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Just Launched - Spike's Phillys and More

I just launched a website for a local restaurant in Spokane! Spike's Phillys and More is a restaurant specializing in Philly Cheesesteaks and much more. Tom and Kim came to me looking to start with a simple design that includes the most important aspects of restauraunt web design. They wanted to have their menus, location and hours. In my opinion, if a restaurant site had nothing more than that, it would be a successful site.

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They wanted to keep it simple but have the option to expand if needed sometime down the road. What became the final product was a well designed site keeping the basic needs of all restaurant sites in mind. The location and hours can be seen immediately upon entering the site and there is a simple navigation which makes the menus just 1 click away. I also added the menus in .pdf format for easy download and printing.

Spikes also wanted a way in which they could easily give updates and announcement of specials. I noticed that they currently use Facebook to reach their clientale. I decided to integrate a Facebook feed right on the homepage so that when the post specials or updated on facebook, it automatically feeds right onto their web page. I am also working with them to integrate Twitter into the mix.

There are many restaurant website designs out there which have many bells and whistles and look beautiful, but they are unorganized and hard to find the information that is essential to a good site. I outline this in my article entitled Restaurants Constantly Ignore Good Website Standards….Why?

I decided to follow that article with the Spikes site and kind of build a best practice website for restaurant website design. What we now have is a good example and a great website showing off what simplicity can accomplish: Spike's Phillys and More

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