I can’t stand slow websites, I don’t want to wait on a “loading” screen or see an animation that spins, I just want to go, where I want to go. So I love trying to code extremely fast websites, the faster the better! My goal is to build a series of super fast website themes that I can base my future work on. So hopefully this will be the first in a series of new themes.
I’m not sure how many of these I’ll give away, but this one is free/open-source if you want to download the files on Github. If you are wondering why a brewery, there’s a ton of free pictures of beer on the web, so why not.
Here are some questions that I usually ask in the discovery phase of any new project. They say (whoever “they” are) “you, aren’t your customer”. So what you like, might not be what your users or potential customers like. Let’s try to find out about them.
Who is your target audience? Who needs the information and why?
Why will they come to your site?
What do they need, what problem needs solving?
How and where are they accessing your website? From their home, standing in line at crusty-mart?
What percentage of your audience is female?
What’s the typical age range?
Are they parents, grandparents, single?
What is their level education?
Describe your perfect customer?
How do you expect the audience to respond to your website, are they going to email you, call you, text you,
and/or post a question on your Twitter or Facebook?
Will the audience receive the same information in any other form or
media from your organization as part of a campaign? Or as part of another organization’s communication?
What are the top 3 questions your audience will have when they visit your site?
What are the most important qualities of your products or services that your audience values the most?
Why should the audience buy from you?
What would do to encourage a user to buy from you today?
What would prevent a potential customer from buying from you today?
We can build on this research and create a Persona or 2 to design for. Learn more about my thoughts on the design process here.
The Square Space interface seems easy enough to use, however, I did spend time coding some CSS to get the right look and feel.
Check out a pretty cool “easter egg”, I added their phone number to the contact image on the homepage.
This is a recent redesign of the Revel Salon website. Revel Salon, had a great selection of photography, making this a cool project.
We are providing the hosting for this WordPress website and it’s running a theme from
Theme Forest. They provide a lot of nice inexpensive themes to get you started.
Does your website need a redesign or maybe you have an idea for a new website? Contact us today!