Over the years I have designed somewhere in the ballpark of 500 websites. When we start a new design we strive to build what we imagine the client will like – and more times than not we nail it. Most people won’t understand – or appreciate – the fact that I have no ego invested in our designs. We build what works for each individual business. Our clients absolutely HAVE to be proud to share their website or I have failed in the task. Sometimes this leads to us creating websites that frankly I don’t like – but they work for the specific market.
All that being said, once in a blue moon, I get carte blanche to design whatever I feel works best for a client. Our most recent design fits into that category – http://completesolutionsdfw.com.
I absolutely love this site in relation to what it is supposed to accomplish for the client. With over 1000 client-provided images of actual projects completed – NO STOCK PHOTOS – this site truly serves as the ultimate brochure for the awesome work the company does.
Most WordPress sites begin and end with a combination of the chosen theme (template) and the designers expertise. This is the first site I have ever created using the Avada WordPress Theme – and it is simply incredible. The only drawback I see moving forward with our designs is the limited options for modifying the cosmetics of the primary menu, but we can work on that at a later time.
Thankfully, our client shares our opinion of the site despite perhaps not fully understanding the evolution of WordPress website design and the process we have taken over the last 5+ years of working with WordPress in order to get to this particular design.
It is always a joy – albeit somewhat more rare than you’d think – to work on a project that results in a site that I like as much or more than our client.
If you want to see some sites that I have designed that I do not like, you’ll have to contact me. Publishing such a list is bad for business.
Thanks for reading.
Paul J. Dumas