Going back a few weeks, and through word of mouth, I was asked to call someone local in Halifax to discuss the idea of her husband having his own website designed and built. I obviously jumped at the opportunity and gave them a call. It wasn’t long before we had built up a rapport and we agreed to meet up in the Halifax local area to discuss the website design.
At the meeting, I collated the brief. We discussed in detail several design ideas and functionality the website should have. Such as;
A blog section to add regular news
A portfolio section to showcase recent work carried out
Integration with social accounts (such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram etc)
3 main sections to relate to the sectors the business works in (Home, Garden and Commercial projects)
Use of organic colours
The use of butterfly’s within the design process
Newsletter sign up
Option to download a PDF brochure
Contact form to request a quote (including asking for specific information)
The website will work on mobile phones
But, before the graphics for the website design could be started, June & Craig needed help purchasing a domain name, setting up email accounts and getting a business logo for their letterheads. I was more than happy to assist. I worked in Halifax doing IT since I left school. Plus I’d worked in the website design space for over 12 years now. So was more than able to do some of the technical stuff too.
I quickly helped with suggestions to where to purchase their domain name and provided step by step instructions on how to create email addresses. Then I got to work on designing a number of different website logo variations.
Many of the photos I received from the client where in the garden and working with beautiful garden rooms. So I concentrated working with greens, browns & yellows. Once I’d completed a set of logo graphic designs I sent them across and waiting for a response.
It didn’t take long before the winner was announced 🙂 What do you think?
The client was over the moon with the final logo. And wanted to get the logo as quick as possible to add to their email signatures and letter heads. So I created files for them to use online and for print.
Once the logo was ticked off the list, as well as the domain name purchase and email accounts setup, I got to work on the page design for the website.
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