St. Helen's Stables

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This site redesign was created for a locally-owned horse stable in the Richmond, Virginia area. The owners wanted to have a site that was simple but informative for current and future clients. After completing some research, I created a one-page layout that would combine the information from their current multi-page site into a quick readable layout that was also very informative. The main goal was to make sure their services were the focus of the site, followed by easy to locate directions to their stables, and finally an overview of their services for their clients.

 A view of the original site before the redesign. The owners wanted to make sure the site had a focus on the services they could provide as well a a preview of the stable's grounds.

A view of the original site before the redesign. The owners wanted to make sure the site had a focus on the services they could provide as well a a preview of the stable's grounds.

A simple and informative redesign

I used a Bootstrap template with a header image to draw the viewer’s eye to the name of the stables and their tagline “No drama. Satisfaction.” overlaid with an image of some of the horses currently being kept on the grounds. I also used Font-Awesome for the leaf next to the stables name in the header to draw the viewer’s attention to the name of the site and their tagline. I used Photoshop to edit the images provided by the owners so they would fit cohesively with the site and each of the headers for the stables services.
I then followed the image with information from each page of their former website, starting with a short introduction to the stables with their contact information to the right of the introduction and a link to Google maps below the address. I wanted to make sure their address was visible since the owners mentioned many of their clients had trouble finding where they were located. With the Google Maps link available, a viewer can see where the stables are located, as well as bring the information up on their mobile device while traveling to the stables location. I followed this with reasons for wanting to hire the stables and ended with a 3-column view of their services topped with like-to-like images for each area.

The hardest challenge with this project was getting the information from a multi-page website to fit together well as a one-page website while still keeping the site simple but informative. Again, my main focus was to draw the viewer’s attention to the stables’ services and be able to easily retrieve that information.