Client SinceFebruary 2019
Richard Louv is a journalist and author of ten books, including Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle, and co-founder of the Children & Nature Network. His work has helped launch an international movement to connect children, families and communities to nature.
Richard is a good example of the kind of client Hop Studios set out to serve when we started the company in 2001—creative folks who want a high-quality website where the focus is on content. Everyone needs a website these days, but they require expertise in a lot of different areas, from Google AdWords to content management systems, to branding, 404 pages, user experience… the list goes on and on. It’s a lot of learning for anyone, much less for an author who already has an extensive set of work commitments and a busy schedule. And while we are more than happy to write code, we at Hop Studios get a real kick about being able to fill in the gaps when it comes to expertise and strategic planning.
We’ve assisted Richard with adding his latest book to his website, and behind the scenes we’re helping figure out the best technical direction for the site’s creator and audience. Should we upgrade the existing content management system, or migrate to one that might be easier to use? Are the server and hosting set up properly? What if the goal is to simplify? It’s a pleasure to assist with questions like this, and the many other tiny technical details that are part of running a website.
"We’ve worked with Hop Studios for over a year so far and are extremely pleased with their help in updating our website. The team is well organized, easy and fun to work with, has created some beautiful page designs for us, and has smoothed out bugs and set up functions so that our company can change and maintain our website on our own. They clearly take pride in their work and customer service, and rightly so (for example: daily status reports, same-day responses during the week, alerting us to problems/site crashes we aren’t aware of, clear and respectful explanations to less-than-tech-savvy folks, and always tightly managing their time to carefully stay within budget). Each team member we work with seems to always start from a place of integrity and we trust and highly recommend them."Richard Louv