Mobile First & WordPress:
The Bridge is the student newspaper of Portland Community College. The new site is ready for prime time. Legacy documentation and a child theme provide future stability as new editors work on the project.
The Green Lents non-profit organization includes a free tool library, pollinator habitats, and a community orchard in the Lents neighborhood at SE 92nd and Foster Road in Portland, OR.
"MultiSports for Every Body." The Pacific Northwest's most inclusive and fun weekend event. Features: PHP registration form, Facebook feed, Twitter feed, image gallery, and live weather report widget.
This mobile first project is based on the presence of urban coyotes in Portland, OR. Features: Image gallery, links to The Portland Urban Coyote Project (from PSU), and a Smithsonian documentary.
Hypothetically, one of the greatest food carts in Portland. Realistically, it's a tight mobile first website. Features: integrated Google map, one-click text to order, and the full menu.
This is Craig Maynard Scott's photography portfolio site. Currently it's just sample images & placeholder text. Live site coming in early 2017. Features: mobile first design and social media links.
About Web Design:
The “mobile first” method implies a website is designed for optimal results on smart phones – where most web traffic originates. When the site’s viewed on larger screens, additional styling and functionality contribute to the user’s experience (progressive enhancement). Google downgrades search rankings (SEO) if a site isn’t mobile optimized! This isn’t the end-all goal of web design though – users spend more time at sites when visited from “desktop” machines.
Get the right platform for your content. A lightweight, mobile first site may suffice if you only need a few images, an about section, and social media links. WordPress could be used for more robust sites with galleries, forms, a shop, etc. WordPress is the most popular and user-friendly content management system (CMS) on the web. Its dashboard makes it a snap to update and/or edit content. Either way, we can put your site together with custom graphics and photography – all from one studio.
Finally, one of the most important – and often overlooked – concepts in web design is thinking about a site’s visitors. Is the focus of the site clear? And is the site user-friendly? There are measurable usability factors too. Hopefully, providing your visitors with a quality experience (coupled with style and functionality) will bring them back again.
The Mission & The Process:
Meet & Discuss:
- Intent & mission of the site
- Determine the primary visitors
- Estimate the budget & timeline
- Produce a Statement of Work
- Images, logos, & other graphics
- Text & other written content
- Social media links, forms, etc.
- Compile a brand book
Design & Test:
- Create structural wireframes
- Build a working template
- Ensure all forms & links work
- Test on multiple browsers
- It's time for the soft launch!
- Announce site on social media
- Get WordPress documentation
- Final deliverables & backups
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