MM Print Services | Website Design
BJ Creative was tasked by Mike Meadows to build a new website for him that would reflect the branding that was used heavily in all of their material. As a print broker, MM Print Services needed a site that was very clean and simple to follow. Having facilities globally, the presence of the brand for all of the events that they attend and deliver to was paramount.
The previous site was also created by BJ Creative so moving the content across to a new design was very simple. We looked at ensuring a good mobile experience, and that the global locations where MM Print Services could reach was clearly highlighted.
Moving the existing code base from classic asp to asp.net involved the setting up of a completely new solution. Unfortunately the two could not be merged together to save time. Whilst we were rebuilding the site, we looked at ways of adding more value to the code, from ensuring that all title tags for links were labelled up, that all images contained alt tags and that the page had screen-reader tool tips to skip to the content of the website, rather than having to wade through the navigation.
We looked to colourful sites for a baseline as to what we were trying to achieve, but none had the right vibe that would pull out the red that is heavily used in the MM Print Services branding.
We built the site using ASP.NET 4.0 and a database for the upload facility that was essential for their day-to-day business. The new site was built in its entirety as a test site on a hidden domain so that the full functionality and cross-browser and cross-platform could be tested.
The site was initially hosted by BJ Creative on our server so that changes could be amended quickly at our end and this also then enabled us to managed the domains chosen for the website.
Website design: Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Photoshop
Website Build: Adobe Dreamweaver, Microsoft Visual Studio
The website can be viewed at www.mmprintservices.com
I'm Ben Jennings, a freelance and professional web designer, graphic designer, tinkerer and IT guru. Based in Stamford, Lincolnshire, I have over 10 years professional design experience and have been running BJ Creative for over 6 years.
BJ Creative, Design Agency based in Stamford Lincolnshire, specialising in custom website design, original logo design, bespoke artwork and HTML email campaigns.
BJ Creative has travelled far afield, including clients in Peterborough, Leicester, Gloucester, Nottingham, Bourne, Oakham, Langham and as far afield as Austria.
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