I've been promising my dad a website for a loooong time. Earlier this year we finally did it. Together, we launched a website for his letterpress printing business, please welcome Patrickreagh.com!
I gave a lot of thought about which platform would be the easiest to use and maintain. The website also needed to be able to include a feed to the Patrick Reagh Letterpress ebay store as well as be responsive. I settled on Squarespace (no affiliation!). I had used it before to quickly build a site for a friend and it was pretty easy to use. They've really upped their game with the latest release and their templates are all top notch.
It was a lot of fun to make. My dad really got into it, digging out old pictures of him using his press as a kid and scanning it for the about page. We did several photo shoots setting up his metal type and books to photograph. Once I showed him the basics of using the Squarespace back end, he was off to the races.
The best thing about the project was working together. It reminded me a lot of the time we spent together in the shop making our wedding invitations. I've found that working together is not only a bonding experience, but the best way to get to know someone (I met my husband at work!).
Anyway, take a look at the site and enjoy. Coming soon: The Pat Reagh Printers Blog!