Martin Duffy is the owner and director of The Log Depot and he came to us as a referral. Martin had a website already but it was built using old technology which meant it was not only outdated and difficult to update it also wasn’t optimised for mobile or tablet. As well as a new website Martin also wanted a new logo so we created a brand new website and a snazzy new logo to match.
We decided to get started on the website first, what Martin wanted was a nice clean website that would showcase his work, Martin is passionate about his work and we wanted to ensure that this came across in the design. Logs and Wood is Martins business and we wanted to ensure his website site had this identity throughout. Once we got underway Martin had peace of mind that he was going to get not only the website he wanted but a website that would showcase his work at its best. once we had the website design we were able to design the logo around it.
This project was a completely unique project for us as we hadn’t carried out any work in this industry before. Martins website didn’t just involve website design, this was a web design, hosting and also graphic design solution. The website that Martin had was not user friendly so we created a brand new one using updated technology and now even martin himself can update it, we also optimized his images and created galleries and project pages.
With this website, we thought it was a good idea to keep It under wraps and try to surprise him a little with the final result. We planned to keep it a complete secret but we had a final meeting the day before we were due to go live and Martin just couldn’t wait any longer. It was amazing for us to see his reaction to it, it was a real wow moment and he couldn’t believe the final result. We are also delighted with how the project went, it was on time and on budget and Martin was over the moon.
PROJECT STEPS & RESULTS
We decided that WordPress would be a good platform for The Log Depot, this was for a number of reasons, first being ease of use and content creation, Martin feels he is not very technical but even the least technical person is able to update this type of website. So we have had the discussion about the platform and what is required to update content and Martin was a little unsure at first but after demonstrating the ease of use, he then decided to go ahead and try it to see how he got on. Now he has the site which he can update himself he is over the moon.
Initial meeting to gather information
Putting forward ideas to help Martin make key decisions about the product he wants
Finalize the design and sign off the final website