Big Burger is a restaurant in Livonia, Michigan that blends the classic burger joint feel with a modern aesthetic. Unfortunately, their current website doesn’t carry that streamlined look. Looking at their website, I've noticed a few factors that affect it's usability. On the homepage of the site, there is a static graphic that serves no function and offers no information. The other pages are no better, also having only static images, with no text for SEO. The site is non-responsive, or mobile-freindly, which limits their market significantly. The overall look of the site is outdated, and does not utilize spaces effectively.
My first step in redesigning the site was to find some inspiration. I looked at how other popular restarants in the area had designed their sites, and what techniques would make sense for Bigg Burger's page. In the end, I decided to make a minimalist one page website with a sticky navigation that could lead the user around the page, depending on what link they clicked. I determined that the menu was the most important information to display. The food menu is what the customer is looking for when going to a food site, not neccessarily their "About Us" page. From there the flow of information goes to their location, which will be a framed-in map, then their about us info, and finally their contact info.
Using a grid to layout the desktop site, I organized everything in columns so that once the site is developed it can be responsive, having items collapse on each other to keep the flow of information consistant and mobile-friendly. This means that when someone is on their phone, they don't have to dig around and zoom in to see the menu on the site, but rather have it right there in front of them.
The new site is proposed is a clean, up-to-date version that reflects to fun look and fell of the actual restaurant.
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