Small biz law was recently completed on my end of it a couple months back. The site is for a small business lawyer, Gil Sanchez of Tampa Bay. While I had fun designing the interface portion of it, I ran into some difficulties with the small details of the site. I would have liked to see a lot more design go into the blog portion of the site, and more SEO as well. But unfortunately time was up and I do hope that more work goes into the site. After all, it’s the best lawyer website on the planet right now! Unless someone can direct me to another site that looks as good as that one — for a lawyer.
One of my goals when designing an interface like this one is to keep the information presented clear and concise. For the most part, I think the design hits the nail on the head. With good direction from (The) Carl Vervisch, we all achieved a great functional site, and an ecstatic client. I wasn’t crazy about the color palette, but I think it works. I think I remember saying something like “This is the the most website looking website I have ever done.” Usually when I build interfaces, they don’t look like websites at all, they look like desks, or paper.. Or what have you!
Currently Smallbizlaw.us is being maintained by Social Forces on the social media aspect. I’m not sure who is doing the modifications on the back/front-end, but just to add more credit to the site– Jean-Baptiste of Cats Who Code did some custom WordPress applications, which I think he did a great job. I always love his development! I think the only issue we had with Jean was a few words in english that didn’t make any sense!
All in all it was a good project to work on and I’m glad to see the client happy. I just hope his marketing techniques are working. I look forward to more strategic websites like this one– but I do hope that I’m more involved in the planning stages. I’m very eager to help more small business owners out.
Check out the site at http://smallbizlaw.us/ and let me know what you think!