Alexander Technique Website Design - Shape and Aesthetics
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This is the Griffen Mill Design Guide to designing websites for Alexander Technique practitioners. This section focusses on the use of shape and related aesthetic decisions. Other parts of the guide focus on choosing images, colour and making appropriate content and copywriting decisions. Click to return to the main guide
Aesthetic choices for Alexander Technique practitioners
In our experience Alexander Technique practitioners have a preference for website designs that have a geometric, solid style or only subtle organic elements. Often a practitioner will prefer a more angular look that complements a practice logo or a particular image they like. Yet these straight edges are often offset by use of a simple curved element or emphasis upon images of people that suit the colour scheme.
Below we have shown a few examples of designs we have created, with some commentary explaining the design rationale, which you may find useful in seeking inspiration for your own ideas.
Calm and personal
This design creates a calm and inviting appeal by way of a delicate balance of complementing elements. The dynamic logo design works well alongside a gentle background tone and subtle geometric elements within the layout design. The colour scheme is based around natural green tones, often used within Alexander Technique websites.
Clear & professional
This design has a clean and clear set up along with a simple monochromatic colour scheme that complements the header bar. A professional white background tone along with a geometric layout design sets out an informative design that highlights the medical approach to a practitioners work. With an image of the practitioner upon the home page, the design is softened with an inviting appeal.
Smart & energetic
This design uses a geometric layout design that is softened by the image fading smoothly into the clear and informative header area. The image itself brings life and energy into the design, in tune with the soft and professional colour scheme.
Example Alexander Technique Websites
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I recently upgraded my website with Web Healer. Honestly, I couldn't decide on the best package but figured that I wouldn't lose much if I didn't like it. Cue David. With his input the only difficulty was choosing the right images. I really like my new look website, and don't feel the need to change anything. Thank you David, you offered an excellent level of service and enough information that even a novice (me), could feel involved. I appreciate this as it fits with the way that I work in my practice. I would use your service again, and highly recommend you. See full case study