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Website of the Week: Chef Jonathan Hodgson

This week's website of the week goes to Chef Jonathan Hodgson. Jonathan provides private catering to bring excellent cuisine to your home. Whether it be a small dinner party, a canapé party, a corporate event or a 9 course tasting menu, Jonathan can bring his passion for food into your home or venue and create a beautiful and bespoke menu to meet your exact requirements.

Senior Project Manager Lanara, created the one page responsive website, with the idea of it being black and white as the theme. As a rule, food doesn't look particularly appetising in black and white, and so the image thumbnails that show the culinary delights are in colour. The background image panels have been selected carefully to feature ingredients or close ups of food products.

The website features a Google font called "Open Sans" which is softer and more professional than some of the standard web fonts available.

The website uses a parallax scrolling technique, meaning the the images appear to stay fixed behind the website whilst the panels move. This gives the website some movement and fluidity.

Because the website is a one page website, the menu bar has been utilised to jump down to the relevant sections as per the title. This works for the desktop. For people viewing it on a tablet or mobile device, the responsive menu kicks in, working in exactly the same way, but optimised for mobile viewing.

The website brief was that the client wanted something clean, simple but elegant. The target has most definitely been reached, and it has a great balance of refined imagery and good quality content.

The website passes Google's mobile friendly test with flying colours.

With a fresh and modern look, the website has given Jonathan's image a new lease of life. Now he can showcase his best and most featured dishes along with simple and easy to navigate content about his services, background history and credentials.

The client kindly awarded Toolkit Websites a 5 star rating out of 5 and said: "I don't believe my experience could have been improved. Toolkit is easy to use and they respond very quickly."