Web Design

Image is everything from your web design to your business card.

In my earlier post Brand Design I discussed how, with my graphics team, I build my new business image. We had the initial idea, new brand and colour palette. I next went to work with Kate Watkiss of Watkiss Interactive Design to help me sort this web site.

We discussed how to take the new brand image into my web site. We worked on the page list layout.

Kate drew up three designs.
Design layout one.

Design layout two.

Design layout three.

I made note on all the designs. Taking the key design elements I mocked up this design. I lost the colour along the way as I used Publisher.

And Kate created the site you are looking at now. You need a great idea to give you a solid foundation to build your brand and web site upon. Creating the website is only half the story you still need to create and build content.
To be continued…

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3 Responses to Web Design

  1. Kate says:

    Great working with you Jo! And from my point of view as the designer, it really does help streamline the design process if the client is prepared and has spent some time thinking about what they need and how the website will help their business goals. As you say: ‘you need a great idea …’! But, also as you’ve shown, it doesn’t have to be any more complicated than hand written notes, and once the design process is in motion scribbling and cutting and pasting (literally!) can help get the creative juices flowing!
    I recommend the website owners manual by Paul Boag. It’s a great book to get you started if you don’t know where to start, help you along the way if you have lost your way in the middle of project, and will give you ongoing ideas for running and managing your web site.

  2. Kate says:

    Great! Happy reading!

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