Tom Lauck’s Deseloper.org

Colibraro Landscaping & Nursery

author:

Colibraro Landscaping &, Nursery, an old Italian landscaping business, finally got a budget from Uncle Tony to build a Web presence. Their pride is their unique landscape design. As the sole developer and designer on this project here is what I accomplished:

  • Right from the start, I went unique for the design. (I stunned everyone at Parkside when they approved it…Parkside had even provided some “more approvable-is that a word?” samples as well.)
  • They didn’t have the budget for lots of motion graphics, but still wanted a little more than a static page. I utilized Flash in the header and photo galleries to give a more dynamic feel.
  • Their audience consists of landscapers. I assumed most landscapers aren’t incredibly computer savvy. I even went so far as to think that many may have dial-up…Uncle Tony did. So I created bandwidth sniffers and detectors, Flash detection, and alternate content for every possibility
  • I wanted to capture their elegance, so I created a home screen with soft fades and unique transitions.
  • To accommodate their wholesalers, I created a password secured wholesale section.

Wrapping up, technologies used:

  • Flash
  • XHTML/CSS
  • JavaScript
  • PHP

The client was very pleased with the site. The well thought out design and implementation moved the client to request postcard and door hanger artwork.

View site

Oct 31 2006