Jo Francken

Design, Development & Wordpress

Jo Francken on a desktop, tablet and smartphone.

Jo Francken, one of Belgium’s best producers, asked me to design and develop a new portfolio website that’s both very minimalistic and informative. With all kinds of devices emerging these days, it should be easy to use on every screen too.

The website features some well-thought-out responsive techniques. Headers, menus and content are optimized according to the visitor’s screen width and height: links are turned into buttons for touch screens, font sizes are adjusted for readability, menus become fixed for easier navigation, … The design strives to offer the best user experience on all devices.

Bandwidth is preserved for mobile devices with a slower data connection too. Besides the cover artwork for albums, no images were used in the design. Icons are drawn with CSS or displayed using the superb vector icon library Font Awesome. JavaScript and CSS are minimized of course. Every bit counts.

The website’s back-office runs on WordPress, making it super easy to update the highlights, blog and discography.