Category Archives: Hospitality

16Oct/12

Hire A Daughter – Eldercare

Hire A Daughter was  a cool idea an ex-eldercare provider had.  She had worked in memory care facilities and just didn’t like the lack of attention she was able to give the residents.  She decided to go out on her own and do in-home visits and respite care.  Unfortunately, the business never took off.  Maybe a little ahead of its time.  The website was really cute though.  🙂

15Oct/12

Morning Glory Inn – Roseburg Oregon

Morning Glory Inn was a bed and breakfast way out in the country near Roseburg.  Right on the Coos Bay Wagon Trail, actually.  You could sit on the porch and practically hear the horse drawn wagons going  by full of kids with cholera and stuff.  (Just kidding on the cholera thing, but it was right on the Coos Bay Wagon Trail.)

The site was a pretty early one in my career, but the design was really good.  It had a small MySQL database for local activities that the owner took care of and another one for the Quilter’s Nook where she scheduled quilting parties.  Not really my cup of tea, but it was a cool little database.

The “Tour our beautiful Inn” link took you to a page with descriptions of the different rooms for rent and each room’s page had a full 360 degree virtual tour when those were really hard to do.  I know, any dummy with an iPhone can do them now, but back in the day it took expensive equipment and a lot of know how.

All in all, it was a fun little site.  I wouldn’t mind doing more of them, or even a hotel/motel website.  If you need one of those, definitely give me a call.  I can help.  Even if you have one of those funky corporate ones from your franchise.  They work great for some things, but they never capture the local flavor.