We recently created another new website – this time a nice basic gallery-style site for the late artist, Richard Alan Gardham – publife.jaygee.org.uk
Richard’s work was displayed, posthumously, at York’s first community pub, The Golden Ball, and the curator (his sister Angela) approached Social Vision about setting up a really quick site to allow them to have a web presence.
The key features of the site needed to be
- a place to host information about the month-long exhibition,
- a blog to publish his journals over an undefined period of time
- a portfolio to showcase his work
- a short biography of Richard
Richard’s work is so striking, that we felt a minimalistic design was key – allowing his work to draw the visitor in, so a prominent slideshow had to dominate the landing page.
The menu was nice, clean and crisp, with just a few select options – no need to clutter this up! And the colour scheme reflects his early line drawings. Future design developments will reflect his varying palette and the colours that brought his work to life.
The commissioner, Angela, is a busy lady with relatively little knowledge of digital technology, so we also decided to set up a new email and twitter account (@publifegardham) for her to promote the exhibition and website on social media. We provided a short training session with her on how to tweet and blog – enabling her to not only promote the exhibition, but learn a new way of connecting in the process.
Overall, we’re happy with turning round a site in such a quick time (3 hours start to finish). As the client starts to blog and tweet, we’ll review the site and perhaps enhance and tweak it.
If you’re thinking about revamping or creating a website, drop us a line – a conversation is free and there’s never any obligation!