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.
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.
Ivory and Brass Music Tuition
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
Agnew Chimney Engineering
Technology Used in 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.
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.
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.
Wide screen Slider
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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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
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
Nova Blinds are an established family business. They required a new responsive/fluid website for their Milngavie based Blinds business.
A Bootstrap menu was integrated into the Top navigation bar, giving the website a responsive touch-screen friendly functionality.
A Google map was embedded into their contact page.
The website was created using Adobe Comp, Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Fireworks.
Nova Window Blinds
ACORN specialise in fully detailed scratch built model cars in both 1/16th and 1/8th scales.
The web design is fluid and features a gallery of photographs of the model cars.
The website was developed using WordPress with customised CSS3 features, Adobe Fireworks and Adobe Photoshop.
Autoship Systems UK
I have recently launched the new website for Autoship Systems UK.
The design involved creating a website to be responsive, modern but also retain some graphics and other elements of the older ‘.com’ site.
I started off with an initial sketch of the layout. I then gave the latest Adobe CC apps a go on my iPad including Adobe Comp. This proved useful in setting out a basic layout.
To create the design the website I used the latest Adobe CC software including Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Fireworks CS6 (still very handy).
The site needed an initial visual impact so I opted for a full width image of containers on a cargo ship.
I tested the design on all devices including Mac, laptop, iPad and Smartphone and tweaked the size and style depending on any layout problems.
My client was kept informed and shown various demo pages throughout the design process. Once they were satisfied with the colour scheme and layout I created pages of content based on their information and documents.