When Mike Maxwell contacted us for a redesign for his law firm in Wauwatosa Wisconsin (say that 3 times real fast), he was concerned about search engine optimization, a friendly and modern look for his website, and a content management system he could really work with – he was tired of being dependent on a web design firm for small changes.
When we explained to him about the fact that we build all our sites on the WordPress content management system, he was excited – and also referred to our earlier post about being “congenitally incapable of incorporating gavels, scales, or leather-bound books into legal website designs”. This statement spoke to Mike, as he was suffering from a couple of the aforementioned clichés himself – to wit, a gavel and an imposing Doric column:
Instead, he asked for strong, clean graphic cues to make it easy for the user to navigate his 45-page website and know how to contact him. We delivered, the client was happy, and a few nice things were said on Twitter:
@caffeinatedelf: Well done – GREAT design, Cynthia!
@lee_strickland: Gorgeous site!
@fiberartisan: ooh! How unlawyerly looking! Love it!!
@danrippon: Great looking site!
Thanks, Mike – it was a pleasure saving yet another website from the gavel…so to speak.