New Lakazdi.com

I have finally taken some time to create a new and improved website for Lakazdi.com. It is one of the new style single page “infinite” scroll which is really popular.

Tiny sneek peak: Lakazdi graphic design website.

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Challenges:

Some of the challenges here were in uploading a theme to a server to be able to use. Customising was fairly simple but some of the CSS in this particular theme was a bit buried or in the wrong place. A big tricky thing was realising how the site builder worked because sometimes the background colour was in an element but other times it was applied to the whole row. Choosing what to keep wasn’t to hard because I knew that I wanted some icons and some small bits of text. I wanted to make sure that the website gives skills and not a list of items I can create. This is because I have been pivoting my business to help other businesses with all their various material for marketing, not just one off project types.

Fun things:

It was fun to bring in the concrete texture that I have been using in my portfolio and in mock up samples to show to people. A super bonus of having WordPress.org now is that I get to have complete full control over these types of things. New new website has a custom font and that one and singular difference makes my website look like mine. It is such a specific looking font, is part of the logo and the tittle on the i is a diamond, the diamond in my background and logo. This font was very important to have.

Made for mobile:

This is the first time that I have had a website that is made with mobile devices in mind from the start. The other websites were always mobile as an after thought. So this means that some of the content blocks were ordered so that it flowed better on a mobile phone. There is usually a left and right column in my site which works in both contexts. Also, the testimonial pages is now swipe ready which is so much easier to “digest” than one long page full of scrolling.

Contact Form:

Previously I had my contact form on a different page. All the stats collected by not only wordpress but also google showed that not a single person clicked away from my home page in the past six-months. Super annoying since all my content was not on my website, including the contact form. So now the navigation is very simple and the contact form appears in my wordpress footer, meaning it is a the bottom of every single page on my site including at the end of all blog posts. I also removed any hurdles. I used to have five questions now it is just a tell me about your project box, and a robot checker.

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sharing dinner blog

sharingdinner.wordpress.com running the Hatch Theme

sharingdinner.wordpress.com running the Hatch Theme

I have another blog which is about food. Of course, don’t we all.

 

About Sharing Dinner

Simple easy wholesome recipes from two people who make and eat simple easy wholesome food. We do not want to spend more time cooking then we do eating. We eat mostly seasonal vegetarian food.

Flickr

I have (finally) opened a flickr account: kassandra.photography.

flickrScreenShot-DarwinSet

screenshot of first flickr upload

Seriously – these are the first ever photographs I have taken. I played around with film cameras a small amount growing up (2 rolls of film tops) but this Olympus digital camera was the first that was ever camera that was just mine to use. With Darwin being as beautiful as it is I went out and had lots of fun taking thousands of photographs. I spent most days chasing sunsets!


Woodford Folk Festival Fire Event

I set up a you tube channel (kassandramovingimage) to start uploading media that is moving image hence the name of the channel. I have opted for the expression moving image for those times when the media is not technically a video.

The first ever moving image that I have uploaded to you tube is from the Woodford Folk Festival Fire Event. As the description says I took this video because it is a very unique viewpoint as the 80-180k or so people watching are sitting up on top of the hill where they cannot actually see the stage or performers but they can see pretty lights, feel the atmosphere and watch the fireworks or the fire (2011/12 there was no actual fire at the fire event).

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1 January 2012


Kassandra Photography Blog

I have just started a new blog that will showcase just photography: kassandraphotography.wordpress.com.

Kassandra Photography blog home page

the homepage of my new photography blog

I am so glad that after I post the image I can go in and edit when the post was added to that the dates match when the photographs were taken. 🙂