The GrandFest website was commissioned to promote an annual event held by the Royal Voluntary Service in the UK. The website was set up to provide information to the general public on a variety of masterclasses that the public could attend at the festival in the hope to learn new skills from professional craftsmen and women.
Goals that the website should have achieved were:
Work began on this project two months before going live and the lifecycle for development was restricted to 5 weeks (just over a month). To accommodate the short development time, I chose to use WordPress to manage the content as opposed to creating a bespoke CMS. This allowed me to focus more time on the front-end to ensure it was optimised for both user accessibility and browser performance. It also allowed for the client to update the website's content at their own pace to keep the content and users up-to-date with the latest news and changes to the festival.
My role in this project as lead developer meant I worked closely with the client ensuring they were happy throughout the lifecycle and that the end result was thoroughly tested, intuitive and easy to use by their demographic.