Converting your old website to WordPress

Posted by Mark Greentree on September 11, 2014  /   Posted in Helpful Tips, WordPress Websites

wpTraditional HTML websites are steadily becoming a thing of the past. CMS or Content Management Software platforms like WordPress allow you to make global design changes in one fell swoop. No longer are you slowed down by using .DWT files or includes when WordPress allows you to change your design via theme files and CSS. The best part with WordPress is that you can make these changes from any computer or even cell phone. If you want to add your latest news or announcements you can do so with a time/date stamp via a Post. The best part about WordPress is that it is always evolving to stay ahead of security threats and most of all add great features like image resizing tools and text editors.

So if you are wanting to take the next step and take more control of your site we can help convert your current design into a WordPress theme with all your design bells and whistles but most of all we will bring over all your content too.

Agency Overflow

Posted by Mark Greentree on September 04, 2014  /   Posted in Business Partners, Latest News, WordPress Websites

canstockphoto2349246Are you a design firm that has overflow work that is time sensitive and need to outsource it quickly?  A great alternative is to use a smaller/boutique design firm.  Working with a smaller agency can save you time and money for the fact that you will find the experience and capability you are looking for for those short term projects.

Greentree Designs has been collaborating with agencies like,, and helping them realize those projects that need to get completed and out the door.

We provide the expertise and a fast turn around in multiple areas you may be looking for.  We offer services in website maintenance, website design for eCommerce, static and WordPress websites.  We also offer graphic design for those looking to update their logo or create business cards and other print ventures.

For more information working with Greentree Designs to outsource your overflow projects, click here!

eCommerce Platforms we support

Posted by Mark Greentree on July 08, 2014  /   Posted in eCommerce Platforms We Support, Latest News

There are many eCommerce platforms to choose from. Make sure the one you select has the tools you need.

Carts like NetworkSolutions Commerce Space is a great all inclusive storefront. Shopify and 3dcart provide multiple add-ons to create a robust storefront. Volusion and BigCommerce provide overall ease of use for those new to eCommerce.

Another aspect to consider when choosing an eCommerce platform is how they charge for their service.  NetworkSolutions Commerce Space lowered their pricing structure so that their monthly rates are lower but charge a transaction fee.
If you are not selling a high volume of products or are just starting out this could be a considerable factor in what platform you choose.
3dcart, Shopify and Volusion all offer packages that don’t require transaction fees.  BigCommerce offers packages with transaction fees and without.

So if you’re ready to start an eCommerce store today let us know, we love to help you out.

Fishtanks Direct Redesign Project

Posted by Mark Greentree on June 19, 2014  /   Posted in eCommerce Design Projects, Latest News, Web Design Projects

We recently finished work on the complete redesign of  We wanted to pay homage to the original design by using some of the design elements, colors etc and also add some new elements.  Lastly to help increase traffic, accessibility, ease of use and provide more call to actions we incorporated a rollover menu in the header, a product photo slider and category thumbnail scroller.

Fishtanks Direct before redesign

Fishtanks Direct before redesign


Fishtanks Direct after redesign

Fishtanks Direct after redesign

New Custom WordPress Design Launched – Surrogate Steps

Posted by Mark Greentree on September 25, 2013  /   Posted in WordPress Websites
Wordpress Design

WordPress Design

Introducing our latest Ithaca client – Surrogate Steps.  We helped create their logo, WordPress site and business cards.  Surrogate Steps is an exceptional business, please give them a visit!

About Surrogate Steps:
Surrogate Steps Specialist are dedicated to providing individualized and professional services in matching Intended Parents with a caring and reliable Gestational Surrogate to help grow and build their family through assisted reproduction technology. We are proud to work with clients throughout the globe, including Israel. Surrogate Steps is also proud to work with Intended Parents who are same-sex couples, heterosexual couples, or single individuals.

New Custom eCommerce Design Project launched – Bev & Co!

Posted by Mark Greentree on August 01, 2013  /   Posted in eCommerce Design Projects
Custom eCommerce Design

Custom eCommerce Design

Introducing our new Custom eCommerce Design Project – Bev & Co!

If you’re looking for unique fashions right here in New York go check out Bev n Co!

About Bev & Co:
Bev & Co. was established in 1978 in the quaint town of Homer, NY and we are excited to celebrate our 35th birthday this Fall! In recent years, we’ve expanded to Sackets Harbor and Ithaca, NY. All three stores have a charming atmosphere and are filled with fabulous fashions you will love. Our outgoing and energetic associates will make sure you leave with something you adore! Shop for fashion, leave with style.

Custom eCommerce Design Project – Adaptive Sports Equipment

Posted by Mark Greentree on May 14, 2013  /   Posted in eCommerce Design Projects
Custom eCommerce Design - Adaptive Sports Equipment

Custom eCommerce Design – Adaptive Sports Equipment

Custom eCommerce Project launched – Adaptive Sports Equipment!

About Adaptive Sports Equipment:
Established as a four season based company, we strive to supply athletes with unique needs with the appropriate specialized equipment for a wide range of athletic disciplines. Whether you’re drawn to sports for their theraputic abilities, recreational enjoyment or the excitement of competition, has the right products for you. We understand the personalized nature of many of the products we offer, that’s why on each of our product pages you will find detailed descriptions, video demonstrations and where applicable, sizing information to make sure we match you with the perfect item. Also, beginning this summer we will be making appearances at select adaptive sporting events supplying demonstrations of some popular products from top manufactures as well as some exciting, new products.

Custom WordPress Template Design – Three Hills Properties

Posted by Mark Greentree on February 27, 2013  /   Posted in WordPress Websites
Custom WordPress Design - 3 Hills Properties

Custom WordPress Design – 3 Hills Properties

Recently launched Custom WordPress Template  Design – Three Hills Properties!

About Three Hills Properties:
Three Hills Properties is based out of Ithaca New York. Established in 2002, we specialize in residential rental properties throughout Ithaca. Three Hills Properties is a growing company who prides itself on the fact that we offer some of the best housing in Ithaca as well as our outstanding customer service.

We are also an environmentally conscious business. Our goal is to make all of our housing as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible. We have already installed 240 volt electric car chargers at each of our properties. The electric is provided to our tenants free of charge. In the near future we will be installing solar hot water heaters and photovoltaic solar systems. We believe in doing what we can for the environment as well as providing housing for similarly minded individuals.

Custom eCommerce Design – Munsons Chocolates

Posted by Mark Greentree on December 10, 2012  /   Posted in eCommerce Design Projects

screen-munsonsRecently launched Custom eCommerce Design – Munsons Chocolates!

About Munsons Chocolates:
Munson’s Chocolates was founded by Ben and Josephine Munson in 1946 and originally titled “The Dandy Candy Company”. With little more than a dream they set out to build
a business that would reflect their commitment to quality and service.

Their first store was located in Manchester, Connecticut behind a tailor shop. It was there that they would make batches of wafers and ribbon candy from the sugar rations they received following the end of WW II. Soon after, they moved their base of operation to a horse barn. They converted the barn into two parts: a kitchen and a retail store.

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