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
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.
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
I am a self-employed web designer and my main website is AA Web Solutions. The site will be updated within the next few months with a new design and content.
It is a few years old now and needs updating but it was one of the first of the new generation of responsive websites in the UK. Amazingly there are still lots of top ranked and prominent web design websites that are old fashioned non-responsive sites.
This is unforgivable in this day in age with the massive increase in Smartphone and Tablet web browsing.
I will keep updating this blog over the next couple of months with progress reports relating to my new web design for AA Web Solutions.
I am interested in the concept of creating sites which are less harmful to the environment. The most damaging aspect of some designs is the size and amount of images on a site. Higher emissions of CO2 are produced by large image dominated sites, due to more loading and processing.
If you must have images on your site then reducing the original size and optimising them for the web is essential.
Choosing a web host which uses sustainable energy such as solar or wind power for hosting your site can be another step towards your green credentials.
I have just launched a new website for a new Glasgow based financial advisory company Advice and Wealth Management Solutions.
The site features a dark look with distinctive photographs in a slideshow and a responsive design coded using html5 and css3. The technology I used for the design was Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 and Adobe Fireworks CS6.
After an initial Q&A was answered I met with my client and we discussed design ideas, colour preferences and page content. After further meetings, email correspondence and feedback from the rest of the AWMS partners I managed to complete the design to the satisfaction of my clients.
Here is the link to their site.