14th October 2020
Breathing new life into a website
Recently I worked on a website for Rosanna Gordon, a Yoga practitioner from Liverpool. Rosanna had a fixed budget but she wanted to make some quick improvements so the website reflected her branding.
Rosanna’s website is based on a simple WordPress theme and some of the styling has become a little inconsistent over time.
I had a look at the website and made a list of suggestions. Rosanna then decided on the work she wanted me to do.
Striving for consistency
My first task was to produce a consistent set of styles for headings, links and testimonials.
Rosanna wanted to keep the banner in the header so I recreated it with a font that was easier to read.
Rosanna’s newsletter signup form is the main call to action but it was only on the homepage. I restyled it and included it on each page so no matter what page a visitor lands on they can sign up.
The last task was to add Rosanna’s contact details to the footer. People don’t always land on your contact page so it makes sense to list your details on every page of your website.
Ideas for future improvements
There’s a lot more I’d like to do with Rosanna’s website. The layout of each page should be slightly easier to read. We could use images that occupy the full width of the columns and containers. I’d also like to make the whole process of editing and adding content easier for Rosanna with a tool like advanced custom fields.
The improvements I’ve made didn’t take long and have made a real difference. Small changes breathe new life into a website keeping it fresh and relevant.
I can help with this kind of work as part of a regular support package. The support package is really useful and great value for money. For £50 a month you’ll get updates, support, website backups and an hours worth of design or admin tasks.
If you want to talk about doing a few tweaks to your website or a support package let’s have a chat and see what’s best for you.