this project was hard for me to get off the ground, but once the designers understood what i wanted it took shape quickly, i chose wnluv because he responded to my changes quickly and understood what i was looking for better than the other designers.
Great design from the beginning. A pleasure to work with - always helpful and very quick to respond. Would highly recommend this designer.
- annabel J
Quick and the best as always.
- Stanislav Sinkovich
The only person I would use for designing!
How Jesse Maxwell started their web page design journey
Who are you known as?
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
We do irrigation design for agriculture and target growers around the world and have done work all across the US and in Central America. We are passionate about engineering top quality system balanced with the practicality and need of not over-spec'ing systems. We design mostly drip irrigation system but also other things such as sprinklers, pivots, etc.
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
What do you have in mind for the style and theme of the web page?
Please reference our logo for colors. I think brown may compliment, but am not positive on that. In general, I am not a huge fan of textures for the sake of textures, but used judiciously, I am certainly open. I have no preference of dark on light or light on dark. However, if it is light on dark, the background can't be too dark. I think the style would certainly be modern and I will explain more about the balance that we need to achieve below.
This site will start out with roughly three or four pages. More may be added over time. I will infer other pages from the main page as I develop the site. The pages will be: "home" (which you will design), "about us", and "contact". "About our design" might be split off from the main page at some point in the future but right now will be one of cruxes of the main page.
For the homepage, we want a welcome with the above the fold content focusing on a summary of what we do and likely a call to action. This summary should be communicated through (likely) a picture in addition to perhaps a heading followed by a paragraph. The copy could potentially be before, after, or on top of the picture. A call to action could be to contact us or read more.
After the top summary of what we do, we would like to explain why design is important. This could be with text like: "A design usually costs less then 4% of the price of the system, but 100% of it’s success is based off of it." We could also use a picture for this. In this section (or in another section if you prefer), we would go through our design process while explaining why design is important.
What to avoid
Please no drop down menu or hamburger menu on a full size site. Please avoid drop shadows, except on rare, applicable elements. I am no longer a fan of sliding images, so please don't use the ubiquitous 1000px wide picture that changes every 5 seconds. Parallax is great, though, and there might be room for a fullscreen image changing every 20 seconds or something (like Paypal). I don't like heavy, flashy icons riddled with gradients and ribbons (but flat, clear, and to-the-point are nice!). I don't want something that looks corporate.
The challenge will be mixing modern with something that will appeal to growers. I really like the styles that are defining modern web design as of now with flat elements, for example, subtle parallax (ideas on what items to parallax could be nice), and such things, but I'm not sure ultra-modern would be appealing to growers. I do want a fullscreen design - something that doesn't feel confined to 1000px/1200px. I will be developing the site completely responsive with the top limits probably somewhere between 1600px and 2200px and the lower limit probably around 320px. Elements or sections can be smaller - especially blocks such as text. It is my preference to have the site feel full width and spacious.
The above are suggestions and far from set in stone. Feel free to be creative, like I said, I love modern design, but know all out-modern may not be best for this. I am also open to a one-page site at this point as well.
For the record, I'm including some sample designs that we have done so you can get a feel for our work. You can design them into the website. We may like to have text explaining each one.