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Oakwood Kennels and Cattery enters ee-web’s Museum of the Internet

December 1st, 2016 by Edward

Clients come and clients go. Often they leave because they sell their business and the new owners decide to go elsewhere. So, Oakwood Kennels and Cattery enters ee-web’s Museum of the Internet. This is the little corner of cyber-space where my old sites are retired to – and I wish I’d thought of the idea years ago because, well, you develop a sort of affection for your own work.

This site sometimes caused strong reactions – partly I think this was because of the colour scheme that was developed based on the logo which i was supplied with, so didn’t have much control over.¬†

Whatever you think of the visual elements, the site did show all the information you might need and did generate enquiries for the owner – which is the point. It would have generated more if the content had been keep up-to-date and the site pushed a little bit. Sad when clients don’t make the most of the foundation that ee-web can provide.

about page from Oakwood

There were some design elements that I was really pleased with though, like the menu:

oakwood menu

oakwood mobile

The mobile layout was good too. I also like the use of animal silhouettes throughout the site.

Now the site is entered into ee-web’s museum of the internet. Which is a little sad. There is can continue to gather dust, which is the lonely fate of so many small business websites.

You can see the exhibit here – but don’t try to get in touch with them!!!!

www.oakwood.ee-web.co.uk

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Enfield Carpentry enters ee-web’s ‘Internet Museum’

May 19th, 2016 by Edward

It’s been a good project, working again with a local business called ‘Enfield Carpentry’. I did their first site – quite a few years ago, which was beginning to suffer from old age. I have taken the old site, and lovingly re-hosted it for posterity. So Enfield Carpentry enters ee-web’s ‘Internet Museum’ as the first entry!¬† As you can see its small – small fonts, small images, small scope and in many ways I love it because of that. The other thing is that it loads almost instantly- guess what, that’s because the amount of code behind it all making it work was small too. It was a piece of cake to maintain, and in fact it worked too – they got work from it.

enfield carpentry old site - enter the museum of the internet

Health warning… Some of the image librarys and so on might not work for you – not since those nasty people at Apple killed of Flash and half of my work with it…

A New Site is Born

The new site is so different¬† – larger fonts, bigger images, more, well, just more ‘techy’ somehow. And of course it has to work on lots of different screen sizes, play more carefully with google, and be editable by the boys at EC – something that was much harder to do back when the first site was completed. The shot below shows just the a part of the homepage – you can see the differences…

enfield carpenty home page

James seems very happy with the new site, and has been changing the content already; you can read his testimonial. I am sure he’ll get work from the new site (he’ll be banging on my door if he doesn’t and who could blame him).

There was something lovely about the internet in those days – something which I think the money behind big business has taken away now – but that’s another post. If you would like to take a trip down Memory Lane the please look at ee-web’s Museum of the Internet.

 

 

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