George Street Naturopathic Medicine

I don’t always post when I launch a new site, however I decided that perhaps I would start posting links to new sites when I launch them. I appreciate feedback on the design and coding of the site.

The site was designed for my good friend Joanna Thiessen. George Street Naturopathic Medicine is a naturopathic health centre in Waterloo, Ontario.

I was asked to create a design using the idea of an old house and something traditional rather than flashy and modern. Greens and browns were requested for the main colours of the site.

After coming up with a mock-up design in Photoshop, I sliced it up and created the HTML and CSS. You may want to have a look at the source of this site. A couple things that I’m somewhat proud of:

  • As on most of my sites, I’ve replaced the h1 title with an image, yet ensured that it’s still readable by search engines and screen readers.
  • The pageTop1 div is what I use to display the photo in the top right corner. I’ve designed it this way so that this image is easily substituted, or dropped completely, without any effect on the rest of the design.
  • I used an address tag to display the address under the logo at the top. As more devices are able to browse the web, and with more software like Google Maps I’m sure that address tags will provide more useful information than a p tag or regular div.

I appreciate any comments or suggestions you may have for me regarding this site.