CLIENT: Tasmania Woolsuppliers
BRIEF: To design and develop a website
SKILLS: research, planning, webdesign
SOFTWARE: Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator; proprietary content management system
It was a disastrous day when this site was hacked and the designer/host was nowhere to be found. The client couldn’t understand why someone would target her ‘little site’ as she was based in a small suburb of Tasmania.
FLUX was asked to build a secure site from scratch. Given the clients previous experience we decided to do the build using a proprietary software in preference to open-source. Security was critical as was ease of maintenance as the client would need to upload new stock regularly to her shopping cart.
There were a number of challenges in building the site …
- working with the client to develop a logical set of categories
- maintaining consistency in look & quality across hundreds of images provided by different suppliers
- diversity of products when developing a shipping pricing policy … Some combined products would be bulky but light, others … small & heavy, as well as large, heavy looms & spinning wheels.