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Author"No. Be a better leader", "Crying heart", "Online Kotel Notes", "Resting spinning top".
Designer & founderWebTalkTo Montreal design and development studio and Cssfox - Web designers' community.
Final design screenshot
Couple month ego I created a website for Zichron Kedoshim congregation (read about first version of site design). At that time I have received information to fill up just few pages. It is very hard to build something when you have too little info you can operate with.
Screenshot of the first site design version
Anyway, one day I started to feel unsatisfied about the design, especially after some of the pages filed up with content. I asked my self – is it right? That congregation site looks like Blog? The answer was – not!
First I tried to save the situation by changing dimensions of the layout design.
It did not really work for me, so I started to search for other solutions.
This is a first sketch I made using Photoshop tools. What I was looking for is the right feeling that will match the congregation ambiance. This fast sketch looked for me much closer to the design for a synagogue website.
Rabbi Lesches – when I asked for his opinion about the design – his preference was for the first design version not the new sketch design.
The Rabbi’s preferences surprised me a bit. It is why I went back to the first design and start to modify it.
The first site version did not have a Logo, I decided to create one. Also experiment with two side bars (left and right sections).
Cutting off the header image.
Gradient and background image for widgets – blocks of the left and right sections.
Main content on black background - test.
The final design for this point looked like this:
See Zichron Kedoshim. Design archive