Website development

Website development

I have had a website for quite some time now, having played with HTML, PHP and CSS for as long as I can remember having a computer. However, for the first time in a while, my website actually reflects me and my work and will hopefully lead to illustration work (which it already has, so grateful!). Whilst I am by no means a web-wizard, I think my solid understanding of coding has helped me immensely. My website will never be finished, by any means, as I will constantly be evolving and hopefully my website will evolve with me. I currently use a wordpress theme that allows me to update quickly and efficiently, and also allows me to keep things tidy. I would like to develop a custom theme for myself, but I haven’t got the time at the moment, so I plan on using what themes I can find that suit me and allow for some adaptability.

I like simple, non-fussy layouts, where everything is at easy reach and straightforward. I have to keep in mind, a simple page is likely the most attractive to a prospective client as everything is “there”, no trolling through links to find my work. The average viewer will decide whether or not a website is worth their time in the 1st ten seconds, so something to capture their attention and keep it is a must.

I like my current layout, though I do plan on making it more personalised over time. eg. Changing the menu text at the top to customised images and playing around with the project image sizes and shapes a bit more. However, I do like the fact that everything I need is on the front page, my contact details, testimonials and press, everything I want to share about myself just a click away. I would also like to personalise the logo more and replace the type with something hand drawn, as I quite enjoy drawing type and would like this to be reflected more through out my website. There are a few other little bits that I’ll be changing over the next few weeks, as I update with more projects and discover what needs doing by going with the flow as such.

www.megan-thomas.com