Notable Clients

City of Philadelphia
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
ACLU of Pennsylvania
Campbell’s Soup
University of Pennsylvania
Decibel Magazine
Rolling Stone Magazine

Case Studies

The Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River

The Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River is comprised of 23 environmental education centers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. The Delaware River is the longest undamned river east of the Mississippi, and its watershed stretches all the way into upstate New York, providing clean drinking water for more than 15 million people – that’s nearly 5% of the entire United States’ population! The Delaware River watershed provides important ecological habitats to a multitude of species, and provides recreation for cyclists, hikers, paddlers and other outdoor enthusiasts.


The Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River (AWE), a collaborative network of 23 environmental education centers, needed a new website to create a consistent and effective resource for current trail and waterway users while attracting and growing an audience of non-traditional users. The website needed to engage visitors in the importance of watershed protection. Students, teachers and families would be able to explore the website for programing, directions, resources, educational content, and more.

Along with customized resources section and an interactive map for the 23 Centers in the Alliance, the website required a Salesforce integration and the ability to grow a mailing list. An intuitive Content Management System (CMS) would be intuitive and streamlined for network staff to manage the website content and assets.

YIKES did a great job overhauling, rebuilding & improving our website, particularly given the extremely short timeframe we had. They were very professional, helpful, and informative; they are definitely leaders in their field. They offered training to make sure we were self-sufficient, and have answered any question we’ve had since the site went live. The site functions well and we are thrilled with their design, execution, and the plug-ins they developed & implemented on the site. Highly recommended. Thank you!

Mica Denise McCullough


With only a two week deadline, YIKES created a professional, custom, responsive WordPress website for the AWE. The Centers Section provides information, links, and interactive Google map and easily manageable within the Dashboard. The customized Fellows section is also easily manageable within the Dashboard.

YIKES added Integrations with Salesforce and Vertical Response or other mailing list software. YIKES was able to meet the tight deadline within budget, providing a beautiful new website before River Days kick-off.

YIKES worked with the dedicated team charged with delivering a new website on a extremely tight deadline. From two-weeks from discovery to launch, we designed a beautiful website that highlights the collaborative network of 23 centers, uses Google Map API and third party social media integration as well as the YIKES events calendar and registration plugin. The WordPress dashboard provides an easy and customized approach to managing and updating this amazing community resource.

Mia Levesque

Decibel Magazine

Decibel Magazine is the world’s foremost heavy metal authority exploring the past, present and future of extreme music. Since their debut issue in October 2004, Decibel has exhibited an insatiable curiosity for all things heavy, covering both the underground and mainstream with painstaking obsession and irreverent humor.


Decibel had outgrown their Squarespace site and they wanted to have complete control over banner ad placement. Their old site did not reflect the magazine’s personality or present their original content in a way that aligned with their brand.

From our very first proposal request through the website launch and ongoing maintenance, the YIKES team was super responsive to our questions and totally transparent about the process. The time they spent getting to know Decibel, our brand and our culture is completely evident in the finished product, which is exactly what we wanted – a clean, navigable, user-friendly and unique website to which we are proud to direct our readers.

Alex Yarde Director of Sales and Marketing


We met with the entire Decibel team to talk to get to know them and talk about their vision for the site. We came up with a design that properly reflected their brand as an extreme music magazine. We also created a customized banner ad management system so they could have complete control over how ads are displayed and not have to rely on a third party system. We migrated over five thousand posts from the old Squarespace site to the new site and developed multiple templates to highlight unique content.

As a company with many music lovers, we were thrilled to build the new Decibel Magazine site and deliver a product both teams are proud of.

Tracy Levesque

Linda Lee Alter

Linda Lee Alter graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art (UArts) in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science in Art Education, and has a Master of Science in Art Psychotherapy from Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital. For more than half a century, she has been a professional fine artist. She has also taught arts and crafts, worked as a commercial artist and a display artist, and illustrated children’s books.


Linda Lee Alter has been a professional fine artist and philopantripist for more than half a century, however she had no formal web presence to showcase her art and mission.

She wanted her website to be informal and personal. And as a visual artist, wanted the website to be easy to navigate and showcase her artwork.

The YIKES Design team was very specific in what they promised, and in what they required of me and of my staff to help them provide what we asked for.

Very important to us was the friendly, collaborative spirit of their team. They were receptive and flexible, direct and helpful. There was no question or request too small to consider and work through. They were always reachable by phone or by email.

We all worked together well. Everything promised was delivered fully. I am very happy with my website.

Linda Lee Alter Fine Artist and Philopantripist


We sat down with Lee and her team to fully understand Lee’s vision for her website. We built a site that is easy to navigate and allows the visitor to get to know Lee as a person. The custom portfolio we built allows her to describe her artwork every step of the way.

This project was one of the best collaborative experiences we’ve ever had. Lee’s team was involved every step of the way and we welcome that level of teamwork. I was already a fan of Lee’s philanthropic work, but through building the site I got to know her as an artist and amazing person.

Philadelphia is lucky to be home to Lee and her work.

Tracy Levesque


NursePartners offers a number of health care services, from home care to staffing, with divisions to help match qualified nursing professionals to assignments that fit a client’s unique needs.

NursePartners is a licensed home care agency that specializes in delivering highly individualized, quality care in a client’s home or residence. Founded in 2002 by Angela Geiger, NursePartners has over fifteen years of experience in compassionate, experienced care.


NursePartners was getting ready to launch a new service to support caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. The groundbreaking in-home care option would provide support to individuals, without moving them from their current residence. Knowing the challenges people experience, NursePartners needed to convey their expertise in understanding that dementia poses many changes that require personalized care, expertise, and compassion. Their existing website did not convey their professionalism, or show the

It is a pleasure working with YIKES! They are always responsive and work hard to educate the consumer. Before the website goes live, they gave our team a two hour, in-person tutorial. Afterwards, they continue to work with us to make changes and enhancements. They were not happy until we were happy! We recommend YIKES without hesitation!

Angela Geiger Founder, CEO


NursePartners needs a website that conveys trust, care, professionalism. The website highlights the extraordinary standards of services offered as well as highlights their newest service as specialists in The GEM® methodology of dementia care. The website gives information for multiple target audiences, including caregivers looking for in-home care for loved ones and organizations with staffing needs. The new design is responsive and WordPress allows the NursePartners’ team to manage content, events and blog.

YIKES met with the NursePartners’ team, and we were immediately impressed not only with their expertise and knowledge, but with the level of care and commitment to their clients and families. It has been a pleasure working with this compassionate, dedicated group. We look forward to continuing to support NursePartners with future goals.

Mia Levesque

Flying Fish Brewing Co.

Flying Fish is located in Somerdale, New Jersey. In a state that once boasted 50 breweries, it was the first microbrewery in Southern New Jersey and the first new brewery built in that part of the state in more than half a century. From its opening in late 1996, Flying Fish has increased its capacity more than 20x and become the largest of the ever-growing number of craft breweries in the state.

In 2012, the brewery moved from its original location in Cherry Hill to a new facility in Somerdale. The facility boasts many sustainability features, to brew beer in the most environmentally friendly way possible.


When we first met with Flying Fish Brewing Co., they a website with an outdated design that did not display properly on mobile devices. The site did not convey the atmosphere of their welcoming and unique tasting room or their  mission of sustainability.

Flying Fish also hosts multiple events in various locations. The events suffered from poor a user interface and offered limited customization in the admin.

Most importantly, Flying Fish needed an efficient and dynamic way to display their seasonal,  retired and year-round brews.

We selected YIKES because they did great work, were local and focused on sustainability. They were easy to work with and produced a website that works for us and our customers.

Gene Muller Founder


We completely rebuilt the website with a brand new design that works great on mobile devices. Imagery from the tasting room and brewery are used as design elements throughout.

We built a system to display and highlight the many events held at the tasting room and offsite.

Year-round, seasonal and retired beers are easily browsed and sorted via a custom beer management system developed by YIKES. The team at Flying Fish can easily add new beers or change the status of current beers. Website visitors can quickly find detailed information about each beer.

With the YIKES customized WooCommerce integration, Flying Fish can effectively sell merchandise via ecommerce.

During the brewery visit it became clear we needed to convey the feeling of entering the tasting room the minute you landed on the website.

Tracy Levesque

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (PMG) is a nonprofit visionary art environment and community arts center located in Isaiah Zagar’s largest public artwork.

Spanning half a block on Philadelphia’s famous South Street, the museum includes an immersive outdoor art installation and indoor galleries. Zagar created the space using nontraditional materials such as folk art statues, found objects, bicycle wheels, colorful glass bottles, hand-made tiles, and thousands of glittering mirrors. The site is enveloped in visual anecdotes and personal narratives that refer to Zagar’s life, family, and community, as well as references from the wider world such as influential art history figures and other visionary artists and environments.


Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is a beautiful and unique Philly landmark, listed as a must-see location in The New York Times article 36 Hours in Philadelphia.

The website needed to elevate the organization to the the level of a World-class visionary art environment and community arts center. Visitors needed to quickly and easily find visitor information. Promotion of the gardens as an event venue was a priority as well as integrating with Altru — their system for managing tours, workshops, events, event registration and merchandise.

We love you so much. Thank you for taking care of us all these years. You are beautiful people making beautiful websites.

Emily Smith Executive Director


We created a design for PMG that showed the unique chaotic beauty of the site while remaining clean with clear navigation.

Their site also integrates with Altru, their museum management system by Blackbaud.

They now have a professional web presence to put them on the same level as other well-known Philadelphia museums and art institutions.

Philadelphia is lucky to be home to Isaiah Zagar’s unique mosaic art environment. We are thrilled to create the web presence for unique landmark.

Tracy Levesque

OncoLife Cancer Survivorship Care Plan

OncoLink was the first cancer information website on the Internet, started in 1994, and remains one of the largest. This award-winning site is maintained by a group of oncology healthcare professionals who understand the need of patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals. OncoLink’s content is continually updated and ranges from treatment and disease information for a newly diagnosed patient, support through the side effects of treatment, and into survivorship. OncoLink provides tools and educational materials to support the practice of busy practitioners.


In 2007, The University of Pennsylvania’s OncoLink wanted to create cancer survivorship content that could be used to develop custom cancer survivorship care plans (SCP). How could they take their pile of content and turn this into a functioning application that would actually create a care plan? They needed to provide options for healthcare professionals to complete the care plans, as well as capture data for research.

OncoLink is lucky to be associated with the entire YIKES team. We look forward to further ventures with this incredibly talented group.

Maggie Hampshire Director of Strategic Partnerships


YIKES created the first web-based cancer survivorship care plan application.

All functionality, programming and development of this very important cancer survivorship assessment tool was created by YIKES. We have developed over 10 versions, and have forked this application into versions for adult survivors of childhood cancers, health care professionals, and patients.

As part of a team working with Epic EMR and the Cancer Registry, we participated in a feasibility study that succeeded in integrating individual survivorship care plans into these EMR/EHR systems.

We are extraordinarily proud of this ground-breaking application that provides healthcare professionals, researchers, and most importantly, patients with life-saving information in the form of a cancer survivorship care plan (SCP).

Mia Levesque

Kimberton Whole Foods

Kimberton Whole Foods is a multigenerational family business with grocery stores and cafes. Their mission is to serve as a community market with a passionate commitment to integrity, sustainable agriculture and fair trade. Currently they have 4 locations with more soon to come!


Kimberton Whole Foods came to use with an aging Joomla website that was repeatedly getting infected with malware.

Additionally the website had a confusing UX (user experience) and did not display well on mobile devices. The site did not highlight their farmers, sales and nutrition information – all of which was extremely important to convey.

The website also needed a way to display their events by location in way that was beautiful and functional.

YIKES patience, knowledge, and wit has made the web development experience such a pleasure and education. We look forward to continuing to grow our site with you!

Kelly Ragen


We built the new site on our hosting partner’s secure platform that includes firewall protection and 24/7 network analysis monitoring to ensure the site would never get hacked again.

After a thoughtful discovery process, we crafted a design to reflect the spirit and mission of Kimberton Whole Foods that displays beautifully across all devices.

To satisfy the needs of their multiple locations, we built a customized admin to manage content and information that is unique to each location, including events. This content now automatically filters into the appropriate location’s section on the website.

As a fellow sustainable business, we loved working with the Kimberton team and were happy to deliver a site they love.

Tracy Levesque

Library System of Lancaster County

The Library System of Lancaster County, PA is a federated system with 14 member libraries, three branches and a bookmobile, which serves 519,462 residents. Established in April 1987, the Library System provides well-coordinated countywide services and cooperative programs to assist member libraries in meeting the diverse needs of its community residents.

The LSLC support and centralized services include, but are not limited to: public Internet access, shared OPAC system, subscription to database and online homework help research services, consulting services, continuing education training on internal library operations including budgeting and accounting, governance, business information services, youth services, public relations, assistance with countywide programs and services; technology support including WANs and LANs with servers for managing telecommunications, web hosting, email, calendars, the catalog, circulation, Headquarters and Library PCs and peripherals, with training and security as additional components.


The majority of the Library System of Lancaster County’s websites were built using legacy and proprietary platforms including one static HTML site. There was no consistency in their content management systems. Each had a separate login and each required a different skill set for the administrator.

All 13 websites needed to share common information while acting as unique entities. The old system required this shared information be entered into each website separately.

The sites were outdated and not engaging for the end user. Most were not responsive and difficult to navigate creating frustration for members.


YIKES has been exceptionally easy to work with. They took time to carefully understand what we were trying to accomplish and then tailor fit a solution to meet our needs. The collective experience of YIKES has helped us steer clear of many web presence pitfalls, and their ability to execute is second to none.

Mark Sandblade Information Technology Manager


For the Library System of Lancaster County we choose to go with a WordPress Multisite install. This way Superadmins could use one account to login and manage the main and all 13 member websites and member sites could be quickly onboarded to the new system.

We created a custom theme and suite of plugins to manage the unique needs of the Libraries: Events, Event Registration, Library information, FAQs, Staff and How-Tos. Data is shared from the main site to the member libraries and back so information is maintained in one location and displayed as necessary on multiple locations.

Now the Library System has a unified design and system to manage its web presence.

We loved the challenge of creating a unified system for all the Library System of Lancaster County member libraries websites.

Tracy Levesque

Philly Geek Awards

The Philadelphia Geek Awards are an annual ceremony hosted by Geekadelphia and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University honoring geeks in the greater Philadelphia region.

From local game developers to comic book artists, social media marketers to the arts & culture community, the awards highlight a bit of everything.


The Philly Geek Awards website was put together by a dedicated group of volunteers, but after amassing 3 years of nominees and award winners, they needed a more professional and robust system to handle all of that information. As the site stood, there was no means to browse past nominees, winners and categories.

They also needed an efficient way to manage and highlight sponsors and press.

YIKES, Inc. helped us by building our Philly Geek Awards website. We wanted to work with them based on their involvement in the local tech community and familiarity with our WordPress platform. They’ve been understanding our needs and great to work with. We’d recommend YIKES, Inc. for anyone interested in not just a vendor but a true partner that understands your business or organization.

Mikey Illagen Editor


We built an admin to enter all award categories, nominees, nominee project information, and winners. All of this data is tied together, so on the front end, users can browse by category and see all past nominees and winners from that category.

Users can also search by year and keyword or choose to filter results by winners only.

Each nominee has a profile page with a bio or description of their project, links to social account, photos, videos, and a historical list of other nominees for that category. We created admin functionality to enter and display sponsors and sponsor levels.

The team at the Geek Awards now has a great tool to manage the data they need for years to come!

The Geek Awards is an inspirational night, highlighting the best Philly Geeks have to offer. We are proud to build a platform to showcase nominees online.

Tracy Levesque

Baum’s Dancewear

Baum’s Dancewear is a Philadelphia, 4th Generation Family-owned business and a manufacturer, wholesale distributor and retailer of quality dance footwear, apparel, costumes and accessories. They offer the finest brands and most diverse collection of dance and performance products.


Baum’s was moving their brick and mortar location to a new neighborhood in Philadelphia. During the transition, it was the perfect opportunity to update their aging online presence.

The old website used outdated technologies causing a choppy user experience. In addition, Baum’s had various user levels with unique shipping needs. Their product inventory totaled over 2,000 and each had multiple variations.

The staff at YIKES is consistently caring, creative and professional from start to finish! The finished product is one we are truly proud to have represent our business and bear our company name.

Peter Cohen Owner


We updated the Baum’s website design to stand out among their competitors and to look and function great on mobile devices.

For their online store, we extended WooCommerce to accommodate their complicated user role-based shipping charges and product meta data. We worked to make the order fulfillment process as automatic as possible to save the staff time.

Baum’s is a 4th generation family owned business. This new website is sure to keep the business prosperous for generations to come.


The Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC) is a new paradigm for tissue research, not only collecting all types of childhood brain tumors but also performing analysis using cutting-edge technologies and sharing the data with the scientific community at large to develop new treatments.


The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium needed a focused, updated and responsive site to explain their unique mission of bringing together leading pediatric brain cancer clinicians, researchers and institutions partnered for cutting edge scientific innovation, collaboration, open data sharing. They wanted to create a new blog to talk about their lab and provide news. The team needed a way to add and update content.

CHOP CBTTC also needed a custom Member Institutions section that would be easy to update.

The site needed to outreach to patient families and provide information for researchers.


YIKES designed and developed a new WordPress website. Working with a very busy CBTTC team, we created an inviting design to help patient families understand the important efforts of CBTTC and added functionality to efficiently and quickly manage custom content, such as the member institutions, presentations and projects, events, and portal. With the new website, CBTTC could continue to add partners, blog, and convey their unique mission.

The future-thinking mission of CHOP’s CBTTC to bring tougher in collaboration, top pediatric brain cancer clinicians, researchers and institutions is inspirational. We love working on such a formative project that spearheads cutting edge scientific innovation and breakthroughs through data sharing.

Mia Levesque

Dining Out For Life

Dining Out For Life® is an annual fundraising event involving the generous participation of volunteers, corporate sponsors and restaurants. In exchange for their financial support, restaurants are listed in a city wide marketing campaign in an effort to increase customer traffic.

In 1991, Dining Out For Life was created by an ActionAIDS volunteer in Philadelphia. Dining Out For Life is now produced in 60 cities throughout the United States and Canada.


Dining Out for Life is a fundraising event with the majority of participants holding the event on the same date. The site was crashing on the most important day of the year from the influx of visitors.

There are over 60 participating cities in the US and Canada.

  • Site admins needed a way to quickly onboard new cities.
  • Cities needed to easily enter all of their information and participating restaurant information.
  • Visitors to the site needed to instantly find restaurants near them via desktop browsers and phones.

The site was clunky for both users and visitors. It was not satisfying the need to promote the event and raise as much money as possible to support AIDS service organizations.

YIKES, Inc. has helped us strengthen our web presence and ensure that our website stays responsive during peak usage. They continually seek ways to improve our site’s performance, and they make dealing with complex issues a breeze.

Brett Klein President, Board of Directors, Dining Out For Life International Association, Inc.


We rebuilt the website with all the unique, custom tools necessary to easily populate the site with cities, information and restaurants. We moved the new version of the website to a cloud hosting solution that stayed up and speedy on the day of the event — handing up to over a 1,000 concurrent users with no downtime.

Visitors are now able to quickly find a restaurant near them, via a geolocation search, browsing and a mobile App.

As a loyal DOFLers (sometimes eating all 3 meals at participating restaurants on event day), we love delivering the web applications Dining Out For Live needs to pull off an amazing and successful event each year.

Tracy Levesque