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Makarska EStudio is an online marketing agency located in Gainesville, Florida. Since 2001, we have been helping small and mid-sized businesses with limited marketing budgets use the Web to achieve consistent and measured business growth in their local market.

We started our ventures by creating Google-friendly, small business websites and online marketing solutions. Our earlier aim is to have your business on the first page of Google by using web design, SEO and Pay-Per-Click Advertising.

At Makarska EStudio, we specialize in developing beautiful looking, clean and standards-compliant sites on WordPress, the world’s most popular and easy to use website platform. WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that allows our clients to add unlimited pages to their site and update all areas of their site on their own without having to learn web programming.


  • We begin the process with our initial meeting. In this “Sponge Phase,” we will work closely with you to understand your needs.
  • We will complete research to understand your technology and marketing needs and to identify the technology constraints.
  • We will learn about the brand including gathering ideas on what typography, images, color would work best.
  • We will review some other sites in your industry to see what other’s are doing well.
  • We will complete a detailed Needs Assessment.
  • We will also complete a “Site Launch Checklist” which includes taking the site live, configuring backups of the database and files.


  • Upon receipt of the 50% deposit and design and/or hosting Agreement(s), we can begin the Design phase. In this phase we focus on the visual design and the Project Brief.
  • Define your site’s structure and create a detailed site map.
  • Wireframe – We will create a sketch to help guide the designers in creating your homepage and sub page layouts.
  • Write a detailed Project Brief, which is our blueprint throughout the design & development phases.
  • In this phase we will create a mockup design and you can suggest revisions for the designer. Additional design revisions cost extra.


  • In this phase our programmers will convert the Photoshop design (static image) to a fully functioning WordPress website.
  • We will create a Help page for you that will include step-by-step instructions on how to maintain various aspects of your site including adding news and events.
  • Our staff will complete a “Pre-launch Checklist” to make sure that everything works correctly and meets our specifications.
  • You will have a chance to test the site and sign-off on the site.
  • In this phase we hand the “keys” to you so you can begin administering the site on your own.

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Meet Our Specialists

Good team is not created in a vacuum. It is impossible to make the right impact without understanding what you are trying to achieve. Our first priority is to accomplish your objectives and communicate your message in the most succinct manner possible – not to fulfill a designer’s ego. Creativity is essential, but only after function is understood.

Our specialized team work with you to quantify the objectives of the project and how to concretely measure them. But, our work isn’t over when it leaves our hands. Our team continue to monitor your project’s progress after launch, comparing the response against your objectives. If we see an area that can be improved, our team recommend where and how.

Efren Ratke

Creative Director

Efren played a large role in the technological innovations of companies and organizations in the Central Susquehanna Valley. He has a relentless commitment to the client’s bottom line and spends every free moment ensuring each client is fanatical about the end result. He worked at Microsoft, and a year of consulting for large corporations helped him understand computers, networks, websites and, more importantly, how these play an integral role in the success of businesses.

Taya Breitenberg

Business Development

Taya has been designing websites since 1996. She owned another Design Studio and is currently the Chief Operating Officer focusing her time on Project Management and developing quality assurance processes and procedures. Taya has a Bachelor’s degree from Elizabethtown College and a Master’s degree from Bloomsburg University. Taya began his career as an Elementary Teacher at Kelly Elementary in Lewisburg. She’s heavily involved in social media, blogging and internet marketing.

Jon Becker

Interactive Guru

Becker has worked at the CSIU for more than 15 years and during his tenure there he has played various roles such as Curriculum Specialist, Database Designer, Instructional Designer, eLearning Application Developer and Manager of Web Development. In addition, Becker has worked as a technology consultant for Information Age Consultants, co-authored a book for the US Department of Education and presented at more than two dozen state, regional and national educational technology conferences.

Callie Beatty

Art Director

Beatty has created dozens of standards-compliant, valid XHTML/CSS WordPress sites for us and has extensive knowledge on web standards, Internet marketing. She has also created many database driven applications that are integrated within the WordPress admin tools. Beatty currently lives in Germany and is studying Economics at Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen – Nürnberg. Beatty has over seven years experience in developing websites and database applications.

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