A little while ago, my aunt approached me- she needed a website for her bowling alley. "Sure," I said. "Let's go over what you want and we'll build something that works for you." In the back of my mind, I was thinking "awesome! Perfect timing to flex my HTML5 muscles and try jQuery 1.4 in a production environment; will it work?"
The site's now completed, and in production. Go ahead and check it out at http://www.waterfordfamilybowl.com. I'm going to, over a series of 4 or 5 posts, go over how the site works- how and why I used PHP, jQuery, HTML 5, jQuery, Wordpress, Picasa, Google Analytics and Webmaster tools, and Google Apps; and, how I merged them all to create a dynamic, easy to use and easy to edit website. I used principles from books like "The Design of Everyday Things" and "Don't Make Me Think", and I'll explain how and where these came into play. The process I took made even IE 6 compatibility a breeze!
Brief overview on how I plan to break it down:
- Intro to series
- Design - architecturally and graphically
- Implementation of Wordpress, Picasa, etc.
- "Contact Us", finishing touches
- Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools overviews
- Wrap-up (maybe?)