Garabedian Law
The Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian

The Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian, a law firm specializing in sexual abuse cases, required a website that was responsive to quickly post breaking news of new settlements and media coverage. It was difficult to make changes to their previous site.

We redeployed the website and added new capabilities, including embedded video and transcripts of press conferences, and improvements to search engine optimization (SEO).

We continue to support the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian with site updates and improvements.

NOVA Housing and Supportive Services

The Virginia Housing and Supportive Services' Northern Virginia Regional Implementation Team (NoVA RIT) educates individuals, families and service providers about integrated, independent housing and housing resources.

Ursa Major Consulting created its Housing Resource Guide website. The Resource Guide incorporates a database on apartment complexes, housing resources and programs, and provides videos and webinars as part of a toolkit to help individuals move to independent housing.

JMA Solutions
JMA Solutions

JMA Solutions, an award-winning government contractor, wanted a site that highlighted their corporate capabilities and awards, advertised their job openings, and provided internal forms and documents for employees.

Ursa Major provided quick turn-around on a conversion from the old website, trained the internal site administrators, and later upgraded the site.

More recently, Ursa Major led an internal Website Refresh group at JMA Solutions to refresh the site, provide an image rotator on the front page for current announcements, and integrate social media feeds.

From The Shadows Publishing
From The Shadows Publishing

From the Shadows Publishing wanted a website that displayed the novels and anthologies by Barb Shadow, a noted paranormal investigator from the Catskills of New York. The site allows the author to interact with her audience and collect anthology and investigation material.

Ursa Major developed the website, which supports a blog, mailing list, and forms for submission of paranormal experiences.

Delta Consulting Group
Delta Consulting Group

Delta Consulting Group, an international consulting firm, needed a new website that featured its professionals.

Delta's experts provide consulting and expert witness services in delay, damage and defects analysis, forensic accounting, loss of productivity, and related services on multifaceted litigation and arbitration cases around the world.

Their professionals consult on project controls, construction audits, planning and scheduling, and budget analysis.

Talltree South
Talltree South Condominium Association

Talltree South, an award-winning condo community association, provides its owners and tenants handbook, including rules and regulations,in searchable form via its website. Newsletters, e-mail and e-mail-to-text notices, and a window to its Google calendar are also provided to enhance communication with owners and tenants.

Ursa Major constructed the site in Joomla! 1.5 and later upgraded it to 2.5, 3.x, and now 4.x. The content-rich site is very functional.

The Guild of Professional Tour Guides
Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, DC

The Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington DC, a professional membership organization, required a website that provided members with up-to-date tourist site status on mobile devices, and online event registration and payment.

The site incorporated the ability for Guild staff and other site users to manage a calendar and event registration, upload photos to the rotator, and maintain a directory of tour company affiliate members. The public can request tour guides, who maintain their profiles including specialties and languages spoken.

We received many kudos for the Joomla! website.

Northern Virginia Association of Realtors

The Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS ® (NVAR) engaged Ursa Major Consulting to provide Joomla! expertise in supporting the transition to a new website.

A usability study and brand design was done by WM Design Group.

Ursa Major supported the high-traffic, high-content site for several years before its transition to integrate with a membership management solution.


Ursa Major Consulting has been involved in website development for many years, initially with hard-coded html and later using tools such as Dreamweaver and Cold Fusion. Typically, sites were built in conjunction with a given project, but some live on.

When WordPress became available, we began to use it. We watched Mambo's evolution, and followed its development to Joomla! Joomla is one of the world's most popular software packages used to build, organize, manage and publish content for websites, blogs, Intranets and mobile applications. It is free and open source. Its overall design enables great productivity. Owing to its scalable architecture its also a great base to build web applications. It is famously extensible, with thousands of add-on components available, and it is natively responsive. Today, it can even be administered via smartphone.

So while we still consider websites a supporting tool to achieve a broader objective, we also love to create them. Give us a call if we can help you. We actively participate in the Northern Virginia Joomla! Users Group.