MarineDreams.ca has been in operation since 2009. The site is a showcase for boats that are imported from sources in the United States. Their “lot” is 100% virtual.

About MarineDreams.ca

Location: St. John’s, Newfoundland
Business Size: 2 Employees
Project Length: 22 Days
URL: http://www.marinedreams.ca

Goals / Objectives / Requirements

The owner of MarineDreams.ca approached us with a unique idea – to build an online Power Boat Lot. One that was 100% virtual, with no physical lot.

The owner needed to have total control over posting the boat listings, as well as other content. They also needed a logo design.

The inventory system needed to be integrated with the clients Facebook Page.

Finally, the site needed to be completed in a hurry (3 weeks!)

Our needs assessment:

  1. Build a site that uses WordPress to handle the inner workings of the site such as account management & category organization.
  2. Build a custom site template so as to establish a look and feel that would be appealing to both their purchasers and sellers.
  3. Custom program any functionality that was lacking in the pre-packaged WordPress software solution

Solutions

To increase the speed of deployment, as well as keeping costs down we used WordPress as a content management system. This software was deployed in a few hours. This allowed our client to add their vehicles while we worked on the overall layout & design of the site. This shortened the development time significantly. We also made quite a few modifications to the functionality of the programs that extracted site data from the database.

Services Rendered

  1. Directory Theme Customization, Both Graphic Design & Layout
  2. Logo Design
  3. Custom PHP programming & Database Development
  4. Database Management & Administration
  5. Marketing Strategy
  6. Extensive Consultation
  7. Search Engine Optimization
  8. Web Hosting

Project Outcome

The site was successfully deployed in the 22 day time frame that we were given. The site works exactly as the owner specified. Finally, this site gets quite a few comments for it’s overall look as well as the logo design. The clients love it!