About a month ago, I put the finishing touches on one of the web designs I really think turned out great! The all new Windsor Squash & Fitness website is up and fully functional. I designed and developed the entire site myself. I also handled the email marketing, social network development and search engine optimization for the site.
When I first approached Brian about a custom web design for his business, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I noticed his site hadn’t been updated in a few years and it looked like it could use a new design. He explained to me that he really wanted a modern looking site that had the ability to collect email addresses, offer free trials and be updated by him on a regular basis. Since he wanted an affordable web design, I told him we should setup a WordPress blog for the updates. I find WordPress to be one of the most user friendly content management systems out there and since you can install it for free on your website, it was a no brainer.
The result was a site that we were both very happy with. He loved the fact that he could easily update his site with a click of a few buttons as well as collect new leads with his free trial membership option at the top of the page. Here are a few kind words from Brian after project completion;
“We recently began working with Sebastian on a redesign of our website. In our initial visit, he listened and developed a true understanding of our business needs. He then worked quickly, made the entire process easy and he showed a great deal of passion, dedication and creativity.”
I’d like to thank Brian for the opportunity to work on the website design and I look forward to working with him on updates for the site in the near future!
About a year and a half ago a friend of mine asked me if I could do a web design for him for the television show Flash Forward. He was crazy about the show and wanted to create a fan site for it to update people with news, information and secrets about the show. He thought the show was going to be as big as “Lost” and wanted to jump on it. He purchased the domain flashfrwd.com and already had an idea for the design. We discussed it for a bit and came up with what you see below. Sadly, the show only lasted one season and wasn’t very popular so he let the domain expire a few months ago and now the site isn’t online anymore.
Since you can’t view the website design online anymore, I’ll try to describe it the best I can. The header of the site was done in flash. When you first opened the page the characters flew in across the top and them settled into the position you see. The rest of the site was used to update people on what was happening with the show as well as promote the next episode. On the left side of the page you may be able to see an input box where fans of the show could enter their email address. I set up an email marketing strategy for him that actually worked quite well for the few people that signed up. I also did a bit of on site search engine optimization for him by adding proper meta tags as well as well as using bolded titles for each section.
It may have taken a couple of weeks longer than expected (thanks a lot flu season), but my site is finally live and online. I know it was a little strange for me to start my web design blog before having my site up, but I had a few reasons. One of those reasons was that I wanted to finish up the designs for Tony Rauti Luxury Homes and Windsor Squash & Fitness before displaying my portfolio. I felt that my portfolio wouldn’t be complete without my two latest designs and now that both of those sites are online, mine can be too!
As you can see from my portfolio, I specialize in clean web designs that focus on content rather than useless flashy applications.
If you’re in need of a website for your business or yourself, contact me for a free quote. I give you my word that you won’t be disappointed with your affordable custom web site! I look forward to hearing from you!
Visit my site by clicking the image below;