PewterReport.com is excited to partner with Visual Realm, a leading Tampa-based web design company with over 10 years experience. From design, to development to SEO marketing, Visual Realm was the clear choice for PewterReport.com to turn to for its ongoing website needs.
Visual Realm’s portfolio includes working for some of the premier companies in their respective fields, including Comprehensive Spine Institute, Updegraff Laser Vision, as well as designing Tampa Bay wide receiver Vincent Jackson’s personal website.
PewterReport.com vice president and publisher Scott Reynolds discusses the partnership with Visual Realm and its founder and president, Kyle Theil.
“We have gotten the chance to know Kyle and see his business grow over the years, and the work he has done for his clients is impressive,” Reynolds said. “When PewterReport.com needed a new web design company to move our business forward, Visual Realm was the clear and easy choice to make. We have seen a tremendous increase in our search engine optimization and growth in our business since joining forces with Visual Realm a short time ago. We are excited about what the future holds with this partnership.”
Theil, a long-time Buccaneers fan with cutting edge experience in web design and SEO marketing, is thrilled about the opportunity to work with one of his favorite websites.
“I’ve been reading my Bucs news through Pewter Report for years,” Theil said. “I feel that Visual Realm’s experience, not only from a web development perspective, but from a fan’s point of view is what will truly shape and enhance the new PewterReport.com. This partnership is more than just a great business opportunity for Visual Realm and Pewter Report, it is a chance to make a difference for Buccaneers fans near and far.”
PewterReport.com and Visual Realm teamed up to revise the website and give it a fresh look in time for the 2016 Buccaneers football season.
“Our PewterReport.com staff collaborated with Kyle and the Visual Realm team to update the look of our website,” Reynolds said. “One of the things we wanted to do was to lighten the site by changing the background to make it more aesthetically pleasing and easier to read. We also updated our message boards and changed from the Simple Machines forum we had in the past to a new WordPress-based message board for better integration with the rest of our website.”
The new version of PewterReport.com is Phase I of a larger plan to revamp the website, which will take place in 2017. With the huge transfer of data from the old database with the former web hosting company to the new database with the new web hosting company there will be some kinks that will need to be worked out and streamlined. So please bear with us as any initial issues are fixed from the data transfer.
“We’re not done, and have some tweaks and a few other features to debut as the season draws near, including a revamped photo gallery section,” Reynolds said. “However, a full-scale redesign with new features will have to take place during the offseason due to our time constraints during football season, so Bucs fans should consider this to be a better, remodeled version of the existing PewterReport.com site.”
Partnering with Visual Realm also offers more site stability for PewterReport.com, which has been an issue due to its growing pains over the last few years as the number of unique visitors climbs to one million on an annual basis.
“We have also vastly improve the ability to withstand traffic surges during peak periods like the NFL Draft, free agency and Bucs game days,” Reynolds said. “While our company’s goal is to increase our traffic and grow our business, the most frustrating thing is to have a traffic surge interrupt our visitors’ ability to access PewterReport.com.
“Time will ultimately tell, but with the help of Visual Realm we think we have solved our capacity issues moving forward and we will be better able to handle huge traffic spikes that feature concurrent users trying to access PewterReport.com and its message boards. Our goal is to not only provide our visitors with the best and most unique coverage of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but to have well designed website that our users enjoy and have access to at all times. With our partnership with Visual Realm, PewterReport.com has taken a huge step towards that goal.”
Theil agrees with Reynolds’ assessment.
“We are extremely happy with the lightning quick load time, user-friendly mobile interface and completely reinvented forums section,” Theil said. “These are major enhancements on the user experience (UX) side of things and we can’t wait for Buccaneers fans to browse the new site.”
Scott Reynolds is in his 25th year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds spent six years giving back to the community as the defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: email@example.com