When I build a website for somebody, my key goals are that it will be:
Easy to Manage
Many website designers are content to make your site as complicated as possible so that you have to continue to pay them, even for simple tasks like changing two words within the body text. I’m not interested in doing that. Once the design is done, I’m happy to turn a user-friendly site over to you so that you don’t need to keep paying me unless you want to.
This most often means using WordPress. If you can format a Word document, you can learn how to update your content in WordPress, with the help of some training I can provide.
It is important to lay out the content in a way that makes sense for people visiting, whether it is the first time or the hundredth. That requires some intentional planning of what information goes where and how users will navigate easily between them.
The Web Content and Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are the standard for making sure that websites can be read and interacted with by users relying on a variety of assistive technologies. Many web designers unfortunately do not worry about meeting these requirements, thinking only about how a site appears to themselves and the client. I want to build a site that does not exclude any visitors.
Below are a sampling of screenshots from website designs I have completed.
Websites I’ve built which are still active include: