Stone Soup is a fantastic magazine founded in 1973 with the purpose of encouraging children to write and draw by exposing them the art of other kids.
The magazine also maintains a collection of children’s art, and now has more than 1000 high quality works from 36 countries.
I provided Stone Soup with various website services for several years; from maintenance to custom theme development and programming.
I built them an elaborate order and renewal form that allows users to order subscriptions and renew their current subscriptions, incorporating discount codes and differing prices by country.
Stone Soup is really a great magazine and organization, and it was a pleasure to work with them. If you have appropriate aged kids, or know artistic kids of friends or family, I highly recommend getting them a subscription.
I think anybody can be inspired by the amazing artwork on the site and in the print magazine.
Erim Foster worked for Stone Soup Magazine for several years both developing and maintaining our website. Amongst other projects, he was responsible for developing a complex order form for our magazine, a form that flawlessly handles the majority of our business. Whatever bell or whistle we wanted added to the form Erim was always able to oblige.
Staff with and without technical knowledge found it easy to work with Erim.
Besides excellent programming skills I’d like to emphasize that whenever there was a problem he responded immediately, no matter the time of day, day of the week, or whether he was on vacation. A couple of times our website went down during the Holiday season (through no fault of Erim’s) and he dropped everything in his own life to get us back up. Erim is always calm, always competent, and always reliable. I’d also like to emphasize that he is honest in his assessment of jobs, honest in his billing, and as far as we were concerned for the many years he worked for us the perfect freelance programmer.
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