My Creations

I have been fortunate enough to create several websites during my short time as a web designer. Below you will see a taste of what I have created and the process and thought behind each site.

Each site has it’s own set of constraints a pre-requisites to fulfil and each one so far has acted as a great learning curve for me. Scroll down to see the sites I have worked on and the experience I had.

My first site created a couple of years ago. This is the company I work for so I was in a great position to have a full understanding of the content. Something I would later find could lead to various issues. I found that having a good working knowledge of the business I was designing a site for greatly enhanced the sites I would create. Finding this stumbling block after being fortunate enough to create a site for the industry I worked in meant that I was not only able to concentrate on other design areas for my first site, but I was given a lesson in attention to detail for sites that came after.

For Be Financially Secure, I had to create a site to market the business online. In a trade where face to face netwroking is key, digital marketing was a new way of working for the IFA who owns and runs the business. There is also the challange of marketing a business that advises on personal and business protection, areas that very few people wish to discuss. I also had to find a fine balance between giving enough information to prospective clients and giving out so much informations that the service is no longer required.

The site for Advantage First Aid Training has gone through a variety of alterations as the business has grown and needs have changed as well as how I have increased my skill level. I was required to create a site to contain information to match up with information sent to a mailing list, the site needed to be simple to navigate and easy to update. On top of this, a logo was required as this was a new business, I kept this fairly simple as it was a temporoary design and my skills require more development, but my design still stands. Testimonials were a big request for the site and again need to be easy to update to keep the site fresh. As the business expanded there was a need to include new services and alter or remove services which were either no longer offered or had been changed or merged.

The lastest addition is that of a shop. To add this in I had to research the payment providers available and how I could integrate them into the site. The client opted for Square as it offered the best rate for an up and coming business. Once picked, I looked at how to integrate it to the site. Fortunately, Square offer a facility to add the selling pages via their own site, giving increased security for customer’s details. I was able to create the shop using the Square facility and link to it directly.

After completing the Advantage First Aid site, it was time for me to work on my own site. The name is something my Dad came up with and includes the first two letters of  mine and my brother’s names. Again a logo was required, I liked the cool of thie lines 

For Be Financially Secure, I had to create a site to market the business online. In a trade where face to face netwroking is key, digital marketing was a new way of working for the IFA who owns and runs the
business. There is also the challange of marketing a business that advises on personal and business protection, areas that very few people wish to discuss. I also had to find a fine balance between giving
enough information to prospective clients and giving out so much informations that the service is no longer required.