Sean Egan Art Glass
Custom HTML / CSS Development
Google Maps Registration
Ecommerce website development
When Waterford Crystal ceased manufacturing in Waterford City in January 2009, Sean Egan opened his own business engraving quality designs in the traditional method using copper wheel cuts. As a master crystal engraver, Sean is based in Kite Design Studio in Waterford City. They were looking to update their old website to be mobile responsive. Along with this they wanted to provide a store that was up-to-date, easy to add to and welcoming to visitors looking to browse Sean’s work.
The task provided to us was to rebuild the site making it neater, easier to update and add to and to provide a store section that would attract customers and enquiries about the bespoke pieces.
To improve our clients experience with the site we decided to build it on Joomla’s CMS software which makes it easy to add to and update. To make the store as easily editable as possible we built it on the Virtuemart software. This has an administrator interface that can be used for simple tasks like adding new products to the site, but it also can be used for complex shipping cost planning.
The current site had a segment discussing projects completed which had text, images and videos to go with the project. The client found the process of adding new projects burdensome. To help fix this we set the projects page up as a blog that could be edited through Joomla’s CMS software for which the client would be receiving training. We added a “Popular Pieces” section to the front page and a number of “Call to Action” buttons around the site to drive visitors to pages that would interest them. To the footer we added social media icons, and contact details.