On this project the client wanted a rich eCommerce site with multilingual support. Modern and engaging designs were designed by Thinking Juice who we would work alongside as the project progressed. In addition to the actual build of the eCommerce site we also had to think about how we would integrate with the client's backend ERP system, System 21.
Speed of delivery was a key requirement with this project and we managed to complete the entire build in less than two months!
Once we had all the page elements themed up to match the design it was then necessary to add a bit of jQuery magic to make the user experience much more engaging. This applied from major elements such as the drop down menus right the way through to navigation between elements on the same page using a scroll effect.
In order to give the client maximum control over how their content pages rendered we used a system of 'tiles' which are essentially distinct reusable elements that could be used to build up an entire page. As each of these elements has its own associated style to control how it looks and feels this approach meant that the client could just focus on adding in the content. The site would then take care of how this got rendered to the end user to ensure things are nice and consistent across the site.
From the product search page users can filter down their search criteria using a number of different facets and when they're ready they can select a number of different products to compare. When they are ready to compare the products they have selected the user is taken to a a page which renders the selected products side by side for easy comparison.