Soss Ultralatch, Niche E-Commerce Site

E-Commerce Theme Design, Development & Support

Customized Web Design

This project was initiated through a Marketing Agency. I was recruited to design a .NET E-Commerce site until they learned I built WordPress sites. I was contracted to provide design and development of a mobile-friendly E-Commerce website for his customer. The request was brief. They wanted an attractive website that would appeal to architects. It needed to have interesting content sections with heavy negative space. It almost never works out that a design is approved on the first pass, but that is exactly what happened.

Note: This site is in staging and will have to go through a content overhaul and customer acceptance before being released to the wild. 

 

Custom Page Development

Pages were created with customized fields where prompts encourage building and arranging content areas. The site is themed in a DRY framework, with the latest Bootstrap 4 responsive design standard, Slick slider and attractive interface modules allow for flexibility and control.

Soss Ultralatch Landing

The Project

Soss is a privately held corporation specializing in the manufacture and distribution of Soss® brand products including Invisible Hinges and ADA Compliant Door Latches.

During the past century, the Soss® name has become the worldwide standard for invisible hinges. The concealed hinge is widely used on jewelry cases, humidors, bookshelves that swing open to reveal hidden rooms, and cargo holds on ship decks.

This was a highly visible project and was a foot in the door for the company hosting and delivering the design, website, user acceptance testing, and content on schedule.

Design Details

Mobile-friendly site design was developed in Sketch. It’s the first project I developed in it and I absolutely loved it. The client requested layouts for a landing (home page) and general secondary page. The agency requested additional features to attract a broader range of targets. I created card elements, and card-like elements for blog posts. Customizations ranged from optional images, placement of headings, selection of meta arrangement and background image options.

With the addition of the blog I also developed a blog landing page. This included custom functionality for ‘sticky’ posts which floated to the top.

Anyone developing with ACF or related tools can fall in love with the ability to create amazing backend interfaces for our clients, at least that’s how I feel. This was a terrific customer and our working relationship has grown stronger. I was so happy to work in this toolset and cultivate a strong relationship with Michael.

Site Details

Description: Soss® UltraLatch is an innovative and ADA awarded door hardware with fire rating and a broad range of metallic finishes.

Platform: WordPress with Roots Sage, Bootstrap, WooCommerce, Gravity Forms

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