Schrock Innovations Launches a New Website for the Lincoln Independent Business Association

  • Comments: 12
  • Written on: April 7th, 2007

Super kudos to my developers at Schrock Innovations for meeting their deadline and getting the new LIBA website launched on time. 

The deadline was important because this weekend Strictly Business Magazine will hit mailboxes in Lincoln and surrounding communities.  This month the magazine has a feature on LIBA.

Schrock Innovations won a juried bidding competition by unanimous decision against several other local design companies.  The roll-out of the public side of the website is the first phase in the three phase process.  Additional work is scheduled to allow even faster updating and more data-base driven content.

 The most noticeable among the changes to the site is the new banner.  The banner is comprised of three images, each representing one of LIBA’s pillars.  Special thanks to Kimberly Schrock Photography for taking the awesome images for the new LIBA banner.

The first is a picture of the statue of Abraham Lincoln outside the capitol building.  This represents LIBA’s influence on the growth of government and the organization’s saying, “Get into politics or get out of business.”

The second is a picture of a building from the UNL campus to symbolize LIBA’s ongoing dedication to continuing education and its financial support of college bound high school students.

Lastly, the Haymarket Water tower rounds out the banner.  This image symbolizes Lincoln’s business community and the possibilities that can be unlocked by the private sector to make our community a better place.

LIBA has many exciting ideas planned for their website, so be sure to bookmark www.liba.org and revisit the site often!

  1. Bill Tones
    Bill Tones said on April 7th, 2007 at 12:26 pm

    Nicely done! That is a huge improvement over their old website. I am glad to see you shortened up the pages. Are you planning to do anything with the positions page? Its a mile long!

  2. Shelton
    Shelton said on April 7th, 2007 at 3:40 pm

    I like the banner at the top. for political candisates those two could have certainly had better puctures taken. did they get those at Wal-Mart?

  3. Listener
    Listener said on April 7th, 2007 at 8:13 pm

    I disagree. The site looks far less professional than their old site. It’s also a conflict of interest. For example, a network and computer consulting firm is advertising on the site, and – suprise! – their link to their website http://www.meridianne.com is incorrect. Perhaps other computer businesses should be wary about becoming a LIBA member.

  4. Listener
    Listener said on April 7th, 2007 at 8:17 pm

    Oh, and you’re using LIBA to backlink to your site, i’d say a bit too many references to yourself, ie “Thank you (link) Schrock Innovations and (link)Thor Schrock” People should also be aware the each time your reference firefox web browser on your site and this blog, you’re linking them to getfirefox.us, which obviously is an affiliate/advertisment site that you make money from. Again, disclosure my friend. People think your trying to help them, not make money off their ignorance.

  5. Thor Schrock said on April 7th, 2007 at 8:44 pm

    Thank you for your comments. For the record, the content on the LIBA website was approved by LIBA. Their site is hosted on our server, so any backlinks are heavily discounted. You seem to know a bit about SEO – do you have a blog I could take a look at?)

    Thank you for catching the typo in http://meridianne.com . We will get that fixed shortly. The ad that is there now is a placeholder while we finish designing their flash advertisement.

    In addition, I do not own http://www.firefox.us. I DO own http://www.getfirefox.tv , and yes we do direct people there to get FireFox because we are paid a dollar by Google for every person that downloads the software from that page.

    All kidding aside, I nor Schrock Innovations makes money off of the ignorance of others. Our customers ARE NOT ignorant, nor are they stupid. Most reasonable people would understand that building and maintaining quality websites that contain useful information costs money. I don’t think anyone would have a problem knowing that they are sending us a dollar by using our FireFox landing page.

    In fact, anyone out there that enjoys this blog, please do install FireFox from http://www.getfirefox.tv. It helps keep the lights on and the blog posts coming.

    (DISCLOSURE: that was a shameless plug. If it offended you, don’t click on it. 🙂

  6. Listener
    Listener said on April 8th, 2007 at 8:55 am

    Thats fine, you just should have said it in the first place. Thank you.

  7. Bill tones
    Bill tones said on April 8th, 2007 at 6:48 pm

    Here;s my dollar. Thanks for all your help Schrock

  8. Listener
    Listener said on April 8th, 2007 at 9:52 pm

    You people are just enamored with this guy.

  9. CJ
    CJ said on April 11th, 2007 at 11:42 am

    Well, anyone who offers the level of service that Thor and his staff are willing to give should be enamored. He’s helped me out many times as well as many of my friends. I’m not very smart when it comes to computers, so I let Thor know I appreciate his help and I’m happy to give my dollar!

  10. Josh the Aspie said on April 11th, 2007 at 3:35 pm

    A bit late Thor. I already went with the Google Pack link from your site to make it a bit easier to keep Firefox, Adobe Reader, and Adaware SE updated.

    I always recommend that my blog readers install Firefox as well, and while it has a few tiny bugs in it’s rendering engine, they’re no where near as huge as all of the “Has Layout” problems in IE. The sooner people realize how bad IE is and start getting Firefox, the sooner microsoft will start to fix their rendering engine, and the less problems web designers will have to deal with.

    So you other readers know, IE7, the newest version of IE is out, and has a lot of features copied from Mozilla based browsers like Netscape and Firefox.

    Personally, I use Firefox for all of my basic browsing, but when I develop, like my relatively recent changes to my browser skin, I use a suite of browsers to check that include the current version of Netscape, IE6 & 7, Firefox, and Opera.

    And yeah, an error in a place holder link is rather embarrassing, but everyone makes a mistake now and then.

  11. KBKids
    KBKids said on April 11th, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    How is the new site a conflict of interest? LIBA has many members, some from the same industry. The fact that another computer company is currently advertised on this site just goes to show that there’s room in LIBA for all businesses. As for Schrock Innovations and the awesome new LIBA site…not everyone can be at the top! Yes, that’s right, I’m enamored.

  12. Thor Schrock said on April 11th, 2007 at 5:19 pm

    Thanks Josh and Bill for your support.

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