making it work
A simple static site. They wanted a clean open look in keeping with the philosophy of the massage type.
Since the site won't have a lot of ongoing updates it didn't make sense to implement a content management system.
DVCS wanted a professional look but with a informal, personal feel. It's a necessarily text heavy site so i went for a longer form view. It's easier to read text with a simple scroll down than to hunt around to switch to another page. It's also much easier to print out in this form.
They also wanted to be able to update some content themselves. So I implemented a variable permissions based content management system for them. The Home page has a news section that shows up when something of interest comes up, ie when a positions vacant is available. The other CMS pages are Contacts and Frequently Asked Questions.
The CMS also supports a calender, email, forums and RSS if they wish to expand.
I also moved them to a new webhost which supported the necessary PHP and MySQL.
The brief included a new logo, business cards and letterhead.
A most enjoyable project