Thursday, December 3, 2009

Final Site Design Files

Site files can be downloaded here.
The final site can be viewed here.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Final Presentation

Here are the basics for our final presentation in a Power Point. You can download it here or it's in the public folder.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Comments/Summaries and Notes from Usability Testing

  • People try to click on the product items to purchase them. We need to make it clear that they are not currently selling them online, maybe on the homepage.
  • People expect there to be an email address for each location that Barb and Tammy sell their products at. Another suggestion was showing each store's logo.
  • Links to the stores website should look like a link, probably something similar to this or this Texas Township Farmer's Market
  • Possibly making News and Events be more distinct.
  • Place contact information on the homepage so it is easy to find.
  • People were drawn to the photo and base what they think the site is about on that rather than reading the paragraph. Maybe have a slideshow of images or multiple images...I'm leaning towards a slideshow (like the one we have on this blog).
  • Paragraph needs a title, such as "Who we are," "What we do," "A little about Barb and Tammy," etc.
  • People go to Find Us before The Gals when looking for contact information. We need to either change names of tabs to something else, have this information available on the homepage, or place it on both pages.
  • Someone thought the background/foreground felt weird and were unsure about it.
  • People were not sure what it is that Barb and Tammy do...Is it a store? Is it a company?, etc. I think this can be fixed by adding a title to the introduction paragraph on the homepage.
  • Someone suggested having a list of what products each store has available, I think this is a good idea because we actually do not know if they sell all of their products at each location, this would be a good question for Barb and Tammy.
  • Some people were not sure what the logo was...most said tree branch or plant/organic looking. One person said astrology.
  • One suggestion was that they would like to see more green on the site.
  • Split food products and garden products up (each have their own page). I agree with this because they do seem separated now and you have to scroll down to see the garden products, which do not have a title or anything.
  • Change the exclamation point on the food products page, it reminded someone of danger and they said..."Arsenic cookies."
  • The tab "The Gals" may be inappropriate at first glance if someone does not know what the website's purpose is.
  • One suggestion for the find us page was to put the location addresses and contact info above the map because that was the more important information.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Email and Response from Barb and Tammy

Hi Barb and Tammy!

Leah, Christopher and Trelawny here just checking in. We have put together some logos and site themes that we would like you to take a look at and give us some feedback. We're hoping you'll fall in love with one--or two! Below is a site Christopher put together. On the first page are some logos with numbers. If you could go through them and give us some feed back that would be wonderful! We are looking for things such as "I like the colors on #8, but I don't like the leaf" or, "#2 is my favorite, but can you change the font to something more fun?" We are ready to start the creation of the site and need some input on which directions to take it. The more descriptive you are with your feedback the better we can create a site you will like.

On the second page of the website below there are 4 different examples of a design layout. Also numbered, can you tell us what you like and dislike about them? Basically we need the same type of feedback as the logos. The sooner we get the feedback the better! We don't necessarily need you to choose one, but tell us what you like and dislike about them all.

Here is the link to the page

One last thing, we have typed up some content to put on the page and included in this is a product list. Can you send us your full product list with prices?

We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed making them! Thank you so much!

Leah, Christopher and Trelawny

I loved the #2 of web sites.
Loved 9&15 of the logos - either color - uh maybe the purple more.
Like the "idea" of local gals with local goods - maybe stated a bit differently.
More later,

Hi guys,

Nice work! I love #9 and really like the purple/blue/green color palette. I like the graphics of #10 and would like to see that in the mentioned color palette. I like the leaves, unfortunately a couple of local groups use a leaf very similar to those pictured. As far as the web layouts, I like #2 the best - It has the right amount of fun and the layout seems moreI do consumer friendly. I would like to see our food incorporated into the first page as well - maybe we can work on some photos for you? I do like how the different web pages are highlighted with different colors on the 3rd and 4th pages. Thanks for all the hard work!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Here is a skeleton for our presentation. It is also found in the iDisk titled Midterm.pptx.

Monday, October 26, 2009

I updated the content into Christopher's mobile me account. It still isnt 100% accurate--but everything on the about me page is true :)

Some info I need from Barb and Tammy the next time we send them an email:

1. The full product/price list
2. Schedule of Events
3. Since I've never tasted/seen in real life the products, I need them to look over the product descriptions. they are pretty generic but all made up :)

I hope you are having a great weekend!