Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Progress of Assistance Plus

This is my first post to share the progress of my business - Assistance Plus.

My first major task is the redesign of my current website (image of old website) - it is now 3 years old and desperately in need of a makeover. I have been busy researching other sites, deciding what I do and don't like. Over the past 2 months I have designed at least 4 different page mockups in photoshop. Just when I think its done I have a new idea or see a new website I like.

A first attempt - too purple!
Another attempt - too green!

Finally I have my home page design finished.

Just right!
Next is the coding of my site. The program I have decided to use is dreamweaver - I attended a CAE course "Web Standard Introduction" - great to get started but there is so much more to learn - I love a challenge though and especially enjoy learning new software. I am constantly learning about current html standards, css styles, metadata, keywords etc - the learning will be ongoing.

On to the content of my website.  You would think I could just transfer all the content from my current site to the new design - but no, it needs new fresh words, extra pages of information - a complete rewrite. So this is where I am up to presently. Reviewing my content, adding the extra pages and hopefully have my new, redesigned website ready for publishing for all to see.