New Look Website

Or is that "Look, New Website" :)

Thanks to Amy - who designed me a nice koala logo and helped with planning the graphic layout and colours - I have now launched my new look website.

Generous use of whitespace, gives the eyes a place to rest. Most websites these days have way too much clutter and information on every page. I hope you enjoy the simpler and friendlier design.

Since a lot of the content on the site was getting quite out of date, I have taken the opportunity to update, well... pretty much everything, and orient the site around my freelance work - since that is what I am now doing full time.

Earlier incarnations of the site have relied on custom programming for templating and content management, however since I have been concentrating a lot of my development work (for the last couple of years) on using and extending the Drupal content management system, I have decided to run the new site with it.

The groovy CSS drop-down menus (another Sons of Suckerfish inspired creation), are a great way to reduce clutter with the navigation while maintaining good usability and accessibility. I'm quite please with how they turned out.

If you like what you see and are in need of new website (or know someone who is), I would be glad to offer my services. Please get in touch.

Comments

your site is good

Hi Ross, and Hi Amy! Yes, a name from the recent past here. I was going to drop you a Christmas card, but I see you've moved on from fenny East Anglia anyway. Hope you're enjoying Scarborough; what uncanny timing:did you see BBC Two's Coast last night? If you didn't- and for anybody else wanting to see what the new home town of the Kendall clan looks like- catch the repeat on BBC Two next Tuesday night- an interesting programme.

I've just been looking at the LICC website and their plans for the future of it, which prompted me to Google you. You'll be pleased to hear no doubt you're top of the Google hitlist!

Anyway, glad to see you're both doing fine, and I love the website! It is indeed very easy on the eye; all the best designers seem to have cottoned on a long time ago that actually, white is best. Well, after all, we've read white paper for centuries, haven't we.

I've got my own domain name now and if I could afford it, would love to commission your services to help me design the website using it I'll certainly recommend you to others, though.

Keep up the good work, and keep in touch!

God Bless

Mark

I like the Koala site a lot and use it at work. I did run across a question from a user. Is there a way to add a background image in the white space. Not sure why they would - just asking.

I tried background-image:url('redSeabackground.jpg'); in the style sheet.

Thanks,
Vicky