Creating a new website from scratch can be a bit overwhelming. Thinking about the design, wireframe, content, colors, images is enough to make any non-tech person’s head spin! But from POM’s perspective, getting to create a new website is one of our favorite things to do.
It is a treat for us to look at an outdated site and start brainstorming (more like daydreaming) about all the fun, innovative stuff we can pack into the new website.
Lately, I found myself researching applications for a local bakery. I thought,
“Hey, wouldn’t it be cool for customers to be able to build their cake virtually on the bakery’s website before they order?”
This led to some exciting, mouth-watering research. Here’s what I found:
First I found a juvenile version of what I had envisioned from Highlights Kids, a creative, educational site for kids. OK—so it’s not exactly…professional, but it was a great start.
Next, I came across an Australian bakery that lets you design your own cake. Their specialty is to bake an image on the top of your cake. You can either choose from a preloaded library, or upload your own. A fun idea, but not as interactive as I had hoped.
My last find was found on Brides.com. It is an interactive way to play around with your wedding cake design. Even though this was a little more extravagant than we needed for the bakery’s everyday usage, it was another fun example to play with.