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Kimberly M Miller

Business Client Profile

This client profile is for the author Kimberly M Miller, I have created her site and then I did a redesign for her as well. Kimberly is a published author, her second book came out just a few months ago in February 2019 as well as a college professor, and she not local to me and I worked with Kimberly via emails and phone calls. This site is built using the Bootstrap framework for the HTML and CSS files.

Kimberly’s online presence didn’t start with her first site with her own domain name, in fact, the website’s origins are from her free WordPress Blog and has evolved from there. When I first started working with Kimberly I was working as an administrator on her blog, creating categories, tagging previous posts, updating some images, and submitting the WordPress blog to various search engines. I have provided a link to her blog on that same free platform from her website, the reason is simple it is a matter of comfort and preference. This is an example of how not all things need to change immediately, I can work with clients as they evolve their style and expand.

The initial implementation of Kimberly’s site on her own domain looked like this:

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With this redesign, I wanted to maintain continuity between the different versions of the site, and one way I did this was to stay within the same color pallet for both versions, in this case, various shades of purple that leaned towards a bit of gray. In the update, I also made some small changes to the top menu bar.

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As you land at her page I included text that moves as if it is being typed in by utilizing JavaScript to add a bit of movement and interest without being jarring as an autoplay video or music would be. The background image is used both on her domain but also on her blog as the main header image to also include some continuity between the two sites. Below is a screen shot of the video,you can visit Kimberly's site to see it in action or view it on my Facebook page where I posted a sneak peak of the redesign back in January.

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And finally as a part of her page on the left side is a floating social share bar. We have all seen these buttons on various sites. Having them float off to the side allows the viewer to be able to share from any point on the page and does not require them to copy and paste the URL or scroll around to find the share buttons.

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(Note This blog like a business it will evolve over time I am sure you will see changes as I add blog posts and incorporate things like categories etc. I am making the decision to exclude comments within the blog at this time, you can always start or join a discussion on my Facebook Page.