Web Design Portfolio
Here you can find a recent collection of sites from my web design portfolio. They are always a varied mix of styles to show you how we can help.
These have been made in different circumstances to each. Have a read through below to get an idea of what methods I aim for.
Kitchen Garden Blog
This fantasy design was based on the beautiful characters. The previous structure was quite simple with the standard pages so this left it open to interpret a new design. The domain was an old wordpress dot com site that had to be exported and rebuilt in the new domain.
The design was pretty quick in setting up. As with most blogs I wanted to keep such a visually compelling topic to show as many photos as possible. This meant using a grid table.
As there would be updates constantly it meant the main page would purely show posts and nothing else. This then set the menu to show categories only.
It is also highly linked in with Facebook and Twitter as well as WordPress.com.
This fantasy design was based on the beautiful characters. The previous structure was quite simple with the standard pages so this left it open to interpret a new design. This site was transferred between hosting sites. Owning a domain in the right please is important.
Local Golf Club
This site had a major overhaul from what was there before. It hadn't really been designed for the end user in mind. The menu was so overpowering with information in numerous locations.
This was the initial problem that I had to get fixed first. I went about reorganizing the main top menus before looking through the pages. It was a case of “what would golfers want to do?” I chose to break the menu to promote the members away from the more promotional campaign of joining the club.
The design I felt should be a modern yet traditional style. All images are very clean with white borders. Traditions were very important. The font was to be clean as well with colours taken from the logo. The major color was a dark green with dark blue for the titles.
Pre School Day Care
With such unique images already made this was a delight to build. It was incredibly difficult to come up with a theme at first considering how good the artwork already was. This was to be a new site with no previous.
Similar to another site I made for youngsters, the softer and paler tones were used. This wasn’t a clone as I wanted it to be playful and yet be academical.
The text content was great to work with, it had a nice tone to it. Images were more split with using a major percentage of illustrations. Colours in this site were already chosen with pink being the primary then blue and finally green. The font titles I tried to find something similar to the logo, but then still be not too cartoon-like.
Live Streaming Safaris
This was a design and development project. It was initially an Android app I made over 3 years ago. It existed and did well for the time, but with my focus being on web design rather than a developer this then became redundant.
Interestingly the WordPress engine did in fact improve the functionality in comparison to the app. It meant also the scaling and usage of the screen became more productive and fluid. Previously it was limited to simple coding rules.
Using WordPress alone was not enough and so HTML and CSS would need to be added to make the elements work well. The colours were changed often but the theme would always be dark to compliment the screen so as to be in a colourful dark mode.
Author Books & Profile
This site was yet another brand new project. This site primarily promotes English books with one main 3 individuals and a free promo. The books were aimed at youth with English as a second language.
This was a challenge in not appearing to be an Amazon clone and also not to appear like a moody and pretentious author site. So many author websites have a dark undertone that really doesn't compliment well.
The layout was designed on paper way before content was chosen. It was designed to alternate branding and products while mixing 2-column and 3-column displays.
The content would actually come from the Preface and Introduction of the main book. There were to be many images on the page that came from teaching in Korea.
The colours were to be bright and two tone. Blue and orange are always a safe mix. Fonts were to be clear and book-like.
Local DJ Hire
This was another site with a basic structure in place. It had limitations in mobile responsiveness. The English was something that needed work.
I had limitations on the design of this site as the previous style was liked by the owner. This meant a few things had to be left but modernized to still be fresh.
As with most sites I make there will be needs for a prominent display and a call to action as standard. The main page was to be remodelled and be filled with phrased content from the linked pages. Another situation from the first site was to rearrange the packages on offer. There wasn’t really a clear menu structure in place. If I have free reign on this then the site probably would be darker to reflect a night club theme, but adding glowing banners and larger text helped create a theme. Colours came from the logo with Black titles and blue buttons
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This is not a one time meeting. I will run closely with you to create a site that suits you best. My process to create modern responsive web design is second to none, and I will get you the results you require. I will build a strategic partnership to help your online presence grow. -Nigel Openshaw