Matt Schmidt, of Indian Trail, North Carolina, started True Blue Carpet Cleaning and needed a website redesign. A professional business site that he could update as he needed.
From a designer’s perspective, we chose blues and creme to match his business logo and line of work. jQuery is used for the drop-down form at the top. There are review links to both the business’ Yelp and Google Places review pages. Social links to a Facebook Fan page, Twitter and an RSS feed for the blog which is hidden until there are more posts written.
During the design process, I drew out the theme on a grid and colored it. In about three weeks time, the design was done. The longest time taken, was the transfer of the domain name to my client’s account. This was another design opportunity for me to actually take my wireframes into Adobe Photoshop and build out the home page layout. In the end, CSS was used to set some of the gradients and background colors.
Update: February 10, 2015, Matt Schmidt sold his carpet cleaning equipment and requested his site to be taken offline. www.truebluecleancarpets.com