Hallgate Timber Website Remodel

The Hallgate Timber website remodel is a project I am undertaking whilst working at the company, it is an in-house project which is allowing for constant feedback from the client. This project will be the first web-development project undertaken since my days at college (3 years ago), so this really should be a nice refresher/ learning experience.

Hallgate Timber website (16/06/2016)

Hallgate Timber website (16/06/2016)

The problem with the current website is that the website doesn’t really follow any design schema. content is added without a lot of thought into design. whilst the website is functional and does serve its purpose to a point, there is a lot in which can be improved upon. Navigation on the website needs improvement, after creating a sitemap to see what is being hosted, put simply its confusing.

Newly designed Hallgate Timber index

Newly designed Hallgate Timber index

The first version of the new Hallgate Timber website adds a little more CSS style than before, but while keeping the functionality. One of my aims with the new site is to keep the sites depth to a minimum, so all of the websites content is easily found, something not so easily done on the previous website.

HTML Tables

HTML tables are a common implementation on the old website, whilst they do serve their purpose, DIV tag tables are the preferred way to go nowadays.

Before:

Sheds Page HTML table

Sheds Page HTML table

After:

Sheds Page DIV table

Sheds Page DIV table

Whilst there isn’t a dramatic different in the appearance¬†of <table> over a div table, there are advantages to useing div tags, such as for users’ with screen readers and other accessible browsers.

 

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