Wednesday, July 9, 2014

New exciting horizons to look forward to!

I have something awesome to share with all of you! I finally entered the world of web and I am planning to take it further and go big! So without further ado here is some insight in my latest project I've been working on for a couple of months now.

- The official Cable Clinic website -

With most modern websites people expect to see breathtaking or or just plain simple pages. Most people like to interact, others prefer to just access the content they need in the quickest and easiest way possible. This does not mean one should create a dull looking site because it will load faster. There are many ways of designing a beautiful website and still have it loads without waiting about 2-3 minutes.

These days websites don't even have multiple pages to navigate through but only has one page that scrolls up and down. This makes it easier and faster to navigate through a site without having various pages with different sets of content scattered all over the place. Keeping design simple and clean makes if more user friendly and information can be easily absorbed.

It is proven that iconography plays a big role in universal design and especially in web design as it creates an easy understanding of what is trying to be said. In a way it summarises and categorise amounts of information.

This website might be in it's early stages and have a lot room for improvement, but this is what feedback from customers are for? Creating a very simple menu bar, with big large headings dividing each (supposedly to be "page") into sections makes it fun and easy to navigate through.

What also needs to be considered is that almost 50% of all web traffic comes from mobile phones or tablets. So having a flexible website that can be viewed on a mobile or tablet is a MUST. I did a short survey in my thesis by researching whether people use a computer or their phone to browse, and I found that more than 80% of people uses their mobile. This is a survey done in South Africa but I am sure that many people all around the world uses their mobile phones to source information.

For Cable Clinic I basically created two versions for the website. A mobile site and a PC site. The difference is that the PC site has one scrolling page where the mobile site has multiple pages. What is also different is the start page for the mobile site gives you access to the three most important sets of information i.e. contact details, email, and Facebook.

Just to warp it up, the design language for this website goes with the clean look and feel for the business. Creating of circular icons engages a user in wanting to browse through the site or interact with if on a mobile device.
This was a really good exercise to start something entirely new and it is just the beginning for more complex websites with bigger and better graphics. Keep an eye out for more posts and updates!

Till later,