Ocean County Historical Society - 2 Dogs Media - NJ Web Design & SEO

Ocean County Historical Society

For over 70 years the Ocean County Historical Society has been telling the stories of Ocean County NJ! A full website redevelopment helped improve visitor engagement and allowed their volunteer staff to easily do content updates.

The Client

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Ocean County Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) located in Toms River, NJ that focuses on bringing the history of Toms River to their residents. The existing website was built on Wordpress but was outdated, lacked in clear structure, was hard to update and was not mobile friendly. 2 Dogs Media was brought in to completely redesign and develop the website to more modern standards.

The Goals

With the new website, OCHS wanted to have a more engaging look and feel and have a better interface for residents and members to easily find the information they are most interested in.

The newer functionality includes:

1. E-commerce to allow the purchasing of Toms River historical books, maps and more.
2. Password protected pages for member only information
3. Online membership and volunteer forms to replace PDF files
4. Header images to showcase the beauty and stories of their facility and organization

Easy Administration

Because OCHS is run by volunteers, many which are not technical, it was critical that we built an administrative area that was as easy to use as possible. Using ACF Pro we utilized a variety of fields where they simply enter their content or upload their images to make the pages layout in the designed format. No HTML or CSS is needed!

Mobile Friendly

The original website was not at all mobile friendly or responsive, so we designed their new website with a mobile first vision allowing the next generation of historians to easily view and access various parts of the website on their phones or tablets.