It has been exactly a year and 3 months since I first started web designing (professionally)… Here’s a time line of my first website, enerGinseng.com… my how they grow up so fast :P
-First time using Dreamweaver… Website is mostly just “Spry” Widgets.. Egh used inline framing…Brand vision of the time: toys coming to life when they drink enerGinseng
-Managers didn’t like the toys and kiddie theme so I changed it to a more “cafe” theme. Made round corners and a box shadow with png images. Used Histagram to take photos of coffee but someone called them “psychedelic coffee.”
-New Brand vision: refreshing, uplifting, hip. Added a slideshow and some icons on top promoting free samples. Tried to take a more professional picture of the products.
-Started using the open source eCommerce platform- oscommerce. Was very excited to get first customers.
-Switched to the smoother, better looking OpenCart. Added social widgets.
-Customized the Shoppica theme and installed one page checkout and facebook connect. Facebook likes excede 800!