I am a web developer from Melbourne who specialises in website builds and SEO. I'm currently freelancing my skills to other web development companies and looking to build SEO systems which I will market at a later date.
I also have a blog containing web development articles which I hope to expand and improve on in the next few months.
All in all I want to create one of the more prominent web development sites in Australia.
I have two markets.
The first are web development companies. As I am a freelancer who builds websites and does a lot of backend programming, I need a professional looking website. I'm not very good at design but I need to present myself as a professional and can't afford to have a tacky looking site.
The second market that I am targeting are small businesses. I will be marketing my SEO skills and website builds to small companies. Companies could be anything from hardware stores, schools, sporting clubs, tradesmen etc. Therefore my site needs to look professional.
My existing site is http://www.marcwatts.com.au
I currently have two banner images that are mirrored with jquery. One is of a soccer stadium in Melbourne and the other is of the Yarra River in Melbourne. I would like to keep these or similiar pics on my website. Therefore integrating these two images into the design would be good (dimensions can change).
I'm using two colours at the moment #3D657E (blue) and #621D22 (marone). I would like to keep a similar colour scheme in the new design.
I would also like a 'back to top' and a 'call Marc on 0401 348 931' buttons. These should integrate well with the rest of the site.
A website which I really like that is very simple but elegant is
I would like my site to be extremely fast loading, thus I do not want large gradients throughout the background. I would like a more simple solution like the acorn capital site.