A responsive bootstrap website to meet improve the online presence of a growing business.
Jellystone Park's website was sorely in need of an update. The content was unorganized, and the style was very out of date. Starting off with the Bootstrap template Modern Business, the site was modified into what you see here. One of the main complaints from the owners about the original design was the overly large header. In the new design, the header is much smaller, allowing you to see more of the page once it is loaded. Although it is hard to tell as the content has not been added to all the pages yet, this site should also be simpler and more organized with the information condensed onto fewer pages overall. The main problems encountered while designing this site, were some responsiveness issues with the drop down navigation bar in mobile view, and problems with the larger logo and the navigation bar overlapping on smaller screens. With these problems solved and the overall design in place, the only task left is to add the rest of the content and refine each page. All pages without content have been disabled, stay tuned for when they become available!
One of the best ways I found to practice coding is to remake websites that, in my opinion, are not doing their job of conveying information well. As this was one of the first websites I tried building, it isn't the most well-designed, however, I found that organizing and condensing the content was the most important problem to tackle first. If you take a look at the current website, there is a lot going on, and it is very hard to find the information you need with so many menus and sections. I focused on putting all that content into one menu, and getting rid of many of the sections that weren't needed thus simplifying the page significantly. I also spent a lot of time working on getting the hover dropdown menu working, and even though I have found since then that it is not that hard to do, at the time it was a challenge! Although not all the content has been added to the page yet, you can get a general idea of what it will look like once it is finished. All pages without content have been disabled, stay tuned for when they become available!
Jellystone Park was looking for a Bingo Caller app that would choose and display the numbers for them on a large screen to avoid using a physical board. The requirements were that they would be have to able to see what numbers had been called in an easy to read way (to check boards and prevent cheating) and that the program would not call the same number twice. This app uses do-while loops, math.floor functions and switch cases to meet all of those requirements!
Ever since I was introduced to Microsoft Office and learned how relatively simple it is to create a decent looking document, poorly made posters, restaurant menus, forms and the like have been a huge pet peave of mine. It is important to me that documents being used in the businesses I am a part of are conveying the content to customers in a clear but aesthetically pleasing way. The extra few minutes it takes to make something look more professional will always be worth it!
- Camper's Pamphlet - put in every camper's reservation package
- Pizza Friday Pamphlet - black and white to save ink
- Spin Wheel - Designed each wedge in the wheel, used for a promotion
- Credit Application - form used to get financial info from a customer, completely remade with Microsoft Office in order to customize it to our needs
- PDI Worksheet - form used while checking over a sold RV, completely remade with Microsoft Office in order to customize it to our needs
- Bill of Sale - form used selling an RV, completely remade with Microsoft Office in order to customize it to our needs
Social Media Graphics
For the last few months, I have been venturing into the Social Media Graphic format. Here are a few of my favorites I have made, but if you feel like checking out the Jellystone Park Facebook page, anything from March 2017 and on was my creation. They were made with Canva for the most part, but I hope to soon learn enough about Adobe Illustrator and InDesign to be able to make them myself.