New and improved website

I have finally taken some time to create a new and improved website for Lakazdi.com. It is one of the new style single page “infinite” scroll which is really popular.

Tiny sneek peak: Lakazdi graphic design website.

Challenges:

Some of the challenges here were in uploading a theme to a server to be able to use. Customising was fairly simple but some of the CSS in this particular theme was a bit buried or in the wrong place. A big tricky thing was realising how the site builder worked because sometimes the background colour was in an element but other times it was applied to the whole row. Choosing what to keep wasn’t to hard because I knew that I wanted some icons and some small bits of text. I wanted to make sure that the website gives skills and not a list of items I can create. This is because I have been pivoting my business to help other businesses with all their various material for marketing, not just one off project types.

Fun things:

It was fun to bring in the concrete texture that I have been using in my portfolio and in mock up samples to show to people. A super bonus of having WordPress.org now is that I get to have complete full control over these types of things. New new website has a custom font and that one and singular difference makes my website look like mine. It is such a specific looking font, is part of the logo and the tittle on the i is a diamond, the diamond in my background and logo. This font was very important to have.

Made for mobile:

This is the first time that I have had a website that is made with mobile devices in mind from the start. The other websites were always mobile as an after thought. So this means that some of the content blocks were ordered so that it flowed better on a mobile phone. There is usually a left and right column in my site which works in both contexts. Also, the testimonial pages is now swipe ready which is so much easier to “digest” than one long page full of scrolling.

Contact Form:

Previously I had my contact form on a different page. All the stats collected by not only wordpress but also google showed that not a single person clicked away from my home page in the past six-months. Super annoying since all my content was not on my website, including the contact form. So now the navigation is very simple and the contact form appears in my wordpress footer, meaning it is a the bottom of every single page on my site including at the end of all blog posts. I also removed any hurdles. I used to have five questions now it is just a tell me about your project box, and a robot checker.

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