For my final project, I have created and designed a website for the tattoo shop Tattoo 8 Tee in South Richmond Hill. The website URL is www.tattoo8tee.com. The website consists of 13 pages, which was originally supposed to be about 6-7, but as the project progressed, we saw it more fit to add pages to separate content. The pages range from bio’s and galleries, to contacting and walkthrough’s / videos.
I used a WordPress back end to build this website due to the fact that it is very easily customizable and easy to use if ever I would deliver the site to the customer instead of maintaining it myself. It is a great tool to make websites while organizing and showing the content, as well as transforming into any type of website the shop might want to change it to later in the future. Things pretty much went the way I wanted them to, the only thing I would’ve changed was the photography which was raised in the bi-weekly meetings during class. But other than that, I think everything went smoothly and according to schedule.
The plan for this project was to build a website, have the content given to me and that’s it. But that is never the case. What happened was I had to write some content myself, twist some arms for the rest, and gather images for the galleries (basically organizing the social network accounts they are being pulled from) to complete the website, which is ok because nothing really never goes to plan. The only thin I would have changed would be for them to have all of the content ready before the build of the website before we began anything, after going through this. But no major complaints. Writing content won’t kill me now, nor in the future. I learnt much more about dealing with customers and their wants over what really would work better, and having to go that route even though you know it might not work or look good, which I did not expect. Because they can tell you to do what you want, and after they see it it is a different story, but no biggy. It was a wonderful project and I am very happy with the outcome as is the customer.