Web Development Case Study: The P.E.A.R.L. Website
The P.E.A.R.L. Website project involved the creation of a brand new online platform for “The P.E.A.R.L. Foundation,” a non-profit organization. The purpose was to develop an informative, engaging website that effectively communicates the foundation’s mission, facilitates donations, and engages the community.
The website serves as a platform for “The P.E.A.R.L. Foundation,” aiming to spread awareness about their cause, share success stories, accept donations, and engage with the community. Users can learn about their projects, contribute to the cause, and stay updated on the foundation’s activities.
Duration: 2 weeks for this phase
The challenge was to build a website from the ground up for a non-profit organization that effectively conveys their message and encourages engagement. It involved creating an appealing design, ensuring a seamless user experience, and integrating secure donation functionalities.
The goal of this web development case study was to develop an aesthetically pleasing, informative, and user-friendly website for “The P.E.A.R.L. Foundation.” The aim was to provide a platform for sharing their mission, encouraging donations, and fostering a sense of community.
Role: Web Developer
As a Web Developer, my primary responsibilities included website architecture, frontend and backend development, database design and management, integrating donation functionalities, ensuring website security, and collaborating with the design team to create an engaging user interface.
Understanding of the User
- Conducted interviews and surveys within the target community to understand their expectations and preferences regarding a non-profit website.
- Analyzed competitor websites to identify design trends and effective ways of presenting the foundation’s mission and activities.
- Defined user personas based on research findings to guide the development process.
The target audience includes potential donors, volunteers, and individuals seeking information about the foundation’s mission and impact. They seek a visually appealing and informative platform that facilitates easy donations and provides updates on the foundation’s initiatives.
The main pain points included a lack of a centralized platform for information and donations, difficulty in navigating the website, and concerns about the credibility of the organization. Users wanted a clean, trustworthy, and informative website.
Problem Statements and Details
The challenge was to create a website that effectively communicates the foundation’s mission, encourages engagement, and provides a secure platform for donations.
- Designed an intuitive and visually appealing frontend that effectively communicates the foundation’s message and projects.
- Implemented a user-friendly navigation system to ensure easy access to information and donation options.
- Integrated secure donation functionalities to allow users to contribute to the foundation’s cause.
The Impact and What I Learned
The successful development of The P.E.A.R.L. Website resulted in an engaging platform that effectively communicates the foundation’s mission and encourages community engagement. This project taught me the importance of conveying a message effectively through web design, the unique challenges and considerations for non-profit website development, and the significance of a seamless user experience in encouraging support and engagement.