This project is now complete!
See it here: http://sstilesphotography.com/
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Our Company: My brother Sam is a photographer, and in addition to working for Motif magazine, runs his own small business "Sampson J Photography". He has asked me to create a WordPress site to replace the very rough-around-the-edges Wix portfolio he's using currently. I've been planning to include a WordPress site in this challenge regardless, so this seems a good opportunity to actually help out, rather than just making another fictional business demo.
Our Audience: Sam has done work for assorted special occasions, weddings, and even a documentary. There's probably more I'm not aware of. Our audience is anybody looking to hire a photographer for their event(s), so primarily I'm creating a platform where Sam can showcase his work and demonstrate his talents.
• View galleries of Sam's work and assess his skills as a photographer.
• Availability and contact information.
• Provide download of completed photo work to customers.
• Needs to be easy for Sam to update and add new content without doing any coding.
• Google Analytics.
Content Strategy: The front page will have his contact information and a sample of his work readily available. A selection of galleries from various projects will be available as well. Customers who have hired Sam will be able to access their files via a password he provides them with.
To start with, the site itself will be hosted on Neocities, the photos on Google Drive, and the videos on YouTube (which is to say, much the same as was done with Kūsō Neko Pāku). When Sam is ready to make the move to WordPress.com, that will be as simple as just copying the files over from Neocities.
As WordPress sites go, this one isn't really going to involve very much blogging. We primarily need it to act as a CMS for Sam to create new galleries and add photos to them. Since this is the first website I'm doing for a real business, it seems prudent to hook up Google Analytics tracking for visitor statistics, too.
Tomorrow: spec, flowchart, and wireframes!