Design Different - Websites created in Norfolk

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Norwich, Norfolk

Design Different Portfolio

Below are some examples of websites I've created. Click on a picture to go to the website (each opens in a new window).

The Norfolk Olive Tree Company

The Norfolk Olive Tree Company website

The website for The Norfolk Olive Tree Company.

Built using WordPress software.

Design Brief: To build a website with online shop for The Norfolk Olive Tree Company, a business run by Paul and Antonia Smith.

Solution: Paul and Antonia supplied most of the images and the wordings, which I edited.

I provided a couple of my own images and then used standard Wordpress plugins to add extra functionality, such as a Social Media link, contact forms and a WooCommerce online shop.

Vanna Bartlett, artist and printmaker

Vanna Art website

Small business website featuring picture galleries of paintings and photographs and a WooCommerce online shop.

I originally hand-built this as my first website, for my wife Vanna's art business, Vanna Art. I have since updated the site's look and feel several times and the current version uses Wordpress software.

Design Brief: To display artwork clearly and simply, in an online gallery format. To provide background information on Vanna and her art and exhibitions.

Solution: I chose a clean background to show the paintings and photographs on the site with a minimum of clutter. The font is Tahoma, which is stylish and very easy to read.

As well as increasing awareness of Vanna's art business and attracting customers, the site acts as a useful catalogue for galleries, suppliers and other businesses interested in Vanna's art.

Baden Consultancy Ltd

Baden Consultancy Ltd website

The website for Baden Consultancy Ltd.

Built using XHTML and CSS, with Google Analytics web stats. The site includes a contact form and stylesheet for mobile devices.

Design Brief: To create a website for Baden Consultancy Ltd, incorporating logo and brand colours.

Solution: I based website colours and shapes on the logo and used photographs and text supplied by Baden Consultancy Ltd.

St. Peter's Parish Church, Sheringham

St. Peter's Parish Church, Sheringham website

The website for St. Peter's Parish Church in Sheringham.

Built in 2009 using XHTML and CSS, with Google Analytics web stats and a PHP contact form. The site includes photo galleries and a Google Calendar and Map.

Design Brief: To build a website to provide information about the church and its activities and role in the local community.

Solution: The Church Warden provided the text and photographs. I used some of the photos to make a site banner.

I migrated the site to Wordpress late in 2013, retaining the original look and feel, to allow the church wardens to maintain the site themselves.

Windsor & District Organists' Association

Windsor & District Organists' Association website

The website for Windsor & District Organists' Association.

Built using XHTML and CSS, with Google Analytics web stats. The site includes an embedded Google Calendar and links to the group's Flickr photo gallery, both of which are updated by members of the Association.

Design Brief: To create a website for Windsor & District Organists' Association, loosely based on the Norfolk Organists' Association website, which I built a few years ago.

Solution: I used photographs and text supplied by members of the Association and also used these to produce a website banner.

Friends Of Earlham Cemetery

Friends Of Earlham Cemetery website

The website for Friends Of Earlham Cemetery, a group that is aiming to protect and enhance the natural richness of the Earlham Cemetery in Norwich. The group holds monthly walks in the Cemetery.

Built using XHTML, PHP and CSS, with Google Analytics web stats.

Design Brief: To build a site for the group, including details of the group and with links to its Facebook page and other resources.

Solution: I used my own photographs of the cemetery and edited the wording for the site. To add extra interest, different images of the site are shown on the web pages in each season of the year.

Jonathan Asher

Jonathan Asher website

The website for Jonathan (Jon) Asher, an artist based in Norwich.

Built using XHTML and CSS, with Google Analytics web stats.

Design Brief: To build a crisp, clear and easy to use website to showcase Jonathan Asher's artwork.

Solution: I based built the header image from Jon's paintings and used its colours for the page background and links. Pictures are displayed in a series of galleries.

Living First Aid

Living First Aid website

The website for Living First Aid, a specialist first aid training business based in South Walsham near Norwich.

Built using XHTML and CSS, with Google Analytics web stats. The site includes feeds to Facebook and Twitter and a section on the hompage for the latest news, which the site owner can update.

Design Brief: To build a clear, easy to use website for Living First Aid using a logo, text and photographs supplied by the business owner.

Solution: I based website colours and shapes on the Living First Aid logo and incorporated feeds to Facebook and Twitter and a section for news. Course details are also available to download as PDFs, for easy storage and reference. The footer includes a link to the business' HSE accreditation.

The Batchelor Collection

The Batchelor Collection website

The website for The Batchelor Collection, a lovely collection of photographs, mainly of Norfolk churches, by Alan, Joyce and Ruth Batchelor.

Built using XHTML and CSS, with Google Analytics web stats. The site includes twelve galleries of photographs.

Design Brief: To build a website to showcase The Batchelor Collection photographs. Ruth liked my St. Peter's Church, Sheringham website so I used some of its features, though I made the photographs larger.

Solution: Ruth Batchelor sent me the photographs and the text, which I edited slightly.

Norfolk Organists' Association

Norfolk Organists' Association website

The website for Norfolk Organists' Association.

Built using XHTML and CSS, with Google Analytics web stats. The includes photo galleries and details of upcoming and past events.

Design Brief: To redesign the Norfolk Organists' Association website.

Solution: I used photographs and text supplied by members of the Association and also produced a banner and some other images from my own photographs.

Jeremy Bartlett's LET IT GROW blog

Jeremy Bartlett's LET IT GROW blog

My personal Content Management blog, built using WordPress software.

WordPress is customisable Open Source software, which can be used to build websites and blogs.

Design Brief: To build my blog using WordPress.

Solution: I took a standard WordPress template and then customised it. The site has a contact form and an inbuilt site search facility. I also added a free Met Office weather widget to the homepage.

Peter Dibble, Willow Basket Maker

Peter Dibble website

The website for Peter Dibble, a Norwich-based willow basket maker.

Built using XHTML and CSS. Uses Google Analytics web stats.

Design Brief: To build a simple website to showcase Peter's work.

Solution: Peter had a lovely photograph of his own willow beds, which I used for the site's banner and footers. I chose a colour scheme to match this for the rest of the site. The background image is a close up of Peter's basket work.

Peter's work portfolio shows his baskets and garden structures on a clean background.

There is a separate page for contact details.

Grapes Hill Community Garden

Grapes Hill Community Garden website

The website for a Community Garden near where I live in Norwich.

Built using XHTML and CSS. Uses a Google Map and Google Analytics web stats.

Design Brief: To provide information about the Grapes Hill Community Garden in Norwich and show to funding bodies and the local community how work is progressing.

Solution: I used a combination of my own photographs of flowers, fruit and vegetables and those taken by members of the Community Garden Group. I edited content supplied by the group's co-ordinator, as well as providing some myself. The font, Verdana, is very easy to read. I used the group's existing logo and this determined the colours I used elsewhere in the site. The site includes photo galleries, an Events page with the latest news on the garden and a PHP contact form.

The Last Bartlett

Last Bartlett website

My family history website, built to display old family photographs and provide information on my Bartlett, Clarke, Serjeant, Thomas, Griffiths, Dossor and Attwooll ancestors.

Built using XHTML and CSS. Uses free site search and web stats.

Design Brief: To display old family photographs and ancestors' history in an interesting but concise format.

Solution: To give an "old fashioned" look I used the colours of a red leather-bound book to go with the black and white photographs on the site. The font, Georgia, looks traditional but is specially designed to be readable on a computer screen.

Since launching the site in February 2009 I have been discovered by relatives in England, Ireland, Australia and Canada and I have greatly extended my family tree.

Footer image: Deer in Holkham Park, Norfolk.