The observant follower will have noticed that I have not made a post for around a week and a half. Well I have not been on holiday putting my feet up, but rather the opposite, sorting out two self-catering holiday opportunities and their related websites.
It was decided that there would be three websites, a general one and two specific ones. The brief for the websites was to have a style that was separate but also distinctive as being linked together. The colours were to be simple and expressing of their environment. Ie one related to the land, the second to the sea and the third some form of combination of the two.
Initially we went down the line of exploring icons and having the two specific sites as subsets of the generic one, but this was ditched for the style we came up with. Probably a lot simpler, than the original idea.
What we came up with was a colour palette that was significant reduced/restricted and the sites were based around having a base css style that was modified for the sites are required.
The Spinney Home Page
The colour palette for www.thespinneycottage.co.uk was a couple of shades of blue, a red outline to highlight a link (this followed on from feedback saying they were not obvious) and a green to say that a booking date was available. This was originally a shade of blue but was changed on feedback. The shades of blue reflect the sea, as it is a seaside property.
The Shieling @ Trostrie Cottage Home Page
The colour palette for www.trostriecottage.co.uk was a couple of shades of green, but again following on from feedback the links were changed to a golden colour. To make them stand out a little more. Off white was also used rather than plain white so as not to stand out too much. The green colours of course reflect the environment around the property.
Galloway Getaways Home Page
The final colour palette was for www.gallowaygetaways.co.uk . Here the neutral grey finally became the main colour set on a blue for the sky. The background image reflects the two ideas of the sea and the land.
Having sorted out the style and the colour palette, the next thing is the images of the properties and their surroundings. A mixture of scrolling images and static ones are used on all three sites. As the saying a picture does say a thousand words is so true. Trostrie also has the added bonus of a changing background image, hopefully portraying the idea of some of the fantastic views available from the site.
The end result is hopefully three nice clear crisp sites that give an impression of a lovely holiday in South West Scotland. If you would like your website updated, or like one like this then do drop me a line firstname.lastname@example.org
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