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Website of the Week: The Village Inn - Dunblane


This week's website of the week goes to The Village Inn, Dunblane. A friendly family bar offering informal dining and entertainment in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Senior Project Manager Lanara, began firstly by creating a design following the clients brief. The Inn is located in Scotland, so in order to inject this into the website, she added a thistle watermark into the background. The website home page features a number of small sections, with some clickable navigation boxes and some visual imagery.

The website uses a clean looking design, meaning that the neutral colours look professional, and the imagery softens the overall look and feel.

The main aim of the website is to be a place for people to view the menu, accommodation information and details on how to get to The Village Inn. The website features social media icons so that people can visit them on Facebook, Twitter and even on Trip Advisor to view other reviews and thoughts from past customers.

The contact page features a form for people to get in touch with any queries or questions, making it easy and hassle free. The pages are easy to navigate and the site uses a simple page structure to follow. The contact page also features a 360 degree view on Google Maps meaning that you can take a look at the interior of The Inn also.

Senior Project Manager Lanara created the logo design, playing with the idea of cutlery and combining a capitalised font, with a handwriting font. The maroon colour of the icon and the handwriting font softens the dark contrast with the black writing either side.

The client was incredibly happy with the final result and said "I found toolkit a good company to use for developing new websites. There were no faults so no improvement needed. My Project Manager, Lanara, was very efficient and helped me through the whole procedure. If there has been anything I wasn't sure about then Lanara helped and explained how to do things which made everything much easier and the process has been enjoyable."