Services websites are similar to retail websites in that you want to stay on top of keeping your customers up-to-date with your business. You have to think creatively if you’ve been doing the same service for years– maybe focus more on showing the process than the end product? Find new ways to say the same things.
I loved how organised Hazel was with all of the content for her site– what else would I expect from a professional planner?! She had a clear idea of what she was looking for and her site came together very easily.
This is a great example of an “online business card” website– you wouldn’t think about trying to do business without a professional business card, and this is today’s version.
This site was a bit of a challenge as I didn’t really have any photos to work with and not a lot of content in the beginning. The focus of the business also switched just after the site was launched.
It can take a while to figure out, but it just goes to show what can be done with a little creativity. I enjoyed making the slider images for the sidebar and have used that idea on other sites since.
This site was in need of a makeover to provide a more up-to-date image and to update all the new services provided by the company. Another site that I had to work really hard to find images for, but am so happy with the result.
The company has recieved a lot of positive feedback from their customers. You can see Before and After shots on my design journal post “I love doing site makeovers.”
“Claire took a vague idea from a customer who could not conceptualize what the end product would look like, or how to get there . We asked her to let the visual content do the talking and keep the words to a minimum. We hoped the process would be stress free. Claire far exceeded anything that we could have hoped for, for a very affordable price, and it was fun to work with her! We are very happy to recommend her services and we will continue to work with her as she updates our site to keep it current. Thank you Claire!” ….. Rick & Larkin Mettler
This site was created via phone calls and emails and was another one of those sites created with very little text or images to work with.
An interesting addition was a page for private use by company technicians as a place to share service documents and information. This was done using a password protected page.
A simple starter site for a small business that just needed to make basic information available to it’s clients. No flash, no bling necessary. Just provide a professional image to gain trust from potential clients. Simply having a website can put you ahead of your competitors if they don’t have one.
This is my first site using the “Ultra” theme by Themify. Quite the learning curve, but I think I’ve got it now and look forward to using it a lot;) I loved using Scott’s wondeful photographs to create the background images and to illustrate the site.