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Ivory and Brass Music Lessons Website

Nicola Hopkinson of Ivory & Brass provides private music tuition in piano and brass instruments.

Nicola needed a new website and hosting package. A modern responsive website was the best option to promote her music lessons online.

After feedback from my client I came up with a suitable colour scheme for her website. Next we also looked at appropriate photographs for the site.

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A full width piano photograph was chosen as the main image on the front page. My client then took some photographs of her room where she teaches and these were added into the site. Finally we added some appropriate stock images.

The final stage was to make the site completely fluid and responsive for all Smartphones, Tablets, Laptops and Desktop computers.

Once my client was happy with the website I transferred the domain to my hosting and uploaded the website to it’s new home.

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Ivory and Brass Music Tuition

Technology Used

Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Fireworks
Adobe Photoshop

Sondh Associates Architecture and Design

I recently created a new website for this established Glasgow based Architect firm.

I used Adobe Muse to create the website. I found it fairly straightforward to use, but slightly lacking in customisation features. I had to export the website from Muse then open it in Dreamweaver and perform several html and css updates to each page before it was ready for uploading.

The software was great for Galleries and this allowed for a quick initial setup but once again lacked some customisation options that would have been very handy.

I now have room to expand the site in the future and create a responsive design.

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sondh associates screenshot

Responsive web design – Drain Unblocking

asset environmental web design screenshot

Asset Environmental are an established family business specialising in drainage issues including unblocking drains, sinks, toilets

I used Dreamweaver to create the website and added in a Bootstrap menu for full responsive and device compliance. I also used Fireworks to come up with some colour blends. I then extracted the CSS from the Fireworks blend and added the code to the CSS file in Dreamweaver.

Web Design Technology used

Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Comp
Adobe Fireworks

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Sustainable Software?

Adobe’s Green Credentials

I have been using software developed by Adobe (previously Macromedia products) for well over a decade now.

I never new until recently how committed they are to sustainable practices for the reduction of their carbon footprint.  They highlight waste reduction, energy conservation and the construction of green buildings as their main environmental commitments. Maybe they have created sustainable software!

Big corporate businesses have a duty to improve their green credentials and I feel that Adobe have shown the way forward.

CC or nor CC?

I disagree with their recent change to CC products where you only rent their software on a pay per month package, although it has some benefits. On a positive note there are lower start-up costs required for their software suite but to never actually own the product is disappointing, especially as many web designers and developers feel tied into their system now.

I have also found it to be a bit buggy with the occasional crash resulting in lost work. This never happened before with my individual boxed purchases over the years.

Here is a link to their corporate responsibility and sustainability page.

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