I have designed and developed websites for a vintage watch collector and a children’s book. Both were projects for family members. I also designed and developed this portfolio website.
My basic workflow is the same for any web design and development project. First, low resolution wireframes are sketched in pencil and the basic structure and hierarchy are drawn out for each main page and content-type according to their function and intended user group. High-res mockups are then drawn in Affinity Designer, including a style tile of fonts, colour palettes and site assets (buttons, forms etc).
All sites are developed in WordPress using Elementor Pro, a non-coding solution, and additional plugins. Further customisations are implemented by CSS. In Elementor, a stylesheet is established based on the style tile drawn in Affinity Designer. All pages and custom post types are set up in WordPress and templates and other site components (e.g. footers, headers and forms) are then designed in Elementor’s Theme Builder.
Using additional plugins, I have experience in establishing a membership website whereby users can register to gain access to restricted areas of the site and information on otherwise public pages. Users register for a profile, from where they can submit and manage post submissions via frontend forms, and contact other registered users.
I have designed and developed an online shop for the sale of physical and downloadable products. And I am experienced in designing and deploying interactive elements to expand website functionality via HTML 5.