Interactive Website Design and Development | Union Street Media

Recent Interactive Website Launches

November 26, 2012 by USM Interactive


A long-standing landmark on Main Street in Burlington, Vermont and long-standing Union Street Media client, Nectar’s restaurant and bar has been the headquarters for thousands of local, regional and national music acts. Nectar’s offers Fresh Music Served Daily!

The Nectar’s main site features a cool, innovative and unique design.  The design is built responsively and adapts to fit the screen size of the various mobile devices and tablets visitors may be using to view the site.  The new site features intuitive navigation powered by simplified content management.

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Patina is located in an iconic structure built in the 1850’s in the heart of Shelburne, Vermont.  Patina Antiques and Home Furnishings represents a range of high quality furniture makers.

The goals for the Patina website were to create a visually engaging design that attracts visitors to Patina,
empower the Patina staff to update most of the site using the content management system, and help promote and sell items in the shop.

While designing the site, our design team focused on building a consistent brand for Patina, while maintaining a connection between it and the other branch of the business – Michelle Holland Interiors.[/caption%5D

Middkid is a for students, by students website for the Middlebury College community run by a different student on campus each year.  With a directory of local businesses and an offline Middkid (coupon) Card, the site connects Middkids with the town of Middlebury, keeping more student dollars in the local community. also has a database of thousands of course evaluations written about Middlebury professors over the past thirteen years.

We redeveloped the site on WordPress and overhauled the layout of the site to be more visual and pertinent to students.  On an ongoing basis, it is managed by a Middlebury student who both markets it to other students and acts as the liaison between the student body and the local community.[/caption%5D

Smart Logistics

Smart Logistics utilizes cutting edge technologies in a secure, on-line environment to realize efficiencies and reduce costs for both our shippers and carrier partners.

Union Street Media migrated the site to WordPress and implemented a responsive design that adapts to mobile, tablet and computer screens of varying sizes.[/caption%5D


Waterhouses Campground & Marina on Lake Dunmore in Salisbury, Vermont offers 71 private campsites with water and electricity, suites available year round, a limited-service marina, and a seasonal tavern.

Union Street Media migrated the site to WordPress and implemented some design updates to modernize the design.  We focused on maintaining some similar brand elements from the old site, such as the blues and greens in the color scheme.  Use of increased whitespace helps modernize the design as well as create contrast with the blue color in the design and will help visitors’ eyes move more naturally.  A large header image was added to the homepage that can easily be replaced to keep the site regularly updated.

A news & announcements feed was added to the footer from their blog to keep the homepage interesting and engaging and draw site visitors further into the site.  In addition, a contact form as added to the footer to a create an easy and effective way for you to gather leads through the site.[/caption%5D

Marshall Ganz

Marshall Ganz is a senior lecturer in public policy at Harvard University.  He was an organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and, in the fall of 1965, joined Cesar Chavez in his effort to unionize California farm workers.

Union Street Media migrated the site to WordPress and implemented a responsive design to optimize the site for mobile, tablet and larger computer screen resolutions.