This project was a tag team between Evan and I. Evan did all the logic in retrieving data and such, while I was responsible for the design and programming of the UI. It’s a WordPress plugin built for those who sell items through the PageLines Store.
We finally got an API to work with about 2 months ago so being able to fetch the data on sales was a huge leap forward for the developer community for PageLines. This neat little plugin shows all kinds of stats, has interactive graphs, and a “Sales Ticker” that basically shows real-time sales in human readable format.
It has a few settings, including ability to set your own background image. Those pop up in modals. Otherwise, the background itself and greeting changes throughout the day. Morning, afternoon, and night. Again, wanted to make this a personalized and “feel good” UI.
I rarely mock things up and most things are done completely “freestyle” and on the fly. It’s just how I roll. When I designed this in my head I wanted it to be completely personalized. I love UI’s that “make you feel good” when you open them up. I wanted to design something that you would keep open in a browser. Maybe like a piece of museum art that’s constantly shifting and evolving (data).
Anyhow, future iterations will have single product data and wanting to get some ajax on board so we can refresh data with no page refresh. Got a few spare hours I can borrow?