It soon became apparent that two separate, yet closely integrated, parts of the site would be needed; the main site for Hi-Fi, Home Cinema and Home Automation, alongside a section for complete product listing.
The first job at hand was some site planning. Presto put together a full-page plan for the site, which was agreed by all parties and formed the basis of project brief.
Next came graphic and HTML template design. These used Martins’ existing logo and colour-way but explored a more precise, balanced look. Target customer types were established and the fonts, colours, text and imagery were all carefully chosen to best suit these groups.
Each template was design to be ‘responsive’, adjusting its layout to suit the particular device the site visitor is using. This approach makes the website easier to use on mobile and tablet devices, and also adheres to Google’s new mobile-friendly guidelines.
To enable the Martins team to edit their own website post-launch, the Presto team invested a large amount of time customising a Content Management System (CMS) to make this process as easy and quick as possible. Dedicated sections in the site admin were built for ‘Brands’, ‘Case Studies’, ‘Customer Testimonials’ and ‘Staff Profiles’, with each optimised for the best search engine results along the way.
The product listing section called for a separate CMS dedicated to making navigation as easy as possible. Search options by brand, model and product type and over 500 products were imported from the company’s previous website.
The site launched at the end of April 2015 and is already proving highly popular with visitors and the team at Martins. See The Finished Website