I've always been interested in history and so it's given me great pleasure recently to develop a new website for an old friend who goes round giving extremely entertaining talks and lectures on a wide range of historical subjects to local groups and societies around Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire, and other far-flung parts of Eastern England.
It's been an interesting project - we wanted (and needed) something relatively simple and straightforward, which gives the basic details of who he is and what he does, how to contact him, and what exactly he offers: a classic 'brochureware' site. We still wanted something attractive and so we made use of a selection of colourful open-source images of the subjects of his lectures, which really lifted the whole site. The main design was almost monochrome, but it works well with the flashes of colour from the images.
You can visit the site at www.chiswell-history.co.uk
The basic site went live in February 2014. It's built with our content managent tools so can be easily updated to add events and new subjects as they become ready. We still need to do a bit of SEO work getting a decent placing in Google, but that can't be done overnight.