The cost of small bespoke sites can vary in price, depending on user requirements. I helped address the clients pain points and created a statically generated site as an alternative to the subscription model prevalant in WYSIWYG builders.
Key features included the ability to gather RSVP responses, provide day information and an integrated image gallery with zero hosting costs.
I had ideas of how I was going to design the website based around the existing stationary and started with pen and paper sketching before moving to digital mock-ups.
I used Adobe Illustrator to create the wireframes and prototypes. I use it frequently for work, so is easy for me to create the visuals. The mock-ups were a great visual aid for the client, a lot of decisions and improvements were discussed with important information prioritised.
I collated both as the website has only a few elements of interaction and mostly serves as a hub of information. With the ideas generated from previous stages I mapped out a feature flow chart. It served as blueprint for the app structure with each page broken down and going into all the details required for each page.
The interactions are only present on the index and photos page. The goal of the site besides providing information is for guests to easily correspond to the RSVP. The Instagram API is called on every page refresh and highlighted for visibility. Building a diagram helps me keep track of all the components and provides value when communicating the proposals to the client.
I set up a Kanban board to provide instant feedback with the design going through several iterations. The board provided granular feedback and reduced time between client inputs.
Below are some of the resulting visuals.
One of the initial requirements was for the ability to upload images to the site and host them, the proposed solution instead uses the Instagram API to pull images from either a specific hashtag or user account.
Having all the guests upload their photos to the site; although possible would have created a poor user experience. Using Instagram and adding a hashtag has the images pulled down in real time and the site can be used instead to check the collection of photos.
Oliver went above and beyond with our wedding website. From drafting out the initial pages to final detailing and revisions, he was helpful, knowledgeable and was able to take our input and weave it into exactly what we wanted. The resulting website was great - better than we were hoping for. The RSVP forms have allowed us to plan easily, and our guests kept commenting how nice it looked and how simple it was for them to respond.
I'd recommend Oliver's services to anyone. He delivered us a great website that we really felt a part of.
- Ryan Hunt