I just finished putting together a site for a small construction company in Drayton Valley, Alberta, Karleb Homes Ltd.
Using cascading style sheets (CSS) I was able to keep the â€œcontentâ€ of the site separate from the design. I also used Douglas Bowmanâ€™s sliding door technique for the navigation tabs which allows greater accessibility for larger fonts and screen readers than say just using regular, old-fashioned rollover images.
The footer is actually a repeat of the top menu, placed at the bottom of the screen because thatâ€™s really where the user needs it mostâ€”ie. at the end of the page ready for when he or she is done reading. For the spacing of the fonts, I relied on Richard Rutter and Mark Boultonâ€™s SxSW talk, Typography for the Web.
I took the photos inside Karleb Homesâ€™ newest project. I used my sisterâ€™s brand new Canon 5D as well as two of her Alien Bees lighting kits. The yard in the photo used for the header hasnâ€™t been landscaped yet, but will be replaced when the landscaping matches the quality of the house.
Iâ€™m very pleased with the outcome of the site and I look forward to the making the next oneâ€”I love creating nice, friendly, and accessible websites and Iâ€™m currently looking for more opportunities, so if you are in need, let me know.