The Conservative Friends of Africa / Scotland required a website for their new organisation. The site is designed using a WordPress theme which I customised by changing colours and layout.
WordPress allows clients to update Posts and Pages themselves, giving freedom to expand their own content. There is also an Instagram feed plugin giving recent posts from that social media platform.
The site was designed to pass most WCAG 2.1 AA standards. I especially paid attention to the colour and boldness of any text on colour backgrounds(blue or red), making sure it was highly visible to people with low vision or colour blindness.
A new website was created for T Cosgrove Plumbing and Heating based in Clarkston Glagow.
They offer a varied and comprehensive service and installation of all gas appliances and a plumbing service to cover most plumbing emergencies.
The website has a smartphone friendly design which is modern and accessible. My initial design had the headings with too light a colour which failed at WCAG 2.1 AA level, but this was fixed by darkening the font and now passes the WCAG 2.1 AA criteria.
Please visit Tony’s website(external website) if you are in the Greater Glasgow area and require any plumbing or heating services.
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.
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.
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.
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.