The Island Sand Paper is a weekly printed newspaper with the slogan "By islanders for islanders." When I was hired as Webmaster they had a rudimentary brochure website that contained three basic pages with no content from the printed paper. They wanted a website that would be interactive and relied on me to formulate the direction, concept and implementation. At the time they were averaging approximately 200 unique visitors per month, which were, for the most part, tourists searching for information about Fort Myers Beach, FL.
My goal, as Webmaster, was to create a rich experience for users while keeping the "Island feel" of the printed newspaper. The focus on a "user experience" design ideology established the needs of the user as the main consideration in all feature design and development. The end result was a website that had acquired over 200 thousand unique visitors per month with subscribers from seven different countries.
My creative process, during my nine years as Webmaster, included:
|CLIENT:||Delta Latitude, Inc.|
|CATEGORIES:||Web Design, UI Design, Graphics|
|TECHNOLOGIES:||ASP.NET, SQL Server, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Photoshop|