Tag Archives: web design

Web Design and PC health check

I have decided to highlight a combined offer I am making with any new web designs that I create for my clients.

Many desktop PC’s and laptops have become so slow that many people avoid them if possible and settle for their speedier but less powerful tablet or smartphone. Windows based machines can quickly become clogged up with too many programs running when booting up.

My solution is to offer a free PC health check for all my new clients, enabling them to gain a few more years of work on their once cherished PC. I have the skills, experience and patience to get most slow PC’s to work faster and efficiently.

I will publish further details in the coming days regarding this promotion and service.

Sustainable web design

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.

New responsive design

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.


Different devices

Testing a new site on different devices is essential once you have established a design, colour scheme and navigation. You don’t always need to have all the various devices at your disposal as there are good emulators, although having at least a few devices such as a Smartphone, Tablet and Laptop are essential.

A popular design plan is ‘mobile first. This involves designing your web site to fit the screen sizes for mobile devices first before going up the way to Tablet and then finally Desktop PC. This can be achieved by using several media screen queries in your CSS style sheets. I will discuss these media queries in further detail in the future.