My clients actually loved my designs from the initial ideas to the final stages! On the Home Page there is a revolving banner that holds a summary of some of the main areas of the business and underneath were 3 pictures and links to other areas. There is a News Page with related articles and their Twitter feed, as well as Contact Page.
I designed the site itself in Photoshop, which allowed me to match the red colour and tone of black exactly to the existing logo. I wanted to ensure that the colours and themes flowed throughout the site. All of the pictures included in the site, I edited to ensure that their undertones and hues were red, rather than the original colours, which might have clashed. I ensured all the text was justified and evenly spaced; not wanting the content to look illegible and squashed together. I provided links in the footer along with the Social Media icons.
Another part of the project was to start and develop the company’s Social Media presence. I created the company’s Facebook and Twitter pages; and put together a YouTube and Video strategy as well as a proposal for designing and utilising a Blog. Within a month the Twitter account had over 400 followers, and is now at nearly 800.
I thoroughly enjoyed this project, it gave me the confidence to distinguish myself as a web designer and unlocked a passion for coding that I still enjoy to this day! This site development also helped me hone my DreamWeaver skills as well as understanding the ‘behind-the-scenes’ of the site; using the server to maintain pictures and files whilst linking them to the front end.