I wanted to share with you this recently launched WordPress website build. We recently reconstructed a beautiful site for a strategic marketing partner, Griffin Communications, after which they put us onto an opportunity for the website rebuild of challenger.org. We jumped at the opportunity and successfully constructed this site with a high page count and some fun challenges for our creative and development team.

The existing Challenger.org website had hundreds of pages, including dynamic pages generated for (click item to view page):

Challenger Learning Centers for Space, Science and Education1. Each of their 48 Learning Centers spread throughout the world

2. An extensive library of teaching resources

3. News, webcasts, podcasts and events

To address this, we turned towards WordPress for the main platform, and to Google for mapping the Learning Centers in a dynamic, creative and useful way as well as use of the Google Fusion Tables tool for providing the client with a convenient place to maintain their Learning Center database. The information is also used to populate individual Learning Center pages within Challenger.org.

The site also pulls data from their social feeds, and pushes information out to their Facebook and Twitter accounts thus increasing their marketing reach.

One aesthetic feature we added employs the concept of Parallax. Through custom coding, we were able to hang an astronaut and harvest moon off either side of the page and make them scroll vertically at a rate different than the page in front of them and the page background behind them. This added depth to the site without getting too carried away with multiple animations…particularly on the home page.

A dynamic and content rich home page blended with a CMS system and all of these features makes this site one of our favorite builds. Hopefully, some of these features will provide inspiration for your next website build. Let us know what you think of the site!

We hope that you will consider us when your company, or any of your referred associates, have the need for print and web design services. We are very proud of the work we are doing, and look forward to future opportunities.

Damien Nelson


Nelson & Co. is a Sugar Land, Texas based graphic design firm serving the Greater Houston area with turn-key print and web design projects coupled with smart web marketing practices since 2002 and is proud to be listed in the Houston Business Journal’s Book of Lists as a Top 25 Graphic Design Firm serving corporate, mid-sized and even start-up businesses alike with powerful branding and marketing tools. For more information on Nelson & Co. visit www.nelsonandco.net or contact us at (832) 532-7220