Build an ecommerce site for The Modern Mural. She wanted the capability to be able to buy items online. She also wanted customers to have the capability of adding their own images and turning them into murals. Along with the site, we created a campaign book for her that included logo, promotional items, mission statements and a few other items.
We looked at some of the competitor’s websites and were able to make a list of what looked good and what didn’t. We also talked with the client to see what she wanted on her site.
Customers that are looking to redecorate their room, whether it was a room in their home, church, workplace or school. This website is geared towards interior designers. The Upload A Mural plugin really helps show off what a mural would look like in a room.
- Programs- Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
Who was the client (and a brief description about them)?
Our client was The Modern Mural. A new company that is located in Gainesville, Florida. This company looks to sell murals to businesses, churches, schools, and home owners. You can select from the large gallery of mural images or if you don’t see something you like, you can upload your own.
We began my listening to the client and seeing what she wanted in the website and for her new company. We then started looking at the competition to see what a mural website usually looked like. After this we created several wire-frames and mockups for mobile and desktop. We put together the best ideas from each mockup and created our final mockup. From there we started coding our website for WordPress. We made sure to begin from the smallest screen (Mobile) to the largest (desktop). As we coded the website, we made sure to use proper coding techniques that we had learned throughout the program. If we saw an opportunity to make the website better, we changed the code and updated the mockup. Once we had a rough draft of the website, we had an usability test done. We got the results and changed what needed to be changed in order to make the website more user friendly. After all this was done we presented our website to the client. We showed her the front-end side and back-end side (WordPress Dashboard).
Favorite Aspect of Project
Interacting with a customer from start to finish. This project really showed us what to expect when working with clients in the real world. Another favorite part of this project would probably be the coding part of the website. We used WordPress because there is so much you can do with it. We also made it very user friendly for the client. Instead of going into the code to change text, they could just go into an individual page or widget to change what they wanted.
It was really cool to work with another person all semester and then present everything that we had done for the client. It was a huge project, so it was exciting to show how hard we worked and how everything was able to come together. I really enjoyed presenting to the client and also realizing how far I’ve come since the first semester and the first time I presented.
I learned that this is definitely something I want to do for the rest of my life. I really enjoyed creating something from scratch and showing it off to the client. She really enjoyed how easy everything was to use. Working with someone else was also a new experience for me. I usually do everything by myself so I had to make sure to let my partner have some tasks. We talked almost on a daily basis about what projects needed to be completed and what parts we each had to complete.
I learned that Efren was an awesome partner! Majority of the program is spent building sites alone, so getting that experience of working with someone else allowed us to collaborate and utilize the strengths we learned throughout the program.