A big part of my working life is helping other graphic designers create websites based on their designs. I will take the other designers work, firstly analyse it and advise if any adjustments need to be made, and then implement that design into a working website. I have collaborated with designer Rob Davis (http://robdavisdesigner.co.uk/) on a number of projects, and last year he invited me to help him realise a simple but sophisticated design for a new children’s book project called ‘Makooky’.
I recently got asked to develop an intranet site for a business owner who wanted managers of his various outlets to be able to report their monthly & yearly results in an easy-to-use online website. The data entry part of this job wasn’t too difficult using WordPress and the Advanced Custom Fields plugin. I was able to construct tables that loaded into fields as default content whenever a new report is created, so that the user could easy punch-in the figures to each table.
A very important aspect of any new web project is “what platform should this site be built on”, and there are a multitude of excellent packages out there to help you create whatever it is you’re looking to develop. There are many specialist systems available to specific industries; if you’re in recruitment, you’d likely go for a platform which hooks you into all of the sorts of channels you want to be in sync with, if you’re a hotel, you’d probably need some sort of purpose-built booking software.
My brother is a professional downhill mountain bike racer, and as such he recently tasked me with the mission of creating him the perfect race CV. Apparently a good race CV is something every good racer needs these days, so I decided to test myself, and see if I could produce something sharp and in-keeping with the style typically associated with the genre.
Hi there and welcome to my Chai Webs blog. Here I will be showcasing interesting projects and the innovative solutions I provide. I’ll also be taking the occasional look at the arts and things that inspire me. I’m a keen DJ and gamer, so expect plenty of articles involving things that aren’t necessarily directly related to graphic design and web development. Being a “creative” type, I draw inspiration from everywhere, and that is essentially what the chai blog is all about.