I decided to help a local bakery in Idaho Falls called Bakers Dozen improve their website. The original website was put together quickly and didn’t match the fun and playful aesthetic of the bakery. I wanted to create a website that was easy to navigate and reflected the bakery’s personality.
At first, I tried using Squarespace.com to build the website. I spent 8 hours learning how to code and create the website, but soon realized that it would be too challenging for me as I didn’t have any previous experience building websites. So, I did some research and decided to use Squareup.com instead. I found this to be a better option as the bakery already uses Square for their payments, so it would be easier to integrate it into the new website.
To start the project, I met with the owners of the bakery in person and discussed their needs and preferences. I also talked to them on the phone to make sure I was on the right track. I went to the bakery several times to take pictures of their delicious donuts. I used Canva.com to edit the photos and to clean up their logo, which I also changed the color of to match the website’s color scheme.
One of the main challenges I faced was writing the website copy. I spent time rewriting some of the existing content to make it sound more professional and appealing to readers.
Overall, this project was a great learning experience for me. I gained valuable skills in website design and worked directly with a client to deliver a product that met their needs.
- 8 hours learning to code using Squarespace.com
- 6 hours researching and switching to Squareup.com
- 5 hours meeting with the bakery owners.
- 9 hours taking pictures and editing photos
- 2 hours writing website copy
- 27 hours creating and editing the website
Total Hours: 57
Here are pictures of the new website.