Building the EAPI Website – Day One

Status: Picked 10 suggest colour schemes and submitted to the client . . .

Received yesterday the access specs to EAPI’s new web host subscription on JustHost. I can now start installing WordPress and begin building the site. Unfortunately, JustHost was not accessible due to a technical trouble. I’ll try again tomorrow.

Wheat and bread

The next day, I was able to access my client’s account on JustHost; and was able to install WordPress. The site is on a temporary domain http://just2012.temp.domains/~eapionli/; I don’t know why but I’ll find that out later. I’m used to GreenGeeks’s process where after installing WordPress, the site is immediately accessible on the Web via the actual domain.

Fly Shades Progress: Populating the Site With Real Data

Status

15 Nov 2019. Task completed. The main / portal / gateway site has been populated with real data. Future updates may include changing the featured products, changing the featured image of the regional branches into actual photo of kiosks, adding an FAQ page or help center, linking the portal to the branch online shops when already available.

Beginning

29 Oct 2019. The project was delayed for about 6 weeks due to a question about pricing. When it was cleared, I resumed the project; and started requesting real data to replace the dummy data I initially put on the website.

The Hero Image and Featured Product

The hero image is up, together with a featured product. From the Facebook page of Fly Shades, I chose two photos which I believed would be attractive and elegant to the eyes. I took the liberty to compose a promotional writeup in time for the coming holidays.

The List of Branches

I categorized the list of branches by province or region depending on the number of items. As a result, I came up with 6 boxed frames. Each list comes with a photo iconic to the region or province. An option is to replace it with a photo of any of the stores in that region; or capture an iconic spot of the mall where the branch is located. I strongly suggest, though, that the photo should not capture the name of the mall.

In the future, once the online shops of the branches are already up, the items on the list will be linked to such online sites.

Statistics

The purpose of this section is to promote the business in terms of numbers. This section, however, is optional for the reason that the client may not want to reveal such data. However, just in case, these are the statistical figures that I need for the website.

  • Number of shades sold either all-time or during the current year (estimate). A high figure denotes that the products are good ones.
  • Number of stores nationwide. This number denotes success.
  • Number of customers served (estimate). This figure suggests that people love the product.
  • Years in business. This figure suggests reliability.