So far I have been thinking simple, I've created some sketches.
BRAKE SCREECH! STOP. So though these I feel are properly drawn. There has been a misstep here. Yes, these are laid out nicely, but I've moved away from thinking about the user. So far my "vision" was critiqued by Tony (the front end developer) and it's gone in the wrong direction. Things to think about, especially for a restaurant website, what is the most important thing a restaurant has? What is the key player in all of this? What does a user want to know first and foremost when checking out a restaurant website?! The menu! At first I was researching and gathering inspiration for multiple page layouts. I found fantastic examples, but the best decision and practice is to think about a one page layout. We are thinking simple, so really this is the most beneficial way to present this specific website.
Back to the drawing board, research, inspiration. I checked out the usual suspects, Google, Pinterest (check out my web inspiration board), and a glorious website OnePageLove which offered fantastic restaurant one page layout examples. A few to mention, Rosebud Kitchen, Pitch Bar and Eatery and The Bancroft, were definitely my favorites. I felt these websites were in the correct direction to move towards for the best user experience.
I'm feeling this is simple, yet will translate well responsively, effectively using the one page format. Stay tuned for more details.