite, which provided single-sign-on (SSO) to their website editor, document storage, searching and management and website event calendaring. With G Suite, the City was able to manage much higher volumes of data than they could with a traditional website editor. G Suite also gave the City an unexpected return on their website investment as they were able to move all of the City emails onto an enterprise-level platform within G Suite, which eliminated the need to invest in a system like Microsoft Exchange, potentially saving them thousands in setup, management, and support costs.
The City of Palmer is a high-paced, growing City that needed a modern website that could both promote and inform. When approached by Cave Consulting, the City had what might be called a "bill-board" website which had minimal, static content. Most of the changes to the website were in the form of agendas and minutes, which were sent to a webmaster after meetings for posting. The lack of an informative website resulted in the public directing unnecessary questions to the City, creating frustration and additional work for staff. Cave Consulting changed all that with a custom-designed professional website that had a clean, intuitive design and was packed with information. Critical to making the site work for the City was providing them a way to get more information on it with less effort. Cave Consulting achieved this by building the site on a cost-effective, flexible CMS platform that allowed them to easily add powerful features and by integrating it with 3rd party applications such as G Suite. Tools such as feeds, subscriptions and styled calendars that require minimal custom design or coding kept costs down and applications such as G Suite allowed staff to manage much of the website changes without interrupting their normal workflows. Cave Consulting also helped the City get even more from their website investment by building online forms that feed into spreadsheets from built-in G Suite tools and moving all of the City emails onto G Suite which offers enterprise-level email service, used by many of the Fortune 500 companies around the world.
The City of Italy, Texas was one of the first to be introduced to the "Google-Integrated" website, a concept first thought up by Cave Consulting. They quickly saw the benefits of being able to get a website that looks as good or better than many high-end municipal websites and offers more information with less effort than most municipal websites in the United States, much less the State of Texas. What they got from Cave Consulting was a gorgeous, custom-designed website that incorporated both the City's rich history and it's modern growth. The Home Page was intuitive and informative, getting visitors where they need to go in a single click and letting them know what was happening in the community. By integrating the site with G Suite, Cave Consulting was able to allow City staff to make documents, such as Agendas, available on multiple pages on the website as well as the calendar by simply dragging them into a Windows/Mac, browser or mobile app folder. G suite also enabled people in the City government responsible for events to schedule them on the fly, without having to go to a central webmaster. The public also benefited from the G Suite integration as items such as documents could be automatically delivered to them without any City website sign up requirements and calendar events from the website could be synchronized with their phone and office calendars. The City even used G Suite as their email solution and a way to better communicate and collaborate on projects such as ordinance and agenda development, preventing them from spending thousands on a traditional Microsoft Exchange email system and helping them get projects done faster.
About a decade before the launch of their current Weimar website, Cave Consulting had designed the City a website that allowed them to manage their own content from a browser and provided them a cost-effective way to make documents such as minutes and ordinances searchable from their website. Cave Consulting even provided the onsite scanning of the documents to the web-based system. First deployed by Cave Consulting in 2001, these tools and services were "state of the art" at the time, as few cities in the United States, much less Texas had such website capabilities. Fast-forward to the era of the browser and mobile device and the City of Weimar again has a website that most cities can only dream of. Not only does it have a custom look that sets it apart from any other website in the country, it is built for the mobile device, runs on one of the most cost-effective and secure platforms on the planet and costs only a fraction of what a high-end municipal website would cost. The site's integration with G Suite also makes it possible for the small staff of Weimar to manage high volumes of data with minimal effort. With G Suite, anyone with a G Suite account in the City can have their original "website" documents automatically appear on the website without ever logging into a website editor and can manage website calendar events and internal calendar events together as a team, from the browser or mobile device. The system can even be expanded to provide full-blown document management, negating the need for expensive document management systems, networks, servers and IT Support.
Situated just west of Fort Worth, Texas in a high growth area of Johnson County, the City of Joshua was in need of a more modern feeling website that put them on par with some of the larger cities in the region and state. They were looking for a site they could use to help attract new residents and businesses, disseminate information to the public and automate processes but wanted to avoid the big fees normally associated with the traditional municipal website companies. Cave Consulting first designed a graphic that was unique to the City of Joshua and projected a professional image and their progressive mood. The site's focus was on rapidly moving visitors where they want to go, maximizing online forms and payments, and helping them stay informed. Making it all work and keeping the costs down was the innovative way the site was developed by Cave Consulting. Key to their successful end product was the cost-effective, flexible content management system (CMS) used to run the website. It allowed Cave Consulting to implement new features on the fly and integrate powerful 3rd party applications such as G Suite, which allows documents to "upload themselves" to the website and teams to manage website calendar events.
The City of Lakeside City needed a more modern, mobile-friendly website as well as a way to get their internal documents, calendars and email better organized and under the control of the City and protected from disaster and malware. They did not have the budget for a traditional high-end website from a municipal website company, nor did they have the money for expensive email and document management systems. Cave Consulting provided them all that they were asking for and more. The website Cave Consulting delivered had a custom look, an intuitive design, and tools that made it easy to manage content and internal processes. Cave Consulting's innovative approach to website design and extensive knowledge of G Suite, which they integrated into the website, kept website costs down and provided the City a way to attain services like email and internal document management at a fraction of what traditional systems cost. With G Suite, the City could manage all of their "public" documents from a folder on their Windows, Mac, Browser or Mobile Device and share website calendar management responsibilities with their entire team from the same platform in which they check their email and collaboration projects.
New Fairview, Texas is a small community in Wise County, Texas, with only a handful office staff. They wanted a transparent website, chalked full of information, that did not look like it was made on an assembly line, but didn't think they would have the manpower to keep all of the information up to date nor the money to pay for a website of that caliber. Cave Consulting was able to deliver what the City wanted and more. First, they designed the look and feel of the site from scratch - no templates. Then, they built in powerful features like a way for website visitors to have City documents automatically delivered to them and calendar events sync with their personal and business calendars. The City was surprised to learn that features like this come standard on every Cave Consulting municipal website and often work with services like Gmail, that people already have, making it super easy to use. Cave Consulting's also built-in tools for staff to easily manage the data. First, they integrated the documents and calendar events into G Suite, a cloud-based office productivity tool from Google. With G Suite, City staff didn't have to log into a website editor and manually upload copies of documents or add calendar events. Instead, their "original" documents automatically appeared on the website as soon as they were created in their native programs (ie Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, Google Docs, etc...) and calendar events were added via the Google calendar browser or mobile app. Plus, G Suite allows editors to securely log in to the easy-to-use WYSIWYG webpage editor without having to remember a password. They can even make posts and other changes from a mobile app. As a bonus, the City also uses their G Suite account for other processes including City email and internal calendars, making the website investment even more cost-effective. And the best part, the City got all of this for a fraction of what larger neighboring Cities typically pay for templated websites with inferior features.
The Town of Ponder is a rural town, just west of the City of Denton, Texas. They wanted a website that projected their "Cowboy" heritage and would provide the public with a way to quickly access information. Cave Consulting took on the challenge by first, delivering a one-of-a-kind graphic, that reflected a mixture of professionalism and the country feel the town was looking for. The design was then laid onto a platform that lets the town easily post notices, change out pictures and modify page content from a browser or mobile device. Cave Consulting then integrated a Google-based system that integrated all of the Town's website documents into folders that were tied into the website, allowing documents to automatically appear on the website as soon as they were dropped into a folder. A Google calendar was also tied into the website, allowing calendar events to be managed without logging into a website editor. Using the Google solution allowed anyone on the Town staff to contribute to the website without ever actually having to login to a website editor. It also allowed them to access the website editor without having to remember a password. Instead, they just click the "Log in with Google" button, and they are in. Not only does this make it easier to manage page content, but it is more secure, and Cave Consulting is big on security, being one of the first in the industry to mandate SSL for all pages on the new websites they create.
JLB Contracting came to Cave Consulting in an effort to establish a website that conveyed the message of their company and projected a professional image. They also needed a logo and tools that would allow them to tie website posts to their social media. Cave Consulting delivered all of that and more. First, they designed a custom logo for JLB then they build a site around it. Key features include a News post area, a Testimonial Page and a logo slider. Cave Consulting even built them an online cost calculator for visitors to see how much their product would cost by just typing in their desired quantity.
With multiple locations around the Dallas, Forth Worth Metroplex, KClinic needed a site that people could easily find on the web, be encouraged to take action and quickly find a location near them. Cave Consulting answered with a custom designed website featuring an intuitive navigation system, a news section that ties into their social media and a prominently placed marketing video. The site also features large, colorful buttons to get people where they want to go and an interactive Google map.
The Texas Steak Cookoff is a very popular festival which occurs each year in Hico, Texas. Attracting visitors from around the Country, the Cookoff needed a website that would attract visitors to their event and make it easy to apply and pay. Cave Consulting first worked with the Cookoff officials to design a one-of-a-kind look of the site. The result was a clean and simple structure with bright, festive colors that get visitors excited about attending the event. Using a responsive-design concept, and basic SEO structure, the website is not only easy to use on a mobile device but scores well with Google, which is important since the Cookoff is trying to attract people nationwide.
A startup business in Southwest Florida with big ambitions and a small budget, Island Goldens was ready to take on the world, but didn't know how to start. After analyzing their needs and financial limitations, Cave Consulting built a beautiful, mobile-friendly website on the Wix.com platform. Cave Consulting also set Island Goldens up on G Suite so they could have a professional email address, business calendar and a central, secure place to store documents, all of which was then integrated into the website, giving them a bigger return on their initial website investment.
A one of a kind design, NBBuzz has a look like no other website. Based in New Boston, Texas, they serve as an informational hub for businesses, residents and tourists. The site is packed with information about what is going on and features a 3rd party tool that integrates website business listings into a map with pinpoints that list information about the businesses. The site is also integrated with G Suite, giving it an official email address and allowing calendar events to be dynamically fed to the website, eliminating the need to login to a website editor to manage calendar events. The site is also simple to manage, with tools that let the owner easily add styled videos. The site is also able to monetize itself as it features a slider tool to display advertisers.
Rockwall and Brin Church of Christ, in Terrell, Texas, is a growing church that needed a way to reach a younger crowd. Cave Consulting came in and delivered a modern, custom designed website that reflected a level of sophistication that would appeal to both adults and youth. The site features an inviting banner picture, large topical buttons, and a prominent promotional video. Cave Consulting also integrated a Google Calendar and Google Profile sign-on into the site to streamline editing and to give the church a professional email account, church calendar, and document storage. The site also has a private member side of the website that is integrated with Google Drive and a News Post section that ties into the Churches social media.
One look at the Pilot Point EDC website and you instantly get the message of a town with history and beauty that is ready for growth! The homepage features a custom-designed map along with general demographic information which gives a prospective business some of the basic information they will need before considering the City as a destination for expansion or relocation. A calendar feed and news feed also help prospective businesses quickly find out what events are going on the City that they may want to find out more information about. The promotional video and testimonial give prospective businesses even more reasons to act and the contact form, address, and map in the footer allow prospective businesses to reach out to the EDC without ever leaving the homepage.The Google integrated tools, make the site even more powerful. First, consider that both the website calendar and documents are managed via Google Calendar and Google Drive, respectively, allowing EDC editors to manage the two most common things changed on an EDC site without ever logging into a website editor. Next, consider the Available Properties page which ties in all of the available business properties in the City with Google Maps, so prospective businesses can find what they are looking for either by browsing by name and type or by location. Finally, consider the website editing tools that enable users to log in from the browser or mobile device with a simple Google profile. These Google tools are all part of the EDC's G Suite account, which includes business email on the Gmail platform, which they run their official email (email@example.com).
The Kemp EDC website was designed for ease of use and ease of management. With a custom-graphic design, the site has it's own unique look. Add to that a clean home page with "hot" buttons for the most common information, demographic statistics and a calendar feed, the Kemp EDC website let's prospective businesses find what the want quickly. Plus, being integrated with Google allows staff to automatically post all of the regular meetings on both the home page and a styled website calendar from their Google Calendar browser or mobile app, using only their Google account to login. The site is also tracked by Google Analytics which can also be accessed via the editor's Google account. The Google integrated tools even extend to email as the SIDC's official email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) runs on the Gmail platform, which is all part of their GSuite account.
The New Boston SIDC website has a clean, custom-design, and is designed to encourage a call to action from a prospective business. First, the home page has a large banner slideshow that conveys the message that the City is "open for business". Next are the regional map and demographic snippet which were developed to allow a prospective business to quickly identify some of the key elements needed for them to find a location to build or relocate their business. Three prominent buttons that link to important information frequently requested by businesses also appear on the home page so website visitors can quickly jump to the information they are looking for. A calendar feed and news feed make the home page even more informative and the SIDC's contact information along with a Google Map and Contact Form in the footer make it a snap for businesses to make an inquiry to the SIDC.Hidden from the website visitor are the simplistic website management tools. From a calendar that is controlled via Google Calendar to posts that can be made from a mobile device to a website editor that can be accessed via mobile app with a Login with Google option, managing the site is a snap. The Google integrated tools even extend to email as the SIDC's official email address runs on the Gmail platform, which is all part of their GSuite account.
As a premier private school in Dallas, Texas and a top-ranked Montessori School in the United States, White Rock Montessori needed a website that could attract the best students. To accomplish this, Cave Consulting designed a custom graphic to capture the school's unique message; designed features that allowed parents to register and pay for classes from the browser or mobile device; and developed a custom database to help manage student enrollment can class registration. Cave Consulting also integrated various tools from G Suite for Education (which they had previously rolled out to the school by Cave Consulting) into the website. These tools: allow staff to login to the website editor with their "Google" accounts; have their website documents and calendar events automatically appear on the website instead of uploading copies from a server; and manage events and documents from their G Suite accounts instead of logging into an editor.