This website is built around a brand focussed colour scheme with full-width layout and custom styling, providing space for site content to deliver a professional message:
- Black and White photographs integrated with site colours
- Custom designed banners utilising screen width
- Contact form and Subscribe popup
- Testimonials section
- Logo icon in sticky menu
Custom theme design with a focus on professional delivery with a friendly, information rich approach. The cat (logo) plays an important role, featuring on various pages to offer assistance. The support ticket/account platform integrates seamlessly, utilising colours and branding of the main website:
- Full width layout
- Colour branding and custom styling
- Custom designed 404 and search pages
Kariong Mountains High School
Education themed website, incorporating custom design and layout with a focus on providing accessible information, Built around a fresh, clean look and utilising the school colours:
- Custom theme styling CSS, xhtml & HTML5
- Accessible navigation
- Custom designed icons, image links, PDF links and more
- Colour scheme based on school colours
Nurtured Earth Organics
Online store for local business delivering organic & sustainable whole foods to the Central Coast The website has been live since 2014 and the latest redesign (2018) features:
- Full width layout with grid view for products and posts
- Theme design with a focus on colours and branding
- WooCommerce integrated shop styling
- Custom designed banners, icons, product images
- Feature rich layout and accessible navigation
- Print media: flyers, banners, stickers, stamps and posters.
Nine Lives Tarot
I often use my own sites as sandboxes for exploring design ideas and taking my work in new directions. The colour scheme of this site reflects my tarot deck: Nine Lives Tarot; bringing focus to the artwork and the stories surrounding the deck.
Transparency in backgrounds provide a floating effect for the content, where I have also used responsive design to create additional styles, enabling the site to be viewed on a range of different (mobile) devices.
For the blog section, I created a WordPress theme, to flow seamlessly with the look of the main website. You are welcome to visit the site, where you can also purchase my tarot and playing card decks :)
During my time as a committee member, I volunteered to do design & publication work for the local swimming club.
I upgraded and redesigned the club's website and maintained the site with regular posts and updates. I also designed posters, certificates and the t-shirt for the 60 year birthday celebration in 2015.
Live Lawns & Gardens
Landscaping website, designed to emphasise the colour scheme of the business, with green, purple and charcoal reflected in font styles, page elements and the site background.
- Landscaping imagery showcased in banners and galleries
- Call to action, testimonials and contact form
- Print media: brochures and business cards
Art in Sync
Website showcasing exhibitions and artworks by five artists. This is a WordPress theme design where I have focussed on a simple, clean layout - to give the artwork space to stand out.
As the site is based on a full-width layout, two of the example screens have been reduced to show extended content.
Semi-transparent blocks lets the crocheted background to integrate with the content, while providing a floating look to the layout. White text blocks mingle with images of crocheted treasures, colourful category banners, icons and font colours.
Designed from the 'ground up' in PHP, xhtml and css.
Product detail pages display a larger image and product description, with direct link to purchase via PayPal secure checkout.
Clean and simple website designed for a small publishing house to provide information, showcase new releases and book sales. Built on the PHP framework with xhtml and CSS.
The site includes a contact/enquiry form and a function to subscribe to the mailing list.
This family album website is the result of scanning and restoring hundreds of old photos, The restoration process took years; requiring creative imagination, patience and photo editing skills. Bringing life back to these old photographs was a rewarding and fascinating experience.
Before and after examples illustrate some of the work involved.
I designed the site with visual elements to compliment the (mostly) black & white photographs. I also drew cartoon family trees to illustrate the ties and connections between family members portrayed in photographs on the site.
One of my earlier sites, built for a friend who is a photographer, I incorporated and styled css hover galleries to showcase her work. The site is designed around black, white and grey, with sparsely used red as an accent.
These examples show some of the websites I worked on during my years at Silvertrees Web Development 2007 – 2014.
My work spanned a wide variety of tasks; such as designing layouts for websites & email marketing, slicing PSD layouts, optimising & retouching images, styling HTML page content, writing manuals for custom designed CMS platforms, and editing and managing content on websites.
Silvertrees - Gallipoli 100
The Gallipoli 100 Years website commemorates the centenary of the ANZAC landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey and the birth place of the ANZAC spirit that lives today. Gallipoli100years.com.au is about creating an online space to honour and reflect upon those brave men and women who have served or are still serving in the Australian & New Zealand Defence Force.
During development stage of this site I designed layout components and styles, including a collection of templates which registered users select from to personalise their account pages.