When I started at Thinking Juice, I was tasked with moving an old site over to WordPress to bring it to the same standard as the other sites.
I was the only person on this project so I decided how to proceed day to day. The way this project started was to get familiar with the processes, tools and frameworks the development team uses for their projects. In this instance it would be their SASS framework, WordPress and Timber/Twig.
Once I was up to speed on their processes and the tools they used, I could start examining the existing site. This allowed me to workout how many templates I would need and the components of the page that I could reuse.
The next step would be to create the templates that were identified earlier and start hooking them up to the CMS so that I could start putting in the exisiting content on the top level pages. This allowed me to make sure everything lined up correctly on the new build.
To improve the website from the site it would be replacing, the carousel were updated. The carousels on the old website had the text embedded into the image. In this build the carousels allowed the text to be CMSable. This improved the legibility of the text and allowed the carousel to be responsive and could resize without pixelating the text.
The final phase of the project was ensuring the website responded to different screen sizes and widths. This involved breaking the website down at key screen widths. As the existing website wasn't responsive I had to make a design for smaller screens that was very similar to the desktop site. Once this was done we reviewed the website and a few months later we pushed it live.