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Pianist Joyce Yang’s Website


Joyce Yang is a Grammy-nominated classical pianist. Yang gained international renown during the 2005 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, in which she was awarded the silver medal. Just 19 years old, Yang was the competition’s youngest participant at the time.

Blessed with “poetic and sensitive pianism” (Washington Post) and a “wondrous sense of color” (San Francisco Classical Voice), Grammy-nominated pianist Joyce Yang captivates audiences with her virtuosity, lyricism, and interpretive sensitivity. In the last decade, Yang has blossomed into an “astonishing artist” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung), showcasing her colorful musical personality in solo recitals and collaborations with the world’s top orchestras and chamber musicians through more than 1,000 debuts and re-engagements.


The client reached out to us for several reasons. Joyce wanted to implement some new changes and features to her website but all possibility of proceeding to implement any changes were being impeded by the fact that someone had hacked, defaced, and corrupted her current website. She expressed a need for some professional consutlation and direction regarding possible solutions and options. We moved quickly to address all of her expressed needs and goals, more specifically:

  • Assess and immediately resolve all issues with the current website
  • Consult on best practices, advise, and provide options and long term security solutions
  • Server and site security best practices
  • Content updates
  • Content changes
  • Page design changes
  • Page layout and content management system (CMS) template changes
  • New page templates with custom integration features within their CMS
  • Email marketing service integration
  • Ability to manage all new changes in the administration portal of their CMS
  • Site analytics

Once the initial discovery, discussions, and consultations had been completed with their team, the client was confident they had enough information and insights to proceed. A project plan was generated including the scope of work, delivery phases, timelines, estimated costs, etc.

We then moved on to the next step in the process, which focused upon:

  • Assess website status, the level of compromise, and the extent of the damage
  • Assess infiltration and corruption of the content management system
  • Assess the current server environment and security vulnerabilities
  • Make all necessary changes to correct and fix all damage and remove all malware
  • Setup a new secure environment
  • Setup new testing environment
  • Setup the repaired website on the new environment
  • Implement up to date security practices
  • Make content updates
  • Make content changes
  • Content Management System programming changes
  • New page template designs
  • Custom mobile responsive template development
  • Cross platform compatibility testing
  • Integration of new templates into the CMS
  • Integration testing
  • Implementation of new features
  • New feature testing
  • Move approved changes to production/live server
  • Audio editing
  • Soundcloud management
  • Soundcloud integration
  • Ongoing maintenance

Technologies employed through the project life cycle were:

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Bootstrap
  • Sass
  • Jquery
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Drupal
  • Mailchimp
  • Litmus
  • Google Analytics
  • Soundcloud
  • Linux
  • Cpanel
  • Apache
  • Domain Management
  • Secure Certificates
  • Malware Scanning
  • Website Firewall
  • Sucuri
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Audition

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