This class is one of two I have to take before I graduate. I’ll be taking the other class, Senior Project Studio my last quarter. Both of these classes require us to have a real client project to work on for the whole quarter. I ended up with two clients for this class.
My first initial client was a law office called Zappettini & Bradley. I was referred to them by Erin Dealey, whose web site I did last quarter as a project. I met with them back in August and they were willing to work with me for this class that started in October.
After meeting with them and accessing their site needs, I put together a site architecture, and then I began wireframing.
I met with them again after the first refined wireframe, and we went over changes. Based on those changes, I came up with a second refined wireframe, and then I began design and development.
The the goal of the site was to give them an online presence that was very simple but professional, and through this design I feel like that goal was definitely achieved. Visit the live site at ZBLawOffice.com.
Meanwhile, in the middle of the quarter I was waiting for content and more feedback on the structure of the law office site, I worked on the side with Ashley, a Media Arts & Animation student, who was getting ready to graduate and needed a web site for her portfolio. Luckily she had something already put together on a different site, but she wanted better control of it. My teacher and I convinced her to get her own hosting and use WordPress to manager her site. I showed her an article featuring 21 Amazing Free WordPress Themes and she chose the Shuttershot theme.
Due to portfolio requirements in her department we had to deviate slightly from the original functionality of the theme, which was having a slideshow of her work as the background, but in the end we made it work.
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