I recently launched Write On Calligraphers’ new website. It is a WordPress website using a premium theme on a new domain. I worked with the Write On Calligraphers (WOC) president and the WOC board to create a new online identity for the nonprofit.
The website features information about the nonprofit, membership, events, exhibits, member’s gallery and more. Visitors can get information needed to find out about classes in the community, view the inspiring artwork submitted by members and learn more about WOC’s annual conference.
I served as the web developer in a project to build a WordPress website for the Cedar River Group. I was responsible for creating the website using designs from Photoshop files. I created the HTML, CSS and WordPress theme for the site.
Due to the nature of the custom content of the client’s website, I created seven custom post types which are special page formats in WordPress that display content similar to blog posts. The site features the client’s area of expertise, project summaries, project downloads, case summaries and more.
I recently launched the Law Office of Joy M. Lockerby website. The site was created using a premium theme that presents a clean, professional and expert look and feel.
The site features the attorney’s professional background, the services Joy offers, resources for viewers, and, coming soon, case studies which she will write about various topics of interest in her field.
Many of the photos were taken by Joy and arranged on the site for visual interest. The site is responsive so mobile viewers on the go can access her site easily. She can easily update the content inside the WordPress dashboard.
I re-designed SignatureDesignworks.com with a new look and feel. I used color, texture and typography to create a unique visual design and brand. The image of the nautilus seashell reflects the golden spiral, the icon in my logo. The golden spiral shows aesthetically-pleasing proportions that are a blueprint for good design.
Technically, I coded the site using the “Mobile First” concept which means writing the code for the smallest screen first and then progressing to larger screens. The site is responsive so it is viewable in all devices’ various screen sizes.
At the beginning of April I attended An Event Apart’s workshop on “Multi-Device Web Design & Beyond” with Luke Wroblewski. He talked about the history of mobile devices, how you can get a device at any size, leading to the need of designing for any size of screen, not the specific device.
With so many varieties of smartphones, tablets and desktops where do you draw the line for what size screen is for what device? He recommends designing for “Mobile First”, with both the visual design and the code.