Just created a quick personal site for a client to sell her products and services. The site is about Wisdom of the Ancients and so implies an older place in time, with hand-drawn style lettering, stoney colouring with coloured highlights from the client’s favourite artist. The site has to say something about their personality, not only by the textual content, but by it’s presentation too, such as learning lessons from our history, including interests in ancient artefacts, people and archaeology.
The site is still a work in progress, so this is just a snapshot as it was then. It’s actually pretty uncluttered giving different aspects enough room to breath. The older style of the headings is offset by the up-to-date body text, which is much clearer to read in larger chunks. The shopping cart and products are integrated into the site through a back-end CMS so the client can maintain their own shop, without having to have the site changed.