Cedarside Coach House
Cedarside Coach House is a project that was produced and designed by a team of four people. We created the website using a Content Management System, WordPress, to make a dynamic website for the client. This lets the client change and update the content of the website whenever they want.
As we planned the redesign of the website, we sat down and created information architecture and wireframes to layout the structure of the website. We used Undescores as our blank template in creating a customized theme for our client.
User Experience & Site Testing
One of the challenges we encountered is the structure of our navigation bar. During our site testing, we found out that the dropdown menus were not as straightforward are we hoped for. We went back to our drawing board and brainstormed other ideas that would make sense with our design and would be functional for our users. In the 'About' dropdown, we reiterated the 'About' section to make it more explicit for the users that it follows a link.
We also designed the website to be mobile friendly to accommodate customers that use smartphones. We created a two buttons that would appear only in mobile size such as the 'Call Us' and 'Book Now' button at the bottom of the mobile screen. This creates a more efficient experience to the users if they need to quickly call our client or to directly book from their phones.