Website developmentBuilding a new website for Austin Lyric OperaSelected vendor: Venture Industries OnlineTotal spent: $6,500Time frame: 3 months
Four core concepts Driving conversions All roads should lead to a conversion. The ticket buying process needs to be straightforward, simple and seamless; from campaign source to order confirmation. Data collection How do patrons get to our website? What do they do when they arrive? We need to track the entirety of the sales funnel. Highly customizable A responsive website that can handle breaking news, custom landing pages and continuously revolving sales and institutional messages. Easily manageable Staff with little technology skills should be able to make basic website updates and embed multimedia elements.
Selected vendorVenture Industries OnlineKey selling points• A proprietary system on top of todays bestcontent management solution: WordPress• Venture’s principal has thorough understandingof the performing arts and online user experiences• Making use of in-house resources, proposal is lessthan half the cost of agenciesBudget: $10,000Actual: $6,500 *Project start to launch: 3 months* $1,500 custom development; $4,000 annual license fee(includes hosting, support, updates etc.)
In-House Resources(Client)• Planning: entirely redesigned site architecture and navigation• Content: content migration, creation and population; and integration with third party box office• Design: custom graphic design template along with home page and interior page layouts.• Development: basic custom CSS changes.
Custom Work(Venture)• Adapt client’s graphic design into custom PHP templates.• Designed custom admin interface.• Designed custom search bar that appears in the top, right hand corner of every page.• Removed slider overlay for unobstructed full width image while maintaining use of standard action button.
Simple, clear Focus on navigationconversions Revolving sales messages EmbedCustomization multimediaand flexibility Focus on conversions