There has been a lot of positive feedback about the website. Making it myself means I’ve been able to take the million creative decisions to create a site represents me and viveka gardens as accurately as possible.
I resisted notions of marketing and branding but soon realised I didn’t know how to convey my vision on a website. This site at the Design Council guided me through branding.
I used a premium WordPress theme, Striking, which I particularly chose for its slider, because I wanted to link to key seasonal stories and love blogging. Also for its shortcode generator, so I could put in tables and forms and layouts with tiny html knowledge.
Steve’s online WordPress Beginners Course, filled in the gaps for me regarding getting the site to the server. I had edited content on a WordPress site before for South London Master Gardeners, but the course leads you through this very ably. I have an unused copy of WordPress for Dummies if anyone would like it.
UKHost4u provide an extremely inexpensive, no frills but completely solid hosting service.
I played about on Colourlovers to determine the palette.
Chandra Prince perfectly executed my yantra logo design on Illustrator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jimmy from Suitcase Media gave technical support on c-panel, upgrade nerves, formatting for handheld, newsletter and when Striking’s documentation was, um, sketchy and the forum opaque (to me). Jimmy runs courses in using WordPress.
I’m using smartsheet to manage my design projects.