Owned by husband and wife Darren and Kelly Lea, The Faulkner sits proudly alongside Hoole’s wide range of independent retailers on Faulkner Street and Charles Street. Offering fresh restaurant standard food from locally sourced ingredients and an excellent range of drinks it offers everything you could wish for from a local.
Darren and Kelly already had a website for their business, but were looking to have it redesigned, with emphasis on a simpler design and better mobile functionality.
Having worked for Darren and Kelly in The Faulkner previously, I was pleased to have the opportunity to work with them on this side of the business.
We started working together on creating a new website for The Faulkner in early October 2020, as Kelly and Darren’s previous designer was taking a step back from his freelance work.
First thing that was to be done was to create a temporary holding page with booking details whilst we designed and built the rest of the site. Darren and Kelly provided several websites that they liked the look of and we went from there.
As always the process started in earnest with a site map and some wireframes on pen and paper which was then fleshed out to create a couple of mock up pages. We worked together to tweak certain elements of the design to create a look and feel on these pages that we were all happy with before I set about designing the rest of the site.
We launched thefaulknerchester.co.uk on Thursday 26th November, shortly before England came out of it’s second Covid-19 lockdown.
The main pages on the initial site were the home page, a landing page for the food and drink menus, (each with their own page linked from this), a booking page, a contacts page, and a page specifically for Covid-19 information.
Once the site was launched we agreed a monthly care plan that included monthly plug-in updates and some hours of updates and amends on the site, with any additional work carried charged in addition.
Developments on the site since the initial launch include Careers and Events sections.