Project - Blue Block Web Design
Sometime in 2010, I had an idea to become a freelance web designer - I opened a trading account and set up the website. Alas, circumstances changed before it really got going and I went into full-time employment as a web developer.
- WordPress - modified with custom plug-ins to make it more like a traditional CMS
- jQuery - used to implement the image transitions on the home page banner and the accordian effects on the other pages
- GIMP - used to apply post-processing on the company logo and various image effects
- POV-Ray - used to generate the companies 3D logo and the web page 'Colosseum' background graphics
- Inkscape - used to create various lettering for the company logo
- Scribus - used to create my own mail flyer
- FreeMind - I used this mind-mapping tool for organizing and planning the website. I've since moved on to Freeplane, which is a fork of FreeMind and offers improved features
If I was going to do a similar site today, I probably wouldn't use Wordpress for such a static site - I'd use one of my custom scripts to generate static pages from simple text files.
I've archived the site for posterity (and to remind me of the effort I put into it, before I abandoned it).
The site has been converted from a WordPress site into static HTML - the contact details and pricing information has been removed.
Here's the link to Blue Block Web Design (Static Archive).