Inspired Simply ~ Designs
 
I love to help others, to teach. I consider any knowledge gained is a gift we should share with others. 

Websites designed to inspire & just work simply! 

Because everyone can have an impactful website designed that is simple to maintain.


Have you ever noticed - you never see anybody's website until it is thoroughly designed, tested, and absolutely beautiful? Unless of course it is your website, you get to view it but nobody else does. 

So I thought I'd do something radically different and allow (and actually invite) visitors to view this website "during" the redesign process. I've had the Cover Page on long enough. After all, if I would like you to see how I work ... what better way is there than to 'watch' me do my work.

Beside, I love to help others, to teach. I consider any knowledge gained is a gift we should share with others. 

Also, check out my most recent project: Rum Cake Factory website design located here: https://rumcakefactory.info


Why am I doing this (beside the reason I mentioned above)?

Because ... I know that people are curious ... (I alway am)!

Which template are they using? How did they format x, y, or z? How did they decide which banner or thumbnail size best worked to convey and represent their brand or their services on their website? (By the way, there are tools and things you can use to find the answer to some of those questions.)

After all, it just doesn't happen by 'the magic fairies', you know, the ones who do the laundry every week too. The truth is ... it takes planning, time, prototypes, demos, image placements, etc., etc. to get it just right. Connecting with the right designer and Squarespace make it very (very) easy and actually fun! 


Why Squarespace? 

I love Squarespace. They don't pay me nor endorse me to say this ... I just do! I've been with them since Squarespace 5, which launched in 2008 and I started using their platform a year or so later. They've come a long way since "#5" ... and so have I. 

Aside from beauty - aesthetics ... Squarespace is easy to use, adaptable for people with all different levels of ability. If you get stuck, their customer care is unparalleled! Whether via text, twitter, or email -- they are ALWAYS about finding the best solution for you. In terms of the platform itself, it is rarely down! Occasionally - minor issues can occur and they have a status page -> https://status.squarespace.com/ you can visit to find out what's going on or just tweet them @squarespace https://twitter.com/squarespace  ... they always respond quickly. 


Oh look, it's some Lorem ipsum text. That's ok, I'll leave it there for now.  

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I'm using the Jones Template (A template in the York Template Family), with additional customized CSS and Individual Page Coding that I've added.

About the York Template Family: https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/218211197-Using-the-York-template 

York Template Demo: https://york-demo.squarespace.com/

Jones Template Demo: https://jones-demo.squarespace.com/


Have a question? Please ask via my Contact Page


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AVAILABLE SERVICES


 

01. Website Design

02. Website Redesign

03. Database Design

04. Database Training

05. Squarespace

  • Site Tweaks

  • Coaching/Training

  • Consulting


 

06. Website Content Audits/Inventory

07.   Squarespace Website Maintenance Plans (*Available whether I've designed your site or not.)

08.   Database Maintenance Plans (*Limited to databases that I have designed for you.)


** Soon there will be links to each of the above for descriptions/detail. If you are interested in any of these services, please send a message via the form and I will be happy to discuss the particulars regarding them (no obligation :-) 

If you need work done related to a service that is not listed here, please ask! 

 
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Take a look at some of my work.

Take a look at my some of my work. I'm in the process of updating my projects portfolio ... so not everything is there yet, but will be. 

Have a project in mind? Just contact me here! Let's have a conversation. 

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Things I'm Playing Around With

Here I share some of my comments and a few of my 'experiments' (some work out well and others just don't). Either way - I hope they can be instructive. 


(June/July) So far, I've added/updated -> Projects Portfolio -->*Since then, I've added a lot more! At first, I liked these thumbs (how I used the bevel effect), but they are too .... alike. So, I need to work on them a bit. 

SUMMARY BLOCK

I've added a summary block - carousel layout - Content: Projects Portfolio. 

I'm not happy with how the summary block excerpt and "Read More" text appear so I will be changing the fonts for both (and color) in the near future.  Speaking of which, this image block (Card design) is very large! Scroll down to where I have another Image block ... it doesn't look as large as this one, right? -- The magic of the "Spacer" block. :-) 


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TIP TIME!

Whenever I work on a website (whether mine or a clients, I always create a 'page' in the "Not Linked" section called "Notes" .... to which I add a password. It's my sandbox of sorts but it is also very useful.

For example, like this page ... it contains image blocks that I use most frequently.  I also put the complete set of button blocks there as well.

Why?

With all these items on one page, I can easily go into the style/design editor and make any style changes without having to remember where (which pages) I've placed a "Medium" Button block or on which pages I've used a Poster image block. I can make any necessary style changes here and all the button blocks and image blocks throughout the entire website site will be updated. I do check though to make sure the changes I've made look appropriate on each page.  

If I'm working on a client's website as I'm finishing up I add all the style design elements on that page and any other relevant information. I then remove my password and show my client how they can add their own. They can also download a PDF version of the information I've provided on that page ... so they can choose to keep the password protected page or use it for something else ... or delete it. 


Image - Collage Style

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... inspirational websites designed to just work simply. 


Image: Card Style

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... inspirational websites designed to just work simply. 

I also design databases. No, they're not boring. 


Image: Poster Style

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... inspirational websites designed to work simply. 


Image: Overlap Style

 
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Fire .... 

Subtext ...

 
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Pop Quiz!

A new one will be added in the future.