A couple weeks ago my brother approached me to help him with building a website for Westport Rotary’s Lobster Fest. I obliged and helped build the site at: The Rotary’s Website.

I started off by sketching a lobster in Paper:

Then I started thinking, my goals in creating the site were:

  • Provide more style than the standard rotary site
  • Keep Westport Rotary looking professional, while still allowing the Lobster Fest to be fun
  • Make the site clean and readable
  • Use their Point of Sale (POS) system from Authorize.net

In case they take it down, you can see it on my projects. For a look at where it started you can see the old page here.

All in all, I feel it is a big improvement. Here are some other things I would have done if I decided to spend more time on it:

  • Use graphics to highlight the date (calendar), time(clock), and location(pin) on the page
  • Provide maps to the locations to buy the tickets in person (though it is a relatively small town and this probably isn’t needed)
  • Add the Rotary Logo
  • Take some credit by putting my name at the bottom