Inis Failin B&B

Bootstrap Site Design & Build - Includes WordPress blog and Social Media Strategy

This project involved re-designing and building a new responsive website for a bed & breakfast based in Ardara Co. Donegal. The client needed to have details on location and area but also about the B&B situated on the Wild Atlantic Way and what it provides to the customer in accomodation and attractions.

The new design incorporated Twitter Bootstrap into the design so that the site is accessible and displays properly across multiple devices and screen sizes.

The website includes details on Ardara local activities, festivals, Wild Atlantic Way attractions, natural scenic sights and historic places to visit when choosing this destination.

Inis Failin Bed and Breakfast is a Family Home situated approximately 3 Kilometers from Ardara Town and also beside breathtaking views of Coastline, Mountains and magnificent scenery on the Wild Atlantic Way.

The nearby scenery is a delight for people who appreciate the beauty of Nature, Walkers paradise or an artists seventh heaven. There are several nearby Beaches - Liskeraghan, Dorleens and Maghera Beaches within 5 minutes drive or less and even more within 15 to 20 minutes drive.

The brief was to develop a site that had a fresh look to it and showcase both the beauty of the surrounding area and scenery but also the homely welcoming B&B. The client also wanted the main colours used from their business card incorporating the logo colours so that it tied in with the ocean and coastel landscape. Also to include services included, amenities, tourits attractions, facilities and local activities. It was also very important that the website was responsive and would work across multiple devices.

  • CSS /CSS3
  • Twitter Bootstrap
  • jQuery
  • Photoshop
  • Sublime Text
  • WordPress Blog
  • Social Media sharing & aggregation
  • PHP

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An important feature of the website is that it was aimed towards the Wild Atlantic Way market to showcase both the beauty of the surrounding area and scenery but also the homely welcoming B&B.

This was achieved with having main content on the home landing page connecting to the more specific individual pages. Using online SEO and offline SEO with social media and wordpress blog to share and aggregate connecting snippets on various social mediums leading back to the main pages on the Inis Failin site from the desired keywords.

This strategy did take a while to implement but the results are now showing up on searches for different topics and is still an ongoing social media project.

  • Meetings with client
  • Initial design sketches
  • Wireframe page layouts for site
  • Create page templates
  • Develop content for the site
  • Integrate online & offline SEO
  • Wordpress Blog design
  • Social Media sharing & aggregation
  • Set up and test email accounts for the site
  • Usability and accessibility testing
  • Testing responsiveness across browsers

Font combination: Open Sans Light Regular.
Open Sans Light Regular was used for headings for its elegance and sophistication, yet modern friendly appearance to compliment Inis Failin B&B. It was also used for content paragraphs offering excellent reading experience to the user. the font itself is optimized for legibility across print, web, and mobile interfaces.

Mobile & tablet adaptive Inis Failin B&B responsive website.