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An Intuitive and Functional Site for C&S

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C&S Management is one of the select few management companies on Florida's West Coast to be an Accredited Association Management Company. Offering Accounting, Administration and Maintenance services (along with important forms, documents and more), C&S has heaps of useful information placed on their one website. This is the main reason why Chris Brown, President of C&S decided it was time to replace the old with the new.

“We wanted a new website which would function well on different platforms: computer, tablet and phone,” mentioned Chris. To make this happen, we started by building a custom template that worked naturally on any device.

We didn’t want readers to get lost or confused while scrolling through the site. This meant simplifying the homepage and menu into appropriate categories. Starting with the header, an original crisp photo and button reading “Request a Proposal” steal the spotlight.

Continue to scroll through and find a quick blurb on what the company is, placed next to a short video for those interested in more information.

Next you’ll clearly find a link to their services, and the latest blog posts.

Through and through, the site is extremely easygoing: from navigation to functionality. When all was said and done, Chris said, “Think Donson was very easy to work with through the entire process.”

Are you reading from a phone, tablet or large desktop? Visit the site to see it firsthand.

www.cscmsi.com

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A Tasteful Website for Fins at Sharky’s

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What do you get when exquisite culinary creations, magnificent views of the Gulf, and noteworthy architecture all end up under the same roof? A restaurant called Fins at Sharky’s. Situated directly on the beach overlooking the coveted Venice Fishing Pier, Fins is best known for their premium cuts of steak and pork (always juicy), and their Gulf seafood and sushi, (always fresh.) This, paired with the ambiance, truly makes any seat at Fins, the best in the house; and any occasion, one worth remembering. To sum it up, it’s upscale dining in a pleasantly casual environment.
 
Fins was in need of a site that accurately portrayed who they are. For starters, this meant using imagery showing their one-of-a-kind dishes, and notorious views. From the homepage, to the contact page, we incorporated each of these elements: A quality food photo and a subtle beachfront view throughout.
 
The homepage really tells it all. From a new tagline, a quick “About Us” section, a stunning photo of the restaurant, and a gallery showing specialties; no need to wander elsewhere to understand their forte.
 
Easily locate Directions, Make a Reservation, or find Open Hours with a simple click on the updated menu, or down below on the footer.
 
As for the Menu, you’re one click away from seven organized options. From Cocktails, to Happy Hour, you’ll quickly see the amount of care Fins puts into every component of their craft with a glimpse of their offerings.
 
Our hope is that Fins new website is equally as impressive as the restaurant itself—upscale, yet casual; and something you’ll remember.  Finsatsharkys.com
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Madfish Grill - A Site for their Story

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Madfish Grill is different than most eateries in the area: it’s been around for quite some time, yet it remains current and ever evolving. From the start, they were known for their exotic Caribbean and Creole flavors. Today, they pretty much offer something for everyone (see: full bar, extensive wine list, and a varied menu derived from many cuisines.) They appreciate locally grown produce, fresh fish and classic bartending. And while that may put them towards the top of their class, they generously treat all guests like family.

So when owners Mindy and Miles Milwee, and general manager Ben Gough approached us with the task of rebranding their website, we were excited to build something that resembled their story, from start to finish.

“We looked into a few other website companies, but we felt very comfortable with the abilities of the Donson team and we liked the work they had previously done,” said Ben.

To convey Madfish’s entirety, we created a storyline on the homepage through imagery and original copy that seamlessly flows from section to section.

Along with an updated logo, and a new message of “truly, madly, delicious”, you’ll find no shortage of authentic food photos—from prep, to final dishes, and even the making of a cocktail.

And to show their family-friendly side, we brought out a few bright colors from their logo that pop in all of the right places.

If you ask Ben his final thoughts on the site, he’d tell you that, “our initial goal of creating a new website has been completed and we are extremely happy with the result. We appreciate the easy communication and the timeliness of the completion of the work.”

www.madfishgrill.com

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A New Site for Dr. Koval

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With the idea of “Enhance your smile, enhance your life” behind Koval & Koval’s practice, Dr. Koval and her staff fully back their motto in more than just one way. In fact, the foundation of Koval & Koval flourishes with overall pleasant personalities and an honest care for patients. They are professional, yet talented. And, they not only fulfill dental visions, but they truly want to improve the lives of their patients by doing so.

While searching for a marketing team to match their goals, Dr. Koval stated, “We interviewed quite a few marketing teams before selecting Gary and Felicia. Upon our first meeting, we knew that Think Donson was our team!”

After working with Dr. Koval for many years, we were given the opportunity to redesign their website. We had a few key things in mind, and so did they.

Firstly, we wanted visitors to see their personality as we do. We started to achieve that goal by introducing a warm image of a grandmother and child on the home page, followed by their main message. Using soft hues and subtle fonts, we began to see the results we were hoping for.

Throughout the process, Dr. Koval noted, “…they were very easy to talk to, they understood our goals and they were filled with creative and exciting new ideas.”

Below the first impression on their new site is where real patients, with real results are found. Simple functioning cues allow visitors to browse through a smile gallery, or read more on Dr. Koval herself.

Towards the bottom of the home page, visitors will find a full list of Dr. Koval’s procedures. A simple click on any procedure icon will bring guests to a longer description of each. The interior pages offer similar images of warm faces and beautiful smiles.

“We really appreciate Think Donson’s sincerity and ability to decipher where marketing dollars should be directed. They are also so considerate of time management for approvals and deadlines,” said Dr. Koval.

At the end of visiting Dr. Koval’s new site, we hope visitors feel a true sense of Dr. Koval and her ability to enhance lives through dentistry.

“We are so very pleased with our relationship with Gary and Felicia. It was our lucky day when we chose to work with them!” – Dr. Koval

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A Redefined Site for Milam Bogart Dermatology

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Milam Bogart Dermatology has a very clear message: to treat each of their patients with individual care. From medical to cosmetic dermatology, they’ve shaped their skin care plans to fit the needs of each person they see. And they do so following the most comprehensive skin-care services available.

With a direct, clear message, they were in need of a new site that easily translated this. For us, we wanted to show a clean, easily navigable site not only visually, but also by refining their copy. This began by creating a main message of “Redefining skin care to fit you.” Upon entering their new site, you’ll find this message, along with a crisp photo of the Milam Bogart team.

Next you’ll find a small story of who they are, and what they stand for directly next to simple, clickable buttons leading to insurance, patient forms and legible phone numbers.  

Another quick scroll, and you’ll find three prominent buttons leading to appointments, aesthetics and specials. Upon entering the internal pages, we’ve kept things easy by offering similar design features followed by spacious, clear info.

With the site complete, we’re extremely hopeful that visitors will get where they need to be without any hesitation.  

“There were several of us giving Think Donson input as the website was being designed.  We all had different ideas and different opinions. They were very patient with us and extremely cooperative with all of our wishes, needs, etc.,” said Office Manager, Barbie Cain.

 

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Website Makeover for World Class Dentistry

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World Class Dentistry can be described as just that: World Class. Taking a closer look though, you’ll find they have much more to offer than just quality dental care. Husband-and-wife, Dr. Jill Morris and Dr. Burr Bakke work side-by-side, blending their strengths to offer the most thorough patient results possible. Together, they offer topnotch restorative, general, preventive and holistic dentistry. While their duo team alone speaks to WCD patients, their honest marketing also offers transparent insight. Using real patients, a sense of trust can be undoubtedly placed into their hands.

While rebranding WCD’s website, Think Donson had two main goals in mind. Firstly, we wanted to demonstrate their combined, extensive knowledge of dentistry. Secondly, we wanted patients who visit the site to see their visible marketing model: those real patients with real results.

On WCD’s homepage, we built sliding headers as an intro for visitors. Each header displays a WCD service, patient photo and quick testimonial. Clean, tasteful colors and subtle textures allow the headers to pop—soft blacks, muted oranges and grays. From there, every page carries a similar feel. (Authentic before and after photos and references appropriately placed.)

With so many available services, we needed them to be extremely easy to locate. To accomplish this, we divided their main services up into display boxes on the homepage. Upon entering the service of your choice, corresponding subcategories follow. Suitable text is spaciously displayed in order to not overwhelm readers.

If you still weren’t convinced of their abilities after perusing the site, a video featuring Dr. Morris and Dr. Bakke offering a rundown of who they are and what they offer is just one click away—and also featured on the homepage.

Visit sarasotadentist.com to see World Class Dentistry’s complete website makeover.

WCD Before and After

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A Refined Website for Black Tie Tree Services

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Professional, knowledgeable, efficient and safe: these are the words Black Tie Tree Services use to define their tree care projects. Devoted to providing high-end tree maintenance throughout the area, they are not just interested in accomplishing impressive results, but in building ethical relationships, offering more options—better options—and doing so following a precise timeline.

With such complete offerings and refined services, Black Tie lacked only an updated website to match their reputation. When Glen Rieth of Black Tie approached Think Donson, he knew he wanted to start from scratch to receive only the best possible results. For him, that meant producing “a professional looking website that showcased Black Tie’s services.”

With Glen’s concerns in mind, Think Donson began to rebuild Black Tie’s site by rewriting their copy. Maintaining a clear voice, we placed the content in appropriate categories so services would be easily understood. Complementing their new voice with a clean design was next on the list. Throughout the process, Glen was kept in the know. He noted that he was given the chance to “digest the new site, from copy to design features. Think Donson also took any concerns I had to heart by making changes I felt were needed. At the same time, they didn’t allow me to make changes that would not benefit the site.”

When you scroll through Black Tie’s new website, you’ll notice a fresh homepage with a new tagline, crisp photos and quick cues. What does Glen think? “My hopes of highlighting our services was achieved with this new site, and most importantly, it’s professional,” says Glen. Visit their site and find out how easy it is to request an estimate, quickly learn the ins and outs of tree care, or even, just to watch a short video of their work in action.

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A Quality Website for Southwest Florida Veterinary Services

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Committed to quality care, pet owners have come to rely and depend on Southwest Florida Veterinary Services as a compassionate skilled partner for care of their most beloved companions. Using state-of-the-art technology, SWFL Vets provides superior care to any other clinic in the area. So, when they decided they needed a new website, they wanted to communicate this authentic, qualified attitude. And, so did we.

At Think Donson, we began designing SWFL Vets’ website by picking a professional color palette featuring soft blues and just enough white space. Welcoming, friendly photos and a subtle design fill the top headers. Appropriate words follow each header where information is purposefully laid out in a clean, clear manner.

All important information pet parents may need to know swiftly, is easily in reach. For example, emergency checklists with phone numbers and office hours can be found without hesitation.

On top of offering approachable, quality care, SWFL Vets is “…diligent about promoting client education and responsible pet ownership.” This was always the sense patients developed when they visited the office and now it is found throughout their entire website, too.

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An Effortless Website for Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club

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If you’ve been listening to us talk about websites lately, you’ll know how important it is to have easy navigational experiences for the consumers who roam them. It might be even more essential to do so when you’re a company like Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club. This loyalty program rewards members for their “good taste” as they accumulate points by frequenting specific eateries. They also organize and lead exclusive journeys to the most exotic food and wine destinations in the world. Potential GCCC members are going to want to know a few things when investigating their site: how to become a member, and how it all works. 

Kimberly from GCCC approached Think Donson knowing this, and, knowing she wanted to enhance the overall experience for spectators. With a plan in place, Think Donson went to work. Keeping in touch with Kimberly throughout the process, she recognized, “Think Donson is extremely easy to work with and they're available to fix a problem or make a change quickly.” 

Upon entering the website you’ll find pleasant neutrals and wood grain textures which set the scene. Headers with short descriptions and relevant photos reveal a sneak peak into all of GCCC’s offerings. From there, noticeable tabs in multiple locations allow guests to get where they’re going. Tabs like “Join” lead directly to a quick form for new members to fill out.

With the website completed, Kimberly says, “Think Donson took the time to listen to our ideas and made them come to life...” We’re excited ourselves knowing new and current members have an effortless, scenic voyage ahead. 

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New Name & New Look for Paradise Dermatology

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Paradise Dermatology offers comprehensive dermatologic care. Dr. Pennie is one of only a handful of dermatologists on the West Coast of Florida that attended a year long fellowship training program in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, the most effective and precise treatment for most types of skin cancer. Among offering exceptional treatment, Dr. Pennie and her staff are known for their sincere, professional nature towards clients.

When Paradise Dermatology approached us at Think Donson with the task of updating their brand, they opted for something that resembled their work: professional, sincere and effective. Formally known as Pennie Dermatology, our team had a unique opportunity. We needed to keep their image similar to what it was as to not confuse clients about the name change, but we also needed to enhance their overall look.

Starting with an updated logo, we chose to keep their vibrant color scheme and appropriately place their new name snuggly under their recognized graphic element. With subtle font changes (and a few graphic tweaks here and there) we were able to tie it all together.

From there, we rebuilt their brand starting with a responsive website containing intuitive navigation. Email newsletters, call tracking, monthly reporting and ongoing consultation ensure their new changes are portrayed with ease. Print designs included business cards, appointment cards, postcards, letterheads, envelopes, signage and a billboard.

If we may say so ourselves, we think their new branding looks like paradise…

Check below for a before and after of their updated website.

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New Responsive Website for "La Musica"

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Often referred to as Florida’s Cultural Coast, Sarasota is known world-wide for the area’s dedication to the arts.  The musical arts particularly flourish here, with residents and visitors flocking to performances of the Sarasota Opera, Sarasota Orchestra, Key Chorale and La Musica. 

For three decades, La Musica has brought premier musicians to Sarasota from Europe and the Americas to present an inspiring festival of chamber music.  The 2016 season celebrates the organization’s 30th birthday, and the occasion called for a redesign of the La Musica website (www.lamusicafestival.org) by Gary and Felicia Donson of Think Donson. 

“Gary and Felicia are a great team, and I enjoyed working with them to redesign our website,” said Sonia Velasco, the Marketing Director of La Musica. “They are very responsive to my requests, and they are very knowledgeable about the latest technology and trends.

The new website has an upgraded contemporary look, with easy navigation for all devices.   “Visitors to our new website will experience a more user-friendly interface that’s easier to navigate,” Velasco said. “The fact that the website is responsive is key for those accessing it from mobile devices. And while our audience base is largely an older demographic, we hope to build and attract awareness among younger audiences by having a mobile-friendly website built with SEO in mind.”

Once visitors have browsed the artist and event information, they can also purchase tickets for the upcoming season on the website. The website’s impressive functionality is built into the sleek new design.  “Gary and Felicia brought a lot of creativity and expertise to the table in helping design the new website,” Velasco said. “They developed an attractive and elegant website without making it too complicated. I would highly recommend Think Donson, and I’d definitely use them again in the future.”



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Re-Branding project for Sarasota Professional Photographer : Including Logo Design, Website Design and Social Media

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Photographer Andrea Hillebrand is renowned for looking through the lens and capturing her client’s essence. She has the unique ability to support her clients through a shoot that is professional, enriching and transformative. We have personally used Andrea's services and would highly recommend her.

Client : Andrea Hillebrand Photographer - Sarasota, FL
Industry : Professional Photograher
Launched : May 2014
Built with : Joomla 3.2
Features : Responsive Website Design, Search Engine Friendly, Responsive Photo Gallery, Custom Contact Forms
 
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New Joomla Responsive Website for Local Sarasota Dentist

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SRQ Dentistry is a family and cosmetic dental practice that is dedicated to helping patients receive the highest quality of honest dental care in a comfortable and caring setting.  

Client : SRQ Dentistry - Sarasota, FL
Industry : Dental Practice
Launched : March 2014
Built with : Joomla 3.2
Features : Responsive Website Design, Search Engine Friendly, Custom Contact Forms, Content Management System
 
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Upgraded Responsive Website for The Broken Egg Restaurant - Sarasota FL

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The Broken Egg restaurant on Clark Rd, Sarasota happens to be one our favorite places for breakfast.   We have been working with the owner, Dawn Hair, since February of 2014.  The goal from the beginning was to give the brand a fresh new look, increase online visibility & traffic and maintain constant communicaton with patrons.  The ongoing services we provide to the Broken Egg include:

  • Monthly newsletter via Constant Contact
  • Design of posters displayed in the restaurant (updated monthly)
  • Update the website weekly with new specials
  • Design graphics for the Blog & Facebook posts
  • Update & maintain the business information in the top 55 online directories
  • Provide ongoing monthly reporting and marketing consultation
Client : The Broken Egg Restaurant - Sarasota, FL
Industry : Breakfast & Lunch Restaurant
Launched : February 2014
Built with : Joomla 3.2
Features : Responsive Website Design, Search Engine Friendly, Custom Contact Forms, Content Management System
 
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Responsive Limousine Website - St Julian Limousine - Garden Grove CA

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St Julian Limousine is based Garden Grove, CA and services the southern California region.  The website design has a very modern clean look with simple navigation.  Responsive design was critical as a large part of their online traffic is originating with mobile and tablet devices.  This re-branding project included a new logo, business cards, website and facebook page.  If you need a ride in LA, St Julian is your guy!

Client : St Julian Limousine - Garden Grove, CA
Industry : Limousine Service
Launched : January 2014
Built with : Joomla 3.2
Features : Responsive Website Design, Search Engine Friendly, Custom Contact Forms, Content Management System
 
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Fyzical Franchise Website - Responsive Design - Sarasota FL

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FyzicalBusiness.com is the 4th website designed for the Fyzical brand.  This site is designed for physical therapists that are interested in adopting the Fyzical brand and becoming a franchisee.  The site is very clean and was designed to take a website visitor through a step by step process when navigating the site.  This site was built in Joomla 3.0 and is fully responsive on all devices.

Client : Fyzical - Sarasota, FL
Industry : Physical Therapy Franchisor
Launched : January 2014
Built with : Joomla 3.0
Features : Responsive Website Design, Search Engine Friendly, Custom Contact Forms
 
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Lead Generation Website - PT Business 2014 - Sarasota, FL

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PT Future 2014 is a fully responsive website built with Joomla 3.0.  The purpose of the site is lead generation and promoting event seminars about the rapidly evolving physical therapy industry.  As part of the lead qualifying process an online "Quiz Component" was added to the site.  The online quiz can be quickly modified and expanded as needed.  

Client : PT Business 2014 - Sarasota, FL
Industry : Physical Therapy - Event Promotion
Launched : December 2013
Built with : Joomla 3.0
Features : Responsive Website Design, Quiz component, Search Engine Friendly, Custom Contact Forms
 

 

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Responsive Web Design and Joomla Upgrade - Hope Family Services - Bradenton, FL

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Hope Family Services is a private not for profit corporation founded in 1979 their primary purpose is to provide Services to survivors of domestic violence and help them stay safe, gain strength and evaluate their options.  The site was upgraded from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 3.0 using a responsive design.  The responsive nature of the site was very important as more and more individuals are accessing the website through their mobile devices.  

Client : HOPE Family Services - Bradenton, FL
Industry : Family Services & Domestic Abuse
Launched : November 2013
Built with : Joomla 3.0
Features : Responsive Website Design, Home Page Slideshow, Search Engine Friendly, Custom Contact Forms
Website developed and designed in collaboration with Graphics By Felicia

 

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Responsive Website Design - Fyzical Balance | Physical Therapy & Balance Centers | Sarasota FL

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FyzicalBalance.com is a website dedicated to Balance and Dizziness disorders.  This is a sister website to Fyzical.com which is the main site for Fyzical Franchises.  This site will server as a portal for anyone looking for information and relief of balance and dizziness disorders.  I personally went through an acute case of Vertigo last year, an event I would not wish upon anyone!  There is a major need for this information and service which Fyzical is prepared to fill on a nationwide basis.  This will be a company to watch.

Client : FYZICAL - Sarasota, FL
Industry : Physical Therapy
Launched : October 2013
Built with : Joomla 3.0
Features : Responsive Website Design, Mosaic Style CTA's on Home Page, Search Engine Friendly, Custom Contact Forms, Internal Blog
Website developed and designed in collaboration with Graphics By Felicia

 

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Responsive Website Design - Fyzical Franchise with Store Locator - Sarasota, FL

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Fyzical.com is the first Physical Therapy franchise in the US.  The website was designed to include 'mini-sites' for each franchise location via an effective Store Locator which will give this site an over whelming SEO advantage for the term 'Physical Therapy'.  Every aspect of the site is optimized to be Responsive for tablets and mobile devices.  The percentage of website traffic viewing websites on a mobile device is projected to overtake desktop views within the next 2 years.  It is imperative the "Mobile Experience" be optimized now to take full advantage of this trend and increase website conversions over the long term.  Even on a mobile device you can find a franchise location in just 2 clicks.

Client : FYZICAL - Sarasota, FL
Website: www.fyzical.com
Industry : Physical Therapy Franchise
Launched : October 2013
Built with : Joomla 3.0
Features : Responsive Website Design, Store Locator, Mosaic Style CTA's on Home Page, Search Engine Friendly, Custom Contact Forms, Internal Blog
Website developed and designed in collaboration with Graphics By Felicia

 

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