portfolio : FootCandy
FootCandy were left high and dry with a totally bespoke shopping cart system that couldn't perform some of the most basic functions such as shipping calculation and stock control. That's when they turned to cornerpiece for advice on how they could move forward and resolve all the issues holding them back. FootCandy were happy with the design of their existing website so after accepting our recommendation of Zen Cart, we set to work developing their new website. We made some improvements during our development including:
- widened the website to utilise more valuable screen real estate to display more categories and products
- created clickable thumbnails to change the main products image
- added stock by attributes functionality
- created bespoke shipping modules
- integrated the website with the preferred payment gateway
- created bespoke script to upload, resize and watermark product images
Once the main build was completed we transferred all the category and products data and images across from the old website to the new.
The previous FootCandy website had already been indexed by the search engines so we wrote a script to redirect users and search engine crawlers to the relevant new pages. This is extremely important if you wish to maintain your website's page rank.
As FootCandy also had several other websites and domains, it was decided to move them all onto one new VPS. Cornerpiece completed the configuration, including anti-spam software, and managed the move of all the domains across to the new server. XML sitemaps were then submitted to the major search engines and the new FootCandy website was live.
When seeking someone to correct many mistakes made when our site was constructed, we were very lucky in being pointed towards cornerpiece. We found the knowledge and professionalism in stark contrast to our previous experiences in web-solutions and have no hesitation in recommending cornerpiece for top quality solutions at value for money prices.
Integrating Zen Cart into our site has meant that we are now able to compile mail outs, change shipping details etc and the whole system works smoothly and efficiently.
Many thanks cornerpiece.
Jeremy Howlett - FootCandy