Last Friday, I got green light from management to start on the Plustek Project. I was given a very short deadline: “Get the site down by the end of next week.” Far from ideal, so I’ll have to see if I can extend the deadline.
The deadline does not drive me to work faster, though. Quality over speed, that’s what I say. Here’s a summary of what I did on Friday.
check “original” site
First, I take a look at the Plustek site, because it will be my main force of information. The website I build has to fit in with Plustek’s own sites, so I try and analyze their site. I get a general idea of what content I need to present, and take out pen and paper to sketch some ideas.
When I mean sketches, I don’t actually mean “drawings”. I try to write down ways I can present the content. It’s like drawing a flowchart, but with words. After a while I’ve come up with how I should present the content. I need the following:
- A home page, that presents the new models to the audience. They should also have the possiblity to click through to the scanner “categories”.
- An about section, in two parts: one part must present our company; the other part must present Plustek’s products.
- A Products section; which will strongly resemble the “Products” page on their own website.
- A “Where to buy “ page, which will present our resellers.
- A Contact page (that’s a given)
I use Visio to convert this information in a flow chart, for future reference.
They day is almost done, but I spend some time thinking about how to execute the project. I add the K2 component on my list of tools to consider.