Legal News :: New Website Design

The best form of flattery is when one of your clients refers you to a colleague of theirs. That happened to us this past summer. We had been working with a new law firm (who just celebrated their second anniversary...way to go BSM!!) and passed our name along to a friend of theirs who was looking for a website redesign.

Schenk Boncher & Rypma has been helping clients through legal matters since 1978 - these guys know their stuff! Their current site was outdated and not as easy to navigate so they were looking for something more streamlined, modern, and clean. 

We wanted the site to be light and comfortable, while trying to incorporate some local photography to give it a hometown feel. We also added some modern touches so it didn't feel too stuffy. 

We created a responsive design so the size and style of the site would shift depending on the device that was being viewed. Other features of the site included a blog, which feeds into the homepage, videos about the law firm, and a form that can be filled out if you have legal questions. In addition to the website design and programming, we also took headshots for a few of the attorneys, which were later used on the site as well.

So tell me, do you think we won the case?

Website Design for Monk Beer Abbey

Royal Oak's newest hot spot is Monk Beer Abbey and we were lucky enough to get to handle the design of the website.

Definitely worth checking out, Monk is described as a warm and simply decorated restaurant which pays tribute to the brewing history of Belgium's monasteries and the Monks who invented the historic styles. 

In addition to creating the full desktop version of the site, we also designed and programmed the mobile version of the website, also referred to as responsive design. This means the site can be seamlessly viewed on tablets or smart phones and everything renders great.

If you're in the Royal Oak area and looking for a hip bar for the evening, Monk is definitely your go-to place. It's located inside Bastone Brewery at 5th & Main. Stop by and channel your inner Monk - get a Belgian pint and stay for a while.

Custom Website Developed With Built in CRM

In this video I will show you an overview of the Business Catalyst robust customer relationship management (CRM) module. This is a great tool for tracking client activities on and off the web and off.

Some of the key features to point out before you start the video.

  • Tasks 
  • Task reminders via email
  • Cases (Support Tickets)
  • Custom customer data fields
  • Email marketing
  • Client notes
  • and more

Our Client North Peak Brewery Featured on Great American Brew Trail

It's always fun seeing people do what they're good at, and this video is a great opportunity to see our client North Peak Brewing Company in action. Be sure to check out their website, which is one that we designed. And, be sure to check back shortly as we will be programming a mobile site for them.

Website Design For West Michigan Specialty Printer

We recently had the opportunity to work with Mettek LLC on a website redesign. After our initial meeting we had a strategy and were ready to move forward.


  • We needed to showcase their products and provide relevant content that would increase their search engine traffic, so we developed a blog.
  • Mettek prints on many different surfaces so we reviewed their products to determine the best way to organize the new website, allowing users to easily find what they were looking for.
  • Because they have so many specialty products and services that needed to be displayed on their home page, we created a JavaScript slider allowing us to show more products, and also increase the use of search engine friendly keywords.
  • Product photography was an important part of this site because Mettek has a great list of clients and sample products that needed to be displayed.

Take a look at the screen shots, or better yet check out their website and let us know what you think.