When I was approached by Mick Daniels, the owner of www.slushee.ie, to take on the rebuilding of his slushee website, I was really excited to take on the project. Firstly, because my kids and I are partial to the odd Slushee, especially on a hot Summer’s day (bring it on). Secondly, because it’s such a cool brand (pardon the pun), having featured is many Hollywood movies. And thirdly, because it is run by a hard working solid employer in my home city of Waterford.
Mick’s existing site was built several years ago and needed to be made mobile friendly and modernised, so we took the existing Slushee brand and built a new site around it. We took stills from professional animations that Mick had commissioned previously to create a consistent look and feel across the site using them in the homepage slider and of course on the site’s background.
To add a little extra cool factor to the site we added an animated background snow layer, which uses standard HTML to animate a few layers of different sizes giving a parallax snow type effect. Given the chilly nature of the product, we felt this would work well and not interfere too much with the user’s experience.
Other than that we transferred site content and added a shopping cart using Woo Commerce plugin for wordpress in order to get the site live. The site should be a breeze for Mick to update going forward himself and is infinitely extensible with the vast array of wordpress plugins available.
I can honestly say this is the “coolest” site we at UTD Web Design have ever built LOL
Here’s what Mick Daniels, owner of ‘Slushee Chilled Out’ had to say about our service:
“I contacted Cian some time ago about revamping the site and I liked the way his imagination began throwing out ideas about how the site might look. Cian took the complication of domains and hosting and CRMs and SEOs out of the equation for me and delivered a straightforward solution for me in a timely fashion, which is what I wanted. I would have no hesitation in recommending UTD Web Design to other businesses and I will be using Cian’s services in the near future for other websites work I need done.”
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