http://www.LivBerit.no (My two first names.)
Since 1994 I have been self employed. Up till now my firm was called http://www.prosesskonsulenten.no. (Consultant in processes). Now there is a shift: I want to sell MYSELF as the tool, and don't hide behind a fancy name.
My services is offered in two directions: the secular marked, and the Christian (church staff/ volunteers/ individuals).
I am an author of a Christian book - theme: how to build churches that can warm the one's that are frozen because of hurt from both life and church?
Everything I do is out of a passion for people.
I don't make programs, but 'tailor' everything I do out of a dialogue with my customer and their perspective.
I am 54 years old, and I highly value truth and trust. I need my site to reflect my values.
I have 3 different customers:
1 Leaders - and their employees. I assist them to grow in their human skills. I train leaders to be wise regarding communication, to strengthen their relational skills and the culture they operate in. That makes them more capable to lead their company/ organization or church by empowering their staff/volunteers.
2 Individuals or groups. I practice as a coach, when they need to be strengthen/empowered in their own life.
3 Parents. I do parenting courses. My goal is to empower them, a really important issue in Norway.
All 3 markets are existing, but I will address them better now.
My desired audience is
looking for change in their own attitude and communication,
because they need a change of culture.
They don't look for the teaching of academia,
but they want/need practical, experience-based teaching,
rooted in wisdom and common values.
I really want the designers to be creative, and feel free to suggest things that will improve my guidelines!
For a few structural design guidelines, please pay attention to the attached guidelines provided by my CMS provider.
I want a clean, harmonic page.
I want the attached picture to characterize the design
About me, with 'My faith' as a drop-down
Articles (including blog/news)
My way of working with 3 drop-downs: Secular marked, Church and parenting.
Page 1 is homepage
Page 2 is the generic content page, witch I'll use as the template for all other pages on the site (including articles).
The attached picture of me should characterize the page - let the colour from the picture inspire the design. Please don't box in the picture. Let the edges be fluid.
I won’t use too much text on the homepage. First and foremost my main goal (a punch line), my name and the menu.
Some articles I write in a magazine will be published as pdf/adobe on a pge 2, but I want a list of the latest 5 articles somewhere on the homepage.
I want the colour from the picture to be somehow visible on this page as well.
Ab the adobe articles: I want the possibility to add my own articles/news (like a blog) with my own pictures (580 px wide x 400 px height). I want you to mark the title, abstract and body to help the viewer in their reading.
I like a horizontal menu better than a vertical, with the possibility for a drop-down. It's nice when the menu isn't 'boxed in'. That makes it more airy.
Search field is needed
Footer (contact details) Do you need the text for the footer?
My old site: http://www.prosesskonsulenten.no
It is overwhelming! Simply too much - the text is too 'clever', and it is difficult to maneuver.
The colours are not me at all - I am colourful, not brown/nature.
The buttons don't lead the possible customers onto a predictable way. You'll find dead ends as well.
It is lacking a picture of me - but I love my lovely giraffe.
There isn't a blog.
This is aesthetic, a beautiful home-page. Easy to maneuver. The font is maybe a little invisible? But I like that the menu is open, not with a frame around it. I thing the clear blue colour on the first page should be on the next as well.
http://energihotellet.no/ is a good one as well