April 19, 2012

Invitations Ink Website

Creative Web Design


For this Manasquan-based business, we designed and developed a handcrafted look and feel to showcase the amazing talents of these designers. We capitalized on hand drawn lettering and watercolor imagery that the client supplied. The website design features an easy to navigate gallery to display their portfolio.

In addition to the amazing, hand-drawn imagery throughout, this website features a great feature called AJAX, or more specifically, jQuery, to display images on the Home and Book (portfolio) sections of the site. With an effect called “Fancybox,” the large view of the images appear in a window that overlays the webpage in the background. Previous and next arrows guide the viewer through a series of images for each project, all while remaining on the same page – without the need to navigate away to a new page (or back again).

Similarly, the contact information is also displayed in an overlay window. This makes reaching out to the business easy and quick. And speaking of quick – jQuery effects like these are a great way to present images and information to a website visitor with minimal wait time. This is all important for creating a very positive user experience…and it looks great, too.

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