In the competitive tourism industry, website design has to be first class, particularly in the area of usability. Visitors have to be presented with a comprehensive amount of information of information on the home page without cramming. Continue reading →
One of the first commissions in 1997 was an accommodation website for St. Lucia Wetlands Guest House and over the years, many similar websites have been designed but none in Durban. Until a commission for Tudor House Inn website on Umhlanga Rocks Drive.
Our client sells a variety of water pumps – pressure booster pumps, swimming pool pumps, sewage pumps and borehole pumps. This site is their third and focuses on the submersible pump range which includes sewage pumps, stainless steel dirty water pumps, borehole pumps and sewage lift stations.
Its two other concessions to current web design practice are a slider using LayerSlider and a megamenu. I have yet to find a more flexible slider than LayerSlider although the implementation in this case is fairly straightforward. The megamenu is one from Code Canyon and is not really required with any degree of complexity.
Short descriptions of the various pumps help the visitor to decide on the one which will be best suited. Another nice feature is the built-in contact form – simple but enough for most uses. I love font-awesome but battled to find pump-type icons.
Like all our recent websites, the full contact details appear on every page, in this case in the left sidepanel but can also appear in the header. I’ve always disliked the ‘Contact Us’ page – one extra click on to a page that might or might not be understandable.