Standard Interiors

DESCRIPTION
I was contracted to build a web-based order entry interface that tied to a preexisting FileMaker database. It required fetching some information from the database, and then sending back the contents of a form.

SKILLS
php, html, css, jQuery, ajax, FileMaker Pro, graphic design

01. Inception

This project was actually an idea from Standard Interiors (a client of Pacific Solutions) that Pacific Solutions was contracted to create. I am one of their in-house web developers, and so they asked if I wanted the project. Of course, it seemed an interesting challenge, so I accepted!

02. Process

I started by doing mockups of the order entry page. One challenge I encountered along the way was pulling actual images from FileMaker and displaying them on the screen. This took a bit of research and sandboxing, but I figured it out.

03. Completion

This project was relatively small in scope, so, despite some learning curves with FileMaker integrations it went fairly quickly. I am extremely happy with the finished product: the combination of colors, fonts, and shadows makes it one of my most professional-looking works to date.

04. Lessons

On the whole, the project went really well. Front-end design always happens quickly for me, but it is the back-end and FileMaker where I meet most of my challenges. One thing that went really well with the project is our communication with Standard: they were alongside us every step of the way, continually improving upon the initial functionality. This project really expanded my knowledge of (a) php cookies, which I had never created before, and (b) FileMaker container image grabs.