Who they are: Proof Master is the go-to place in the UK for native and non-native English-speaking students seeking to accomplish the grades they deserve and the success they’ve worked so hard to achieve.
What I did: I rebuilt the entire Proof Master website from the ground up whilst working with Figment Agency. Figment Agency provided the design wireframes, mockups and PSDs, and I started creating the theme by using a starter boilerplate (Underscores.me). The website integrates WooCommerce for online selling, and I’ve customised it according to their designs and requirements. Basically, a customer can choose to upload a file (.doc, PDF or .txt), then the algorithm counts the words within the document and offers the user the possibility to choose a primary service, an additional service, to add comments or upload an additional reference formatting file guide. After the checkout process is complete, the customer will receive an email with the invoice attached to it. For the payment methods, I have integrated PayPal and bank transfers. All the uploaded documents are stored securely in Dropbox.
For the login area, they can create an account from the login page or directly from the checkout process. Alternatively, they can choose to log in with their Facebook or Google account.
In terms of usability and easy management, I’ve used Advanced Custom Fields Plugin to make it more straightforward for non-technical users, such as the proofreaders. All pages are easy to customise and, for consistency reasons, they all respect a design pattern both on the front end and on the back end. Overall, the website has a responsive design, which means the design renders accordingly across all available devices on both portrait and landscape.
At the end of the development process, I have optimised the performance of the website, improved the SEO score and also enhanced the website security.
So far, this project was the biggest project that I have worked on alone, in terms of developing. Luckily for me, I have met the project manager from Figment Agency, who is more than experienced with large-scale WooCommerce projects, which has made the process effortless for both of us.
The website can be found here: proofmaster.co.uk