Design a site for a small business

Your second project is to design a site for a small business. We have broken down, analyzed, and worked on something similar in class. These are the requirements:

  • Yes it must be a real business that exists now.
  • You may redesign a site or create a site from scratch if the business does not have one
  • Businesses shouldn't
  • You must take into account everything we have learned so far.
  • You must use the normalize.css from the boilerplate we created
  • You must use a font from Google Fonts in your design that is appropriate for the business and matches its brand
  • Your CSS should be in its own separate CSS file.
  • Make your resume fluid to scale and look good on devices of all sizes
  • This site may have multiple pages but it shouldn't be too large for the scope of this project
  • The site should include a similar navigation structur on each page
  • Include the logo of the business

Other things to consider:

  • Typography
  • Imagery
  • Search Engine and Social Media Optimization
  • Make sure the site serves the businesses purpose and goals
  • Take into account the business owner as well as the user's perspectives

Potential for bonus points:

  • Going above and beyond the previously stated requirements

The following will reflect on your grade poorly:

  • Not putting any thought or time into this project
  • Using table based layouts
  • Using deprecated HTML such as <font>, <center>
  • Using styles inline. don't do this: <h1 style="margin-bottom:3em;">
  • Grammatical errors
  • Not posting the site to the correct URL
  • Not following the previously stated instructions

Submission Guidelines

The link to your resume must be emailed to me. It is due by April 1st at 6:30pm. It should be located at

Have Questions or Need Help?

We will dedicate a portion of class time to work on this project where I will walk around and help each of you out. Outside of class, please call, email, or text me and I will help you out.