Category Archives: Web Design

Web Design for SIGRA Construction Services

SIGRA construction screenshot

SIGRA Construction Services is a joinery business in central Scotland who work collaboratively with clients to deliver an outstanding service on budget, to quality and on programme.

Requirements

My client required a new website design which better reflected the company brand and also featured responsive design and the ability to update their own content.

WordPress

I chose WordPress for their CMS, allowing them to update their page content and also to enable  background plugins. I installed a basic template then customised most of it using CSS.

Website

Visit SIGRA Construction Website.

Technology Used

WordPress
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe WordPress

 

Harley Aesthetics – website design

harley aesthetics screenshot

Harley Aesthetics based in Kilmarnock specialise in non-surgical treatments to beat the ageing process. Offered across Ayrshire and South West Scotland.

The website was designed using Adobe Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Photoshop. As always with my web designs the site is fully responsive for Phone, Tablet and PC screens.

I also sourced some colourful and appropriate stock photographs to complete the professional look my client requested.

Website

http://www.angelakelso.com

Technology Used

Adobe Comp
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Fireworks
Adobe Photoshop

 

Autism Support website design

A.R.I.A. ignite C.I.C. logo

At ARIA ignite C.I.C. they aim to provide needs led support for parents/careers of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. They are based on Glasgow, Scotland.

The website was developed and designed using WordPress with a customised template with full mobile / tablet / desktop responsive compatibility.

They also requested a new logo design for the organisation featuring a blue surf style.

Website

http://ariaignite.co.uk

Technology Used

Adobe Comp ( initial design)
Adobe Photoshop
WordPress template customisation
Firefox Developer mode

Home Appliance Repairs Website Design

home appliance repairs logo

Home Appliance Repairs is a Washing Machine, Electric Oven, Washer Dryer, Dishwasher and Tumble Dryer repair business based in West Lothian.

This is a Smartphone friendly site with a prominent Telephone number for clients to get in touch.

I took the colour palette from the logo to keep a consistent theme, which was the preferred option of my client.

The site was tested out on Smartphone, Tablet and Desktop devices for full responsiveness of design.

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home appliance website

Home Appliance Repairs

Technology Used

Adobe Dreamweaver
Photoshop

Fireworks

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.

french horn

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

Agnew Chimney Engineering

Agnew Chimney Engineering are based in Knightswood, Glasgow. They specialise in stove installation and chimney maintenance.

They required a responsive Smartphone friendly website to promote their business and skills.

I created a responsive design using HTML5, CSS3 and Bootstrap elements.

The look and colour scheme of the website was based on their logo, their van artwork and their type of industry.

I used a CSS3 blend for the background and top bar colours.

The section of photographs also played a crucial part in the design and feel of the website. They take all their own photographs of wood and multi fuel stove installations. This is fairly unique as most businesses rely on stock photos.

Agnew Chimney Engineering Logo

Agnew Chimney Engineering Logo

Screenshot

Agnew Chimney Engineering website screenshot

Agnew Chimney Engineering

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Agnew Chimney Engineering

Technology Used in Web Design

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Fireworks

Adobe Photoshop

Shree Boutique Web Design

Shree Boutique Hair and Beauty Salon are based in Bearsden near Glasgow.

A responsive design was one of their main requirements to enable smartphone browsing clients to view their services easily.

New Logo

shree boutique logo

Adobe Illustrator enabled me to create a new logo for the business based on ideas they had suggested. Choosing the font was crucial and my client had a certain look in mind. I also had to use the pen tool to create the Shree icon.

The site was created using Dreamweaver utilising Bootstrap for efficient responsiveness. CSS3 was used extensively in creating the look and feel of the website.

Shree Boutique Hair and Beauty Salon Screenshot

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Shree Boutique

Technology Used

Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Fireworks
Adobe Photoshop

Clyde Homes

I was asked to develop and design a new website for Clyde Homes who design and build Modular buildings and wooden timber homes.

My client required a modern design to reflect their new Glasgow based business.

They also required access to edit content and with this in mind I chose a WordPress CMS based website. More and more clients wishing a new web design also want the option of updating the content via CMS. WordPress is by far the most popular option.

I customised the colour, design and responsiveness of the website using CSS and a flexible template.

I also edited their logo to stand out better on a dark background.

clyde modular screenshot

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Technology Used

WordPress
Fireworks
Photoshop

Features

Customised CSS3
Wide screen Slider

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

The Scottish Rhododendron Society Web Design

The Scottish Rhododendron Society

The Scottish Rhododendron Society required a website to showcase there photographs and highlight the society membership benefits.

Their old website had confusing navigation which made it difficult to access pages in an easy way.

I wanted to feature a large slider on the front page to immediately showcase the Rhododendron  flowers.

This is another Wordpress based website which allows the members of the society to log into the website and post their own images and start discussions.

The Scottish Rhododendron Society

Technology Used

WordPress
Adobe Fireworks
Adobe Photoshop