Anno 2014 a website is a means of communication used by various companies, organizations and local authorities to display their activities or products or to just provide some interesting information. The district Goeree Overflakkee is an island in the southwest of The Netherlands. The district is really proud about the island and they would love to attract people for a shortlong-term holiday or for turning them into permanent inhabitants. The local authority had appealed to a web design company to develop a new website and was now appealing to our company to execute the PSD to Wordpress process.
Developing the functionalities
To ensure a proper website functionality which fulfills a client’s requirements a logic first step is to browse through and to analyze all designs. We always initially perform this task to make sure everything is understood and to ensure we are on the same page with the client. Practically for this project, it meant having a big slider below the top menu, below the slider the client had to be able to place some content and finally below the content a footer had to be installed which contained some basic information. This project wasn’t as complex as many other projects and therefore discussing the PSD files only took about 5 minutes time. Upon completing the client discussion, we immediately kicked off the PSD to Wordpress project.
The PSD to Wordpress conversion
The PSD to Wordpress conversion isn’t a process which can be completed in the blink of an eye. First of all an HTMLCSSJS specialist used the PSD as a basis to build the foundations of the future website. This is a very important part of the PSD to Wordpress process because it affects the visual display. The way the website is displayed to its visitors is largely dependent upon the way the HTML, CSS and JS are built. After some thorough validation and after completing this activity, the whole project needs to be converted to a fully-functional Wordpress theme.
Adding some images and texts yourself
The main benefit of using Wordpress is the fact the website owner can easily adjust texts and images on the website. It is important nevertheless the PSD to Wordpress programmer takes into account a user-friendly admin panel. Amongst others he needed to create a separate backend page for each frontend page, a backend page which allows adjusting every line of text and all images (also the ones of the slider). Luckily enough Wordpress disposes of the so-called post-types which makes creating a clear overview including the previously mentioned functionalities fairly easy and which for sure added to the current success of the district Goeree Overflakkee website. The client was very satisfied with the final result and after installing the website for free on his server, he could start completing the website with content. In about two weeks’ time the website was operational online.