Thursday, August 12, 2010

Our New Website

Long in the works, this new service site for McMaster University features recent work and allows for many online functions. Clients can order custom stationery, book photography and videoconferencing services and submit queries for cost estimates.

As an example of variable data functionality: faculty and staff can now go to the business card page, pick an appropriate secondary logo (if required), fill in the fields of the online form, (see their information appear in the card to the right as they type), proof, approve, submit client information and place the order online. A confirmation email is sent to the client complete with job number and a print-ready PDF file is automatically sent to our print department. Done.

The site is meant to simplify processes via the use of variable data and database technology. Kudos to senior designer Simon Oakley who lived and breathed this project.