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New website for fitted kitchens company

Posted on by Clive Walker in Web Design Portfolio

Chappelsons website screenshot Earlier this year, we were asked to design a new website for Chappelsons who are a local company that supply and install fitted kitchens, bedrooms and home studies. The existing website was quite old and we jumped at the chance to redesign it based on the company's newer logo.

As part of this project, we wanted to highlight several examples of different styles of kitchens, bedrooms and home studies that Chappelsons can provide. Rather than a list of images in a gallery, which can take up a lot of page space, we chose to use a JavaScript content slider called Easy Slider [which I blogged about here]. This is an attractive but compact way of displaying page content. This type of script using jQuery as its foundation has the added advantage that the slider content is still visible in the page for search engines to index. I think it works quite well.

Info: With JavaScript turned off, the images and slide content are still visible but just not displayed as a slideshow.

Comments

  • 05 Nov 2009 09:06:37

    This is a good example of implementing an ‘Easy Slider’ script where it is required; a page where there is very limited space but multiple images and information needs to be displayed. As an alternative to Flash, jQuery and its variety of plug-ins are fast becoming a standard in web design. The lack of pre-loading times is certainly a big advantage of the system, and it will be interesting to see just how much this will develop over the next few years. Maybe we could have some further examples of using jQuery in website design. These excellent examples help you visualise how jQuery can be used to proper effect in the right design context.

  • 09 Nov 2009 22:20:37

    Here are 50 Amazing JQuery Examples and here are a few more

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